San Antonio - Eight Trinity Tigers have been selected for the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Spring All-Sportsmanship Team.
The conference places a special emphasis on sportsmanship throughout the year. The SCAC spring sports coaches were each asked to choose a student-athlete who exhibited sportsmanship during the season.
Seniors Haley McFadden and Jacob Hammond represented the respective women’s and men’s track & field teams. McFadden earned All-South/Southeast Region honors in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, as well as winning the SCAC Championship in the latter event. Hammond emerged victorious in the SCAC 3,000-meter steeplechase. Trinity’s women won their fourth straight SCAC title and the men finished as runners-up. Trinity’s teams sent nine student-athletes to the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships with three of the Tigers earning All-America accolades.
First-year Jace Akagi-Okuma and sophomore Francesca Canjar were tabbed for men’s and women’s tennis. Akagi-Okuma was elected to the SCAC All-Tournament Team, as well as the All-SCAC Team. Trinity’s men won their ninth straight conference title and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Division III Championship, finishing the season with a 16-12 record. Canjar was a solid player for the Tiger women’s team, which won its seventh SCAC title in a row and advanced to the NCAA second round. Trinity completed the campaign with a 13-11 record.
Senior women’s golfer Shelby DeVore made the All-Sportsmanship Team for the second year in a row. DeVore finished in 14th place at the SCAC Women’s Golf Championship. Trinity was edged in a playoff for first place by Southwestern (TX) University. First-year Bryce Pidgeon took 21st place at the SCAC Men’s Golf Championship, and the Tiger men came in at #5 as a team.
Trinity baseball senior Zachary Oretsky was an All-SCAC Second Team honoree. Oretsky was a key member of the Tiger team, scoring 15 runs and driving in 15 others. The Tigers finished the season with a 33-9 overall record and a 14-4 mark in conference play.
First-year Gina Monaco got the nod on the All-Sportsmanship team for softball. Monaco appeared in 25 games, scored eight runs, and was 3-3 in the base-stealing department. The Tigers wrapped up the season with a 16-24 overall record and were 8-12 in SCAC play.