TRACK AND FIELD
Rashard Clark named Co-LSC Male Track Athlete of the Year.
RICHARDSON–Texas A&M University-Commerce track and field athlete Rashard Clark has been named the Lone Star Conference Male Indoor Track Co-Athlete of the Year. Clark shared the honor with two other athletes. The LSC Indoor Track awards were announced Monday by the conference office following a vote of the league’s head coaches.
Clark– a junior from Los Angeles– had a stellar debut season for the Lions, setting three school records. He ran the anchor leg of the 4×400 meter relay team hat captured the national title with the third fastest time in Division II history at 3:08.77. He qualified for both the 200- and 400-meter finals, with the fifth-fastest time in Division II history as well as a new LSC and school record of 46.21 seconds in the 400 meters.
Clark also set school records in the 600-yard dash and was named an All-American in the 200-meters at the NCAA Championships. Clark earned First Team All-LSC honors in both the 4×400-meter relay and the 400-meters, helping the Lions win their fourth consecutive LSC Indoor Track and Field Championship.
“I’m very proud of Rashard. He has worked hard and overcome a lot,” said A&M-Commerce head track and field coach George Pincock. “He is a special talent, and I think we are just starting to see the start of something great. Rashard had the misfortune of getting disqualified in the 400-meter finals at the National Championships, and that has been hard for him. It is perfect for him, and will help him understand just how great his indoor season was.”
The Lions have won the LSC Male Indoor Track Athlete of the Year in each of the last three seasons. Luis “Ricky” Romero was the award winner in 2016 and 2017. Clark shares this year’s award with Eastern New Mexico’s Marcus Parker and Tarleton State’s Dalton Stidham.
Mariah Jameyson named LSC Hitter of the Week for the third time.
RICHARDSON– Texas A&M University-Commerce catcher Mariah Jameyson has been named the Lone Star Conference Hitter of the Week. The award was announced Monday by the conference office. It is the third time in four weeks that Jameyson has won the honor.
Jameyson– a senior from Seattle, Wash.– had another outstanding week for the Lions, hitting .650 in seven victories, six of which the Lions won by run-rule. She had a .692 on-base percentage, and she slugged 1.450 with 13 hits, four homers, and 18 RBIs. She had a home run and three RBIs in the No. 11 Lions’ first win over Missouri Western State. She had an RBI single, and an RBI-double in the second game of that series. She then had two hits, including a three-run homer in the first game against St. Edward’s. She then had four hits in the second game, all of which scored runs. She had two home runs in one inning, including a grand slam and drove in eight runs in that game. She had two hits in both the first and second game against UT Permian Basin and scored two more runs in the final game of the series.
Jameyson leads all of Division II in RBIs (54) and is second in total bases (86). She is in the top 10 in the nation in home runs (12), hits (43) and slugging percentage (1.049). She also leads the LSC in on-base percentage (.600) and batting average (.524).
Jameyson and the No. 11 Lions are currently 25-3 on the season after winning all seven of their games last week. The Lions are 10-2 in conference play and sit in second place. A&M-Commerce returns to the diamond on Friday to begin a three-game homestand against Texas A&M-Kingsville. The first game will be played Friday at 7 p.m. with a doubleheader set to start at 1 p.m. on Saturday. All games will be at John Cain Family Field.
LONE STAR CONFERENCE SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Feb. 6 – Kinsie Hebler, A&M-Commerce
Feb. 13 – Kourtney Coveney, West Texas A&M
Feb. 20 – Kinsie Hebler, A&M-Commerce (2)
Feb. 27 – Mariah Jameyson, A&M-Commerce
Mar. 6 – Mariah Jameyson, A&M-Commerce (2)
Mar. 12 – Madison Greenwell, Angelo State
Mar. 19 – Mariah Jameyson, A&M-Commerce (3)
Feb. 6 – Emily Otto, A&M-Commerce
Feb. 13 – Jordan Withrow, Tarleton State
Feb. 20 – Morgan Hill, Angelo State
Bethany Hines, Cameron
Feb. 27 – Brandy Marlett, Angelo State
Mar. 6 – Katie Dean, A&M-Commerce
Mar. 12 – Jordan Withrow, Tarleton State (2)
Mar. 19 – Megan Rosewell, Tarleton State
Princess Davis, Brianna Wise named WBCA Honorable Mention All-Americans.
