first_imgThe event saw more than $80,000 go toward finding a cure for MS and one team raised more than $9100.Team Cranked Up cranked it up on the fundraising circuit to raise the amazing total during the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge MS Bike tour held last weekend. The tour took riders from New Denver to Nelson one day and Nelson to New Denver the next to help find a cure while getting a whole of exercise and scenery looking.Staff at Mallards Source for sport were quick to make this selection at Team of the Week. The group includes, from left, Jan Summersides, Robyn Mitz, Sheri Allarie (Captain), Ami Kaup, Dianna Ducs, Wendi Thomson and Joy McAdams. Missing from photo, Maggie Mulvihill.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and damaged.last_img read more

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first_imgThere will be no repeat for the Tom Shypitka rink.Ken McHargue did the unthinkable, defeating the defending Kootenay Champs two straight games en route to the Senior Men’s Zone Curling Championships Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.McHargue, third Gerry Kent, second Grant Klapp and lead Bruce Young outlasted Shypitka & Company 7-5 in the A-B final to secure a trip to Vancouver Island in Feburary.McHargue defeated Shypitka 9-6 in the B final Sunday morning.With the game tied 5-5 entering the 10th end, McHargue put the pressure on the Cranbrook skip with a couple of rocks in scoring position. Despite facing a pair of counting rocks, Shypitka still had a chance to steal the win if the Cranbrook skip could bury his final stone.However, Shypitka came up light with his final attempt allowing the Elkford skip to grab two to win the game.McHargue lost Saturday afternoon to Shypitka 8-7 in the A final.However, the East Kootenay rink blasted Nando Salviulo of Nelson 9-1 in the B semi Saturday to advance against Shypitka.Salviulo, with Bud Edgar, Gary Meadows and Don Harasym anchoring the team, finished the tournament with a 2-2 record.Rob Ferguson of Trail and Myron Nichol of Castlegar were 1-2.Shypitka of Cranbrook, with Nelson third Fred Thomson, second Don Freschi of Trail and Bill King of Fruitvale on the team, lost in 2013 in the Senior’s Final held in Trail.The B.C. Senior Championships are set for February 17-23 in Comox Valley.last_img read more

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first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (May 31, 2015)–Sent to the lead from the outset by Tyler Baze, favored Oliver’s Tale wouldn’t be denied as he out-gamed Holy Lute to take Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes by a nose, negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:13.88. Trained by Mark Tsagalakis and owned and bred by his family’s M T Racing Stables, LLC, lightly raced Oliver’s Tale notched his second win in a row over the course and got his fourth win from nine overall starts.A 6-year-old horse by E Dubai, Oliver’s Tale was off at 3-2 in a field of five three year olds and up and paid $5.00, $3.00 and $2.60. A perfect three for three down the hillside turf, “Oliver” picked up $46,500 for the win, increasing his earnings to $179,950.“He’s a very talented horse,” said Tsagalakis, who is currently based at Los Alamitos. “You just have to give him time and we let him tell us when he’s ready. He’s a fun horse to be around. We’ll see if there’s anything short on the grass at Del Mar, if not, we might look at running him a mile.”Baze, who rode him for the first time in a comeback effort on March 20, is now two for two aboard the winner.“He dug in and he wasn’t letting that horse (Holy Lute) get by him,” said Baze, who cleared the runner-up and cut to the rail a half mile from home. “It was a great battle there the last three sixteenths of a mile. He wouldn’t give an inch. He ran a great race and I hope we can run him at Del Mar.”Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Holy Lute broke from the rail and appeared to have the winner measured a quarter mile from home, but had to settle for second, a nose in front of an onrushing Pure Tactics. The second choice in the tote at 8-5, Holy Lute paid $3.00 and $2.60.Pure Tactics, who broke from the outside with Gary Stevens, was a handful on post parade but settled nicely for Stevens, falling back to last, about a dozen lengths off the leader after the first half mile and came smoking late to just miss, finishing a length in front of County Lineman. Off at 7-2, Pure Tactics paid $3.00 to show.Racing resumes on Thursday with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

