Sideline: Honor for 1991 UCA team; UCA soccer favored

1991 UCA team to receive special honor


The 1991 NAIA champion University of Central Arkansas football team will be honored in a special way in Conway on Friday, Oct. 13.

The team will be inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in a banquet at McCastlain Hall. During the last few years, the Hall of Fame has inducted entire teams for special contributions and most of them have been at an event on the college campuses

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m.

A table of eight can be reserved for $450. Individual tickets are $60 each.

Sponsorships are available.

Further information can be obtained from Terri Conder Johnson, ASHOF executive director, at 501-313-4158.

UCA soccer favorite in SLC

After an undefeated run through the Southland Conference last season, the Central Arkansas women’s soccer team is expected to again top the league table, earning the top spot in the league’s preseason poll, which was released Wednesday.

After an unblemished 10-0-1 mark in league play last season, the Bears, who earned 14 of the available 24 first-place votes for a league-high 232 points, return six All-Southland Conference selections. Stephen F. Austin earned five first–place votes and 219 points to finish second, while Abilene Christian took home four first-place votes and 204 votes, while Houston Baptist grabbed the final first-place vote to come fourth with 180 points.

“It’s a great compliment to our program, and where it has come,” said UCA head coach Jeremy Bishop. “We were hoping to be selected among the six teams to be in the tournament just a few years ago, so to go from that to being the favorite to win the league is awesome. It’s a credit all the way around, from the girls and the way they play, to our recruiting, and how the program has been taken to the next level. The trick now will be to take this and make it a reality at the end of the season.”



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