Messenger Sports Briefs for May 9

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 9

Wynridge winners
shoot 8-under par

Bim Barker, J.D. Stephenson, Ike Peel and Max Hardin teamed to shoot 8-under-par and take first place in the weekly men’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Thursday evening.
The combination of Daniel Booker, Jason Powell, Jason Smith and Larry Glenn accumulated a 7-under total to finish in second.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more information, contact the course at 536-4653.

Lady Vols, Memphis
sweep top TSWA awards

It was a clean sweep for Memphis in men’s basketball and Tennessee in women’s basketball for the annual awards given to the top coaches and players in the state of Tennessee by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.
Memphis coach John Calipari, who guided the Tigers to a 38-2 record and the national championship game, was named men’s coach of the year in a vote by members of the TSWA.
Meanwhile, Lady Vols’ coach Pat Summitt was named women’s coach of the year. Summitt guided the Lady Vols to a 36-2 record and their second consecutive national championship.
Chris Douglas-Roberts of Memphis was named men’s player of the year, while UT’s Candace Parker was voted women’s Player of the Year.
The TSWA men’s all-star team for the state included Douglas-Roberts, Derrick Rose of Memphis, Shan Foster of Vanderbilt, Tyler Smith of Tennessee and Lester Hudson of UT Martin.
The women’s all-state team included Parker, Amber Holt of Middle Tennessee State University, Alexis Hornbucle of Tennessee, Alex Anderson of Chattanooga and Jana Cross of Freed-Hardeman.
The players and coaches of the year will be honored at the TSWA’s annual summer convention July 9-11 in Lebanon.

Ex-Lady Vol hired
to assist Summitt

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee coach Pat Summitt has hired former player Daedra Charles-Furlow as an assistant.
Summitt announced Wednesday that Charles-Furlow will replace former assistant Nikki Caldwell, who last month accepted the head coaching job at UCLA.
The All-American has spent the last two seasons as an Auburn assistant under Nell Fortner. She’s also worked as an assistant at the University of Detroit Mercy and St. Martin dePorres High School, her alma mater.
As a 6-foot-3 center, Charles-Furlow led the Lady Vols to NCAA championships in 1989 and 1991.
She was named the 1991 Southeastern Conference female athlete of the year and became the first SEC player to win the Wade Trophy, the highest honor in women’s basketball. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.
Charles-Furlow joins Tennessee assistants Holly Warlick and Dean Lockwood.

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