Right-handed pitcher Shivaun Landeros will join the University of Central Arkansas softball team after transferring from Appalachian State University.
A native of Sparks, Nev., Landeros brings two years of college experience to the Bears. As a freshman in 2013, she went 11-7 with two saves and a 3.91 earned run average. Over the course of 146.2 innings, she allowed 109 runs, 89 of which were earned, on 179 hits while striking out 69 batters and walking 64. She held opponents to a .291 batting average and completed 10 games.
During her sophomore campaign, Landeros added two more saves while lowering her ERA to 3.58. She threw 140.2 innings and allowed 84 runs, 72 of which were earned, while giving up 137 hits. Landeros struck out 96 batters and issued 71 walks while holding opponents to a batting average of .256 and completing 13 games.
“She brings two years of Division I experience to our team, and already has 20 wins and four saves in her career,” said UCA coach David Kuhn. “We’re looking for her to immediately help our team on the mound.”
Aquakids set records
Thirty-one members of the Hendrix Aquakids broke records and combined for 40 long course state competition times at the Summer Invite Meet in Fayetteville last weekend.
Meet records included AJ Mainord in the 100 breastroke; Samantha West, 400 free; Ty Wingfield: 50, 100, and 200 freestyle, and 100 backstroke. Team Records were set by Mainord in the 50 Fly; West, 800 free; and Wingfield: 50, 100, and 200 free, and 50 backstroke.
The meet Top 10 high-point awards in the girls 10 and under category went to Samantha West in first with 50 points and Brooklyn Anderson in ninth with 24 points. Emily Holman placed seventh in girls 11-12 with 42 points, and Wingfield placed 2nd in boys 11-12 with 59 points.
Swimmers with new state times included Anderson in the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle; Olivia Dungan, 50 breastroke; Ethan Smith, 100 free; Ethan Winningham, 50 free and 50 backstroke; West, 50 and 100 breast, and 200 IM; Grace Karl, 100 and 200 breast; Sarah Grace Meek, 100 free; Holman, 100 free 50 and 100 breast, 50 fly, and 200 IM; Casey Ragsdale 100 free; and Sydney Wingfield, 100 back and 100 free.
Several swimmers posted double A to AAA times.
AA times: Anderson: 50 and 100 back; Holman, 50 free; West, 100, 200, and 400 free and 50 back, Sydney Wingfield, 50 free; and Ty Wingfield: 100 fly and 400 free. AAA times: Mainord: 100 and 200 IM, West: 50 free, and Ty Wingfield: 200 free, 50 and 100 back, 50 fly, and 200 IM. AAAA time: Wingfield: 50 and 100 free.
The drop of the meet went to Aiyla East, who dropped 57 seconds in the 200 freestyle.
Hendrix adds field hockey/lacrosse assistant
Former Hendrix College standout Jennifer Koller has joined the Warrior field hockey and women’s lacrosse coaching staff as an assistant for the 2013-14 school year.
Koller, from Woodbury, Conn., was a four-year letterwinner as a defender in field hockey. As a senior, she was named to the All-Southern Athletic Association First Team, Longstreth/NFHCA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team, SAA All-Tournament Team, SAA All-Sportsmanship Team and NFHCA DIII National Academic Squad. Koller was also a All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Honorable Mention as a sophomore and was a SCAC Defensive Player of the Week in 2011
Koller, who served as team captain, capped her career by earning the Hendrix Bob Courtway Leadership Award. She finished her tenure as the school record with 27 career saves to go with five goals, three assists and three game-winning goals.
In 2013, Koller set the school record, led the SAA and ranked fourth in the NCAA with 18 defensive saves.
She also competed in the hammer throw, javelin and shot put for the Warrior track & field team.
Conway angler wins award in Kentucky
Conway native Cody Kelley, was crowned FLW Co-angler Tour Champion on Kentucky Lake last weekend.
Kelley, in his rookie season on tour, topped 162 anglers to take home top honors and a $20,000 paycheck. He utilized a Crock-O-Gator Swamp Bug Senior to land 54 pounds and nine ounces of bass over a three-day period.
With the finish, Kelley also qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup, the Super Bowl of bass fishing, which will take place on Lake Murray in South Carolina in August.