Three UCO golfers named All-American
A trio of Central Oklahoma golfers have earned NCAA Division II PING All-America honors, it was announced Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Josh Creel was named to the second-team unit, Andrew Green was a third-team selection and Baer Aneshansley made the honorable mention list for the Bronchos.
A junior-to-be from Cheyenne, Wyo., Creel enjoyed a fabulous 2010-11 season,
finishing with a 71.91 scoring average for 34 rounds. He had top-10 finishes in nine of 12 tournaments -- winning two titles -- and shot 11 rounds in the 60s.
An honorable mention All-America as a freshman in 2008-09, Green had a 72.30 average for 37 rounds. The senior-to-be from Edmond finished in the top-10 seven times and placed third in the national tournament at three-under-par.
Aneshansley, who will be a senior this fall, finished with a 73.89 average in 35 rounds. The Clinton native had three top-10 finishes and shot a final-round 67 in finishing 14th at the national tournament.
The threesome helped lead UCO to arguably the best year in school history, with the Bronchos winning nine titles – including the Lone Star Conference and South Central/Central Region crowns – and finishing third in the stroke-play portion of the national tournament before losing in the first round of match play.
WT's Hargis Named to PING All-America Squad
The Division II PING All-America Teams have been announced by the GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America), with West Texas A&M junior Ben Hargis has been named to the third team.
Abilene Christian’s Cyril Bouniol and Alex Carpenter, Lynn’s Ricardo Gouveia and Jose Joia, Cal State Monterey Bay’s John Jackson, Jake Murphy of Coker, Chico State’s Kyle Souza and Barry’s Daniel Stapff were previously named to the PING All-America First Team.\
Patrick Bauer of Sonoma State, Barry’s Chris Carlin, Josh Creel of Central Oklahoma, Central Missouri’s Matt Miller, Cal State San Bernardino’s Kenny Pigman, Daniel Stanley of Newberry, Cameron’s Jason Timmis and Georgia College’s Joe Young comprised the second team.
Along with Hargis, third-team honorees included West Florida’s Otto Bonning, Daniel Claytor of Barton, Western Washington’s Dylan Goodwin, Andrew Green of Central Oklahoma, Tyler Sheppard of Abilene Christian, Columbus State’s Rourke Van der Spuy, Columbus State and Scott Yeakel of Cal State Monterey Bay.
A total of 21 golfers were named honorable mention All-America.
Men’s Basketball Adds Ellsworth Recruit
KINGSVILLE, TEXAS – Ellsworth Community College shooting guard Derryl Nash has decided to continue his basketball career playing for Texas A&M-Kingsville and head coach Pete Peterson.
Nash is a 6-2 guard from Austin, TX where he starred at Elgin High School. As a senior, he averaged 19.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game in 2008-09.
At Ellsworth CC in Iowa, Nash earned First Team all-Region XI Division II honors this past season. He averaged 12.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game while shooting over 80 percent from the free throw line. He knocked down 27 three-pointers in only 16 games. As a freshman, he averaged 7.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.
Nash plans to study Criminal Justice at A&M-Kingsville.
West Texas A&M Basketball Signs Sims
CANYON, Texas – West Texas A&M head basketball coach Rick Cooper has announced that Donald Sims, a 6-5, 215 lb. forward from USC-Salkehatchie will attend WTAMU and play for the Buffs during the upcoming 2011-12 season.
“Donald is going to be a great fit into our offensive and defensive schemes for next year. He does a terrific job of scoring on angles when he is posted up, and has the ability to score over bigger defenders.”
As a sophomore during the 2010-11 campaign, Sims was the Indians’ leading scorer, averaging 18.6 points, while shooting at a 66.6 percent clip from the field. He also grabbed 12.0 rebounds per contest and dishes 2.2 assists per outing.
For his efforts, he was honored as a first-team all-Region 10 selection.
“Donald is a great addition to our program,” Cooper continued. “His size, athleticism and versatility will be a great addition to our team as we prepare for next year.”
Sims is the fifth player signed by Cooper’s staff this year, joining transfer Kerry Jones, a 6-6 forward from Tyler, Texas (Hill College), and incoming freshmen Kevin Waller, a 6-9, post from Groesbeck, Texas (HS), Jamarlas ‘Tez’ Dumars, a 6-2 guard from Garland, Texas (Lakeview Centennial HS) and 6-4 guard Kennon Washington from Mobile, Ala. (Faulkner State CC).