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Tigers Combs, Loson Sweep ASC Player of the Week

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

baseball pow 2xSweeping the American Southwest Conference baseball player of the week awards, both Conner Combs and Kyle Loson earned hitter and pitcher awards for East Texas Baptist University. This is the first time this year that ETBU has swept the awards.

ETBU went 3-1 last week to improve to 7-2 overall. Combs batted .385 (5-for-13) with three home runs and 10 RBI, while Loson went 1-0 with a 0.00 earned run average.

Combs had a career week at the plate with 10 overall RBI and three home runs putting up over a 1.000 slugging percentage. On Feb. 19 against Schreiner (Texas) University, Combs went 2-for-4 with two homers and seven RBI in a 10-1 victory. A day later on Feb. 20, Combs hit a two-run home run in game one of the doubleheader as ETBU won by a 3-0 final. For the season, Combs is batting .321 with five extra-base hits and 14 RBI. He has scored 11 runs and is 2-for-2 on stolen-base attempts.

Loson made his third outing of the season against Schreiner University in the seven-inning game on Saturday. He pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout going all seven innings while walking three and striking out five batters. Loson did not allow a base hit until the fourth inning. In three pitching appearances thus far, he is 2-1 with a 1.29 ERA.

ETBU travels to Clarksville, Arkansas, for a three-game series against the University of Ozarks (Ark.), beginning on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

Lindsey Earnds 2nd Straight ASC Player of the Week Award

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

pow lindsey 2East Texas Baptist University’s Lacey Lindsey is the American Southwest Conference hitter of the week for the second week in a row. Lindsey recorded eight RBI in three games helping ETBU to a sweep of LeTourneau University.

Batting .400 (4-for-10) with three home runs and eight RBI, Lindsey had another stellar week at the plate. In the final game vs. LeTourneau, she broke a 4-4 tie in the top of seventh inning with a two-run home run as ETBU eventually claimed a 6-5 win In the first game of the day, she went 2-for-4 with two homers and five RBI in a 7-2 victory.

For the season, Lindsey is batting .429 with four homers and 15 RBI.

ETBU hosts the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) for a three-game series, starting on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.

Casey Named ASC Player of the Week

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

casey pow tennisHelping East Texas Baptist University to their biggest win in program history, Kayla Casey has been named the American Southwest Conference East Division “Player of the Week.” Casey was a key in the 7-2 victory over #23 University of La Verne as ETBU moved to 4-0 on the year.

She took out La Verne’s top player Bridget Etchegaray, 6-0, 6-4, in No. 1 singles, not allowing a set point in the first set. She helped ETBU with a doubles point taking No. 1 doubles in a hard fought, 8-6 win against their best doubles team. ETBU now has three of their four wins over ranked regional opponents.

The 4-0 start is also the best for ETBU in program history.

Lady Tiger Lindsey Named ASC Hitter of the Week

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

lacey lindsey hitter of the week 2016Batting over .600 in a three-game series, East Texas Baptist University’s All-American Lacey Lindsey has been named the American Southwest Conference Player of the Week. This is the fifth time in her career to earn the weekly award from the ASC.

Lindsey batted .625 with seven RBI in three games vs. Belhaven University and blasted her first home run of the year in the final game. She produced four RBI with a grand slam in the bottom of the 6th inning to put ETBU back on top, 7-5. She also had two RBI in the first game of the day on Saturday and one RBI on Friday night. She was 2-of-2 in the final game with a home run and four RBI. She went to the plate nine times and never struck out and had one sac fly.

For the season, she is batting .455 with seven RBI and 11 hits. ETBU is currently 2-2 on the year and ranked fourth in the preseason NFCA Division III Poll. ETBU travels to Longview, Texas, this weekend for a series with LeTourneau.

Alexander Earns 2nd ASC Award

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

taylee pow 2For the second time this season Taylee Alexander has been named the American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week for her play. She also received the award on January 25th.

ETBU went 2-0 last week and Alexander averaged 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game and shot 50.0 percent from the field (10-of-20). On Feb. 11 against the University of the Ozarks, Alexander finished with 16 points and seven rebounds. Two days later against the University of Texas Dallas, she totaled in 13 points and eight rebounds. She was 5-of-6 from the free-throw line and a key contributor in the win. With 1:20 remaining against UTD, she grabbed a defensive rebound and had an assist that led to a field goal to put ETBU up by three points after being down eight points in the quarter. Later with 18 seconds to go and up by two points, she made both free throws to seal the win, 57-53.

For the season, Alexander averages 13.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game and shoots 54.0 percent from the floor.

