The Brenau University swim team has been named a Team Scholar All-American by the College Swimming Coaches of America for earning the third highest team grade point average among NAIA schools, announce Friday.
The award is presented to a college or university swimming and diving team that has achieved a GPA of 3.0 or high through the winter and spring semesters.
“This is a great accomplishment for our program,” coach Blaire Bachman said. “We are all about promoting the true student/athlete concept on our team, and our swimmers have made us all proud with this award.”
TRUETT-MCCONNELL 11, REINHARDT 8: Despite trailing 5-0 early in the game, the Bears rallied back to take the win Friday in Waleska.
North Hall graduate Jacob Brewster threw three scoreless innings with six strikeouts to earn his second save on the year for Truett-McConnell (10-3), whose re-match with Reinhardt is set for 2 p.m. today.
NGCCSU WINS TWO AT TOURNAMENT: The second-ranked North Georgia softball team pulled out a pair of close wins on the opening day of the 2011 UAH Charger Chillout, slipping by Barry University 2-1, before coming back and blanking Arkansas Tech 4-0 to remain unbeaten on the year.
The Saints (11-0) opened the day against the Bucs of Barry University and managed just five hits, but one of those proved to be the game-winner in the fifth inning as Pilar Harden guided a two-out single up the middle to send Ansley Williams trotting home and give North Georgia a 2-0 lead.
Sarah Phillips (6-0) went the distance for North Georgia, picking up her fourth complete game of the season as the senior allowed five hits and one run, while striking out a season-high 11 batters.
North Georgia scored four runs early on Arkansas Tech in game two, and right-hander Jessica Coan (4-0) took over from there, tossing a two-hit complete game shutout to stifle the Golden Suns and send the Saints to their 11th straight victory. Coan recorded a season-high 13 strikeouts in the victory as the junior has yet to allow a run on the season in 27.0 innings of work.
The Saints will go back to work Saturday during day two of the UAH Charger Chillout, taking on Quincy University at 1:30 p.m., before turning around and battling 17th-ranked Arkansas Monticello at 5:30 p.m. in first of three straight games against top 25 teams.
NGCSU WOMEN 8, UNC-PEMBROKE 1: The teams of Laura Chapman/Stasa Vujosevic, Audrey Marlette/Jordan Poole and Juliana Chian/Matilda Watson earned wins Friday in North Carolina for North Georgia (3-1, 1-0 Peach Belt Conferece).
Mareltte, Chiang, Chapman, Poole and Vujosevic each added singles wins for the Lady Saints, who host Francis Marion at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Yahoola Creek Tennis Complex in Dahlonega.