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Lion Women’s Golf remains in the top four at NCAA West Regionals.

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s golf remains in the top four in the NCAA West Regional Championships after Tuesday’s round at the Brookside Country Club. 

The Lions started the day in second place and were in the lead for a period during the day. However, they end the day in fourth place with a team score of 590 (293-297), two strokes ahead of West Texas A&M in fifth place. Next week, the top five teams after Wednesday’s round advance to the NCAA National Championships in Gainesville, Georgia. 

“We started the day off strong and then just lost some shots in the middle of the day,” said coach Lise Malherbe. “We ended on a good note as a team, though, to take some momentum into tomorrow. We’re looking for some more birdies to drop tomorrow and make a run at it!”

Inma Ortiz Prieto (Huelva, Spain) is tied for seventh place with a score of 144 (72-72), along with Sophie-Charlott Hempel (Pirmasens, Germany), who shot a 71 on Tuesday and 73 on Monday. 

Sarah Wongsinth (Udon Thani, Thailand) tied for 25th place with a score of 150 (73-77), Michelle Becker (San Antonio – Reagan) posted a score of 152 (75-77) to tie for 32nd place, and Karlee Nichols (San Antonio – Smithson Valley) tied for 39th place with a score of 154 (76-78). 

Texas A&M International has a two-stroke lead over DBU for first place, while TAMIU’s Sahara Washington and Colorado Christian’s Faith Kilgore are in the lead with a combined score of 137. 

On Wednesday, the Lions pair up with West Texas A&M and Cal State East Bay in the final round. Nichols tees off in the first group at 8:00 am pacific time, and Hempel is in the last Lion group at 8:44 am pacific time.

Pos Team Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Texas A&M International 289 291 580
2 DBU 294 288 582
3 Colorado Christian 296 288 584
4 A&M–COMMERCE 293 297 590
5 West Texas A&M 295 297 592
6 Cal State East Bay 300 298 598
7 Arkansas-Fort Smith 304 296 600
8 Cal State San Marcos 300 305 605
9 Cal State Monterey Bay 305 302 607
10 Biola 303 312 615
11 Western Washington 304 312 616
12 St. Mary’s 317 306 623

 

4 A&M-COMMERCE 293 297 590
T7 Sophie-Charlott Hempel 73 71 144
T7 Inma Ortiz Prieto 72 72 144
T25 Sarah Wongsinth 73 77 150
T32 Michelle Becker 75 77 152
T39 Karlee Nichols 76 78 154

Lion women climb a spot; Lion men remain steady in USTFCCCA Ratings Index.

NEW ORLEANS – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s track & field team rose in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Ratings Index to be rated No. 7. In contrast, the men’s team holds steady at No. 3 in Division II. 

The Lions competed in the East Texas Quad last week and had four top 10 marks in the country last week. Overall, the men’s team has ten individuals and three relay teams with season-best marks in the top 10 in the country, while the women have four individuals and three relay teams that are top 10.

A&M-Commerce competes at the Lone Star Conference Championships in Kingsville from Thursday through Saturday.

2022 USTFCCCA National Track & Field Rating Index – Men – 5/3/22

Rank Team Points Change
1 Azusa Pacific 264.21 (LW: 3)
2 West Texas A&M 227.17 (LW: 1)
3 Grand Valley State 227.16 (LW: 2)
4 Fresno Pacific 175.30 (LW: 5)
5 Minnesota State 174.70 (LW: 4)
6 Adams State 152.48 (LW: 6)
7 A&M-Commerce 118.86 (LW: 8)
8 Academy Of Art 105.13 (LW: 10)
9 Pittsburg State 99.46 (LW: 7)
10 UC-Colorado Springs 90.81 (LW: 17)
11 Queens (N.C.) 90.75 (LW: 13)
12 Angelo State 81.50 (LW: 11)
13 Lincoln (Mo.) 77.08 (LW: 9)
14 Simon Fraser 71.04 (LW: 12)
15 CSU Pueblo 69.36 (LW: 14)
16 Winona State 65.43 (LW: 24)
17 Fort Hays State 61.50 (LW: 15)
18 Central Missouri 60.56 (LW: 16)
19 Findlay 59.00 (LW: 19)
20 Missouri Southern 58.24 (LW: 18)
21 Colorado Mesa 58.19 (LW: 35)
22 Lee (Tenn.) 56.04 (LW: 20)
23 Saginaw Valley State 54.37 (LW: 21)
24 Cal Poly Pomona 51.02 (LW: 23)
25 Colo. School of Mines 49.99 (LW: 22)

2022 USTFCCCA National Track & Field Rating Index – Women – 5/3/22

Rank Team Points Change
1 West Texas A&M 278.28 (LW: 1)
2 Grand Valley State 248.94 (LW: 2)
3 A&M-Commerce 202.53 (LW: 3)
4 Adams State 172.20 (LW: 5)
5 Pittsburg State 171.41 (LW: 4)
6 Central Missouri 135.26 (LW: 6)
7 Colo. School of Mines 110.73 (LW: 7)
8 UC-Colorado Springs 108.48 (LW: 9)
9 CSU Pueblo 104.58 (LW: 8)
10 Ashland 100.53 (LW: 12)
11 Angelo State 99.94 (LW: 10)
12 Queens 88.39 (LW: 15)
13 Azusa Pacific 86.26 (LW: 23)
14 Missouri Southern 81.62 (LW: 11)
15 Lee 80.45 (LW: 13)
16 Academy of Art 69.93 (LW: 25)
17 Southern Connecticut 64.27 (LW: 16)
18 Carson-Newman 63.83 (LW: 27)
19 Washburn 63.22 (LW: 17)
20 Lincoln (Mo.) 62.85 (LW: 14)
21 Neb.-Kearney 56.36 (LW: 19)
22 Fort Hays State 56.29 (LW: 18)
23 Lindenwood 53.16 (LW: 24)
24 Alabama-Huntsville 52.81 (LW: 21)
25 Augustana 50.49 (LW: 26)

LSC Athletes of the Week are Edwin, Perera, and Scott.