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first_imgENTRIES FOR OPENING DAY, DEC. 26, TO BE TAKEN WEDNESDAY; GRADE I LA BREA, GRADE II MATHIS BROTHERS MILE & GRADE III SAN SIMEON ALL PART OF BLOCKBUSTER NINE-RACE PROGRAM ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2016)–Headed by Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Drefong, Santa Anita’s prestigious Grade I, seven furlong Malibu, to be run on opening day, Monday, Dec. 26, has attracted a star-studded roster of 22 three year old nominations, with entries to be taken for the Malibu and three other graded stakes on Wednesday.Trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Baoma Corp., Drefong, who also won the Grade I, seven furlong Kings Bishop Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 27, has five wins from six starts and is a leading candidate to be voted America’s Eclipse Champion Sprinter for 2016.Drefong is likely to be joined in the starting gate by Mind Your Biscuits, who finished a close third in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint here on Nov. 5 and has remained in training at his Belmont Park base for trainer Robert Falcone, Jr.Trainer Mark Casse’s multiple stakes winning Awesome Banner, currently based at Palm Meadows in south Florida, is also considered probable for the 65th running of the Malibu, which was won last year by eventual Eclipse Sprint Champ Runhappy.Also prominent among the Malibu nominees is Baffert’s Mor Spirit, who’s been idle since well beaten in the Kentucky Derby May 7. Owned by Michael Lund Peterson, he was a winner of the Grade I Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity at two and the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes here on Feb. 6. He was subsequently second in both the Grade II San Felipe Stakes March 12 and the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 9.Although Breeders’ Cup Classic winning Arrogate is also among five horses nominated by Baffert, the grey son of Unbridled’s Song is expected to run instead in the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Jan. 1, as he points to an epic rematch with California Chrome in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28.In addition to the Malibu, three other opening day stakes closed on Friday; the Grade I, $300,000 La Brea, for 3-year old fillies at seven furlongs, the Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) for 3-year-olds, and the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon, for 3-year-olds and up at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.Santa Anita will present a nine-race card on opening day, with special early first post time at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. and fans will once again receive Santa Anita’s popular 2017 wall calendar free, with paid admission. Courtesy of Mathis Brothers Furniture, the first 5,000 kids 12 and under will receive a plush Thoroughbred toy and all paid attendees will receive a Mathis Brothers gift certificate.For more information on opening day events and racing at Santa Anita, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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first_imgTHE JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 10                                                                                                        Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PT DANZING CANDY: A winner of last year’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes when trained by Clifford Sise, he was subsequently well beaten in both the Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies and was then transferred to Bob Baffert, for whom he debuted in the Grade III Affirmed Stakes here on July 2, running second as the 1-5 favorite.  Blessed with an abundance of natural speed, he was a gate to wire winner of the San Felipe and has been training well for his return, as evidenced by a bullet six furlong move in 1:11.60 from the gate on Feb. 15.  A Kentucky-bred colt by Twirling Candy, he was bred by Halo Farms and is owned in part by Halo Farms and Mr. and Mrs. James Bashor.  Danzing Candy will be reunited with Mike Smith, who has been aboard for all three of his career wins.STORMY LIBERAL: Owned by Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch and trained by Peter Miller, this 5-year-old Stormy Atlantic gelding ran the best race of his career down the hillside turf here on Jan. 29, taking the restricted Clockers’ Corner Stakes in gate to wire fashion by 1 ½ lengths under Norberto Arroyo, Jr., who rides him back on Saturday.  A course specialist, all four of his lifetime wins have come down the hill and he’s been second over the course three times, from nine tries.  With an overall mark of 17-4-6-1, he has earnings of $247,570.PERFECTLY MAJESTIC: Although well beaten going a mile and a quarter on turf in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes on Feb. 4, this 5-year-old gelding by Majesticperfection has plenty of back class and is a solid 3-1-1-1 over the course.  With what appears to be an abundance of speed signed on, look for Kent Desormeaux to have this veteran rolling late for longtime primary client, Bob Hess, Jr.  Owned by Griffin Thoroughbred Stables and Schroeder Farms, LLC, Perfectly Majestic is 22-4-6-7 overall with earnings of $340,503.FABOZZI: Trained by Mark Glatt, this 4-year-old gelding by Sidney’s Candy appears to be coming to his best as he cuts back in distance from two consecutive wins going a flat mile on turf, the most recent here on Feb. 4, a race in which he got a career best 94 Beyer Speed figure.  