The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Michelle Fuzzard was voted the Southern Conference softball player of the week for the third time this season after she set school and league records with her nine RBIs in a 16-4 win spanning Saturday and Sunday at Appalachian State. That was two more than the previous Lady Mocs total for a game, and in the process Fuzzard passed Amanda Cone's SoCon career record of 184 RBIs for College of Charleston (2001-04) and now is at 191. Fuzzard went 3-for-3 with two home runs, a double and a bases-loaded walk.
Lee University shortstop Jennifer Ringle was the Southern States Athletic Conference softball player of the week after collecting 11 hits in 15 at-bats in four wins. She was 4-for-4 with a grand slam, a double and six RBIs in one game and had two homers, a triple, two doubles, 10 RBIs and nine runs scored for the week. The 28-5 Lady Flames, ranked 15th in the NAIA, host Brenau in a showdown of the SSAC East's top two teams today at 3.
UTC softball coach Frank Reed will be the guest speaker for the UTC Mocs Club's meeting tonight at 7 in the Hall of Fame Room of McKenzie Arena, and the public is invited. The club also will honor its athletes of the month for January (Ricky Taylor and Whitney Hood) and February (Jamaal Burroughs and Taylor Hall).
Howell Kerr of Dalton and Greg Brock of Calhoun closed with a 68 Sunday and tied for first place in the third flight and eighth overall in the Georgia Four-Ball tournament with a 54-hole 209 at Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville. Macon's Ryan Emory and Billy Foshee were the overall winners by three strokes with a 199.
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Lee University's Courtney Shelton is tied for third individually at 74 and teammates Geandra Almeida and Kristin Bourg are among those sharing eighth place at 77 after the first round of the SCAD Invitational women's golf tournament at Wilmington Island Club. Lee is third in the 10-team field at 308, one shot behind the host school. Northwood leads at 299.