With the win, WT extended its winning streak to nine games and enters the holiday break with a 9-1 record, while NNU fell to 3-8.
The awards were announced following a vote of the league’s head coaches and come from the league office in Richardson, Texas.
The No. 3/4 West Texas A&M women’s basketball team opened the 2014 South Point Holiday Hoops Classic with a thrilling 64-63 overtime victory over Western Washington University Thursday afternoon.
The West Texas A&M men’s basketball team grabbed its sixth win in its last seven games and first road victory on Thursday evening as the Buffs defeated Nova Southeastern, 82-66.
West Texas A&M sophomore kicker Conner Hollabaugh was one of three student-athletes from the Lone Star Conference to earn Daktronics All-America accolades.
After beginning the season 0-3, the Buffs have stormed back to winning ways by grabbing victories in five of their last six games to climb back above .500 now with a 5-4 record.
The No. 3/4 West Texas A&M women’s basketball team opens the 2014 South Point Holiday Hoops Classic Thursday
West Texas A&M senior center Chontiquah White was named Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday.
Freshman Carl White of the West Texas A&M men’s basketball team was honored on Tuesday afternoon as the Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league’s office in Richardson, Texas.
Seniors Vitor Cardoso and Michael Williams of the West Texas A&M men’s soccer team were honored Friday afternoon as members of the 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire NCAA Division II All-South Central Region Team.
Improve to 7-1 on the season
Dumars and Ball lead team in big home win
Though the cross country season may now be over, the Buffs and Lady Buffs will be back in action on Jan. 16-17, 2015, as WT begins the new indoor track & field season at the Texas Tech Open in Lubbock, Texas.
Following its best finish in school history a year ago finishing second in the Learfield Sports Division II Directors’ Cup Standings for 2013-14, the West Texas A&M athletic department is again off to a great start beginning the 2014-15 season as it is 24th through the first fall sports rankings.
The matchup will be the final game of a six-game homestand for the Buffs and also the last home game of the 2014 calendar year.
The Buffs relied this season on some key veteran leadership on the team that featured four seniors making their last run at collegiate cross country.
In the newest South Central Region poll released Monday by D2 SIDA, the Lady Buffs sit atop the poll for the second straight week.
WT kicker Conner Hollabaugh was named one of ten finalists for the 2014 Fred Mitchell Award, which is provided to the top place-kicker from Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II, Division III, NAIA or NJCAA who excels on the field and in the community.
Belgrave was distinguished on the All-Region Third-Team after earning Second-Team honors in 2013.
For the second consecutive week, West Texas A&M sophomore Sasha Watson was named LSC Player of the Week.
Eastern New Mexico claimed top honors on the men’s side, while Texas Woman’s University held the top spot on the women’s side.
The Buffs’ showing marks the best national finish in program history as they were led by three top-50 performers.
The senior duo of Emma Love and Michaela Johnson closed out their West Texas A&M cross country careers on Saturday in impressive fashion as both ladies raced to top-50 individual finishes at the NCAA Division II National Championship in Louisville, Ky.
Improve winning streak to 6
The Buffs spent the evening playing pick-up basketball games with children from the community in downtown Louisville while also preparing and serving food for the kids in between setting up and tearing down equipment and tables within the facility.
The class includes four from Texas, including one from Amarillo, three from New Mexico and one from Utah and Nevada.
The Lady Buffs are 5-1 on the year, while Oklahoma Christian is 2-4.
The event is part of the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championships Festival which will also feature championship events for field hockey men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and volleyball.
West Texas A&M head men’s golf coach Eric Moore announced the signing of Trevor Glen and Amarillo native Brayden Cruth for the 2015-16 season.
The Buffs even their overall record at 4-4 while the Chaps fall to 2-3 on the season.
Five players in double figures, a season-high 18 steals and 30 assists helped lead the No. 6 West Texas A&M Lady Buffs to a 108-59 victory over visiting Oklahoma Panhandle State Wednesday evening.
Bevan, the Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Year and Daktronics South Central Region player of the Year, registered one of the best seasons in recent memory for the Lady Buffs as the Ventura, California native led the LSC in kills during the regular season.
It marks the second straight season that Lauren Bevan has been honored by the AVCA while Kameryn Hayes adds her name to a long list of Lady Buff All-Americans as the 26th in program history.
Conner Hollabaugh, a native of Amarillo, Texas, and a walk-on had an impressive season as he went 17 of 19 in field goals and 48 of 50 in extra-points this season finishing second on the team in scoring with 99 points.
The No. 6 West Texas A&M Lady Buffs play host to Oklahoma Panhandle State Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. in the First United Bank Center.
Along with WT at six, Colorado Mesa is 14th as the only other South Central Region team in the top 25.
The West Texas A&M men’s cross country team along with two individual Lady Buff qualifiers will be competing in the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships this Saturday.
Watson, a 5-7 native of Amarillo, Texas, and Palo Duro High School, helped lead the Lady Buffs to a thrilling 67-65 victory over No. 8 Harding Saturday and a 63-49 win over Truman State the day before in the 2014 PAK-A-SAK WT Thanksgiving Classic.
After dropping its first three games of the season, WT rolled to a three-game win streak in its first three contests at home in the FUBC, grabbing victories over CSU-Pueblo, Pittsburg State, and Harding.
Bevan and Hayes were named to the 1st Team while Britten was named an Honorable Mention selection.
The strong field includes WT (2-1), No. 8 Harding University (4-0), Truman State (3-0) and Lone Star Conference member Cameron University (0-4).
After picking up the first win of the season, and first victory for Tom Brown as a collegiate head coach, the West Texas A&M men’s basketball team will host Pittsburg State in Canyon on Wednesday night.
West Texas A&M head women’s golf coach Meredith Jameson announced the signing of three student-athletes for the 2015-16 season.
To be eligible for the award, the team must have an average cumulative GPA greater than a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) during the entire academic year.
Senior defender Michael Williams of the West Texas A&M men’s soccer team repeated as a selection on the 2014 Daktronics Second-Team All-South Central Region squad.
They are among 13 total first-team selections and will now be under consideration for All-America voting.
Competing alongside WT this weekend were seven other teams from the region: Redlands Community College, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Southern Nazarene, North Central Texas College, North Texas, and Tarleton State.
Seniors Michaela Johnson and Emma Love of the 21st ranked West Texas A&M women’s cross country team qualified individually for nationals with their performances in Saturday morning’s NCAA Division II South Central Regional Championship.
The Lady Buffs move to 32-4 on the season while the Rangers end their campaign at 19-10.
After opening up the season with a three-game road swing, the West Texas A&M men’s basketball team returns home to Canyon to commence a six-game homestand.