Tulane volleyball holds scrimmage
Preseason All-American Athletic Conference honoree Annie Shurtz posted a team-best 11 kills and sophomore setter Ally Frank headlined the squad with 21 assists as the Tulane University volleyball team wrapped up preseason camp with a three-set intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday morning at the Hertz Center.
“After our second week of preseason practice, we really wanted to see where everyone was at this point,” Tulane head coach Sinisa Momic said. “We just played with two even teams and went a little bit shorter – three games to 20 – to give us a final idea of how to form the lineup and how to put different people in different positions.”
Nicholls State announces Hall picks
THIBODAUX —Nicholls State announced the newest class of its Hall of Fame that will be honored on Sept. 13 before the football team’s home opener against Henderson State.
The four-member 2014 class includes Gerald Butler (football, 1972-76), Mike Mohler (baseball, 1988-89), Christina Thornton (softball, 1993-94, 96-97) and Lardarius Webb (football, 2007-08).
NW State announces 2014 Hall inductees
NATCHITOCHES —Two-time USA track Olympian Kenta Bell, along with All-America and Academic All-America baseball player Ryan Anholt, headline seven Northwestern State athletic greats who will be honored by the Graduate N Club at its annual Hall of Fame Ceremony on Northwestern’s omecoming Saturday, Oct. 11.
Joining Bell and Anholt among the six Hall of Fame inductees are three football standouts: All-American Adrian Hardy, the Demons’ second-leading all-time tackler in Ed Moses, and Ed Orgeron, whose outstanding playing career at Northwestern has been eclipsed by his coaching accomplishments. Lady Demons track and field great Peggy Lewis, a three-time Southland Conference champion, is also being enshrined.
Former football player Barry Rubin, who has become one of the nation’s most prominent figures in strength and conditioning training and is in his 18th year in the NFL, is receiving the Graduate N Club’s Distinguished Service Award recognizing outstanding accomplishments following his collegiate athletic career.
3 LSU golfers playing in World Amateur
Three members of the 2014-15 LSU women’s golf team have one more stop on a successful summer of play for the team as they represent their countries in the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships in Karuizama, Japan September 3-6.
Senior Madelene Sagstrom will represent Sweden, junior Nadine Dreher will represent Austria and sophomore Caroline Nistrup will represent her home country of Denmark.
The Prince Hotel Resort’s Iriyama and Oshitate courses will be used for the championship which will mark the 20th competition for the Espirito Santo Trophy.
Wave’s Winning takes 3rd at British Open Am
Tulane sophomore Olivia Winning shot an even-par 293 total to finish tied for third at the Ladies British Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship, Aug. 20-22 at the Ashburnham Golf Club in Wales.
Winning opened the event with a 7-under 67, the lowest individual round of the event, and stayed near the top spot for the remainder of the Championship. She shot a 1-over 75 during the second round, a 2-over 76 for the third round and a 4-over 78 in the final round.
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McCusker wins LGA Senior Amateur
ST. FRANCISVILLE —Robert McCusker of Baton Rouge fired a 1-under par 71 on Saturday to win the Louisiana Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship at The Bluffs Golf Resort.
McCusker started the final round with a four-shot lead and never relinquished it, ultimately winning by five strokes over runner-up Eddie Lyons of Shreveport. McCusker’s final round 71 capped off an impressive three day total of four-under par 212, the only competitor to finish under par.
Rounding out the top five were: Bill Land of Lafayette (218), Bart Dornier of Metairie (219), and John Justus of Baton Rouge (220).
Walker to speak at Andonie Museum
Former LSU baseball standout Todd Walker will be speaking at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at LSU’s Andonie Sports Museum.
Walker is a college baseball hall of famer and played in the major leagues from 1996-2007.
To RSVP call (225) 578-3838.