October 3, 2017
Senior golfer Colin Prater tied for third in the final round of the Western Washington Invitational on Sept. 26. Redshirt sophomore golfer Tanner Comes also tired for tenth place.
The Invitational provided for Prater’s best round of the early season as he finished with a 7-under 209. This was Prater’s 15th top-five finish in his collegiate golf career.
Comes earned his fourth top-10 finish with a 1-under 215 in three rounds, providing for his best tournament score since the Mustang Intercollegiate in April.
The men’s golf team came in fifth out of 16 teams due to Prater’s and Comes’ successes.
Nine softball players earned Scholar-athlete recognition on Sept. 28. The awards come from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Athletes who received the awards have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA in a minimum of two semesters’ attendance.
The players include senior utility Megan Duffy, senior catcher Claire Nibbe, senior infielder Nikki Hoffman, catcher Makenna Smith, sophomore catcher Kennedi DeRossett, junior outfielder Whitney Weber, junior first base Lexi Belligan, sophomore outfielder Leigh Lancaster and freshman catcher Taylor White.
The softball team had a 3.48 cumulative GPA as a whole this spring.
Women’s Cross Country
The women’s cross country team moved up to No. 16 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national poll, receiving 64 votes. The team sat at No. 23 prior to the new ranking.
UCCS is ranked in the top 25 alongside three other RMAC schools. The team is also third among the conference teams, following Adams State (No. 2) and Western State (No. 3).
The new ranking comes after the team won with 20 points at the Trevecca Nazarene Showcase on Sept. 23. Five runners scored in the top seven, which included sophomore Kayla Wooten, junior Aubrey Templeton, sophomore Katie Novak, freshman Lauren Stanford and senior Molly Klotz.
Compiled by Hannah Harvey ([email protected])