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|
|5||West Texas A&M||295||297||592|
|6||Cal State East Bay||300||298||598|
|8||Cal State San Marcos||300||305||605|
|9||Cal State Monterey Bay||305||302||607|
|T7||Inma Ortiz Prieto||72||72||144|
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
|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)|
|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)|
|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
|1||West Texas A&M||278.28||(LW: 1)|
|2||Grand Valley State||248.94||(LW: 2)|
|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)|
|11||Angelo State||99.94||(LW: 10)|
|13||Azusa Pacific||86.26||(LW: 23)|
|14||Missouri Southern||81.62||(LW: 11)|
|16||Academy of Art||69.93||(LW: 25)|
|17||Southern Connecticut||64.27||(LW: 16)|
|20||Lincoln (Mo.)||62.85||(LW: 14)|
|22||Fort Hays State||56.29||(LW: 18)|
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.
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
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
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
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
|1||UT Tyler (16)||400||40-4||1|
|9||Cal State San Marcos||271||39-9||8|
|21||Grand Valley State||91||38-5||21|
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)