University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior 184-pounder Bryce Carr is the Southern Conference wrestler of the month for November, the league office announced Monday. Carr went 8-1 with two tournament championships in November, and the wins included a pin, a technical fall and three major decisions. His only loss was in sudden victory against nationally seventh-ranked Zach Zavatsky of Virginia Tech, and Carr was ranked 13th at month's end.
» Bryan College senior defender Stephen Ricketts repeated Monday his 2016 honor of second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America for college division soccer. That includes players from NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools and only 11 on each of the first and second teams. Ricketts, the Appalachian Athletic Conference defensive player of the year, has a 3.93 grade point average as an integrated marketing communications major.
» UTC senior Aryanna Gilbert followed her teammate sister Keiana as the College Sports Madness SoCon women's basketball player of the week, announced Monday. Aryanna scored 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field in Saturday's overtime win against UT-Martin and stretcked her streak of made free throws to 17 in a row. She also led UTC with eight rebounds and had five assists with only turnover. She's averaging 13.4 points a game this season.facebook
» Covenant College had both the men's player and men's rookie of the week in USA South basketball. Senior Patjo Twagirayezu was the overall honoree with 22 and 30 points in the Scots' 2-0 week, and freshman Will Crumly earned the rookie honor with 26 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots in the two games. He had 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting and eight rebounds against Berea. Twagirayezu totaled 15 rebounds for the week and was 7-of-7 on 3-point shots.
» Cam Caldwell of Sewanee, which hosts Covenant tonight, was chosen the Southern Athletic Association men's player of the week after totaling 35 points with six 3s, 16 rebounds and four assists in two games. The junior guard added three blocked shots against Piedmont.
» Tennessee Wesleyan junior Hunter Simpson from Madisonville was selected the AAC women's player of the week for her part in the Lady Bulldogs' three wins. Shooting 69.2 percent from the field, she averaged 20.3 points a game with a career-high 34 in an 81-75 league victory over Milligan and also averaged 5.7 assists and five rebounds a game.
» Since starting basketball under coach Tony Ingle in the 2013-14 season, Dalton State College has nine more wins than any other men's four-year program in Georgia, and Ingle passed 300 four-year-college victories for his career last week. He's at 301. The former Dalton State Junior College guard has an NCAA Division II national championship with Kennesaw State and the 2015 NAIA Division I national title with the Roadrunners, the first year they were eligible. Counting their 7-2 record this season, the Roadrunners have won 113 games since their debut, including 32 in 2014-15, 29 last year and 26 in 2013-14. Emmanuel at 104 is Georgia's only other triple-digit men's winner in that span.
Swimming & Diving
» The Sewanee swimming and diving men and women both finished fourth out of seven teams in Transylvania's meet this past weekend, with freshman Lee Haber from the Sewanee men finishing second in the 400-yard individual medley and the 200 breaststroke and third in the 200 IM and classmate James Hoyt taking second in the 500 and 1650 freestyles. Carl Failing, another freshman, was second in the 100 backstroke and third in the 200 back. Senior Meghan Mulhern led the female Tigers with a second in the 500 free and a fourth in the 200 free, while Paisley Simmons was second in 3-meter diving and fourth in 1-meter, Olivia Baker was fourth in the 100 breast and Kate del Balzo was fourth in the 200 butterfly.