University of Tennessee at Chattanooga left tackle Corey Levin recently was named to the College Sports Journal 2013 FCS all-freshman football team. The resident of Dacula, Ga., started all season for the Mocs and helped them finish 8-4 with a share of their first Southern Conference championship since 1984 and a No. 23 final ranking in the Sports Network Top 25. Levin's consistent work helped UTC finish in the top 25 nationally in rushing offense and quarterback Jacob Huesman to be the SoCon coaches' choice as the league's offensive player of the year.
• Home-schooled soccer standout Sarah Catherine Baker of North Chattanooga signed scholarship papers Monday to continue her career at Bryan College. A center midfielder with the Chattanooga Patriots the last two years, she has played forward for the Dalton-based NSA Belles select team, and Bryan coach Mark Sauve plans to use her in the Lady Lions' attack -- and soon. "There's a lot of things I like about her -- first of all, her character," Sauve said. "And she's come up and played with us several times, and I like her technical and tactical abilities. She knows the game. She has a very high soccer IQ, I think, and will have an impact on our program right away." Baker said she also was recruited by Covenant and Shorter. In addition to Bryan making the best offer, she said, "It's pretty close to home and I have friends here already, and I definitely like the coaching staff."
• The UTC women's tennis team opened its 2014 season Monday with a 7-0 victory over Austin Peay. That made the Mocs 10-2 all-time against the Governors. UTC did not lose a set. The closest any Governor got was in a 6-4, 6-0 loss to Alexa Flynn at No. 3 singles and a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Kelsey Coots at No. 4. Kayla Jones, Kaylene Chadwell, Claire Mulyadi and Alison Storie were the Mocs' other singles victors.
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