Secretary of defense
When Krista Gerlich was handed the reins of the West Texas A&M women's basketball program three years ago, one of her first duties was one-on-one meetings with each player.
"When I met with Courtney, I told her she was going to be our stopper on defense," Gerlich said.
Courtney Lee was about to start her sophomore season at WT. The 5-foot-7 senior guard was a scoring machine at Kennedale High, earning all-state honors while totaling more than 2,000 points. She played sparingly in 16 games at WT as a freshman.
Lee's reaction to Gerlich's prediction?
"She laughed," Gerlich said. "She just laughed."
Lady Buffs will need rebounds against Delta
West Texas A&M's Lady Buffs must rebound well if they are to advance past today's NCAA Division II Elite Eight quarterfinals, coach Krista Gerlich said.
The Lady Buffs, making their first appearance in the Elite Eight since 1997, meet Delta State, which is making its 13th Elite Eight trip and second in a row.
''If we are to beat them, we must rebound the basketball well, and I can't stress that enough,'' Gerlich said. ''They are an exceptionally athletic team and have good size up front.
WT's Brister lands more recognition
West Texas A&M senior guard Emily Brister has been named to the NCAA Division II State Farm Coaches All-America Basketball Team announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and State Farm.
"What a deserving honor," WT coach Krista Gerlich said. "It is just very fitting for her to receive this honor after having to make the sacrifices she's had to endure."
Brister also has been named to the Daktronics All-America first team for the third time in her career.
LSC Baseball Weekly Release
Diamond Players of the Week
Co-LSC Hitter - Freddy Carmona, Eastern New Mexico
Co-LSC Hitter - Keith Towne, Angelo State
LSC Pitcher - Wes Callihan, Texas A&M-Kingsville
ACU ranked #4 in the PingBaseball.com poll, #7 in the Collegegiate Baseball magazine poll
ASU ranked #30 in the PingBaseball.com poll, #13 in the Collegegiate Baseball magazine poll
LSC Softball Weekly Release
Players of the Week
Co-LSC North Hitter- Bailey Mathes, Southeastern Oklahoma
Co-LSC North Hitter- Jenna Boren, Cameron
Co-LSC North Pitcher - Marjorie Johnson, Southeastern Oklahoma
Co-LSC North Pitcher - Carrie Harvey, Cameron
Co-LSC South Hitter - Sandy James, Angelo State
Co-LSC South Hitter - Brittany Terry, Tarleton State University
LSC South Pitcher - Kim Partin, Abilene Christian
In the 3-15 NFCA national poll, Angelo State retained the #1 position, Southeastern Oklahoma is #4, and West Texas A&M is #23. Midwestern State and Abilene Christian are among teams receiving votes.