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LeTourneau University
CROSS COUNTRY

Fuller will join an LETU women’s squad that finished sixth at the 2015 American Southwest Conference Championships and landed a pair of runners in the top 20 for the third time in program history.

At Crandall High School, Fuller has been a three-year letter winner in both cross country and soccer. In cross country, she has been a three-time regional qualifier and in soccer, the team finished as regional finalists as a junior. Fuller plans to compete in both sports at LeTourneau. Also as a junior, she earned honorable mention all-district honors in soccer. National Honor Society inducted Fuller. At LeTourneau, she plans on majoring in kinesiology.

Martin comes to LeTourneau after a standout high school career at Bosqueville High School. He has a career-best 5k time of 17:54. As a senior, Martin finished ninth at the regional meet to advance to the Class 2A State meet in Round Rock. Martin was a three-time regional qualifier in cross country At LeTourneau, he plans on majoring in mechanical engineering. Martin will join a LeTourneau men’s cross country team that competed at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Meet for a fifth-straight year in 2015 and matched the best finish in school history with a second-place finish at the 2015 ASC Cross Country Championships.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

LeTourneau University freshman Terin Murray (Iowa Park, Texas / Iowa Park HS) was named the American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week on Tuesday. Murray leads the YellowJackets with a 6-9 mark in singles and has a 5-8 mark record in doubles with sophomore Rachel Morisseau. Murray has won her last four singles matches including a pair of victories, last week against Mary Hardin-Baylor and Concordia. She teamed up with Morisseau to win at No. 1 doubles over the team from Concordia.

It is the first weekly honor for Murray, who has been playing at the No. 2 singles flight and the No. 1 doubles flight with Morisseau throughout the season.

Murray and the YellowJackets are back in action on Friday, Mar. 25 at noon in a non-conference match against Cal Tech at the Davis Tennis Courts in Longview.

MEN’S TENNIS

LeTourneau University senior Morgan Weaver (Jacksonville, Texas / Jacksonville HS) was named the American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week on Tuesday. Weaver won both of his singles matches, last week. He defeated Alex Mackellar of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 6-3, 6-4 and followed that up with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Victor Escalon of Concordia. Weaver teamed up with fellow senior Michael McLaughlin at No. 1 doubles, where they lost a pair of tough matches to their counterparts from UMHB and Concordia.

It is the first weekly honor in the career for Weaver, who for the last two years named to the ASC Academic Honor Roll and in 2013-14, he was named third team all-ASC at No. 5 singles and honorable mention at No. 2 doubles.

Weaver and the YellowJackets are back in action on Friday, Mar. 25 for a pair of matches at 8:30 a.m. and noon against Texas Lutheran and Cal Tech, respectively at the Davis Tennis Courts in Longview.

SOFTBALL

The softball team faced a 1-0 deficit in the top of the seventh. The LeTourneau University team came back with three runs to rally for a 3-2 win over host Louisiana College. It is the first time in 2016 that the YellowJackets have won when trailing in the top of the 7th.

The YellowJackets (11-13, 9-10 ASC) started the seventh with a double to left the field by senior Megan Hill. A single by senior Brianna Williams, who extended her hitting streak to 11 games with a fourth-inning single, put runners on the corners for LETU.

Then, with one out, senior Rachel Gauspohl drove in pinch-runner senior Emily Ramsey from third to put runners on first and second. Next, sophomore Kelsie Benson brought in Gauspohl and Williams with a two-RBI double to right-center field for a 3-1 lead in favor of the YellowJackets.

“Our girls fought hard and showed grit,” said LETU head coach Kate Bell-Keierleber. “We are extremely proud of the fight they had tonight.”

The Wildcats (14-8, 12-4 ASC) got back on the scoreboard on an RBI double by Kelsey Kelly that put runners on second and third before a foul out ended the comeback hopes for the home team. Earlier in the game, LC plated the first run of the contest on a pair of hits but stranded the bases loaded.

Williams had a pair of hits for her third multi-hit game to lead a six-hit attack for the YellowJackets. Also for LETU, In the circle, senior Kayla Cosby allowed just five hits and struck out four in the win to even her record at 6-6 on the season.

Five different players for Louisiana College had a hit in the loss. Starting pitcher Savannah Settle went 6.1 innings, allowing six hits, three runs and striking out three to fall to 10-4.

The YellowJackets and Wildcats will conclude the series with a doubleheader on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Coca-Cola Wildcat Field.