Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Okay basketball is over.... :(

Our baseball ball team has hit its stride; winning 10 in a row, including a 6 game sweep of all Big 12 teams in the state of Kansas. The streak was good enough to put us in the top 10 a third of the national polls (we are 11 in USA Today/ESPN poll and No. 12 in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's poll, jerks). The day after those polls were released we traveled to Houston and took the #19 Cougar to the woodshed in a 13-6 win. 11 of our 13 were scored with two outs, which, according to Childress is "pretty amazing." I agree Rob; pretty pretty pretty amazing.

If you think baseball is good, softball is even better. We are ranked 7th nationally in 100 percent of the polls, and are undefeated in conference play. Undefeated is not the whole story: our average margin of victory in conference games is 6 (6!), and Megan Gibson has been named Big 12 pitcher of the week 5 times (we are only in the 8th week of conference play) and national player of the week once. Can you say All American? Megan can.

Other fun news:

Morenike Atunrase was invited to attend the 2008 WNBA Draft. In four years Atunrase had 176 blocks, making her A&M's all-time leading shot blocker, and sixth in the Big 12. This year she averaged 10.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.4 steals. A’Quonesia Franklin is also listed as a potential WNBA Draft pick.

Former men's basketball assistant Buzz Williams is now Marquette's head coach after Tom Crean left for the mess that cheater-boy Sampson left Indiana. I am pretty sure I saw Buzz at a convince store outside of Dallas at 4AM (driving to the Cotton Bowl after gambling in Louisiana, there was a lot of loosing on that trip). He seemed nice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it's a great time to be an Aggie and an Aggie fan...hope this keeps up.....