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LeTourneau University – Sports

 

LeTourneau Women’s Golf Opens Spring Season At Tyler Junior College Spring Intercollegiate.

BULLARD, Texas – Opening their spring 2019 season on the road before hosting next week’s Pine Crest Intercollegiate, the LeTourneau University women’s golf team would get a top-10 finish from freshman Baylee Van Houten to lead the YellowJackets at the Tyler Junior College Spring Intercollegiate held at Oak Hurst Golf Course in Bullard, Texas on Tuesday, February 26.

LETU would not record a team score for the two-day event as only three individuals would compete in the 36-hole meet.

Van Houten would make a move to climb five spots up the leaderboard after opening the tournament with an opening round 91 on Monday afternoon before shooting an 87 to finish with a 178 total. Sophomore Rachael Green would turn in a top-20 finish by finishing tied for 17th with a 187 total (91-96) while Brittany Taylor finished 23rd with a 94-97-191 total on the 5,887-yard, Par 72 course.

LeTourneau is amid four meets in four weeks which will continue with their only home meet of the season beginning on Monday, March 4th at Pine Crest Golf Course. The event will consist of 36 holes with 18 holes slated for both Monday and Tuesday.

 

 

Four From LeTourneau Men’s Basketball Earn ASC Postseason Honors.

RICHARDSON, Texas – Led by All-American Southwest Conference selection Nate West and ASC East Division Defensive Player of the Year Nate West, the LeTourneau University men’s basketball team would see four players garner ASC postseason awards for their play throughout the 2018-19 season.

In addition to West and Loggins who were both named first-team All-ASC East Division, the YellowJackets would also see sophomore Justin Moore named second-team All-ASC East Division and freshman Andrew Eberhardt named to the ASC East All-Freshman Team.

The All-ASC accolades mark the second consecutive year that West has been named to the All-ASC teams, which is made up of players that were selected first-team All-ASC East or All-ASC West. The Houston, Texas native led the ASC with 24.1 points per game scoring average, and 4.1 made three-point field goals per game. Nationally, West ranked fourth among all NCAA Division III players in three-point field goals per game and 12th in scoring average while also finishing as one of 14 players this season to record a triple-double.

Loggins finished his YellowJacket career a two-time ASC East Division Defensive Player of the Year and was a first-team All-ASC East Division and ASC East Division All-Defensive Team selection for his standout defensive play. The Lewisville, Texas native ranks 19th among all NCAA Division III players with 2.35 blocked shots per game and set the LeTourneau University career blocks record this past season with 176. Loggins also recorded 48 steals (fifth-best in ASC) and finished fourth in rebounding (196, 7.5 per game).

Moore followed up his ASC East Division Freshman of the Year honors last year by averaging 13.2 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game to earn second-team All-ASC East Division honors. The Houston, Texas native also recorded 49 steals and had five blocks while scoring a season-high 25 points in a home win against Millsaps.

Eberhardt would break through towards the end of the season and up his production while appearing in 22 games this past season for the YellowJackets. Averaging 12.5 minutes per game, Eberhardt would score 87 points and connect on 30.3 percent of his three-point attempts while scoring a career-high 15 points in a road win at Louisiana College. All five starts for the Pearland, Texas native would come in ASC play in the final month of the season.

 

 

Christian Farris Named ASC Men’s Tennis East Division Player of the Week

RICHARDSON, Texas – For the second time in his career and the first time this season, LeTourneau University men’s tennis junior Christian Farris has been named American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week.

Farris helped lead the YellowJackets to a 2-1 weekend by going undefeated in three singles matches and nearly doing the same in three games at number one doubles. Both points against Austin would prove pivotal for the YellowJackets in a 6-3 win, as he earned a 6-4, 6-4 victory at No. 2 singles and an 8-6 win with teammate Jimmie Henson. In a loss to Millsaps, Farris won at second singles again, 7-5, 6-0 and lost in a tie break in doubles 7-8 (9-11). Farris played No. 1 singles in a sweep of Centenary, earning a 6-2, 6-1 victory and he teamed with Nathan Schmidt for an 8-1 win in doubles.

A biology major at LeTourneau University, Farris is the son of Kelly and Tracy Farris.

 

 

Alexis Segura Named ASC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week

RICHARDSON, Texas – For the second time in her career and the first time this season, LeTourneau University women’s track and field athlete Alexis Segura has been named American Southwest Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week.

Segura took first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by setting a school record of 12:30.02 at the HSU Relays in Abilene in her only event of the meet.

A native of Austin, Texas, Segura is the daughter of Jennifer Segura and is a kinesiology-sport management major at LeTourneau University.

 

 

Keauna Whitfield, Alexandria Thorne Named All-ASC East Honorable Mention

RICHARDSON, Texas – LeTourneau University women’s basketball players Keauna Whitfield and Alexandria Thorne made the American Southwest Conference East Division Honorable-Mention team for their performances throughout the 2018-19 season, announced by the conference offices on Monday, February 25.

Whitfield appeared in and started 24 games for LETU after being named to the ASC Preseason Players to watch list, scoring 245 points (10.2 PPG) this season. The Rosebud, Texas native also hauled in a team-high 203 rebounds and assisted on 53 baskets while recording 36 steals. Among the ASC leaders, Whitfield ranked fourth with 8.5 rebounds per game and second in minutes played after averaging 35.3 minutes per contest.

Earning her first postseason accolades, Thorne would garner All-ASC Honorable Mention after leading the YellowJackets in scoring with 12.4 points per game and scoring a team-best 311 points after starting all 25 games this season for LETU. The Flint, Texas native also averaged 5.1 rebounds per game and added 43 assists and 37 steals while connecting on shots beyond the arc at nearly a 33 percent mark. Thorne’s scoring average of 12.4 would be the 16th-best mark in the ASC this season with her 1.6 made three-point field goals per game ranking 10th among all ASC players.

Matt Kinney
Sports Information Director
Office: 903-233-3735
Cell: 903-736-7669
MattKinney@letu.edu
www.letuathletics.com