Lee University sophomore Carson McKie was honored Thursday as the Gulf South Conference women's golf player of the month for October, and Lee's Beck Burnette repeated as the men's golf freshman of the month. McKie placed 19th at the Golfweek NCAA D2 Invitational early in October in Florida and was third at 145 in the LeeAnn Noble Memorial tournament. "Carson had a very good fall for our team. She put a lot of work in over the summer, and it paid off," Lee coach John Maupin said in a school release. "You can see the growth in her game, in particular the control she's showing out on the course." Burnette shot 141 in finishing third in the men's Golfweek D2 Invitational and was ninth with a 54-hole 211 in West Georgia's Matt Dyas Invitational. "Beck is off to a good start; he was a steady presence in all four fall tournaments for us," Maupin said. "... He's just scratching the surface of what he can do."
* The 17th-ranked Lee women's soccer team dropped to 13-4 overall and 9-3 in the GSC with a 2-0 loss Thursday night at Valdosta State (10-6, 8-4). Lauren Hicks scored both goals from assists by Riley Tennant, in the 66th and 88th minutes, but Lee outshot the Blazers 14-8 with an 8-4 edge in shots on goal.
* Covenant College All-USA South soccer seniors Paul Lemay and Josh Brower were voted to the CoSIDA academic all-district team. Lemay, the league's goalkeeper of the year, is an interdisciplinary studies major with a 3.89 grade point average. Brower, a biblical and theological studies major, has a 3.40 GPA. The Scots (17-2-1) are hosting the USAS men's tournament semifinals and play Greensboro College at 7 tonight.
* Covenant senior Emily Moore closed out her college volleyball career by being named to the All-USA South West Division second team for 2019, and she also was the Lady Scots' all-sportsmanship representative in the league awards announced Thursday. She earned an all-division honor last year as well. Moore had 411 digs this season, including a program-best-tying 39 against Piedmont in the first round of the league tournament, and 1,397 for her Covenant career. She also had 165 assists this year.
* Chattanooga State defeated the Cumberland University junior varsity 91-77 in men's basketball Wednesday night, lifting the Tigers to 2-1 for the season. They lost 101-71 to Caldwell Tech and romped 103-50 past Combine Academy in games last weekend at Walters State. The Lady Tigers are 1-1 with a 91-41 win over Brenau's JV team and a 74-72 loss to Trevecca Nazarene's.