Dyslin named Academic All-American

Hendrix College junior women’s basketball player Sara Dyslin was selected to the Academic All-America Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday.

She was also named as one of 10 finalists for the 2017 Jostens Trophy

Dyslin, a center from San Jose, Calif., was the Southern Athletic Association Player of the Year and all-conference First Team selection. She also made the SAA All-Tournament Team, helping the Warriors win the title and advance to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since 2000. Dyslin averaged 17.8 points and 12.2 rebounds per game with 25 assists, 39 blocks and 28 steals. She ranked 12th in the nation with 18 double-doubles, 19th in rebounding, 28th in field goal percentage (55.5) and 69th in scoring.

Dyslin has compiled a 3.95 grade point average while majoring in Neuroscience and French. Dyslin was also a Second Team All-America selection in volleyball.

The Jostens Trophy is awarded to an outstanding NCAA Division III men’s and women’s basketball player who excels on the court, in the classroom, and in the community. This season marks the 20th presentation of the awards, with the inaugural trophies bestowed in 1998.

Hendrix track regionally ranked

The Hendrix women’s track and field team has earned their highest regional ranking in program history.

The Warriors are ranked seventh in the South/Southeast Region in indoor track and field by the United State Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Hendrix is led by senior Victoria Amadi, who has qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in the triple jump with the eight beast mark in the nation.

Freshman Ashton Sitkowski leads the region in the high jump and freshman Kiersten Huitt is second in the pentathlon. Freshman Bailey Brya is fourth and senior Samantha Stockdale is sixth in the region in the pentathlon. Freshman Mackenzie Gearin has the eighth-best pole vault in the region.

Hendrix is second in the region among Southern Athletic Association teams, just behind No. 6 Centre.

Bears 2nd in HBU tourney

SPRING, Texas _ The University of Central Arkansas Bears shot the second-lowest round of the day on Tuesday and finished second at the Colin Montgomerie-HBU Husky Men’s Spring Invitational at The Traditions Course at Cypresswood Golf Club.

The Bears shot a final-round 289 and finished at 874 overall. Louisiana-Monroe won the tournament at 870, followed by UCA (292-293-289), Stephen F. Austin (875), HBU (879), Nicholls (882), UTRGV (884), Western Illinois, Abilene Christian and Bradley (885), Incarnate Word (899), South Dakota (903), Weber State (905) and Nebraska-Omaha (928).

UCA sophomore Alvaro Carol Estrems (70-75-72-217) and junior Louis Tomlinson (71-71-75-217) tied for ninth place overall at 1-over. Sophomore Luis Obiols shot 74-73-71_218 and tied for 12th at 2-over, while senior Ryan Shuttleworth shot 77-74-71-222 and tied for 27th. Sophomore Lewis George shot 81-75-238 and tied for 78th place.

Hendrix golfers 9th in tourney

AUSTIN, Texas - The Hendrix College women’s golf team placed ninth at the Concordia Texas Linda Lowery Invitational at Balcones Country Club on Monday and Tuesday.

Freshman Stephanie Leake was the Warriors’ top finisher, shooting an 84-87-171 and tying for 17th in the par 70 course. Senior Ashley Baker followed with a 110-100-210 for 44th place and freshman Emelia Dennis had a 107-104-211, tying for 45th. Freshman Peyton Penny shot a 138-156-294, finishing 50th.