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Six area players, including four from McCallie School, made the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association's high school all-state list for 2016. Soddy-Daisy's Tre Carter and Bradley Central's Brandon Thompson joined the Blue Tornado's Corbin Brooksbank, Carson McKoon, Quinn Smith and Palmer Steventon in all-state recognition. McCallie's selections tied state champion Christian Brothers of Memphis for the most in Division II and on any of the four all-state teams selected by the TBCA; Nashville's Christ Presybterian Academy and Spring Hill each had three players selected in Class AA, but no other school had more than two chosen. McCallie's quartet helped their team finish among the final four at state and end the season 31-7 for a school record for victories. Brooksbank, an outfielder, batted .330 with 14 extra-base hits, scored a team-high 49 runs and had 20 RBIs this season as a junior. McKoon, a senior pitcher who will play at Washington & Lee University, was 8-0 with an ERA of 2.33 and 50 strikeouts. Smith, a senior catcher who has signed with Virginia Military Institute, was a state Mr. Baseball finalist after hitting .313 with six doubles, a team-best eight home runs and 45 RBIs. Steventon, a junior pitcher, was 6-1 with an ERA of 0.96 and a team-best 61 strikeouts. Carter, a senior outfielder who committed to Tennessee last year but was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 11th round last month — he is still unsigned, according to the Padres' website — hit .481 with nine home runs, eight triples, 49 runs scored, 39 RBIs and 19 stolen bases during the regular season. Thompson was a senior pitcher who went 10-1 with an ERA of 0.62 and 70 strikeouts while helping Bradley Central reach the state sectionals.

Golf

- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga tied for eighth among NCAA women's golf teams in aggregate grade point average for 2015-16 at 3.776, and Lee University was 14th at 3.717. UTC tied for fifth with Baylor University among Division I teams in the listing by the Women's Golf Coaches Association, led by Megan Woods and Isabella Loza with perfect 4.0s and Emily McLennan and Monica San Juan joining them as WGCA All-America Scholars. "We take great pride in all of our achievements — in and out of competition," UTC vice chancellor and athletic director David Blackburn said in a release. "Our women's golf team continues to excel both on the course and in the classroom." McLennan was the Southern Conference golfer of the year, and Woods was the program's fifth conference tournament medalist in six years. Lee coach John Maupin said the top-25 GPA listing was "a great recognition for our players and highlights the balanced success they have had on and off the course. They pride themselves on being hard workers in the classroom." He added that the honor "can be shared with the entire academic community at Lee." The Lady Flames' Bernardette Little, Caroline Moore and Sam Burrus were All-America Scholars.

- UTC's Wes Gosselin was listed among the Division I Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for 2016. Lee University's Taylor Davis and Matt Strube were Division II honorees, while Clark Melton from Walker Valley High School was one of two 2016 seniors listed from Young Harris College. Dalton State College's Levi Nix was an NAIA selection.

- UTC's Andrew Weathers from Chattanooga and McCallie School earned first-alternate status for this year's U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan by shooting even-par 140 (71-69) in sectional qualifying at Willow Creek Golf Club in Knoxville. He missed outright qualifying for the national championship in a playoff. The Mocs' Etienne Brault missed an alternate spot by one shot with his even-par 144 at Wykagyl Country Club in New York.

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