WACO, Texas – Jaclyn Bautista of Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) captured the Red River Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week award for her performance over the dates of Oct. 13-19. Anna Siruckova of the University of Texas-Brownsville earned RRAC Hitter of the Week recognition, while UTB's Tina Sekulic was selected as Setter of the Week. Alexandra Wilborn of OLLU was honored as the Libero of the Week. This is the eighth set of weekly awards for the 2014 season.
Bautista, a junior middle blocker from El Paso, Texas, posted a .548 hitting percentage in a 2-1 week for the Saints. She accounted for nine kills in a 3-0 victory over Wiley College (Texas), and she added seven in a sweep of Jarvis Christian College (Texas). In all, Bautista had 20 kills on 31 total attacks with three errors. OLLU sits at 9-2 in conference play and 13-8 on the season.
WACO, Texas – Following two consecutive seasons in which they were Red River Athletic Conference co-champions, Wiley College (Texas) and Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) were picked first and second in the 2014-15 RRAC Women's Basketball Preseason Poll. Wiley reached the NAIA national tournament semifinals last March and earned eight first-place votes from the conference's head coaches to earn this year's top pick.
OLLU received the other three first-place selections to land in second in the poll. Langston University (Okla.), LSU Shreveport (La.) and defending RRAC tournament champion Huston-Tillotson University (Texas) round out the top five.
WACO, Texas – Vanessa Garcia of the University of Texas-Brownsville and Maureen Rono of Wiley College (Texas) earned recognition as the Red River Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Co-Runners of the Week for Oct. 6-12. UTB's David Guillen and Wiley's Jeremiah Kipkemei earned a share of this week's men's cross country award. This is the seventh set of weekly awards for the 2014 season.
Garcia, a senior from Brownsville, Texas, achieved a 19th place finish in a field of 312 runners on Saturday at the NAIA Pre-National Meet in Lawrence, Kan. She completed the 5K distance in a time of 19:10 in a preview of next month's national championships.