Owned by William Branch and Norman Stables, LLC, Fabozzi, who will be ridden back by leading rider Flavien Prat, has three wins from seven starts and will be making his first added money appearance in the Hernandez. RACE HONORS THE MEMORY OF JOE HERNANDEZ, THE ORIGINAL ‘VOICE OF SANTA ANITA’ Danzing Candy–Mike Smith–120Forest Chatter–Joe Talamo–120Fabozzi–Flavien Prat–122No Silent–Stewart Elliott–120Forever Juanito–Tyler Baze–120Perfectly Majestic–Kent Desormeaux–120Clever Royal–Corey Nakatani–120Stormy Liberal–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–124First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday will be at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. ARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2017)–A Kentucky Derby hopeful a year ago, Danzing Candy will try turf for the first time as he makes his first start in eight months in Saturday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.  Joining Danzing Candy in a wide open field of eight older horses are several in good recent form, including Fabozzi, Stormy Liberal, Perfectly Majestic and Forest Chatter.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Islanders (12-13, 9-5 SLC) and Cowgirls (18-11, 9-5 SLC) each will play for seeding in the tournament this week, currently in a three-way tie for fourth place with Houston Baptist. Corpus Christi looks for revenge on two opponents who gave the Islanders five-set losses earlier this season; they host Sam Houston State (14-13, 10-4 SLC) on Thursday at  6:30 p.m. CT and Abilene Christian (11-15, 7-7 SLC) on Saturday at noon. McNeese competes at Central Arkansas (23-3, 12-2 SLC) on Thursday at 6 p.m. before closing the regular season at Northwestern State (13-16, 8-6 SLC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. D’Alessandro picked up 11 blocks on the week en route to clinching McNeese’s spot to the Southland Conference Tournament. The senior from Port Charlotte, Fla., tallied six block assists in Thursday’s 3-0 win over New Orleans. She turned around and added five more blocks (one solo, four assists) in a 3-0 Senior Day win against Southeastern Louisiana. She ended the week with 1.83 blocks per set. D’Alessandro ranks ninth in conference action in blocks per set with 1.10. Honorable Mention: Lexus Cain, Stephen F. Austin; Samantha Anderson, Central Arkansas; Channing Burleson, Northwestern State Gilpin led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a pair of sweeps and helped her team clinch a spot to the 2017 Southland Conference Tournament. In six sets, the senior from Houston led her side with 28 kills, averaging 4.67 kills per set. She hit .296 for the week and added a team-best 28 digs, two assists and a service ace to her name. Gilpin is sixth in the league in kills per set in conference matches with 3.46. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Shanna Spree, McNeese; Samantha Anderson, Central Arkansas; Ann Hollas, Stephen F. Austincenter_img Gilpin and D’Alessandro each led their team to straight-set victories throughout the week to claim spots in the 2017 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament set for Nov. 17-19 and hosted by the Islanders. Gilpin garnered offensive honors following back-to-back double-digit kills performances. D’Alessandro got hands on 11 attacks at the net in two matches to win the defensive accolade. Defensive Player of the Week: Jenny D’Alessandro, McNeese – Sr. – Middle Blocker – Midland, Texas FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Brittany Gilpin and McNeese’s Jenny D’Alessandro are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Offensive Player of the Week: Brittany Gilpin, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Sr. – Outside Hitter – Houstonlast_img read more

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first_imgFor games on the final three weekends of the season, the Southland will reveal its television selections 12 days prior to tipoff. This allows for the best matchups to be selected each week for various broadcast partners. Other TV choices were revealed during the preseason. FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference ESPN3 Game of the Week package will visit the campus of Central Arkansas on Feb. 17, as the UCA women and men host Nicholls. The doubleheader will be available on WatchESPN.com and ESPN apps. This is the first wild card selection of the season.The Nicholls men currently reside in first place in the Southland standings with an 8-2 mark after winning at New Orleans Saturday. The Bears are in a three-way tie for sixth place, and would claim one of the final spots in the conference tournament if the season ended today.UCA’s women are trying to position themselves for a top seed in their quest to win a third consecutive Southland tournament title. The Sugar