UCA sweeps golf honors
University of Central Arkansas golfers have swept the Student-Athlete of the Year Awards in golf by the Southland Conference.
Sarah Brown is the female recipient and Pep Angles is the male recipient. Both are also SLC Golfers of the Year in their divisions
Brown, from Mount Pleasant, Texas, becomes only the second Central Arkansas women’s golfer to be named student-athlete of the year and golfer of the year in the same season, joining Rebecca Sorensen (2010).
A marketing major with a 3.51 grade-point average, Brown was named the league’s golfer of the year after winning the conference tournament by one stroke.
Brown averaged a score of 75.04 in 27 rounds of play, which is the second lowest average in program history. In nine tournaments, Brown finished in the top five six times.
Angles, a native of Barcelona, Spain, has claimed student-athlete of the year for the second consecutive season, joining Southeastern Louisiana’s Cedric Scotto (2010, 2011) as the only men’s golfers to earn the distinction in consecutive years. Angles, a business administration major, posted 3.54 grade-point average. He was also named the SLC Golfer of the Year earlier this month.
Angles, a three-time all-conference selection and two-time golfer of the year recipient, averaged a league-best 71.19 shots in 27 rounds of play. Angles captured two individual medalist honors with wins at the Louisiana Tech Argent Financial Classic in March and the Ole Miss Reunion Intercollegiate in April. The junior, who finished in the top 10 eight times, placed second at the conference championship for the second consecutive year and posted a tournament-low round of 4-under par 68 in the first and second rounds.
Hendrix’s Radack earns all-region honors
Hendrix College senior centerfielder Collin Radack was named to the D3Baseball.com All-West Region First Team on Monday.
Radack, from Austin, Texas, was the Southern Athletic Association Player of the Year and All-SAA First Team selection. He ranked fourth in the NCAA in hits, third in stolen bases, 11th in runs scored and 30th in total bases. On the year, Radack hit .401 with 73 hits, 53 runs, 10 doubles, four triples, three home runs, 23 RBIs, 34 stolen bases, a .549 slugging percentage, .471 on-base percentage, and a perfect fielding percentage in 158 chances.
Radack has also been named the SAA Man of the Year, Hendrix College Man of the Year and Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.
Radack will be awaiting the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft beginning June 5.
UCA’s Votolato makes first team
University of Central Arkansas center fielder Doug Votolato has been named a first-team All-Southland Conference selection on Monday after one of the best statistical years in UCA history.
Votolato, a recent UCA graduate from Flower Mound, Texas, was named to the first team, while senior righthanded pitcher Bryce Biggerstaff was a third-team selection and sophomore second baseman Chris Townsend was an honorable mention.
Votolato leads the Bears in hitting this season with a .377 batting average, which ranks second in the conference. He has 75 hits, which is the fourth-best single-season total in UCA history.
Votolato leads the SLC in stolen bases (22, fifth-best at UCA), ranks second in on-base percentage (.459), tied for fourth in runs scored (47), sixth in hits and 10th in slugging percentage.
Votolato also leads the Bears in multiple-hit games with 24 and has currently reached base in 22 consecutive games heading into the SLC Tournament that begins Wednesday at Bear Stadium.
Biggerstaff, a senior from Sherwood and Central Arkansas Christian, has a 6-5 record with a 2.89 earned-run average in 12 starts as a weekend starter this season.
He has won his past three starts, all complete games, heading into the conference tournament. Biggerstaff has recorded 54 strikeouts with just 16 walks and has thrown a team-high and league-high four complete games, including a pair of 10-inning outings.
Townsend, a sophomore from Batesville, Miss., is hitting .280 with a team-high 38 runs batted in, which ranks seventh in the league. Townsend has scored 41 runs, trailing only Votolato, and has 8 doubles, 2 triples and a home run in his second season at UCA.
Hendrix’s Millstone gets lacrosse honor
Hendrix College senior Cameron Millstone has been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-America team.
Millstone, a midfielder from St. Louis, Mo., was a First Team All-Southern Athletic Association selection.
He led the team with 55 points and 38 goals to go with 17 assists, nine man-up goals, 31 ground balls and five caused turnovers.
Millstone ranked fourth in the league in goals, seventh in points and ninth in goals. He also finished his career as the program leader in goals (143), assists (59), points (202) and ground balls (367).
Millstone has a 3.42 grade point average while majoring in Politics and Psychology.
Millstone is the first player in program history to earn this prestigious award.