WACO, Texas -- Mary Jordan of Langston University (Okla.) soared to the Red River Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week award for April 14-20, while Katrisha Arocha of Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) claimed her fifth Pitcher of the Week honor over the same dates. This is the 11th set of awards for the 2014 season.
Jordan, a junior catcher from Las Vegas, Nevada, went 18-for-21 at the plate in a 6-0 week for the Lady Lions. The RRAC leader with a batting average of .485 for the season, she had at least two hits in each game last week while driving in nine runs and scoring 14. Jordan was 6-for-8 with a double and an RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Ecclesia College (Ark.) then piled up 12 hits in a four-game sweep of Texas College. She capped the week by going 2-for-2 with 4 RBIs in a 22-0 win over the Lady Steers. To top it off, Jordan was 10-for-10 in stolen base attempts for the week. Langston earned the final berth in the RRAC postseason tournament at 8-12 in conference play with a record of 21-28 on the season.
WACO, Texas -- Ridge Gonsoulin of LSU Shreveport (La.) was recognized as the Red River Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week for April 14-20, while LSUS' Jake Hansen was awarded RRAC Pitcher of the Week for the same dates. This is the 12th set of weekly awards for the 2014 season.
Gonsoulin, a senior centerfielder from New Iberia, La., was 4-for-8 at the plate as the ninth-ranked Pilots split a double-header against William Carey University (Miss.). He doubled and drove in a run in a victory in the opener then went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the second game as LSUS lost a squeaker, 5-4. Gonsoulin has a .350 average on the season and is second in the RRAC in runs scored with 42 and sixth in RBIs with 31. The Pilots moved to 37-12 on the season and hold a 17-3 mark in conference play.
WACO, Texas -- Jonathan Yanez of Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) earned recognition as the Red River Athletic Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week for April 7-13, while Ceara O'Donnell of OLLU claimed RRAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors for the same dates.
Yanez, a freshman distance runner from Corpus Christi, Texas, placed seventh in the men's 5,000-meter run at the University of Incarnate Word (Texas) Invitational on Saturday. He finished the race with a time of 16:39 in a field of 18 runners.