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Second-half run surges No. 6/10 Lion’s Women’s Basketball to first win at Ouachita Baptist.

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Fifteen second-chance points in the second half on 11 offensive rebounds propelled the Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball to come from behind and win 69-67 against the Ouachita Baptist Tigers on Friday evening at the Bill Vinina Arena. The Lions downed the Tigers for the first time on the road in program history. 

The Lions outscored the Tigers 37-30 in the second half, led by DesiRay Kernal (Newton, Kan.), who had 11 of her 14 points in the second half. Juliana Louis (Long Beach, Calif.) had five offensive rebounds in the third and fourth quarters. She had nine total in half, earning a double-double with 14 points. Ten of her points came in the second half and ten rebounds. Kernal was one rebound shy of a double-double.

Trailing by as much as 15 points in the first quarter, the Lions made just three field goals in the first quarter, shooting 20 percent in the quarter. The Tigers shot 9 for 18 from the field to take a 26-11 lead. 

A&M-Commerce quickly cut Ouachita Baptist’s lead to eight by starting the second quarter on a 10-3 run. The Tigers pushed their lead back up to 11, but the Lions, behind five straight points from Chania Wright (DeSoto), ended the half on a 6-0 run. Wright had 13 points, six rebounds, and two steals in the game. 

The Lions’ second unit provided the spark in the second quarter. Asiyha Smith (Conway, Ark.) and Dorian Norris (Lake Dallas) drew four fouls each in half. The Tigers fielded just eight players in the game on Friday night, all but two at least had two fouls in the first half, and two had three. 

As a team, the Lions had eight points in the paint in the second quarter and trailed 37-32 at the break, trailing the entire half. 

Louis started the second half with a layup. Wright followed with a jumper to trim the deficit to one. Mia Deck (Frisco – Lone Star) came off the bench in the second half and scored four points in a row to help the Lions tie at 42. 

A&M-Commerce’s first lead of the night came on two made free throws by Kernal at the 2:49 mark of the third quarter. However, the Tigers responded with a three-point lead ending the third, despite shooting just 3-for-12 in the quarter. 

Kernal once again helped the Lions tie the game on an and-one opportunity. After a Louis put-back layup tied the game at 54, the Tigers hit a three-pointer on the other end. Kernal knocked down her free throw to tie at 57. 

Louis had another second chance layup at the 5:43 mark of the fourth quarter. This time it gave the Lions the lead, which they did not surrender the rest of the way. Ouachita Baptist made a layup to tie it at 61, but a Dyani Robinson (Langham Creek) three-pointer gave the Lions a 64-61 lead. 

Down the stretch, with two players fouled out, the Tigers cut it to within one twice, but the Lions knocked down three of the four free throws to hang on for the win. 

Smith had team-leading four assists, Robinson had seven points, six rebounds, and two steals. Norris added six points, including four of five from the charity stripe. Smith also shot 4-for-5 from the free-throw line and had six points. A&M-Commerce outshot Ouachita Baptist, 46.7 percent to 33.3 percent in the second half. 

UP NEXT

The Lions end their long stretch away from Commerce to start on Tuesday in Durant, Oklahoma. A&M-Commerce takes on Southeastern Oklahoma State at 5:30 pm before hosting Lion Hoopsgiving presented by Best Western Plus next weekend.

2021-22 Lion Men’s Basketball: A Roster Full of Talent

Commerce: The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team begins its regular season on Saturday in the Field House at 1:00 pm against Fort Valley State. The Lions are fresh off a last-second win over UTSA on Monday. 

Under the leadership of coach Jaret von Rosenberg, the Lions went 7-7 in a Lone Star Conference only schedule last year. Von Rosenberg enters his fifth year as the leader of the Lions, returning to a full schedule in 2021-22. 

WELCOME BACK FANS

After playing most of last season’s 14 games behind closed doors or a limited number of spectators, the Lions return to total capacity in the Field House, opening up with three straight home games. 

“Our home crowd has been phenomenal in my time here. It is our job to put on a product to keep them coming, but I expect this place to be rocking every night,” said Rosenberg. 

Individual and season ticket packages are available at LionAthletics.Com/Tickets. Fans can use the promo code “Three” for $3 tickets to the season opener against Fort Valley or purchase season tickets for $65.62. 

LEARNING ON THE FLY

The Lions have had two preseason games thus far against Henderson State and UTSA. Von Rosenberg saw a lot of improvement between the two games, but we need to do more work. 

