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Lexi Bubenchik named Under Armour Student-Athlete of the Week

COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s golfer Lexi Bubenchik has been named the Under Armour Student-Athlete of the Week by Lion Athletics. 

Bubenchik – a junior from New Concord, Ohio – earned 17 hours of community service in the fall, volunteering with the A&M-Commerce alumni office, the Rock Creek Health Center, Feed My Starving Children, and A&M-Commerce’s Operation Blue and Gold. She is in A&M-Commerce’s Honors College, is a Student-Athlete Advisory Council representative, and played in two events in the fall season with a stroke average of 78 in five rounds.  

The Under Armour Student-Athlete of the Week will be awarded by Lion Athletics each week during the academic year. 

2019-20 UNDER ARMOUR STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Sept. 10 – Timon Kemboi, Men’s Cross Country

Sept. 17 – E.J. Thompson, Football

Sept. 24 – Cora Welch, Soccer

Oct. 1 – Sydney Andersen, Volleyball

Oct. 8 – Brandi Stalder, Women’s Cross Country

Oct. 15 – Dominique Ramsey, Football

Oct. 22 – Shelley Chapron, Volleyball

Oct. 29 – Miklo Smalls, Football

Nov. 5 – Leslie Campuzano, Soccer

Nov. 12 – Dyani Robinson, Women’s Basketball

Nov. 27 – Alexis Bryant, Women’s Basketball & Alex Shillow, Football

Dec. 4 – Preston Wheeler & Elijah Earls, Football

Dec. 13 – Malcolm Woods, Men’s Track & Field

Dec. 18 – Wayne Stewart, Men’s Basketball

Jan. 8 – Chania Wright, Women’s Basketball

Jan. 15 – Lexi Bubenchik, Women’s Golf 

 

Lexi Bubenchik named Under Armour Student-Athlete of the Week

COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s golfer Lexi Bubenchik has been named the Under Armour Student-Athlete of the Week by Lion Athletics. 

Bubenchik – a junior from New Concord, Ohio – earned 17 hours of community service in the fall, volunteering with the A&M-Commerce alumni office, the Rock Creek Health Center, Feed My Starving Children, and A&M-Commerce’s Operation Blue and Gold. She is in A&M-Commerce’s Honors College, is a Student-Athlete Advisory Council representative, and played in two events in the fall season with a stroke average of 78 in five rounds. 

The Under Armour Student-Athlete of the Week will be awarded by Lion Athletics each week during the academic year. 

2019-20 UNDER ARMOUR STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Sept. 10 – Timon Kemboi, Men’s Cross Country

Sept. 17 – E.J. Thompson, Football

Sept. 24 – Cora Welch, Soccer

Oct. 1 – Sydney Andersen, Volleyball

Oct. 8 – Brandi Stalder, Women’s Cross Country

Oct. 15 – Dominique Ramsey, Football

Oct. 22 – Shelley Chapron, Volleyball

Oct. 29 – Miklo Smalls, Football

Nov. 5 – Leslie Campuzano, Soccer

Nov. 12 – Dyani Robinson, Women’s Basketball

Nov. 27 – Alexis Bryant, Women’s Basketball & Alex Shillow, Football

Dec. 4 – Preston Wheeler & Elijah Earls, Football

Dec. 13 – Malcolm Woods, Men’s Track & Field

Dec. 18 – Wayne Stewart, Men’s Basketball

Jan. 8 – Chania Wright, Women’s Basketball

Jan. 15 – Lexi Bubenchik, Women’s Golf 

 

Lions ranked 6th in WBCA National Ranking, 4th in D2SIDA.

COMMERCE – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team is the sixth-ranked team in the nation in this week’s Women’s Basketball Coaches Association poll, as announced Tuesday. The Lions have been nationally ranked 13 times in the WBCA poll, seven weeks in a row from 2007-08, and now six weeks in a row this season. The Lions are also ranked No. 4 in the Division II Sports Information Directors of America poll. 

The Lions are coming off of an undefeated week once again, as they picked up a pair of road Lone Star Conference wins. The Lions first defeated A&M International, holding a team under 50 points for the sixth time this season. The Lions then knocked off A&M-Kingsville, earning their ninth consecutive win in the Lone Star Conference, which ties a program record. 

The Lions are one of three LSC teams in the national rankings, as Lubbock Christian is ranked No. 2, and West Texas A&M is No. 25. A&M-Commerce is one of the five undefeated teams left in Division II. They rank in the top 25 in several categories, including first in win percentage, seventh in scoring defense, ninth in scoring margin, 14th in steals and turnover margin, and 15th in rebounding margin. 

The No. 6 Lions return to the court on Thursday as they host divisional rival Arkansas Fort Smith at 5:30 pm. The Lions will then host Oklahoma Christian on Saturday at 2:00 pm Tickets to both games are available at WeAreLionsTix.com, by calling (903) 468-8756 or by visiting the Lion Sales & Service Box Office in the Field House during business hours.

WBCA Coaches’ Poll – January 14, 2020 (Poll 8)

Rank School (Record) Pts. 1st Prev.
1 Drury (14-0) 564 14 1
2 Lubbock Christian (14-0) 560 9 2
3 Ashland (15-0) 532 0 4
4 Grand Valley State (14-1) 456 0 3
5 Virginia Union (12-1) 447 0 6
6 Texas A&M-Commerce (15-0) 444 0 5
7 Alaska Anchorage (16-1) 405 0 7
8 Indiana (PA) (14-1) 404 0 8
9 Lee (TN) (15-1) 396 0 9
10 North Georgia (13-1) 356 0 10
11 Hawaii Pacific (14-1) 352 0 11
12 Adelphi (16-0) 333 0 12
13 Fort Hays State (13-2) 310 0 13
14 Sioux Falls (15-2) 255 0 14
15 Emporia State (12-2) 237 0 16
16 Anderson (SC) (12-2) 213 0 17
17 Westminster (UT) (13-2) 152 0 19
18 Southeastern Oklahoma State (10-2) 143 0 21
19 Azusa Pacific (12-3) 132 0 20
20 California (PA) (12-3) 107 0 15
21 Benedict (13-2) 93 0 24
22 Bowie State (14-1) 85 0 18
23 Walsh (14-2) 74 0 25
24 Bentley (12-3) 60 0 NR
25 West Texas A&M (14-3) 54 0 NR


2019-20 D2SIDA Women’s Basketball Week 6 National Poll (Jan. 14, 2020)

Rank School (1st) W-L  Pts. Prev.
1 Lubbock Christian (14) 14-0 395 1
2 Drury (2) 14-0 386 2
3 Ashland 15-0 369 4
4 Texas A&M-Commerce 15-0 349 5
5 Adelphi 16-0 325 6
6 Alaska Anchorage 16-1 307 7
7 Lee 15-1 294 8
8 Grand Valley 14-1 283 3
9 Virginia Union 12-1 271 11
10 North Georgia 13-1 265 10
11 Hawaii Pacific 14-1 233 12
12 Sioux Falls 15-2 229 13
13 Catawba 12-1 200 14
14 IUP 14-1 191 15
15 Delta State 13-1 176 16
16 Emporia State 12-2 166 16
17 Bowie State 14-1 133 9
18 Colorado Mesa 13-2 115 21
19 Bentley 12-3 106 19
20 Walsh 14-2 91 23
21 Union 13-3 70 22
22 Anderson 12-2 60 25
23 Azusa Pacific 12-3 46 RV
24 U Sciences 13-3 44 24
25 Kentucky Wesleyan 16-1 37 RV