RICHARDSON – Three Texas A&M University-Commerce track & field team members are named Lone Star Conference Athletes of the Week on Wednesday afternoon. 

Delan Edwin (Castries, Saint Lucia) is named the men’s track athlete of the week, Ushan Perera (Mahabage, Sri Lanka) is named the men’s field athlete of the week, and Candesha Scott (St. David, Grenada) is named the women’s field athlete of the week. 

Edwin broke a facility and school record while recording two top 10 times in the country this past week at the East Texas Quad. He set the school and facility record with a time of 20.70 in the 200-meter dash, which is third in the country. In addition, he timed 10.28 seconds in the 100-meter dash, which is seventh in the country. 

Perera cleared 7 feet 2.5 inches (2.20m) in the high jump to set the new facility record at the East Texas Quad. The only other athlete in Division II to clear 2.20m was Perera earlier this season. 

Scott threw 162 feet 7 inches (49.55m) in the javelin to set the new school and facility record at the East Texas Quad this past week. That mark is also second in the country. 

The Lions’ total of student-athletes of the week has increased to 18 this season. Twelve of the weekly honorees have been during the outdoor season, and this is the second straight that the Lions have had three of the four weekly honors. In addition, Edwin, Perera, and Scott have received weekly honors at least once this season before this week.

A&M-Commerce and the rest of the Lone Star Conference are en route to Kingsville for the LSC Championships, which begin on Thursday and run through Saturday.

WEEKLY AWARDS
Men’s Track
M-23     Bassem Hemeida, West Texas A&M
M-30     Benjamin Azamati, West Texas A&M
A-6         J.T. Smith, A&M-Commerce
A-13       Benjamin Azamati, West Texas A&M (2)
A-21       Dylan Burrows, Oklahoma Christian
A-27       Cameron Macon, A&M-Commerce
M-3        Delan Edwin, A&M-Commerce

Men’s Field
M-23     D.J. Delancy, Texas A&M-Kingsville
M-30     Elmar Schutte, A&M-Commerce
Johnathon Harper, Texas A&M-Kingsville
A-6         Elvis Kryukov, Angelo State
Moaz Ibrahim, A&M-Commerce
A-13       Dodley Thermitus, A&M-Commerce
A-21       D.J. Delancy, Texas A&M-Kingsville (2)
A-27       Justin Lewis, A&M-Commerce
M-3        Ushan Perera, A&M-Commerce

Women’s Track
M-23     Mijah Collier, UT Tyler
M-30     Eleonora Curtabbi, West Texas A&M
A-6         Minna Svaerd, A&M-Commerce
A-13       Leah Belfield, West Texas A&M
A-21       Eleonora Curtabbi, West Texas A&M (2)
A-27       Mariana Shostak, A&M-Commerce
M-3        4×400-meter relay (Shiean Walters, Zykia McDaniel, Genevie Rivera, and Maricia Spence), Angelo State

Women’s Field
M-23     Katryna Hernandez, Texas A&M-Kingsville
M-30     Gertrudis Balli, Texas A&M-Kingsville
A-6         Maricia Spence, Angelo State
A-13       Candesha Scott, A&M-Commerce
A-21       Gertrudis Balli, Texas A&M-Kingsville (2)
A-27       Kimberly Ortolon, Texas A&M-Kingsville
M-3        Candesha Scott, A&M-Commerce (2)

 

Lions head into the postseason, being ranked No. 18 in NFCA rankings.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Texas A&M University-Commerce softball team entered the postseason ranked No. 18 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll, climbing two spots in the top 25 rankings this week. 

The Lions ended the regular season with a 39-13, collecting two wins over No. 15 Oklahoma Christian last week and fell twice to No. 1 UT-Tyler. The Lions have six wins over currently ranked teams and nine wins over teams that were ranked when the Lions played them. 

A&M-Commerce earned the No. 4 seed in the Lone Star Conference Tournament and matches with the No. 5 seed Angelo State, ranked No. 7 nationally, on Friday at 1:30 pm in the first round.

2022 NFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll – 5/3/22

Rank School Points Record Prev. Ranking
1 UT Tyler (16) 400 40-4 1
2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 377 43-8 3
3 Indianapolis 364 45-7 2
4 Auburn Montgomery 352 38-8 5
5 Central Oklahoma 343 44-8 4
6 Rogers State 309 43-9 6
7 Angelo State 302 38-9 7
8 Tampa 282 33-10 9
9 Cal State San Marcos 271 39-9 8
10 Valdosta State 260 33-9 10
11 Augustana 238 42-7 12
12 Concordia Irvine 229 43-8 11
13 Lubbock Christian 214 37-9 13
14 Minnesota State 189 42-10 16
15 Southern Indiana 170 40-10 17
16 Anderson 152 38-8 14
17 North Georgia 125 40-15 19
18 A&M-Commerce 120 39-13 20
19 Oklahoma Christian 103 38-12 15
20 West Florida 100 30-13 18
21 Grand Valley State 91 38-5 21
22 Adelphi 66 39-11 25
23 Washburn 42 42-11 RV
24 Kutztown 35 33-13 22
25 Lenoir-Rhyne 28 37-14 23

New to Poll: No. 23 Washburn
Dropped Out: No. 24 Chico State
Receiving Votes:  Chico State (15), Embry-Riddle (7), St. Mary’s (8), Colorado Mesa (4), Rollins (3), Nova Southeastern (2), Lincoln Memorial (1)