ATLANTA– Texas A&M University-Commerce basketball players Princess Davis and Brianna Wise have been named Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-Americans. The awards were announced Sunday by the WBCA. It is the first time since Britney Jordan in 2008-09 that a Lion women’s basketball player has been named an All-American.
“This is a huge honor for our university, our women’s basketball program, and two very deserving young ladies,” said Jason Burton, head women’s basketball coach. “Princess showed so much dedication this year to bounce back after a year off due to injury, and Brianna Wise played like a woman on a mission night in and night out. I couldn’t be more proud of these two young women. I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to be their coach, and glad we have Princess for one more year! Britney Jordan spoke to our team earlier in the year and talked about hard work, and what it takes to win and be successful. Bri and Princess are two people that have put in the work, that study the game, and have truly earned this honor. It is such a huge honor from the WBCA. And I can’t thank Princess and Bri enough for their hard work and dedication.”
Wise– a senior from Desoto– was one of the dominant scorers and defenders in the Lone Star Conference and the South Central Region. She was named First Team All-Region by the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association as well as First Team All-LSC. The LSC All-Tournament appointed her to the team after averaging 26.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in the LSC Tournament. She played in all 30 games, leading the team in scoring. She was second in the LSC in scoring average (16.4 points) and tied for the scoring lead in conference games (18 points). She was named LSC Offensive Player of the Week three times during the season and had 14 games where she scored at least 20 points.
Wise shot 41 percent from the field, 37 percent from three and 79 percent from the free throw line. She got to the line 219 times during the season and made 172 free throws, which was the fifth most in Division II this season and the second most in a single season in program history. She was second on the team with 66 assists and 181 rebounds as well. Wise was also active on the defensive end, leading the team with 22 blocks and also nabbing 38 steals. She finished in the top 10 in the LSC in blocks and the top 20 in steals.
Davis– a redshirt junior from Shreveport, La.– came back from a season-ending injury in the 2016-17 season and returned to form during the 2017-18 season. She commanded the Lion offense, leading the team in assists with 94. Davis also led the team with 45 steals on the defensive end. She finished 10th in the LSC in scoring, fourth in assists and fourth in minutes played. She started in all 30 games and was named Third Team All-LSC.
Davis averaged a career-high 12.8 points per game. She scored in double figures 16 times during the season and helped lead the Lions to a playoff victory in the LSC Tournament. She also had eight games with at least five assists. Davis moved into third place in program history in assists and games started and reached 2,763 minutes in her career, which is fifth all-time.
Hartford’s 66 leads Lion Invitational after the first day of action.
POTTSBORO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s golf team is fielding two squads at the Lion Invitational at Tanglewood, and the Lions are in third and fourth place after the opening 18 holes of action on Monday.
Blake Hartford is the individual leader and is one of seven players under par. His 6-under par 66 has him two strokes ahead of Tae Itthiratchai of Western Texas College and Sean Leisure of Ranger College. Hartford carded seven birdies against one bogey in the top round of the day.
The Lion “A” squad shot 300 (+12), and the “B” squad shot 302 (+14). Southeastern Oklahoma State leads the tournament at 287 (-1), followed by Ranger College at 295 (+7).
Joe Wolcik is in fifth place on the leaderboard at 70 (-2), followed by Wilfredo Sanchez at 71 (-1).
Garrett Landers is in the top 15 with a 3-over par 75, and Tyler McDonough is in 21st place with a 5-over par 77. Lucas McCubbin shot a 6-over par 78 and is in 29th place.
Nick Louy shot an 81 and is in 38th place, Zach Burch is in 44th place at 83, Dallas Millin is in 45th place at 84, and Jordan Brown is in 51st place at 87.
The tournament concludes with 18 holes Tuesday. Teams will start with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start.
|1.||Southeastern Oklahoma State||287||-1|
|5.||Northwestern Oklahoma State||303||+15|
|7.||Southeastern Oklahoma State B||306||+18|
|8.||St. Thomas (Texas)||309||+21|
|9.||Western Texas College||310||+22|
|10.||Oklahoma Panhandle State||340||+52|