Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Update: Women

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Update: Women

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* Name-dropping: Trivia Question: Who scored the final run for the UMSL softball team in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association? Michelle Hogan (Northwest), in a 6-1 loss to Missouri Southern. The Riverwomen switch to the Great Lakes Valley Conference next season. . . . Four softballers were named to the all-conference team: shortstop Nicole Christ (Duchesne), pitcher Nicole Kocis, catcher Audrey Kramme and first baseman Diana Mooney.

* Number-crunching: Christ finished as the top hitter in the MIAA with a .489 average. . . . Kocis was fifth in earned-run average with a mark of 1.71. . . . First-year coach Rob Westling, 151-90 in his five-year career, suffered his first losing season (12-18).


* Name-dropping: SLU tennis player Eliza Gano was named to the Conference USA honorable mention list. . . . Bills tennis coach Skip Salzenstein announced the signing of Andra Wilcox, who compiled a regular-season record of 140-0 in high school. . . . Nerinx Hall standout Jen Tissi has signed to play soccer at SLU.

* Number-crunching: The tennis Bills finished with a 14-12 record after an eighth-place showing at the C-USA championships. . . . SLU softballers Lynette Pestel and Lisa Pope (Belleville West) were named to the Lady Vol all-tournament team in Tennessee.


* Name-dropping: The MU golf team failed to qualify for the postseason, but the NCAA has selected senior Kristen Samp to compete individually in the Midwest District.

* Number-crunching: Heading into Wednesday's doubleheader with SLU, Mizzou's softball team was 26-18 with an eight-game winning streak. The Tigers are 8-6 in the Big 12 and hope to finish third in the conference's inaugural season. The Big 12 tourney is May 10-11 in Oklahoma City.


* Name-dropping: Shelly Swan was honored as the W Club's Distinguished Senior Athlete at the Bears' annual banquet. …

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