James, ASU Featured on ESPN
Freshman phenom Sandy James and the rest of the Angelo State softball team will be featured on the May edition of NCAA On Campus, scheduled to premiere Wednesday, May 20, at 11 a.m. (Central) on ESPN Classic.
The monthly show, produced by the NCAA, was taped during the final weekend of the regular season on the campus of Angelo State with the Rambelles' first baseman serving as the lead story. The Kilgore native leads NCAA Division II in home runs entering this weekend's NCAA D-II National Championship Finals.
With 25 home runs in her debut campaign, James has tied the NCAA all-division freshman record for home runs this season, matching the mark of Kelly Krestschman of Alabama in 1998. At the time of the taping, James was riding a school-record 24-game hitting streak.
Rambelles Open Finals Thursday
For the third time in program history, the No. 4-ranked Angelo State softball team (48-8) is making an appearance in the NCAA Division II National Championship Finals, May 21-25, at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va. The Rambelles will open the 2009 event against the University of Indianapolis, the Midwest Region champion, at 11 a.m. (Central) Thursday morning. All games this weekend can be heard on KCLL 100.1 FM in San Angelo and on-line at www.angelosports.com.
Watching the National Finals...All games, except the title game, at the NCAA D-II National Championship can be viewed on-line free of charge by going to www.ncaa.com. The championship game can be seen live on CBS College Sports at 2 p.m. (Central), Monday, May 25. Tickets for the national finals are $10 per day for adults and $6 per day for students, seniors and children. All-tournament passes can be purchased for $35 for adults and $20 for students, seniors and children.
2009 ABCA/Rawlings All-South Central Region Team Announced
Position Player of the Year - Jordan Schmitt, ACU
1B - Rob Mann, WTAM
3B - Nate Arevalo, Cameron
IF - Chris Adamson, ASU
C - Jordan Schmitt, ACU
DH - Keith Towne, ASU
OF - Thomas Bumpass, ACU
SP - Brad Bichel, Cameron
SP - Preston Vancil, ACU
SP - Reece Dodd, SOSU
RP - Brad Rutherford, ACU
SS - Will Uechi, ACU
IF - Seth Clabaugh, ENMU
OF - Josh Barnett, Cameron
OF - Jeremy Johnson, ENMU
OF - Travis Latz, ACU
SP - Kenny Elkind, ASU
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