This week on the Hilltop has been busy as students finished finals. Spring Commencement is Saturday, May 2 with a total of 126 receiving degrees, 111 bachelor’s degrees and 15 master’s degrees.
The last week of the Spring Semester has also been a time for many of ETBU’s student/athletes receiving recognitions for outstanding play on the field or court.
Below are the honors that Tiger athletes have received this week.
Six Players Earn ASC Awards – Program Record
Finishing off a fine season in women’s tennis East Texas Baptist University has picked up several American Southwest Conference awards which are all firsts for the program. ETBU had six players earn awards along with an individual award.
Sierra Pizarro was named the ASC East Division Newcomer of the Year for her play. She went 3-1in singles and doubles play in the ASC. She was also voted to the All-ASC East second team for #3 singles and #2 doubles with partner Jabree McClaine.
ETBU swept the ASC East Division second team singles in all six positions. There was a tie for #1 singles as Kate Bramlett earned her first award. She went 2-1 in the ASC East and had a 6-5 overall record this year. In #2 singles is McClaine as she posted a 3-1 record at that position. Following after Pizarro at #3 singles is
Elizabeth Morton in #4singles. She also went 3-1 and was 5-6 overall on the year. Taking the #5 singles spot is Karah Hedquist with a 2-2 record. Rounding out the #6 singles position is Desjha Ellis as she had a 3-1 record.
In doubles, Bramlett and Morton were All-ASC East second team at the #1 spot. They went 2-1 overall in the ASC East and 8-4 on the season. McClaine and Pizarro were named to the #2 doubles spot as they went 3-1 and 6-7 on the year.
ETBU finished 3-1 in the ASC East and was the #2 seed for the ASC Tournament from the East Division. It was the first ASC Tournament that the program has played in and they fell to Mary Hardin-Baylor, 5-4.
Doud Named ASC Hitter of the Week
Dynas Doud had a career week for the East Texas Baptist University baseball team as he was named the American Southwest Conference player of the Week. He helped ETBU to a 3-3 week and an 18-18 overall record.
For the week he batted .571 with seven RBI, nine runs scored, and two home runs. He went 12-of-21 at the plate and was walked six times and only struck out three. In the series vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor he had three hits and two RBI with one home run.
His best series of the year came vs. Ozarks going 9-of-11 at the plate for five RBI. He posted a home run and a double and scored six times. In the 4-0 win in game one of the double header, he had three of the RBI with a home run. He also had a RBI in game one and three. He had a slugging percentage of .905 and an on-base percentage of .667.
ETBU finishes out the regular season this weekend at home in a three-game series with Louisiana College.
Lindsey is NFCA National Hitter of the Week
Lacey Lindsey has added another award to her career as she has been named the NFCA National Hitter of the Week for NCAA Division III. Lindsey is the second ETBU player to earn a national award this season as Shelby Parker was the NFCA National Player of the Week earlier this year.
Lindsey had a career week batting .524 in six games with five home runs and 11 RBI. In the series vs. Howard Payne she recorded her 10th home run of the year helping ETBU to a three-game sweep. Against Sul Ross State she then added four more home runs to give her 14 on the year. In game one she collected her 11th of the year and then in the series finale went 3-of-4 with three home runs for six RBI.
She leads the ASC in home runs (14) and RBI (48) and is second in total bases (97). She only needs two home runs to break the ETBU program record that she tied last year hitting 15.
ETBU entered the ASC Tournament on Thursday winning game one against Louisiana College, 5-2, and play Friday against UT-Tyler at 4:00 p.m.
Parker, Lindsey Sweep ASC Weekly Awards
For the second week in a row the East Texas Baptist University softball team has been awarded both the American Southwest Conference player of the week awards. Shelby Parker and Lacey Lindsey earn the respective award again.
Parker, who now has been the pitcher of the week five times, went 5-0 last week with 40 strikeouts and a 0.80 ERA. She won all three games vs. Howard Payne combining with Shelby Phillips for a 5-inning perfect game in game one. She struck out 10 batters in game one and 14 batters in game two and then had five in three innings pitched in game three. In Alpine vs. Sul Ross State she pitched in all three games while starting two for a 2-0 record. Overall in the series she had 11 strike outs. She is now 20-0 on the year with 185 strikeouts and a 1.28 ERA.
Lindsey batted over .500 in six games with five home runs for 12 RBI. In the Howard Payne series she posted four RBI and a home run with five hits. Against Sul Ross State she went 6-of-12 with four home runs and eight RBI. She hit a home run in the first game and then collected three home runs in the final game of the series going 3-of-4 with six RBI. This is the second time that Lindsey has received the award this year. ETBU now has garnered nine ASC player of the week awards.