“Defensively, getting to the right position to start the possession, we improved that tremendously in the UTSA game,” said von Rosenberg. “Offensively, our spacing was a lot better at UTSA, nowhere near where it needs to be, though.” 

The Lions led late against the Roadrunners but allowed UTSA to tie the game and needed a buzzer-beater to win. Von Rosenberg is glad that they can learn from a game that they won. 

“We need to improve our late-game situations. We didn’t do a good job in that on Monday,” added von Rosenberg. “It is good to learn from a win.” 

EXECUTING THE LITTLE THINGS

The Lions having a regular preseason and the entire team being on campus throughout the summer means the Lions could bond and work together as a team. 

“We did a better job executing the little things in the UTSA game than we did at any point last year, as we get more used to it and settle down,” said von Rosenberg. 

On Monday, the Lions had their second unit on the floor when Alphonso Willis delivered the game-winning three-pointer, which is a big positive for the coaching staff. 

“The ability for guys off our bench to close out the UTSA game galvanized the team. We probably won’t have 12 players in the rotation, but that was needed to get a good look at everyone,” von Rosenberg points out. 

KEEPING THE FOCUS ON THIS YEAR

Next season, the Lions will head to NCAA Division I, but von Rosenberg has kept the team’s focus on this year. It is not unusual to the Lions, who preach the next-game mentality. 

“A lot of the time, players, especially seniors, are more about what they are going to do in May than January-March, which affects their play. This is not any different,” said von Rosenberg. 

EXPERIENCED NEWCOMERS

Three of the new players on the Lions this season are transfers, including two from Division I. Clashon Gaffney (Clarksville) comes to A&M-Commerce from Tarleton, Jairus Roberson (DeSoto) from Northwestern State, and Alphonso Willis (Atlanta, Ga.) from Young Harris College. Joining the three newcomers is freshman Monyae Davis (Fort Worth – Young Men’s Leadership Academy). 

All three have made their presence felt as Lions, being the top three scorers against UTSA. Roberson sparked the Lions’ rally in the second half, and Willis put the exclamation point with the game-winning shot. 

“We have a lot of experience coming into the program. Experience and age win in college basketball,” said von Rosenberg on the incoming talent. 

A roster full of talent means that they will be talented players on the bench. For the coaching staff, that is a challenge that they are happy to embrace. 

“We’re just getting started, there are a lot of good people on our team, and none of them are going to play as much as they want,” von Rosenberg said. “Our job as the coaching staff is to make them understand why we are doing what we are doing and go from there.” 

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER

Carson Tuttle (Mukilteo, Wash.) and Rodney Brown (Beaumont – West Brook) were sidelined most of last year due to injury. However, von Rosenberg said the typical summer and preseason have helped them develop, seeing the excellent progression from all-LSC players Augustine Ene (Carrollton – Creekview) and Demarcus Demonia (Fort Washington, Md) as well. 

“Carson and Rodney played last year, but it was a weird year. They are now healthy. Demarcus and Augustine had great offseasons and expected them to start where they left off,” concluded von Rosenberg. 

Lion Women’s Golf ends 2021 ranked No. 15

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s golf team ends the 2021 calendar year as the No. 15 team in the last Mizuno Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Coaches Poll, which they released on Friday afternoon. 

The Lions won two of their four tournaments at the WT Fall Invitational and the Ranger Invitational this fall. A&M-Commerce won the Ranger Invitational by 30 strokes, and Sarah Wongsinth (Udon Thani, Thailand) won the tournament by a stroke over Michelle Becker (San Antonio – Reagan). 

In the spring, the Lions advanced to the 2021 NCAA Division II National Championships, finishing ninth in the first postseason run in program history. 

A&M-Commerce begins the spring season on February 14-15 at the Visit Stockton Regional Preview in Stockton, California.

