WACO, Texas – There can be no doubt that the commitment to sportsmanship and fair play at the University of St. Thomas (Texas) is strong and unwavering. For the third consecutive year, UST was selected by its fellow conference members as the recipient of the RRAC Sportsmanship Award.
In 2014-15, the Celts' athletic program lived up to the standard it has set in previous years, and UST swept all three sportsmanship categories – overall, men's sports and women's sports. Along with other RRAC members, the Celts were also recognized as a Five-Star institution under the NAIA Champions of Character program. That program emphasizes five tenets: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.
For the second time in three years, Jack Hank of Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) has been selected as the RRAC Athletic Director of the Year, earning the distinction this time for the 2014-15 academic calendar. Hank was selected in a vote of his peers with all RRAC athletic directors voting.
The RRAC AD of the Year award recognizes the athletic director who had the best academic year in overall program improvement, facility development, game administration, NAIA Champions of Character commitment, ability to hire and keep quality coaches, program growth in sports and revenue opportunities, contributions at the conference and national levels, and student-athlete development.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – (Box Score) Andrea Whelan compiled five RBIs, including three on a home run in the eighth inning, to lift No. 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) to a 9-5, extra-inning victory over top-seed LSU Alexandria (La.) Tuesday night at the 35th Annual NAIA Softball World Series, presented by Security National Bank and Morningside College. In two previous World Series games, Whelan was 1-for-7 at the plate. But she delivered in the clutch tonight with three hits and two runs scored.
With a 1-2 World Series record, LSU Alexandria is eliminated and ends the year with a 51-5 record.