Sacramento State University freshman golfer Chloe Bartek garnered All-Big Sky Conference honors with her selection to the Second Team announced last week. Teams were selected by vote of coaches.The Columbia River High School graduate — who was the Class 3A state champion as a senior for the Chieftains — ranked second on the team with an average of 77.58. She competed in 19 rounds during her first season and placed ninth at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic for her highest finish.
Concordia’s Bussey, OIT’s Duncan All-CCC
Oregon Tech junior pitcher Jessi Duncan and Concordia University freshman Taylor Bussey were named First Team All-Cascade Collegiate Conference.Duncan is 16-5 with a 2.31 earned run average for the Owls (33-12), starting 20 games and appearing in 24 with 103 innings pitched. She recorded 86 strikeouts, allowing 50 walks. Opponents hit .242 against her.Bussey, who plays second base for the Cavaliers (31-15), led the CCC with 11 home runs, and posted a .340 batting average.Both are graduates of Prairie High School.Concordia won the CCC tournament and earned an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championships, which begin Monday.
Linfield sent to Redding for regional
Northwest Conference champion Linfield College is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division III regional hosted by the University of the Redlands in Redding, Calif.The Wildcats (34-7) will face Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (28-13) at 10 a.m. Friday. SCIAC regular-season champion Redlands (30-13) faces CMS at 12:30 p.m., with Linfield playing Redlands at 3 p.m.Saturday’s championship game is at noon, with a second game at 2:30 p.m. if necessary.Winners of the 16 regionals advance to super regionals, best-of-three series played May 16-17 at eight different sites. Super regional winners will advance to the NCAA-III finals, May 22-27 in Tyler, Texas.Linfield’s lineup includes catcher McKenna Spieth (Union High School) and outfielders Erin Carson (Camas High School) and Grace Middelstadt (Prairie High School), all juniors. Also on the roster is freshman catcher Erin Tauscher (Camas High School).
Sac State gymnasts All-MPSF Academic
All three Clark County representatives on the Sacramento State University women’s gymnastic team were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s All-Academic squad.Kalliah McCartney of Vancouver is a junior majoring in business administration; Dallas Smith of Heisson is a junior majoring in communication studies; and Kayla Wonderly of La Center is a junior majoring in communication studies.All three are graduates of CAM High School in Battle Ground.For MPSF all-Academic honors, student-athletes:n Must have a 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average;n Must be at least a sophomore academically;n Must have completed one full academic year at the institution prior to the season for which the award is being received;n Must have competed in fifty percent or more of the institution’s competition in the student-athlete’s respective sport.
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