DIVISION II MIZUNO WGCA COACHES POLL

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points
1 Lynn University (10) 322
2 Dallas Baptist University (2) 304
3 Limestone University (1) 303
4 Barry University 287
5 University of Findlay 267
T6 Anderson University 245
T6 University of Indianapolis 245
8 Grand Valley State University 218
T9 Nova Southeastern University 194
T9 West Texas A&M University 194
11 St. Mary’s University (Texas) 182
T12 Lee University 175
T12 Rollins College 175
14 Rogers State University 149
15 A&M-Commerce 147
16 University of Tampa 131
17 California State University San Marcos 104
18 Carson-Newman University 99
19 University of Central Missouri 97
20 Saint Leo University 79
21 Henderson State University 76
22 Lenoir Rhyne University 64
23 Flagler College 34
T24 Arkansas Tech University 31
T24 University of Missouri-St. Louis 31

Others Receiving Votes: Florida Southern College (20); Northeastern State University (17); Biola University (11); University of Nebraska at Kearney (7); Colorado Christian University (5); University of Central Oklahoma (4); Oklahoma Christian University (3); University of West Georgia (3); Harding University (1); Texas A&M International University (1)

Kohou’s Defensive Back of the Year award among 18 Lions named to all-LSC teams

RICHARDSON – Texas A&M University-Commerce football team represents the University well in the Lone Star Conference’s year-end awards and honors. They named 18 members of the Lion football team to the all-conference, and all-academic teams announced on Friday afternoon. 

Kader Kohou (Euless – Trinity) received the 2021 Lone Star Conference Defensive Back of the Year, earning the first team all-conference honors. He is joined on the all-LSC first team by defensive end Elijah Earls (San Antonio – Stevens), safety and all-purpose double honoree Dominique Ramsey (Converse – Judson), safety Alex Shillow (Pflugerville), offensive tackle Amon Simon (Humble – Atascocita), and kicker Jake Viquez (Rockwall). 

Representing the Lions on the all-LSC second team by center Christian Hernandez (Frisco – Lone Star), wide receiver Chance Cooper (Leander – Rouse), and deep snapper Wyatt Leath (Rockwall) on second-team all-conference. 

Defensive tackle Anthony Hayes (Panama City, Fla.), Defensive end Jaylon Hodge (Houston – Fort Bend Travis), defensive end Celestin Haba (Columbia, S.C.), defensive end Dominion Ezinwa (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), linebacker Cedrick Wilcox III (Panama City, Fla.), linebacker Dee Walker (Moultrie, Ga.), cornerback D’Angelo Ellis (Cy Ridge), cornerback Darius Williams (Fort Worth – Arlington Heights), and cornerback Daryion Taylor (Humble – Atascocita) all named honorable mention. 

Shillow, wide receiver Matt Childers (Henderson), and defensive tackle Devin Beamon (North Forney) earned LSC All-Academic honors. 

They named Kohou to the all-conference team for the third time in his career and the second time to the first team. It is his first career player of the year award. He started all 11 games, made 24 tackles and six pass breakups, and had two tackles for loss. In addition, Kohou contributed in the return game with five returns for 44 yards and caught a 40-yard pass on Senior Day. He is the first Lion to earn the award since Uriah Harris in 2016. Since the award’s inception in 1984, Kohou has been the sixth Lion to earn the award. 

Ramsey earned the honor of first-team defensive back as well as a first-team returner. He led the LSC with 444 punt return yards and scored the only touchdown on a punt return in the conference. He also had 51 tackles, which led the team, two tackles for loss, two interceptions, two pass breakups, one quarterback hurry, and one fumble recovery. Ramsey has been honored as a first-team all-LSC player for the third time. He also made his mark offensively with 44 passing yards, 32 receiving yards, and three rushing yards. 

They selected Earls as an all-conference player for the first time in his career. He had 9.5 tackles for loss and six sacks which led the team. He also had 43 tackles, three quarterback hurries, and one fumble recovery. 

Shillow was named the Defensive Player of the Week on November 1 and finished the season with 49 tackles, two tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, five pass breakups, and a blocked kick a 100-yard interception returned for a touchdown. They selected him to the first-team all-conference for the first time and third time overall. 

Simon and Hernandez are part of the offensive line unit, which allowed the offense to gain 3,580 total yards and allowed less than two sacks per game. They named Simon to the first team all-LSC for the third time, and Hernandez has earned all-LSC honors for the third time, having earned honorable mention the previous two times. 

Viquez made LSC-leading 17 field goals and scored second-most points in the conference, 84, on his way to his second all-LSC selection. They named him to the second-team all-LSC in 2019. Viquez also had 2,560 kickoff yards and 11 touchbacks. In addition, he went 33 for 36 in point-after attempts. 

They named Leath to the All-LSC team for the second time. He and Childers contributed to Viquez’s efforts as the long snapper and holder. He also was part of the punting unit that averaged 34.04 yards per punt, 13 punts inside the 20-yard line, and no blocks. 

