Hendrix to host NCAA lacrosse championship in 2021

Hendrix College will the 2021 NCAA Division III Field Hockey National Championship in November of 2021.

said Hendrix head coach and NCAA Division III Field Hockey National Chair Rebecca Begley. "We feel fortunate to be a part of bringing hockey to the south and be able to showcase our exceptional athletic facilities and the amazing town of Conway," said Hendrix coach Rebecca Begley, who is also NCAA III field hockey national chair. "Hendrix and Conway look forward to providing an exceptional student-athlete experience for the participants and an unprecedented experience for the spectators."

"We are excited to show off our amazing campus and facilities during the championship weekend," said Amy Weaver, Hendrix athletic director. "We look forward to be able to grow the sport of field hockey within the state, the region and country by hosting this prestigious event."

Spainhour gets track honor

Hendrix College sophomore Michael Spainhour was named the Southern Athletic Association Men’s Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.

Spainhour, from Greenbrier, Ark., posted a triple jump of 14.30 meters (46 ft.-11 in.) Saturday at the Central Arkansas Open, breaking his week-old school record by 8 inches. He took second in the event, ranks 14th in the nation in NCAA Division III and is the conference leader by two feet.

Spainhour also finished fourth in the long jump with a personal-best mark of 6.89 meters (22 ft.-7.5 in.). That distance leads the SAA and ranks 46th in the country.

The Warriors will compete in the SAA Championships Friday and Saturday in Mount Berry, Ga.

Another award for Hendrix’s Amadi

Hendrix College senior Victoria Amadi was named the Southern Athletic Association Women’s Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.

Amadi, from Denton, Texas, broke her three-year old record with a triple jump of 12.26 meters (40 ft.-2.75 in.) at the Central Arkansas Open Saturday. She registered four jumps over 12.11 meters with her record-setting fifth attempt winning the competition. The mark ranks second in the nation for the four-time All-American.

This is the third Athlete of the Week award in Amadi’s career.

CBC golf

The Central Baptist College men’s golf team finish in a tie for 10th among 17 teams from NCAA Division II and the NAIA at the Natural State Classic at the Red Apple Inn at Heber Springs.

Arkansas Tech University captured the men’s team event with a two-day total 576 (285-291). Host Harding University was second with a 579 (291-288) and Henderson State third 583 (292291). CBC had a two-day total of 610 (309-301).

On the women’s side, Freed-Hardeman University claimed the title with a two-day total 666 (338-328). Arkansas Monticello was second at 669 (343-326) and Southern Arkansas University finished third at 685 (350-335).

CB did not field a complete women’s team. MaKenzie Baker finished 27th with a 191 (94-97) and Shelby Raborn was 28th at 194 (97,-97). Freed-Hardeman’s Kayland Boling led wire to wire and finished with a two-day 158 (81-77).

Austin Harmon again led the Mustangs on the men’s side tying for eighth place in a field of 65. Harmon shot a 2-over 144 (74-70). Harding University’s Mason Banger was medalist with a 2-under 140. CBC’s Cameron Ressor tied for 17th at 147 (76-71).