He is one of 41 kickers named to the team.
The West Texas A&M football team has been picked fifth in the 2015 Lone Star Conference Preseason Poll Tuesday as voted on by the league’s head coaches, sports information directors and select media representatives.
West Texas A&M head baseball coach Matt Vanderburg announced the hiring of Kevin Frady and Cory Hall as assistant baseball coaches for 2015-16.
A total of 14 student-athletes from the West Texas A&M men’s and women’s track and field teams were honored as recipients of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) Division II All-Academic Individuals awards.
Recently graduated West Texas A&M women’s basketball standout Chontiquah White has been named the Lone Star Conference nominee for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which was announced Thursday by the NCAA.
The West Texas A&M men and women’s programs along with Texas Woman’s claimed the second annual Lone Star Conference Academic Excellence Award presented by Balfour announced on Thursday afternoon by the league’s offices in Richardson, Texas.
The Buffs will be competing in a Division I exhibition game for the first time since October 30, 1995 when they fell to Colorado State in Fort Collins, 94-64.
The Buffs have been competing as a Division II independent since the Lone Star Conference disbanded men’s soccer following the 2012 season due to the lack of participating teams.
Former West Texas A&M football standout defensive back Curtis Slater helped the United States to a 59-12 over Japan in the gold medal game of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship Saturday in Canton, Ohio.
“One of the most important attributes to me is finding a staff that fits our vision for the program and the players,” Mattio said.
On Monday, the NCAA began a social media contest to honor winners of the Elite 89 Award.
West Texas A&M University is excited to join the national organization in the rollout of its new Division II slogan, "Make It Yours."
Former West Texas A&M standout Rita Hokianga will continue her softball career closer to home as the Hawke’s Bay native has been selected to the 2016 New Zealand White Sox National Training Team announced on Tuesday afternoon.
West Texas A&M’s Zach Daniel, Emma Love, Bri Leeper, Libby Strickland and Baptiste Moreu continued to add to their already impressive trophy cases on Thursday afternoon as the three student-athletes were named to the Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division II Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-American team.
The Lady Buffs made the program's third straight and fifth overall appearance in the NCAA Postseason, finishing 45-11.
A total of 787 student-athletes were selected with 242 of those holding a perfect 4.0 GPA, WT topped that list as well with 61 individuals holding a flawless GPA.
Alie Decker is the third Division I addition for the Lady Buffs for next season joining Texas transfer Lilley Vander Zee and Abilene Christian transfer and Canyon native Madison Parker.
Game times are still to be determined and the schedule is subject to change.
Loper joins first year assistant Michele Furlong and third year graduate assistant Casey Bruno on Skoch’s staff as he enters his seventh season at the helm of the Lady Buffs.
All proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Club Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund.
West Texas A&M head softball coach has announced the addition of catcher Alyssa Montoya from Pima Community College to wrap-up the 2016 Lady Buff Softball recruiting class.
The Buffs finished ninth with 576.25 points as the highest ranking team in the Lone Star Conference and in the South Central Region.
Poerner, who the last 10 months in an interim role, becomes only the third full-time commissioner of the LSC as he follows Fred Jacoby (1994-2006) and Stan Wagnon (2007-14).
WT made the program’s third straight and fifth overall appearance in the NCAA Postseason, finishing 45-11 as they claimed their second straight Lone Star Conference championship.
The Buffs finished 36-20, earning a berth in their second-straight NCAA South Central Region Tournament and won a share of the program’s first Lone Star Conference regular season title this season.
“I am pleased with the results our coaches have done in recruiting academically-driven student-athletes to West Texas A&M,” Director of Athletics Michael McBroom said.
West Texas A&M senior closer Paul Lujan was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association First Team All-America, the organization announced. He also earned Daktronics Honorable Mention All-America accolades.
The men come in at eighth in the nation in the field consisting of all NCAA Division II institutions, besting their previous high finish of 15th a year ago.
Prince will transfer in as a junior next season after playing a season each at Antelope Valley Community College and Volunteer State Junior College.
The two Buffs and three Lady Buffs are all repeat selections from a year ago.
Both the Buffs and Lady Buffs competed in eight total events featuring 14 athletes.
The No. 10 Lady Buffs and No. 14 Buffs of West Texas A&M have a program-high 24 qualified athletes set to compete.
Leeper, majoring in Mass Communications-Broadcasting with a minor in Spanish, still carries a perfect 4.00 GPA with 104 total credit hours as only a junior.
“I am really proud of the guys the way we came out here today,” WT head coach Eric Moore said. “We really tried to be aggressive and it unfortunately didn’t work out for us like we had hoped. Really the first round killed us and we weren’t able to recover from it.”
Renee Erwin and Lacey Taylor were named NFCA 1st Team selections while Stacey Ramirez and Allie Smith were named to the association’s 3rd team.
The Buffs are coming off of the program’s first ever Lone Star Conference Championship and their second straight appearance in the NCAA Postseason.
The Buffs have a 36-hole score of 604 and dropped 20 strokes from Monday’s round to Tuesdays and currently sit 17th.
Twelve women and 12 men will represent the maroon WT at nationals this weekend. Those athletes will do so in 19 separate events, as three relays made the cut, two from the women’s side, along with several individuals in multiple events.
Following its first Lone Star Conference co-regular season baseball championship and second-consecutive NCAA regional appearance, the West Texas A&M baseball team had a number of players earn postseason accolades.
West Texas A&M junior Glory Jangthongsiri earned Women’s Golf Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-America honors. This is her second all-America honor of her career as she was a second team honoree last season.
The Buffs are 20th after the first round and will tee off Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. ET.
The Lady Buffs continue their ties to CSI as two-year standout Tyler Wilkinson also played for the Golden Eagles before coming to Canyon.
The official selections for qualifying individuals were made by the NCAA last Tuesday and the No. 10 Lady Buffs and No. 14 Buffs of West Texas A&M will be sending an all-time program-high of 24 athletes to the championship.
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“We’re excited about these three players joining our soccer program in the fall,” noted Webb. “All three of them address needs of our team and we expect all of them to compete for starting positions right away."
Vander Zee is the second Division I addition for the Lady Buffs for next season.
The West Texas A&M No. 9 men’s and No. 7 women’s track & field teams will return to action this weekend as they host their final home meet of the season, the West Texas A&M Open Twilight.
Lujan, a native of Thornton, Colo., has had another outstanding year as a closer for the 29-15 Buffs. He broke his own school-record for saves in a season with his 10th save Tuesday at Wayland Baptist.
The series schedule was modified on Wednesday as there is a chance of inclement weather on Friday in Stephenville so the series was moved to Saturday and Sunday. Now the Buffs and Texans will play a single game Saturday at 3 p.m., followed by a doubleheader Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.