Cooper was second on the team with 374 yards in just nine games played. He led the team with four touchdown catches and averaged 12.9 yards per catch. They elevate him to second-team All-LSC after being named an honorable mention all-LSC wide receiver in 2019. 

In their first seasons, they also named Hayes, Haba, Wilcox III, Walker, Ezinwa, and Ellis All-LSC players as Lions. Hayes was second on the team with 5.5 sacks and team-leading two forced fumbles. In addition, he had 27 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, two quarterback hurries, and a blocked kick. Haba also led the team along with Earls in tackles for loss with 9.5 and had five sacks. In just six games, he also had two forced fumbles, 18 tackles, one quarterback hurry, and one fumble recovery. 

Wilcox III was second on the team with 50 tackles. He also had a 73-yard fumble recovered for a touchdown, adding four tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries, and two fumble recoveries. Walker had 34 tackles and 2.5 for loss. Ezinwa sacked the quarterback 2.5 times and recorded six tackles for loss, 34 tackles, three quarterback hurries, and a forced fumble, while Ellis appeared in nine games, starting all nine. He had two interceptions, three pass breakups, 19 tackles, and one for a loss. Ellis also made contributions on special teams with 76 kickoff return yards and punt return yards for 20 yards. 

Hodge had six tackles for loss, including five sacks on his way to his second all-LSC selection. He had 19 tackles, one interception, two pass breakups, and five quarterback hurries. 

They named Williams and Taylor to all-LSC teams for the first time in their careers. Williams made 46 tackles, five tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one interception, one quarterback hurry, and he had eight tackles in the season-opening win at CSU-Pueblo. Taylor also had interceptions and made 45 tackles, four tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, one quarterback hurry, and two fumble recoveries. 

They named Shillow to the all-academic team for the second time in his career, CoSIDA Academic All-District three times, and CoSIDA Academic All-America twice. 

Childers and Beamon have made their mark in the classroom, holding the best grade point averages on the team. They named both to the all-academic team for the first time in their careers. Childers is a business major, and Beamon is an electrical engineering major. Childers had 30 receptions for 382 yards and two touchdowns on the field while also contributing on special teams as the holder. Beamon had 26 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback hurries, and a pass breakup. 

The Lions went 7-4 overall and 5-2 in their final season in the Lone Star Conference.

2021 LSC FOOTBALL ALL-ACADEMIC AWARDS

Player Team Pos. Yr. Major Hometown
Weston Bauer Angelo State Jr. DE Business Administration Brady, Texas
Zach Bronkhorst Angelo State Jr. QB Homeland Security Galveston, Texas
Rigoberto Carrillo Midwestern State Sr. LB Master’s in Criminal Justice Lemoore, Calif.
Caleb Brown Midwestern State Sr. OL Master’s in Criminal Justice Rowlett, Texas
Austan Davis Midwestern State Sr. OL Masters in Sport Admin. Sulphur Springs, Texas
Alex Shillow A&M-Commerce Grad DB Sport and Rec. Mgmt/MBA Pflugerville, Texas
Matt Childers A&M-Commerce Jr. WR/H Business Administration Henderson, Texas
Devin Beamon A&M-Commerce Sr. DL Electrical Engineering Forney, Texas
Karch Kaspar Texas A&M-Kingsville Jr. K/P Biology Brazoria, Texas
Brandon Blair West Texas A&M Jr. RB Biology Spring, Texas
Nick Gerber West Texas A&M Jr. QB Instructional Design & Tech. Levelland, Texas

Special Recognition
Academic Player of the Year: Brandon Blair, West Texas A&M

The No. 6/10 Lion Women’s Basketball looks for its first road win against the Tigers.

COMMERCE – The No. 6/10 ranked Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team travels to Ouachita Baptist for its third consecutive game away from home. The Lions have not won a game in Arkadelphia in program history, 0-4 in the previous four meetings. 

WHO: A&M-Commerce at Ouachita Baptist

WHERE: Arkadelphia, Ark. | Bill Vinina Center

WHEN: Friday, November 19 at 5:30 pm

RECORDS: The Lions are 2-0 overall. The Tigers begin their season on Friday night.  

RANKINGS: A&M-Commerce is ranked No. 6 in the latest D2SIDA poll and No. 10 in the preseason WBCA poll. 

