Sideline: All-America honors for Winn; St. Joseph basketball; academic honors at UCA

Hendrix’s Winn first team All-American

 

Hendrix College senior running back Dayton Winn was selected to the American Football Coaches Association Division III All-America First Team on Monday.

 

Winn, from Pea Ridge, ran the ball 174 times of 1,372 yards and 22 touchdowns. He averaged 7.9 yards per carry and 137.2 yards per game. He also had 33 catches for 298 yards and a touchdown, 85 punt return yards, including a score, and 133 yards on kick returns. Winn scored 144 points on 24 TDs and averaged 188.9 all-purpose yards per game.

He ranked second in the nation in yards per carry, third in rushing TDs and scoring, fourth in all-purpose yards per game and 12th in rushing yards and yards per game. Winn also led the Southern Athletic Association in rushing yards, rushing yards per game, yards per carry, rushing touchdowns, all-purpose yards per game and scoring. He was the SAA Offensive Player of the Year, All-SAA and d3Football.com All-South Region First Team pick and a semifinalist for the Gagliardi Trophy

Winn was an AFCA First Team All-American last season as well.

Bigelow downs St. Joseph girls

BIGELOW — Bigelow outscored St. Joseph’s junior high girls, 10-2 in the second quarter Friday on the way to a 42-28 victory.

Amber Briggler had 11 points, two assists and four recoveries for St. Joseph (5-7), which shot 20 percent from the field and had 19 turnovers.

Joanie Elsinger had five points and six rebounds. Erin Sterka had five rebounds, two assists and one recovery. Piper Mullaney had five rebounds.

UCA’s Nash, Anderson get academic honors

University of Central junior Megan Nash and sophomore Samantha Anderson have earned first-team all-academic honors in Southland Conference volleyball.

Nash, who was named to the All-Southland Conference first team earlier this season, was a defensive force in the league this year, helping the Sugar Bears to rank third in the Southland in blocking (2.31/set) and fourth in opponent hitting percentage (.192). Individually, Nash finished third in the Southland with an average of 1.14 blocks per set on the season and was seventh with an attack percentage of .283.She collected double-digit kills nine times this year and double-digit blocks twice.

The 2015 Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year, Nash carries a 3.95 GPA and is pursuing a degree in Exercise Science.

Anderson, who earned All-Southland Honorable Mention this year, ranked second on the team with an average of 2.67 kills per set while hitting .252 and adding 0.90 blocks and 0.33 digs per set defensively. She reached double figures in kills 15 times. A first-time member of the Southland’s All-Academic team, Anderson, who has yet to declare a major, carries a 3.90 GPA

 

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