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.
The #2 Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M will try to become the first team in Lone Star Conference history to win back-to-back regular season LSC Championships dating back to 2012 when the league combined their North and South Divisions.
West Texas A&M head women’s basketball coach Mark Kellogg announced Thursday the addition of Amarillo native Madison Parker to the Lady Buff women’s basketball team for 2015-16.
The Lady Buffs are currently on a 17 game win streak for an overall record of 41-6 with a 21-3 mark in Lone Star Conference play as they have clinched atleast a share of the LSC Title while also becoming the only team in the region to reach the 40-win plateau.
The West Texas A&M baseball team is fourth in the first NCAA Division II South Central Region ranking, which was release by the NCAA Wednesday afternoon.
Senior Sharon Kwarula of the No. 7 West Texas A&M women’s track & field team was honored on Wednesday afternoon as she was tabbed Lone Star Conference Track Athlete of the Week.
The Blazers of Valdosta State remained atop of the poll for the fifth straight week with 14 of the 16 possible first place votes for a total of 394 points followed by the Lady Buffs with the other two first place votes for a total of 385.
With the win, WT improved to 29-15 on the year and WBU fell to 30-20.
The Lady Buffs carded a 36-hole score of 614. It was the fifth runner-up finish for the Lady Buffs this season and the second-straight year WT has finished second at the LSC Championship.
The Lady Buffs become the first team in the South Central Region to reach 40 wins as they move to 41-6 overall on the season while the Falcons fall to 8-40.
The Buffs’ previous program-high also came on March 31st when they were tabbed 10th in the country.
Due to a lower dropped score, the Buffs earned the No. 3-seed in the medal match play and faced off with No. 2-seed Cameron for the second round Monday on the par 72, 7,100-yard Frisco Lakes Golf Club.
The No. 21 West Texas A&M Lady Buff women’s golf team fired an opening round 297 and is tied for the lead in the 2015 Lone Star Conference Championship on the par 72, 5,834-yard Frisco Lakes Golf Club.
The Lady Buffs are 39-6 overall this season with a 21-3 mark in Lone Star Conference play as they have clinched at least a share of the league title.
Lady Buff senior Judy Papenfus was named LSC Academic Player of the Year, while head women’s coach Meredith Jameson was named Coach of the Year.
The West Texas A&M No. 10 men’s and No. 7 women’s track & field teams will return to action this weekend as they spread across four separate meets with three being featured on the West Coast.
A pitcher, catcher and an outfielder are this spring’s signees.
The Buffs and Rams are set for a 7 p.m. first pitch Friday, followed by a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m.
WT currently sits 39-6 overall with a 21-3 mark in Lone Star Conference play as they have already clinched atleast a share of the league’s regular season title.
Head coach Tom Brown of the West Texas A&M men’s basketball team announced Wednesday afternoon the addition of Jerrod Walton to the Buffalo signing class of 2015-16.
WT will be back in action this weekend for an extremely busy schedule as athletes branch off between four meets.
A dominate 6-0 week has kept the Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M at number two in the newest National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Top-25 Poll.
With the win, WT improved to 26-14 on the year, while LCU fell to 20-19.
The Lady Buffs now find themselves tabbed seventh in the country while the men improve to 10th.
The #2 Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M tossed a pair of shutouts and hit four homeruns on Tuesday afternoon as they ran their win streak to 15 games with a non-conference doubleheader sweep over the visiting Lady Eagles of Oklahoma Christian.
The Anna, Texas native had a historic week as she broke the LSC career records for homeruns (58), runs scored (252) and RBI (236) as the Lady Buffs clinched atleast a share of the league title with an overall record of 37-6 with a 21-3 mark in conference play.
The #2 Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M return to the friendly confines of Schaeffer Park on Tuesday afternoon as they host the Lady Eagles of Oklahoma Christian in a non-conference doubleheader with first pitch set for 1:00 p.m. in Canyon, Texas.
The Buffs are 25-14 on the year and 16-10 in Lone Star Conference play, while LCU is 20-18 and 7-8 in Heartland Conference play.
The scrimmage will last for about 90 minutes as it will be the final practice/scrimmage of the spring season.
The meet will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 10-11 at the West Texas A&M Track & Field Complex, a part of Buffalo Sports Park on campus in Canyon, Texas.
The #2 Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M look to keep ahold of the top spot in the Lone Star Conference standings this weekend as they head down Highway 60 for a four-game LSC series against the Zias of Eastern New Mexico.