Bears are in a tie for third place following last weekend’s loss at Southeastern Louisiana. The Nicholls women’s squad is presently in eighth place.ESPN3 will also have coverage of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Lamar doubleheader Feb. 17 via school productions. The Southland Digital Network will carry that day’s Abilene Christian at Southeastern Louisiana women’s and men’s games, powered by the Southeastern Channel. Saturday, Feb. 17 (Women’s/Men’s Basketball Start Times)Nicholls at Central Arkansas, 1/3:30 p.m. CT, ESPN3 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Lamar, 2/4:30 p.m. CT, ESPN3Abilene Christian at Southeastern Louisiana, 2/5 p.m., Southland Digital NetworkOther games will be streamed through instutional platforms. Check southland.org/scoreboard for links.last_img read more

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first_img2017-18 Southland Women’s Basketball Week 16 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Senior forward Taylor Baudoin of Central Arkansas earned her third Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Taylor Baudoin, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Forward – Columbus, Miss.Baudoin averaged 29.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in pair of wins, getting a career-high 30 points at McNeese before nearly equaling it three days later in a win over Nicholls. She shot 56.9 percent from the field and averaged five offensive rebounds per game – just one per game fewer than the Sugar Bears’ opponents. The Columbus, Miss., native equaled Nicholls’ second-half scoring total with 18, going 8-for-11 while helping to hold the Colonels to 6-of-22. She played all 40 minutes without a turnover against Nicholls and committed just two in 38 minutes at McNeese. In scoring all 12 Sugar Bear points in first quarter at McNeese, she eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career along with a career single-game high of 30. Honorable Mention: Shania Woods, New Orleans; Charliee Dugas, Southeastern Louisiana; Chanell Hayes, Stephen F. Austin. Baudoin previously won the weekly honor on Dec. 11 and Dec. 27.center_img The Sugar Bears (18-7, 11-3 SLC) are on a three-game win streak and sit at third place in the conference standings. They have a pair of top-tier matchups on hand for this week, hosting Stephen F. Austin (21-4, 13-1 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT in a rematch of last year’s Southland tournament championship. They travel to their fellow defending regular season co-champion Abilene Christian (15-9, 9-5 SLC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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first_imgVanderbilt is the No. 2 seed and defending Southland Bowling champion after winning the 2017 title out of the losers bracket, advancing to the team’s 12th NCAA tournament, falling in the semifinal match. The Commodores are in search of their third Southland tournament title in four years in 2018. They will take on No. 7 Louisiana Tech in the opening round Friday at 8:30 a.m. Stephen F. Austin comes in at No. 4 with an opening round matchup against No. 5 Tulane, a team that made waves in last year’s tournament by winning three straight through the loser’s bracket before falling to the Ladyjacks in the consolation field’s semifinal. The Ladyjacks faced a similar road, advancing to the semifinal after downing the Green Wave but falling to Vanderbilt. SFA is playing for a chance at its fourth-straight NCAA bid. In those four appearances, the team has a national title and national runner-up appearance to its name. For the first time in NCAA bowling history, automatic qualification to the NCAA tournament will be given to the winning team from qualified conferences’ championships, including the Southland Bowling League. Last season marked the third consecutive year that the Southland made up half of the then-eight-team NCAA field. Competition begins at 8:30 a.m. CT on Friday and Saturday with the championship match set for 9 a.m. on Sunday. For a complete schedule of matches, see the full 2018 tournament bracket. No. 3 seed Sam Houston State enters in search of redemption after bowing out in the third round of last season’s tournament. The Bearkats own one of the Southland’s three national titles, last winning in 2014 over perennial power Nebraska, and went to their sixth NCAA tournament in eight years in 2017. Sam Houston faces No. 6 Valparaiso on Friday at 8:30 a.m. Tournament HomepageDALLAS, Texas – The 2018 Southland Bowling League Championship gets underway Friday as all eight teams head to USA Bowl in Dallas for the three-day event. Featured matches of this year’s tournament will be live streamed by InsideBowling. Selections for the 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship will be announced on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 via web stream on NCAA.com. The 2018 championship will take place at Tropicana Lanes in Clayton, Mo., from April 12-14. The NCAA Women’s Bowling Committee will select a field of 10 teams – six automatic qualifying teams and four at-large teams. Teams will be ranked, based on available selection criteria, with the top six being placed in the championship bracket. The remaining four teams will play in opening round matches to determine the final two teams that will compete in the championship. Arkansas State enters as the top seed after a runner-up finish in last season’s championship in Jonesboro, Ark. The Red Wolves are seeking their 11th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. They will face No. 8 Monmouth in the first round on Friday at 8:30 a.m.last_img read more