LIVE AUDIO: Lion Sports Network – KETR 88.9 FM, Commerce (http://www.ketr.org)

LIVE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/ouachitasportsdigitalnetwork

LIVE STATS: https://obutigers.com/sidearmstats/wbball/summary

 

SCOUTING THE TIGERS

• Tigers begin their season on Friday night. They went 4-5 in a shortened 2020-21 but won four of their last six games to end the season. They went 4-24 in the entire 2019-20 season.

• Two starters return for the Tigers and three of the top five scorers in 2020-21.

• They picked Ouachita Baptist eighth in the preseason Great American Conference poll in the 12-team league. The two teams have two common opponents this season, Arkansas-Monticello and Southeastern Oklahoma State. 

QUICK GLANCE AT THE LIONS

• Lions began their final season in Division II with two wins in the RMAC/LSC last weekend against Colorado State-Pueblo and Colorado Christian. Dyani Robinson, who averaged 23.5 points in the game, led the Lions.

• A&M-Commerce used big second-half runs in both games to secure the wins. The Lions went on a 29-4 run in the second half on Friday against the Thunderwolves. They had a 20-6 run against the Cougars on Saturday.

• The Lions started the preseason and early portion of the regular season with seven straight games on the road. They have two more games before the home opener. 

ABOUT THE SERIES

• The Tigers are 8-3 in 11 games against the Lions, but A&M-Commerce has won three of the last five. Lions won 69-54 at home in Commerce on 11/14/19.

• The Lions have not won in Arkadelphia in program history. They are 0-4 in four meetings and 0-2 in neutral site games. The last meeting between the two teams in Arkadelphia came in 2016-17, an 81-75 win by the Tigers.

• All three wins for the Lions have come at the Field House, winning by an average margin of 9.67 points per game. The Tigers have won the four meetings in Arkadelphia by an average margin of 10.25.

• The last two meetings between the two teams in Arkadelphia have been decided by six points or less. 

ENDING ON A HIGH NOTE

• The Lions are picked second in the preseason LSC poll. 

40 UNDER 40

• They named Coach Jason Burton to Dave Campbell’s Texas Basketball’s 40 Under 40 list this preseason. The all-time wins leader in his eighth year at the helm of the Lion Women’s basketball program. 

BATTLE-TESTED PRESEASON

• Before the regular season, the Lions took on three Division I teams in exhibition games at Baylor, SMU, and Houston. 

TOUGH TEST IN THE ROCKIES

• A&M-Commerce began the season in Colorado against two RMAC teams, including Colorado State-Pueblo, who has a win over No. 1 Lubbock Christian. 

MAKING DANCING A HABIT

• A&M-Commerce has advanced to the postseason three years in a row.  

RARIFIED AIR

• TAMUC goes into the 2021-22 season with three players minted as WBCA All-Americans in Chania WrightDesiRay Kernal, and Dyani Robinson. 

2020-21 POSTSEASON RECOGNITION

All-LSC Recognition:

1st Team – Dyani Robinson & DesiRay Kernal

3rd Team – Juliana Louis & Chania Wright

Honorable Mention – Agang Tac

All-Defensive – Juliana Louis 

RECORDS MADE TO BE BROKEN

• This season is the first entire season since the Lions managed to set records for wins in a season (28), regular-season wins (26), conference victories (20), consecutive wins (25), scoring margin (+18.4), lowest-scoring defense (56.8) and highest national ranking (3rd) in 2019-20. 

LSC RECOGNITION

• Jason Burton was named the LSC Coach of the Year after guiding the Lions to the No. 1 seed in the LSC, and a program-record 26 regular-season wins and 20 conference wins.

• During the 2019-20 season, he became the all-time leader in wins in program history. He is the 4th coach in program history to earn Coach of the Year honors.

They named Alex Shillow to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team.

COMMERCE – College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) named Texas A&M University-Commerce football team star Alex Shillow to the 2021 Academic All-District team for the third time. 

Shillow (Pflugerville) has been honored as a CoSIDA Academic All-America twice, earning that honor in 2019 and the spring of 2021. He is the third student-athlete in Lion Athletics history to win multiple CoSIDA Academic All-America recognitions and the first student-athlete in Lion Football history. His Academic All-District honor today qualifies him for voting for the fall 2021 Academic All-America award. Earlier this year, he was the Lions’ first honoree on the Allstate/AFCA Good Works Team and was a national semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s Campbell Trophy. 

