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Columbus, Ohio native Weakley named Texas A&M International University basketball coach

 

Bryan Weakley (courtesy of Alaska-Anchorage athletics)

Bryan Weakley, a graduate of Worthington Christian has been named head coach of the Texas A&M International basketball team.

He had been an associate head coach the past three seasons.

Weakley was an all-state player while at Worthington Christian High School.

Weakley was an NAIA All-American and  two-time team captain at Biola University, when the Eagles made four straight NAIA national tournaments, including a 2000 Final Four appearance, and went 109-27 from 1998-2002. He scored 1,322 career points and graduated as BU’s all-time leader three-point goals made with 236. Bryan earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 2002, with a minor in Biblical studies.

He has coaching experience with Middlesex University in England, London Towers of the British Basketball League and the University of Alaska-Anchorage.

Texas A&M International University, is a public, co-ed, state-supported school located in Loredo, Texas. Established in 1969, the school has 6,853 students.

TAMIU’s sports teams are known as the Dustdevils and compete in the Heartland Conference. They became active members of NCAA Division II on September 1, 2008. As an active member, TAMIU is eligible for conference championships and NCAA tournament berths.

TAMIU participates in the following sports:

  • Baseball
  • Men’s Basketball (2010 Heartland Conference Tournament Championship)
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Men’s Golf
  • Women’s Golf
  • Men’s Soccer (2003 Red River Athletic Conference Champions, 2010 Heartland Conference Title)
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Women’s Volleyball (2002 West Division Athletics Conference Champions)
  • Softball (2010 Heartland Conference Tournament Championship)

 

Info compiled from Texas A&M International University, Biola University, University of Alaska-Anchorage & Wikipedia

Univerity of Alabama golfer Thomas among five honored as 2012 Jack Nicklaus Award recipients

 

Justin Thomas from Alabama, Nova Southeastern’s Ben Taylor, Noah Ratner from Guilford,  Texas Wesleyan Nathan Anderson and Jimmy Kozikowski of South Mountain Community College have been named the 2012 Jack Nicklaus Award recipients as the Golf Coaches Association of American Collegiate Players of the Year. The Nicklaus Award recognizes the top players at Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA levels.

Jack Nicklaus at 2012 Memorial Tournament (megasportsnews.com photo)

Since 1988, the award for the GCAA Collegiate Players of the Year has been named after Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at Ohio State University.

Thomas is the Division I Nicklaus Award receipient, was previously honored with the Phil Mickelson Award presented by the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation as the nation’s outstanding freshman and was named a PING First-Team All-American selection.

A native of Goshen, Kentucky, Thomas got off to a quick start in his college career, claiming his first tournament the Carpet Capital Collegiate. He would go on to win three more times – the Puerto Rico Classic, SEC Men’s Golf Championship and NCAA Southeast Regional.

Justin Thomas (courtesy of Alabama athletics)

 

Info compiled from Golf Coaches Association of America

 

 

 

Ohio Dominican baseball coach Page notches 900th win

 

Paul Page (courtesy of Ohio Dominican athletics)

Ohio Dominican University baseball coach Paul Page won posted the 900th win of his career as the Panthers beat Wayne State, 7-4 over the weekend.

Page has has ten 40-win seasons, 21 30-win seasons, has produced 20 academic All-Americans and has taken ODU to six NAIA World Series trips.

His 25-year record is 900-443-6 at Ohio Dominican.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Ohio Dominican news

UD’s Wirkus named first team Capital One Academic All-America

 

University of Dayton redshirt senior safety Steve Wirkus has been named a University Division Capital One First Team Academic All-American.
 

Steve Wirkus

 

 


Wirkus, an Accounting major, led the Pioneer Football League in interceptions per game (0.5).  Despite missing three games with injuries, he led UD in solo tackles (37), and was second on the team in passes broken up (7).  He was also second on the team in tackles per game (6.8).  Injuries caused him to miss all or a part of three of UD’s four losses in the Pioneer Football League.

The Dayton football program has produced 22 Academic All-Americans since the 2000 season. That’s the most by any school at any level of college football, and includes the 2007 Division I ESPN The Magazine All-American of the Year, Brandon Cramer.
In the history of the Academic All-America program, UD football has had 52 Academic All-Americans. Among schools currently playing Division I football, only Nebraska (101), Penn State (59) and Notre Dame (55) have had more. UD has had at least one football player named an Academic All-American in 25 of the last 27 years.  In all sports, Dayton has had at least one Academic All-American for 28 straight years.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.  For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.
Press Release & Photo courtesy of Dayton media relations

Oklahoma Christian’s Stark selected 2011 Nicklaus Award recipient

 

Oscar Stark (photo by Golf Coaches Association of America)

Oklahoma Christian’s Oscar Stark is one of five collegiate golfers who have been awarded the 2011 Jack Nicklaus Award recipeints as the Golf Coaches Association of America Collegiate Player of the Year.

Stark, a senior for the Eagles and the 2011 NAIA individual national champion, earned the Arnold Palmer Award presented by Callaway and was named a PING First-Team All-America selection for the third straight year. He was also a third-team selection as a freshman to become a four-time honoree.

Additionally, Stark earned his second NAIA Scholar-Athlete award after maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. He had two other wins - the Texoma Championship and UST Mamiya Championship – in addition to earning NAIA national medalist honors. Stark recorded eight top 10 finishes in 10 events this season. Stark is the only individual champion in the program’s history and one of three athletes in school history to be a member of two national championship teams.

 

Info courtesy of the Golf Coaches Association of America

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