Fresh off earning its first berth in the Southland Conference Tournament, the University of Central Arkansas Bears garnered four selections to the All-Southland Conference baseball team on Monday.
Senior catcher Travis Snider was a first-team selection, while senior first baseman Bryan Willson, junior right fielder Forrestt Allday and sophomore outfielder Jonathan Davis were named to the second team. Junior left fielder Ethan Harris was an honorable mention selection.
Snider, a 5-foot-11, 195-pounder from Alvin, Texas, is hitting .286 with 34 RBI. He has nine doubles and 2 home runs in 48 games, 43 as the starting catcher.
Allday, a 5-11, 180 junior from Friendswood, Texas, is UCA’s No. 2 hitter at .331. Allday leads the league in on-base percentage at .492, due in part to his league-leading 55 walks, which ranks in the top five in the nation. He is also second in the SLC in runs scored with 49.
Willson, a 6-1, 190 senior from Camarillo, Calif., is fourth on the team in hitting at .317 and had a team-high 64 hits and is second in RBI with 40, which ties for seventh in the conference.
Davis, a sophomore from Camden, is UCA’s top hitter at .333, 12th in the SLC, and No. 2 base stealer with 17. Davis, who was last year’s SLC Freshman of the Year, has missed the last two weeks with a wrist injury and will be out the remainder of the season.
The Bears (25-28), open the Southland Conference Tournament as the No. 7 seed and will face No. 2 Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
Hendrix College sophomore Elizabeth Krug will try to repeat her All-American performance in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Burns Track Complex in Claremont, Calif. on Thursday and Friday. The Heber Springs native, who finished seventh at nationals as a freshman, enters the Championships with the sixth best mark, a school record of 4,619 points set at the Washington University Invitational at the end of March.
Krug sits just 52 points behind the third best mark in the nation. She will compete against 21 competitors.
Of the seven events, Krug holds the school record in five of them - 200 meters, 100-meter hurdles, long jump, high jump and javelin. She will also compete in the 800 meters and shot put.