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Sports Briefs

Winners familiar
with TSWA award

It was a repeat week for the Tennessee Sports Writers Association basketball award winners.
Belmont’s Ian Clark earned his third TSWA Men’s Player of the Week after averaging 20.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in a pair of Bruins contests last week.
Middle Tennessee’s Ebony Rowe earned the women’s award for the fifth time after posting her 12th and 13th double-doubles of the season in a pair of wins last week for the Blue Raiders.

Skyhawk riders
split over weekend

The UT Martin equestrian team opened the new year with a win and a loss.
The Skyhawks won all four Most Outstanding Performances (MOP) and dominated Delaware State, 15-5, Friday.
However, visiting Oklahoma State turned back the Skyhawks, 16-4, Saturday.
The Skyhawks won the Hunter Seat competition against Delaware State, 6-4, winning the Equitation on the Flat, 4-1, and suffering a 3-2 setback in Equitation over Fences.
Kara Bergenty, Hunter Ralston, Reid Rickett and Mykaela Van Selus won their points in Equitation on the Flat.
Bergenty claimed the MOP in Equitation over Fences while Nora Wilson scored the other point for the Skyhawks.
The Skyhawks swept the Western competition by claiming the Horsemanship, 5-0, and the Reining, 4-1. Kathryn Gorsuch won the MOP in both Horsemanship and Reining.
Candice Fulcher, Amy Guenther, Michelle Chulock and Laurel Elzey won points in the Horsemanship.

UT Martin shooters
put up record scores

The UT Martin rifle teams concluded a successful weekend as they hosted the UT Martin Invitational before racking up the second-highest aggregate score in program history at Murray State on Sunday.
In the UT Martin Invitational, the Skyhawk mixed team finished just one point shy of taking home the team smallbore title, compiling 2,277 points.
At Murray State on Sunday, the UTM mixed team pieced together 2,316 air rifle points to go along with 2,274 smallbore points for an aggregate score of 4,590 – falling just shy of the school record of 4,601 set at Memphis.

Published in The Messenger 1.31.13