published Friday, December 13th, 2013

Dolmovich, Australian join UTC golf team and other sports news

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf coach Colette Murray announced Thursday the signing of Australian golfer DeeDee Russell and former Birmingham-Southern golfer Sarah Dolmovich as additions to the Mocs for the spring semester. "Transferring to UTC was too good to pass up," said Dolmovich, who was part of three straight Class A/AA state high school championships at Signal Mountain, including one with UTC senior Jordan Britt. "I can push myself academically in graphic design and achieve dreams and goals of playing [Division] I golf." Murray said Russell will enter the UTC program with a similar resume to an Australian star from her earliest Mocs teams. "We struggled in the fourth and fifth spot last [semester], and I think she'll be able to take care of that for us," Murray said. "She's very similar to Emma de Groot."

• Former UTC golfer Steven Fox opened with a 69 as the last stage of Web.Com Qualifying began Thursday at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., and former McCallie School standout Adam Mitchell shot a 76, improving his first nine holes by six shots. Both already are assured of some degree of Web.com Tour status for 2014. Fox is in a 14-way for 30th place after his round, the first of six.

• The Course at Sewanee has been named the 2013 Golf Magazine nine-hole U.S. renovation of the year. The changes to the longtime campus course were started in 2011 by Gil Hanse, the magazine's course architect of the year in 2009 and the designer of the 2016 Olympic Games course in Brazil.

Soccer

• Lee University senior midfielder Chevon Roberts was a first-team National Christian College Athletic Association Division I soccer All-American for 2013, and sophomore teammate Gabe Franco from the national runners-up was a second-team selection. Franco, Quabe Marinell and David Perez represented Lee on the all-national-tournament team, and the Flames' Joseph Hinshaw was an NCCAA Scholar-Athlete. Leah Fortune, the Michelle Akers Award winner, was a first-team All-American from the Lady Flames, and Lee's Laura Thacker was a third-team selection with Haley Gribble, Chloe Rader and Summer Lanter receiving honorable mention. Ode Fulutudilu made the all-national-tournament team, and Fortune, Elizabeth Hagan, Alison Braun, Danielle Ciabattone and Michelle Spangler were Scholar-Athletes.

Basketball

• Jenna Adams had 21 points and four steals and Hollie German scored 20 points for Lee University in women's basketball Thursday at Bellarmine in Louisville, Ky., but no teammate scored more than six and the Lady Flames fell 61-55.

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