Two Lee University Lady Flames are national honorees

Two Lee University Lady Flames are national honorees

February 20th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Lee University junior guard Hollie German from Polk County has been named the Capital One College Division Academic All-America of the year for women's basketball, and sophomore teammate Jenna Adams from McMinn Central is the NAIA Division I player of the week. Lee's Lady Flames are 25-2 and tied for seventh in the rankings, and German is sixth nationally with 20.04 points a game and fourth with 75 3-point baskets while averaging 4.1 assists. She has a grade point average of 3.98 on a 4.0 scale as a mathematics and secondary education major. Last season she was a second-team NAIA All-American and the Southern States Athletic Conference East Division player of the year. The 6-foot-2 Adams, also the SSAC player of the week, averaged 27.5 points and 12 rebounds and shot 63.6 percent from the field in two wins and has 11 double-doubles this season. She's averaging 14.9 points a game.

Golf

• The UTC women's golf team moved past Minnesota and finished ninth Tuesday at the 12-team Central District Invitational tournament at Parrish, Fla., with the day's third-best team score of 298. That made the Mocs 917 for 54 holes, one shot behind Augusta State. SMU won at 888. UTC's Mette Kryger tied for 20th individually at 227 and Marion Duvernay shot 229 with a third-round 71, while Emily McLennan and Jordan Britt totaled 230 and 231.

Track & Field

• Chancis Jones of the Chattanooga Jets Track Club has qualified for the girls' triple jump and long jump events in the New Balance National Indoor meet March 8-10 in New York. She qualified for the triple jump with a personal best of 38 feet, 2.75 inches on Jan. 5 at Tennessee State and added another qualifying distance, 37-6.5, this past weekend at the UK High School Invitational in Lexington, Ky., where she also qualified for the New York competition with a long jump of 18-3.

Baseball

• Middle Tennessee State senior Hunter Adkins from Signal Mountain and Red Bank High School was the Sun Belt Conference baseball pitcher of the week after shutting out Ball State for eight innings in the Blue Raiders' 1-0 win last Friday. Adkins allowed only four hits and struck out seven batters.

• The NAIA's third-ranked Lee University baseball team won 5-3 Tuesday at Union College in Barbourville, Ky. The Flames (11-2) scored all five of their runs in the first three innings, beginning with Karsten Strieby's home run after a Corey Davis walk, and Davis singled in Mark Silva for a 4-1 lead . Strieby had three hits and is batting .459, and Davis had two RBI hits and scored twice. Reliever Jeremy Stawychny got the pitching win.

• Kevin Layne was 4-for-5 with four RBIs as the Bryan College baseball team beat Tennessee Temple 15-8 Tuesday in Dayton. Cody Rhinehart was 3-for-3 and Grant Zawadzki was 2-for-4 and matched Chris Jeffries and Blake Johnson with two RBIs for Bryan (7-3). For Temple (2-5), Dustin Crumley was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs and Nico McElrath had two RBIs. The Crusaders' Dylan Massengill from Southeast Whitfield and Chattanooga State was the National Christian College Division I player of the week for his eight-strikeout no-hitter against Hiwassee.

Tennis

• Sewanee's Eric Roddy from Baylor School and Lindsey Liles from Little Rock, Ark., were the Southern Athletic Association tennis players of the week after last Saturday's wins over Martin Methodist. Both are freshmen. The Sewanee men will play Washington & Lee at 3 p.m. Thursday at Baylor.

Softball

• The nationally 11th-ranked Lee softball team had its softball games in Cleveland postponed against Tennessee Wesleyan on Tuesday.

• Ridgeland graduate Caitlyn Lance homered and batted in two runs in each game as Carson-Newman split its most recent softball doubleheader, losing 9-4 and winning 7-6 against Queens. Ooltewah grads Bri Shoemake and Jessica Morgan each was 2-for-3 and scored a run along with Baylor alumna Braleigh Angel in the loss, and freshman pitcher Kaitie Sims from Baylor improved to 5-0 with the second-game win as Shoemake went 2-for-4 and matched Lance's two runs scored.