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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wide receiver Bryce Nunnelly from Walker Valley High School has added to his collection of football awards and achievements by being named one of 53 on the Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association's 22nd annual academic all-star team. This is the 13th time a Moc has been included in an FCS ADA academic all-star list, the first since 2016. The criteria include a 3.2 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate study, and Nunnelly is a junior with a 3.73 GPA as a mechanical engineering major. He also is an Academic All-American and as a player a two-time first-team All-Southern Conference selection. In his Mocs career he has caught 143 passes for 2,120 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was third in the conference this past season with 66.2 receiving yards per game and fourth with 4.8 receptions per game. He had three 100-yard games in 2019.

Basketball

* Host Lee University beat Alabama-Huntsville twice in Gulf South Conference basketball Saturday, 70-47 in the women's game and 65-60 in the men's. UAH's men (13-3, 5-3), coached by former UTC and McCallie School coach John Shulman, are ranked No. 13 in NCAA Division II and were led by Shulman's son Max with 15 points and nine rebounds, but Lee (12-3, 7-1) won for the 10th time in a row with 29 points (and four 3-point baskets) from Ryan Montgomery and six and four assists from Kentrell Evans and Beyuan Hendricks. The eighth-ranked Lady Flames (15-1, 7-1) got 20 points and six assists from Abby Bertram and 19 points from Haley Schubert. Signal Mountain's Aryn Sanders had 10 rebounds and four steals with nine points for UAH (7-7, 4-4).

* The Covenant College men defeated LaGrange 76-67 but the Lady Scots fell 57-43 to Maryville in USA South games on Lookout Mountain. Chris Barnette scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Covenant men (8-4, 5-0), while Zack Allen had 14 points with four 3s and Will Crumly added 10 points and 11 rebounds and matched Barnette with five assists. For the Covenant women (5-9, 2-3), Hannah Monday had 15 points, Cosette Kirsch 11 points and six assists, Margo Koby six steals and three blocked shots and Ruthie Moore eight rebounds, four steals and four assists. Klaire Varney from Crossville had 11 points, eight rebounds, six steals and five assists for Maryville (11-4, 4-2).

* The nationally ranked Bryan College women breezed to a 95-58 victory in their Appalachian Athletic Conference game at Columbia International, but CUI won the men's contest 84-62 with a 46-21 first half. For the Lady Lions (16-1, 12-0), Shayla Ludy scored 22 points and Kaitlynn Hennessee had 21 — with four of her team's 17 made 3s — plus 10 rebounds and six assists. Sarah Cain and Destiny Kassner scored 16 and 15 points and Deandra Luna had 10 assists with 10 points. AJ Jones and Brandon Thomas led the Bryan men (9-8, 8-5) with 18 and 16 points, Thomas adding seven rebounds.

* Cleveland State swept its TCCAA home doubleheader Saturday against Columbia State, the Lady Cougars rolling 84-50 for their sixth consecutive win and the Cougars prevailing 85-80 in overtime. Britnay Gore had 26 points and 10 rebounds for her fifth straight double-double and Asjah Harrell had 21 points and seven assists for the Lady Cougars (10-5, 6-1), while Cassidy Nihoff had 12 points and Charisma Barner and Kyeshia Dalton added 10 apiece. The Cleveland State men (6-9, 3-4) were led by Kerry Pratt with the regulation tying basket and 27 points and Jakobey Hitchens with 18. Those two scored the Cougars' final five points, and Demonte Person had 11 points and six assists.

* UTC men's basketball coach Lamont Paris will be the guest speaker for the Chattanooga Quarterback Club's monthly luncheon meeting at noon Monday at the Chattanooga Masonic Center near Finley Stadium, and the public is invited. Attendance costs $10 with a meal, $4 without; parking is free.

Softball

* UTC's softball booster organization, the Lady Moc RBI Club, will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the indoor practice facility at Warner Park to hear a season preview from coach Frank Reed. The public is welcome.

Compiled by Ron Bush

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