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first_imgThird Team Kaitlyn Eder, Louisiana Tech Samantha Gainor, Vanderbilt Hope Gramly, McKendreeJulia Huren, Arkansas State Adel Wahner, Vanderbilt Win-Loss Percentage: Vanderbilt, 74.00% (94-33) Baker Double %: Sam Houston State, 48.10% Strike %: Vanderbilt, 48.10% Traditional Frame Average: Nebraska, 20.27Baker Frame Average: Vanderbilt, 20.24 Single-Pin Spare Conversion %: Vanderbilt, 92.70% Spare %: Vanderbilt, 73.50% Baker Frame Average: Maria Bulanova, Vanderbilt, 21.30 Traditional Frame Average: Megan Straub, Nebraska, 21.24Strike %: Megan Straub, Nebraska, 55.00%Baker Double %: Megan Straub, Nebraska, 60.90%Single-Pin Conversion %: Alexis Neur, Delaware State, 96.40%Overall Spare Conversion %: Cayla Hicks, Maryland Eastern Shore, 76.80% Honorable Mention Paige Beeney, Stephen F. Austin Taylor Davis, Arkansas State Katey Furze, Central MissouriLeah Glazer, Arkansas State Tiera Gulum, Tulane Cayla Hicks, Maryland Eastern ShoreEmily Notebaret, Roberts WesleyanAllison Morris, NebraskaAna Sofia Olaya, North Carolina A&TDenishya Waller, Arkansas State INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES TEAM CATEGORIES Coach of the Year Division I: John Williamson, VanderbiltDivision II/III: Shannon O’Keefe McKendree WICKLIFFE, Ohio – Vanderbilt’s Maria Bulanova was named the Division I Player of the Year, while Sam Houston State’s Bea Hernandez earned Rookie of the Year honors, the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) announced Wednesday. The Southland Bowling League was represented well on the All-America Teams as 12 student-athletes landed among the NTCA squads.Along with her Player of the Year honor, Bulanova was named a First Team All-America selection after leading the Vanderbilt squad to a No. 1 overall seed heading into the 2019 NCAA Bowling Championship. The junior was also named the 2019 Southland Bowler of the Year after dealing a league-best 754 strikes.Bulanova is joined on the first team by Stephen F. Austin’s Dakotah Hazlewood, who stands fourth in the nation for overall and traditional average. Hazlewood also ranks sixth nationally for strikes and Baker Average and helped push her Ladyjack squad to an opening round win over Texas A&M Prairie View at Emerald Bowl in Houston, Texas (April 5).In addition to being named the NTCA Rookie of the Year, Sam Houston State’s Hernandez was also tabbed a Second Team All-America honoree. She led her Bearkat squad to its first-ever Southland Bowling League title after a perfect 4-0 sweep through the Southland Bowling Tournament. The SHSU freshman ranks 10th in the nation with a 91.40 Player Composite Performance Index (PCPI) rating.The NTCA third team includes Kaitlyn Eder (Louisiana Tech), Julia Huren (Arkansas State), Samantha Gainor (Vanderbilt) and Adel Wahner (Vanderbilt).Paige Beeney (Stephen F. Austin), Taylor Davis (Arkansas State), Leah Glazer (Arkansas State), Tiera Gulum (Tulane) and Denishya Waller (Arkansas State) all earned Honorable Mention accolades.The opening round of the 2019 NCAA Bowling Championship begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 11 at RollHouse Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio. The Southland Bowling League has four contenders vying for the national title. No. 1 Vanderbilt is slated to face Sacred Heart in match one.Arkansas State will take on Nebraska in match two at 9 a.m. Rounding out the Southland Bowling League competitors will be Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin who will face off in match three.Arkansas State and Stephen F. Austin earned a spot on the lanes in Wickliffe after opening round victories. The Red Wolves swept Medaille College on April 9 in Traditional and Baker Total Pinfall matches. 2018-19 NTCA All-AmericansFirst Team Maria Bulanova, Vanderbilt Breanna Clemmer, McKendreeDakotah Hazlewood, Stephen F. Austin Raquel Orozco, NebraskaMeghan Straub, Nebraska Second TeamTaylor Bailey, McKendreeOlivia Farwell, DuquesneBea Hernandez, Sam Houston State Emma Kuhn, Wisconsin WhitewaterLauren Pate, McKendree Rookie of the YearDivision I: Bea Hernandez, Sam Houston StateDivision II/III: Hope Gramly, McKendree Player of the Year Division I:  Maria Bulanova, VanderbiltDivision II/III:  Breanna Clemmer, McKendreelast_img read more

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