Wednesday, June 22, 2011

LSC Roundup 6-22

Henry becomes 26th Texan to go pro since 2000
NAESTVED, Denmark – Former Tarleton guard Corin Henry has signed to play basketball for Team FOG Naestved in Naestved, Denmark.

Henry will join Team Fog, which plays in the Danish basketball league, Canal Digital Ligaen, for the new season.

“I cannot wait to get over there,” Henry said. “I leave August 15th. The chance to play professionally while traveling the world has always been a dream of mine. Everything the Tarleton coaching staff guaranteed me when they recruited me has come true. They told me coming in if I worked hard I would graduate and have a chance to continue playing once my college career was over. I’m a few courses away from graduating and I intend to finish those online during the coming school year.”

Henry was named the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2010-11, and he helped the Texans to the LSC South Division championship.

Henry led the team with 14.2 points per game and 127 assists this season. He also topped the squad with 53 steals and broke the school record of charges taken.

“What a great accomplishment for Corin,” Reisman said. “I am truly ecstatic about the opportunity he will have in Denmark next season. Corin had a tremendous two seasons with us and certainly deserves this opportunity to pursue his dream. Team FOG Naestved has signed not only a great player, but an even better individual. Corin comes to work every day, pushes those around him to make them better and has a never say die attitude that rubs off on those around him. We will miss him, but we wish him the best of luck.”

Squire Selected Capital One Academic All-American, First for Greyhound Track & Field Since 2005
Junior Bill Squire (Hagerman, N.M./Hagerman HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s track & field turned in an outstanding effort in the classroom and field, during the 2011 season. For his efforts, Squire was selected Third Team Capital One Academic All-American. The honor marks the 14th time a Greyhound or Zia was selected Academic All-American and the first time for a cross country/track & field athlete since 2005, when Ty Touchstone was honored.

To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Squire graduated from ENMU with bachelor’s degree a pre-veterinary studies and a concentration in dairy and animal sciences, in just three years. He capped a strong season by earning All-Lone Star Conference and USTFCCCA All-Region status, and earned LSC Track & Field Academic Player of the Year honors. Squire placed second in the hammer throw at the LSC Championships and narrowly missed the NCAA Championships. Squire joins Brian Holik from Angelo State as representatives from the LSC on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America team.

Holik Garners First Team Academic All-America Honors
Angelo State graduate Brian Holik was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America 2010-11 Men's Track and Field/Cross Country First Team as announced by CoSIDA Tuesday morning. The announcement comes just two weeks after he was named the Lone Star Conference Scholar-Athlete Award winner.

Holik garnered the honors after posting a 3.97 GPA as an exercise science major. The accolades are just one of many accomplishments for the Wall native this season as he collected his sixth All-American award earlier this year from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) after helping lead ASU's 4X400-meter relay team to a fifth-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

“It's a great honor for him, Angelo State athletics and Angelo State Track and Field,” head coach James Reid said. “He's a guy that is typical of a lot of ASU athletes. He excels in his area of athletics and in the classroom. Brian is part of a long line of track and field kids that have been able to garner national awards based on their success on the track and in the classroom.”

“As a captain, he was a leader and other athletes looked up to him,” Reid continued. “Not just because of how he was on the track, but also as a person. He is a good representation of Angelo State both on and off the field.”

The hurdler also qualified for nationals in the 400-meter hurdles and won the event at the Lone Star Conference Championships. Holik received the NCAA Elite 88 Award after graduating with his impressive GPA, and has already begun the doctoral program at Angelo State in physical therapy.

Timmis Turns Heads, Makes It To The Final 16 At The British Amateurs
Cameron University’s Jason Timmis impressed the crowds at the 2011 British Amateurs in England over the weekend, en route to the top 16 finish before being eliminated in match play.

The Tournament started with two days of stroke play. Of 288 participants, only the top 64 would advance through to match play. Timmis began the tournament on at the Hillside Golf Club, where he posted a 72 (even) on the tough course, which stretches more than 7,000 yards. His score of 72 was good enough to place him in a tie for 7th place.

On day 2, Timmis shot a 1-under 70, to pull into a tie for 4th place overall with a 142, three shots off the leader and good enough to move into a high seed for match play.

Timmis bested Frenchman Gary Stahl 2 & 1 to advance past the first round of match play. On day four, In the round of 32, he found himself paired against Stuart Phillips, a native of Royston, Scotland. TImmis was able to gain the upper hand and cruise to a victory 6 & 4.

It was not until the evening of the fourth day that Timmis stumbled, dropping the match to Norwegian Joakim Mikkelsen 4 & 2, effectively ending his run at the 2011 British Amateur Championship and an automatic bid for next year’s Masters Tournament.

Georgia Bulldog and Australia-native Bryden Macpherson would go on to capture the championship with a 3 & 2 victory over Michael Stewart. Abilene Christian’s Cyril Bounil, a native of France, also participated in the tournament, but failed to make it out of stroke play.

Timmis is currently playing in a regional 2011 British Open qualifying tournament and has made it through to the second round with a first round 71. The tournament began today, and is being played at 16 regional clubs in England: Abridge, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Goswick), Bruntsfield Links, Buckinghamshire, Clitheroe, Coventry, East Sussex National, Enville, Ferndown, Gog Magog, Hankley Common, Lindrick, Mere, Pannal, Royal Dublin and The London. Timmis is playing at the Enville Golf Club and with his score of 71, tied for 5th place, he is the highest placing amateur on his course. Play will resume at a later date.

The 2011 British Open will be played july 14th - July 17th at the par-70, 7,211 yard Royal St. Georges Golf Club in Kent, England.

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