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LeTourneau University

 

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WOMEN’S GOLF

Two YellowJackets finished in a tie for 15th as they place fourth as a team at the Alamo City Classic hosted by Trinity University on Tuesday.

Junior Stephanie Mobley<http://letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3351> (83/86) and freshman Lauren Johnson<http://letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3352> (77/92) led the way for LeTourneau as they each shot a 169 in the two-round tournament. Johnson had three birdies in her two rounds and played 14 holes in even par. Mobley shot par on 18 holes at the Quarry Golf Club in San Antonio.

Senior Alisa Wilson<http://letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3350> (172) had the best round of her career as she shot a second round 81 to finish in a tie for 19th. Wilson played 16 holes in even par over and also added a birdie in her two rounds.

Faith Williams<http://letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3349> (179) improved five strokes on day two as she shot an 87 to finish the tournament in a tie for 23rd. Freshman Stephanie Starr<http://letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3353> (214) finished in 29th.

The 689 team total was an 88 stroke improvement for the YellowJackets in the same event last season. The Alamo City Classic also marks the end of the fall season for the LETU women.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

The LeTourneau University women’s basketball team is picked to finish second in the American Southwest Conference East Division, following a vote of the league’s sports information directors and select media members, the ASC office announced Wednesday.

The second place pick is the highest preseason ranking for LeTourneau since joining the ASC in 1998. Tabbed for the top spot as they also start the season ranked No. 5 nationally by Division III News Preseason Poll is UT-Tyler.

Also, the league announced a Watch List that included LeTourneau seniors Crystal Jones<http://letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3367>, LaTanya Drakes<http://letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3364> and Ashley Reed<http://letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3372>.

Named to the ASC All-Conference Team after the 2015-16 season is Crystal Jones<http://letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3367> (Fort Worth, Texas). She was also named the ASC East Division Newcomer of the Year and First Team all-ASC East Division. Jones made an immediate impact, averaging 20.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 steals a game. She was in double figures in 26 of 27 games with ten 20-point games, five 30-point games, 15 games with multiple 3-pointers.

LaTanya Drakes<http://letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3364> (Gardena, California) was selected second-team all-ASC East Division after her junior campaign. Drakes played in all 27 contests, averaging 11.8 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. She scored in double figures in 19 games including a season-high 20 against UT Dallas, where she also pulled down a season-high 19 rebounds. She finished the season with nine double-double performances.

Ashley Reed<http://letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3372> (Cedar Hill, TX) played in only nine games in 2015-16 averaging 8.1 points and 2.9 assists per game. An injury sidelined her ending her season. In 2014-15 Reed started all 25 games averaging 11.2 points and 1.9 assists per game. She scored in double figures in 15 games including a season-high 26 points against Howard Payne in a game where she also recorded six steals.

The 2016-17 season marks the 21st in league history. Conference season play will tip off on December 1st. This year will be the second season returning to an East and West Division format; the ASC Championship Tournament will feature the top four seeds from both divisions. The three-day, eight-team, single-elimination conference tournament starts February 23-25 at the site of the West Division No. 1 seed. An automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship will be on the line.

LeTourneau will open the 2016-17 season on Friday, November 11th against NCAA Division I member, Northwestern State University at 12:30 p.m. in an exhibition game in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Saturday, November 26th will be the home opener at 1 p.m. against Centenary College (Louisiana) at Solheim Arena.

ASC Women’s Basketball Preseason Polls
East Division No. Team (First-place votes) Pts.

2015-16 Record (ASC)

1. UT-Tyler (13) 78 30-2 (15-0)
2. LeTourneau 53 17-10 (11-4)
3. UT Dallas 52 14-12 (6-9)
4. East Texas Baptist 44 17-10 (8-7)
5. Louisiana College 27 8-15 (6-9)
6. Univ. of Ozarks 19 10-13 (3-12)

Belhaven# 8-17
# Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship / NCAA Championship (Div. III Provisional)

West Division No. Team (First-place votes) Pts.

2015-16 Record (ASC)

1. Howard Payne (7) 76 18-10 (10-4)
2. Mary Hardin-Baylor (4) 71 15-11 (9-5)
3. Hardin-Simmons (2) 58 10-16 (6-8)
4. Concordia Texas 45 14-12 (5-9)
5. McMurry% 28 5-19
6. Sul Ross State 17 4-21 (1-13)

% Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship / NCAA Championship (Div. III Reclassifying)

MEN’S BASKETBALL

The LeTourneau University men’s basketball team is picked to finish fourth in the American Southwest Conference East Division, following a vote of the league’s head coaches, sports information directors, and select media members, the ASC office announced Tuesday.

Also, the league announced a Watch List that included LeTourneau senior Jeff Martin<http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3311> and junior Alec Colhoff<http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3307> along with newcomer Caylab Herrera<http://www.letuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3325>.

Martin was named to the ASC East Division Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-ASC East Division last season. The Katy, Texas native averaged 13.2 points, 6.8 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals a game for the YellowJackets. On 21 occasions, he scored in double figures and handed out double-digit assists on four occasions including a 12-assist game against UT Dallas (Jan. 16).

Named to the ASC East Division Second Team after the 2015-16 season is Colhoff. The Katy HS product averaged 14.2 points, and 5.0 rebounds a game in 22 games. He scored a season-high 26 against Schreiner to go along with ten rebounds for a double-double; plus he made six 3-pointers in the win at Ozarks (Jan. 14).

The 2016-17 season marks the 21st in league history. Conference season play will tip off on December 1. This year is the second season returning to an East and West Division format; the ASC Championship Tournament will feature the top four seeds from both divisions. The three-day, eight-team, single-elimination conference tournament starts February 23-25 at the site of the East Division No. 1 seed. An automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship will be on the line.

LeTourneau will open the 2016-17 season on Saturday, November 12th against NCAA Division I member, Sam Houston State University at 2 p.m. in an exhibition game in Huntsville. Saturday, November 26th will be the home opener at 3 p.m. against Centenary College (Louisiana) at Solheim Arena.

ASC Men’s Basketball Preseason Polls
East Division
No. Team (First-place votes) Pts. 2015-16 Record (ASC)

1. UT Dallas (6) 76 17-9 (9-6)
2. East Texas Baptist (7) 72 21-6 (12-3)
3. Louisiana College (1) 51 14-13 (8-7)
4. LeTourneau (1) 46 12-14 (8-7)
5. Texas-Tyler 38 13-12 (4-11)
6. Univ. of Ozarks 27 12-13 (3-12)

Belhaven# 2-23

# Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship / NCAA Championship (Div. III Provisional)

West Division
No. Team (First-place votes) Pts. 2015-16 Record (ASC)

1. Hardin-Simmons (9) 78 19-11 (8-6)
2. Sul Ross State (5) 69 16-10 (10-4)
3. Concordia Texas 58 15-11 (8-6)
4. Mary Hardin-Baylor 43 10-16 (5-9)
5. Howard Payne 27 10-15 (5-9)
6. McMurry 19 3-22

% Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship / NCAA Championship (Div. III Reclassifying)