LSU women golfers set for NCAA regional

STILLWATER, Okla. — The LSU women’s golf team looks to make a jump back to the NCAA Championships when it begins play Thursday in the NCAA Central Regional at the Karsten Creek Golf Course.

The Lady Tigers, No. 14 in the Golf World/WGCA Coaches Poll, are one of 24 teams looking to become one of the eight teams that advance after 54 holes to the NCAA Championships May 20-23 in Tulsa, Okla.

LSU will be looking to get back to the championships for the third time in four years.

All-SEC first-teamers Madelene Sagstrom (72.73) and Caroline Nistrup (72.92) will lead off for the Lady Tigers. Lindsay Gahm is third in LSU’s lineup with a 74.00 stroke average.

Millinghaus transfering to Southeastern La.

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana men’s basketball coach Jay Ladner announced Tuesday that guard Derrick Millinghaus has transferred from Ole Miss and will be eligible for the 2015-16 season.

Millinghaus, a sophomore, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after he sits out the upcoming campaign.

“We’re incredibly thrilled that Derrick has chosen to come to Southeastern to continue his basketball career,” Ladner said. “He had a major impact at Ole Miss, in the SEC, and expect him to do the same for the Lions.”

He averaged 6.6 points per game.

Tulane’s Dryburgh named to Curtis team

New Orleans — Tulane standout Gemma Dryburgh added another accolade to her golf résumé Tuesday as she was one of eight players selected to the Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) Curtis Cup Team.

The event will take place June 6-8 at the St. Louis Country Club in St. Louis.

A junior from Aberdeen, Scotland, Dryburgh will join fellow collegians Bronte Law (UCLA), Stephanie Meadow (Alabama) and Charlotte Thomas (Washington), along will top European golfers Eilidh Briggs, Gabriella Cowley, Annabel Dimmock and Georgia Hall on the GB&I squad.

The group will look to defend their title against the United States.

LSU to welcome three volleyball players

The LSU volleyball team will welcome three new members to the squad in 2014 as the program has received commitments from Kelly Esch, Toni Rodriguez and Cheyenne Wood.

A three-sport athlete from St. Amant, Rodriguez averaged 22 kills, 15 digs and six blocks per set before suffering an injury early in her final high school season.

“We are thrilled and excited to add Toni to our roster,” Flory said. “She is a dynamic athlete with great size. We are very confident that she will recover from her knee injury and be an impactful player in our program. We plan to red-shirt her for this upcoming season to allow her to completely heal and train.”

Stansbury to join

Texas A&M staff

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Rick Stansbury, the 2004 Associated Press SEC Coach of the Year, all-time coaching wins leader at Mississippi State and ninth-winningest coach in the history of the SEC, will join the Texas A&M men’s basketball staff as an assistant, head coach Billy Kennedy announced Wednesday.

No stranger to winning in the SEC, Stansbury, 54, spent 22 seasons at Mississippi State, the last 14 as head coach (1999-2012) compiling a 293-166 (.638) record while guiding the Bulldogs to the postseason 11 times, including six NCAA appearances.

Compiled from news releases and The Associated Press.