ETBU has secured a spot in the ASC Championship Tournament and plays its regular-season finale on Feb. 18 against Belhaven (Miss.) University starting at 5:30 p.m.

Tiger Softball Players Named Pre-Season All-Americans

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

perez lindsay all american preseason 2016East Texas Baptist University softball players Jayme Perez and Lacey Lindsey have earned pre-season awards from HeroSports being named All-Americans to start the 2016 season. Perez has been selected to the first team as a designated player and Lindsey on the second team at first base.

Both players are two-time NFCA All-Americans in their first two seasons at ETBU. Last year they both were NFCA All-American second-team selections while Lacey was the co-Offensive Player of the Year in the ASC. Below are the bios from HeroSports.com

PEREZ

As a sophomore Jayme Perez started all 41 games for East Texas Baptist last season, most as the Designated Player. She totaled 44 hits, hitting .373 with 11 home runs. Perez was named first team All-West Region and ranked in the top 50 in the nation with a .771 slugging percentage.

LINDSEY

East Texas Baptist first baseman Lacey Lindsey blasted 16 home runs during her sophomore season to lead all American Southwest Conference players, and rank third nationally. She posted a .381 average on the season, along with a .467 on-base percentage and .873 slugging percentage. Her 55 runs batted in led the team and tied her for 11th nationally. Defensively, Lindsey played a perfect first-base, without a single error in 209 fielding opportunities, and earned honors as ASC 2015 Co-Player of the Year.

Quillian is the ASC East Player of the Week

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

quillan pow feb 2016For the third straight week in a row an East Texas Baptist University men’s basketball player has earned the American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week as Jordan Quillian is given the award. Bret Atkins won the award the previous two weeks.

Earning his first award of the year, Quillian averaged 14.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game with ETBU winning all three of its games. He shot 64.0 percent from the field (16-of-25) and 80.0 percent at the foul line (12-of-15).

On Feb. 1 against Louisiana College, Quillian finished with a team-high 18 points. Two days later against the University of Texas-Tyler, he chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds. To close out the week, Quillian contributed 16 points and nine rebounds on Feb. 6 against LeTourneau (Texas) University.

For the season, Quillian averages 9.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game and shoots 54.0 percent from the floor.

ETBU plays next on Feb. 11 at the University of the Ozarks (Ark.) starting at 7:30 p.m.

Atkins 3rd ASC Honor This Season

Friday, February 5th, 2016
Senior Bret Atkins. American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week

Senior Bret Atkins. American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week

For the third time this year and second week in a row, East Texas Baptist University men’s basketball player Bret Atkins has been named the American Southwest Conference East Division “Player of the Week.” Atkins hit 10 three-pointers on the week with eight vs. Texas-Tyler. He has earned this recognition on Dec. 14 and Jan. 25.

During this past week, Atkins averaged 21.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He shot 66.7 percent from the field (12-of-18), 71.4 percent from 3-point range (10-of-14) and 90.0 percent from the foul line (nine-of-10).

On Jan. 25, Atkins contributed 10 points and five rebounds in ETBU’s victory against LeTourneau University. Two days later, he scored a career-high 33 points converting his first seven shots from the three-point line. He went 8-of-10 from the arc in that game scoring 30 points in the first half.

This season Atkins has started all of the team’s 21 games and is averaging 12.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

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Two Times Now for Tiger Atkins

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

atkins vs utdallasEarning the award for a second time this season, East Texas Baptist University men’s basketball player Bret Atkins is the American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week. He also won the award in December.

During this past week, Atkins averaged 17.5 points per game and shot 50.0 percent from the field (11-of-22) as well as from 3-point range (five-of-10) in two ETBU victories. In the win over Texas Dallas, he made two free throws with two seconds left to seal the four-point win. On Jan. 21, he contributed 15 points in ETBU’s win over the University of Texas Dallas. Two days later, Atkins had 20 points in another ETBU victory, this one against the University of the Ozarks (Ark.). For the season, he is averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

Lady Tiger Alexander Named ASC Player of the Week

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

taylee vs ut dallas 2Averaging a double-double on the week in two games, East Texas Baptist University women’s basketball player Taylee Alexander has been named the American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week. She is the second player for ETBU to receive this award this year as April Leonard has earned it twice.

Alexander averaged 15.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocked shots per game as ETBU went 1-1 against a pair of conference opponents. On Jan. 21, she totaled 15 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and four blocked shots in an ETBU victory over the University of Texas Dallas. That was only ETBU’s third victory over Texas Dallas in seven years. Two days later, she posted 15 points, 14 rebounds and two steals in a loss against the University of the Ozarks (Ark.). For the season, she has a team-best six double-double performances.