Kriesel-Bigler gets A-A honor

Hendrix College senior point guard Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler has been named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America Team as an Honorable Mention.

Kriesel-Bigler, of Austin, Texas, averaged 15.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. She recorded 106 assists, six blocks and 20 steals and shot 40.5 percent (132-of-326) from the field, 41.1 percent (65-of-158) from 3-point range and 84.2 percent (80-of-95) from the line.

Kriesel-Bigler ranked 23rd in NCAA Division III in three-point field goal percentage and 33rd in free throw percentage. She led the SAA in three-pointers made and three-point percentage, ranked second in free throw percentage and assists, third in scoring and 10th in field goal percentage.

She finished her career with 1,397 points, 445 assists and 236 3-pointers made. Kriesel-Bigler finished second in school history in assists and three-pointers made, fourth in free percentage and sixth in scoring and 3-point percentage.

She was named to the All-Southern Athletic Association First Team.

Kriesel-Bigler is the fourth player in program history to earn All-American Honors and the first since Meg Frazier in 2001.

CBC player gets conference honor

Austin Kuchinski of Central Baptist was named the American Midwest Conference’s hitter of the week in leading the Mustangs to five victories.

Against Crowley’s Ridge, he had three walks scored a run and drove in a run. In a weekend sweep of Williams Baptist, Kuchinski went 7 for 12 with three home run and 13 RBI. He had two doubles and five RBI.

The freshman raised his season batting average to .353 and his slugging percentage to .603.

SAA honors Hendrix’s Lincoln

Hendrix College junior Jared-Lincoln was named the Southern Athletic Association Men’s Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.

Lincoln recorded a pair of third place finishes and broke a school record at the Rhodes College Invitational in MemphisSaturday. Lincoln, from Atlanta, Texas, broke the Warriors’ 11-year old discus record with a throw of 46.30 meters (151 ft.-11 in.), which is tied for the fourth-best mark in the nation. He was also third in the shot put with a mark of 13.55 meters (44 ft.-5.5 in.).

The Warriors will host the Hendrix Multis at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium on Friday and Saturday.