University of Central Arkansas senior linebacker Rojae Jackson earned his first Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor on Monday after a 10-tackle performance at Ole Miss on Saturday night.
Jackson, from Vachere, La., had two tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks, in UCA’s first game against a Southeastern Conference opponent. Jackson, who led all tacklers in the game, had to leave the game in the second half with a shoulder injury.
UCA (0-1) continues its road swing at Murray State at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Alama swept Greenbrier, 25-12, 25-18, 28-26, in high school volleyball last week.
“I thought the girls adjusted and did a great job to defend their middle hitter,” said Greenbrier coach Cindy Hartman. “Every game we are making those adjustments to get to be a better team.”
Kenzie Batterton served seven points in a row in game three, with four kills, two blocks. McKenzi Burrow and Hayley Heacox were perfect on serves. Burrow had 11 digs and Heacox eight. Marissa Hollenbaugh was eight of nine on serves with four kills. Cameron Roberts was perfect and added four kills. Mackenzie Neumeier led in assists.
MEMPHIS — The University of Central Arkansas men’s cross country team finished third overall and the women’s squad was sixth at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Cross Country Classic at the Mike Rose Complex on Saturday night.
The UCA men were led by freshman Corentin Louis, who finished 25th in a time of 21:48.43 for the four-mile run. Benjamin Gerber was next in 28th (21:51.39), followed by Connor Ryan in 31st (21:56.42). James Leonard finished 42nd (22:07.82), while Ryan Davidson was 46th (22:16.10). Al Maeder finished 63rd (22:45.13), followed by Martin Resendiz in 105th (23:34.34).
Eastern Kentucky won the 14-team meet, followed by Morehead State, UCA, Memphis, Ole Miss, Morehouse College, Augusta State, Harding, Arkansas State, Texas A&M-Commerce, Louisiana Lafayette, Southern Arkansas, Rhodes College and Christian Brothers.
On the women’s side, Stephanie Simpson led the way with a 14th-place finish in a time of 19:34.83 over the 5K course. Courtney Efurd was next at 20th (19:52.71), followed by Kayla Nehus in 42nd (20:24.34),
Eastern Kentucky won the 21-team women’s division, followed by Arkansas State, Ole Miss, Murray State, Morehead State and UCA.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Karl Lenser of Conway won the 50-55 division and finished fifth overall last weekend in the Arkansas 5K and Burns Park. He finished in 18:09.
Other times by Conway Running Club members: Jeremiah McLaughlin, 25:02; and Jerry Hester, first, 65-69, 25:19.