Friday, January 8, 2010

More on Moreno; Swimming back in action; Track to being indoor season

Above are head men's basketball coach Ron Holmes' comments on Robert Moreno being selected as one of nine finalists for the Bob Cousy Award. Also, if you missed the press release on his candidacy, click here. Moreno had eight assists and five steals in an overtime loss to LeTourneau Thursday night. So far in his career, he has 388 assists and 147 steals.

One note from Thursday night's men's game:

• I had initially written in the press release that LeTourneau's win Thursday was the first ever at Kimbrell Arena. However, I was sorely mistaken, the Yellow Jackets' first win came in Dec. of 2007 making it now two-straight wins over McMurry at Kimbrell Arena.

Swim Teams Gear Back Up
• Head coach Bev Ball and crew will head to Sherman Saturday to swim at Austin College and face three other NCAA Division III schools and NCAA Division II UT-Permian Basin. Then, McMurry will play host to two meets on Jan. 16 and 23.

Track and Field starts Jan. 16
It's hard to believe, but it's already time for a little track and field action with the indoor season beginning in Lubbock at the Texas Tech open next Saturday. The men's team, coming off a second-place finish at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in June, will begin life without Hanneus Ollison who was a staple for McMurry track for four seasons. Ollison led McMurry to the first team national championship of any kind in 2008 when McMurry took the outdoor title. Assistant coach Brad Parris said he was excited, among other things, about the large number of talented pole vaulters on both the men's and women's side. As far as men's sprinters who will have big shoes to fill when it comes to Ollison, Parris said head coach Barbara Crousen "always has irons in the fire" and expects them to be solid once again.

Check the McMurry Track & Field Schedule here.

Stay tuned ...

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