Track Competes in Fayetteville
The men and women’s track teams traveled to Fayetteville, Arkansas to compete in the Razorback Invitational this past week. The men finished ninth overall, in large part due to redshirt sophomore Marc Scott, who finished first in the 3000 meter run, setting a school record, with a time of 7:55.37. The women finished 11th in team rankings off the strength of redshirt sophomore Olivia O’Hare, who finished fourth in the mile run, and Audrey Jean-Baptiste, who had the fifth best time in the 400 meter dash.
The women’s tennis team won in dominating fashion, giving up only one score to the Pittsburgh Panthers in their match on Saturday. This set them up for a big match against the nationally ranked (6th) Baylor Bears on Sunday. In a tough loss, the women lost to the Bears 4–0. The men swept a triple header against Arkansas Pine-Bluff and Wichita State on Friday giving them a 7–2 record on the season. They have a week off before they face off against high-ranked Baylor (#10) and TCU (#18).
Montgomery has named Michael Bloesch as the Offensive Quality Control Coach for the Golden Hurricane. For those unfamiliar, a quality control coach is a stepping stone to become a positions coach. The role of a quality control coach is to gather statistics and research about opponents that a team will play. Bloesch’s hire comes after he spent a year as the football analyst at Houston, and three years as offensive coordinator for a local Texas high school.
The women’s softball team, which is ranked 22nd or 23rd depending on which poll you look at (NCAA or ESPN), is predicted to finish second in their first season in the American conference. UCF was the only team to garner more votes in the preseason rankings. The women kick off their season this Friday in Arizona and will play their first home game of the season on Feb. 27 in the Tulsa Tournament.
Congrats to Athletes
During the halftime of Saturday’s men’s basketball game over 200 student athletes from all different sports were honored for achieving GPAs of 3.0 and over. Congratulations to all those student athletes!