He graduated summa cum laude with his bachelor’s degree in sport management in August 2019 and his Master’s of Business Administration in December 2020. In addition, they have named him to the President’s List four times, the LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ten times, won the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award, and has been named a Best In Class scholar. 

In 2021, Shillow is third on the team with 49 tackles and five pass breakups, a forced fumble, and a blocked field goal. In addition, he was named Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week following a 100-yard interception return against UT-Permian Basin.  

As an active participant in multiple leadership roles for the Lions’ Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Shillow has led community service and fundraising efforts to raise awareness and funds for the Make A Wish Foundation. As a result, a&M-Commerce SAAC raised over $15,000 to grant two “Wish Kids” trips to Walt Disney World, as well as a trip to the NBA All-Star Game for the most recent “Wish Kid” at A&M-Commerce. Through fundraising initiatives and coordinated efforts, Shillow has also driven fundraisers and clothing donation collections to provide underprivileged families in the Commerce community with personalized gifts for Christmas. 

Shillow was also a leader of the “Make It Important” Campaign in the summer of 2020, which involved a video and an action plan to bring awareness to the social injustices going on in the country in response to the George Floyd shooting. He led in getting his entire team registered to vote, along with other sports teams in the department, and initiated a conference-wide voter registration challenge. He sat on the university’s voter coalition committee to help make voter registration and voting more accessible for A&M-Commerce students. 

Shillow also led a virtual political open forum with two Texas state legislators. They were Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) and former Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Canton). It was in front of over 300 student-athletes and guests, moderating an insightful conversation and dialogue between Texas legislators and student-athletes. This initiative won 3rd place for the NCAA Division II Award of Excellence this past year. 

Shillow is also a leader and a part of Athletes In Action – a student-athlete faith-based organization. 

Shillow has also served on the NCAA Division II National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee from 2018-21 and was the national chair of the committee from 2019-21. He led the discussion and changes around mental health, professional development, name image and likeness, and many student-athlete well-being topics, all while heavily involved in the Commerce community. 

Following the 2019 season, Shillow was honored as a CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-America, the Lone Star Conference’s Fred Jacoby Academic Athlete of the Year, and the Lone Star Conference Academic Player of the Year in football.

NCAA DIVISION II – Super Region 4
FIRST TEAM

Pos. Name School Yr. Major
QB John Matocha Colorado School of Mines Jr. Computer Science
RB Brandon Blair West Texas A&M University Gr. Biology
RB Michael Zeman Colorado School of Mines Gr. Petroleum Engineering (UG) / Engineering & Technology Management (G)
WR Dakota Larson Northern State University Sr. Environmental Science
WR Tristan Smith Colorado School of Mines Sr. Petroleum Engineering
TE Dagan Rienks Colorado Mesa University Jr. Exercise Science
OL Nick Gray Wayne State College Jr. Construction Management
OL Thayne Jackson Colorado State University Pueblo Sr. Marketing
OL Jack Metcalf Colorado Mesa University So. Energy / Land Management
OL Jakob Pruitt Western Oregon University Sr. Criminal Justice
OL Austin Rapp Chadron State College Sr. Criminal Justice
OL Mac Shaw Colorado State University Pueblo Jr. Engineering
OL Hunter St. John Eastern New Mexico University Sr. Business Administration
K Payton Eue Northern State University Jr. Marketing
DL Torren Calhoun Colorado Mesa University Jr. Business Entrepreneurship
DL Kael Juelfs Chadron State College Sr. Biology
DL Dan Monson University of Minnesota Duluth Gr. Civil Engineering
DL Jordan Will Minot State University Sr. Accounting, Finance, & Management
LB Carter Duxbury Winona State University Gr. Elementary Education
LB T.J. Liggett Augustana University Sr. Computer Science
LB Nolan Reeve Colorado School of Mines Sr. Mechanical Engineering
DB Luke Fritsch Augustana University Sr. Biology
DB Chance Olson Northern State University Sr. Business Administration
DB Alex Shillow A&M-Commerce Gr. Sport and Recreation Management (UG) / Business Administration (G)
DB Mitch Snitker Winona State University So. Business
DB Eli Weber Augustana University Sr. Nursing
P Justin Dwinell Colorado State University Pueblo Jr. Business Management
ST Vance Barnes Northern State University Gr. Sport Performance & Leadership