San Antonio - Trinity placed 93 student-athletes on the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Spring Academic Honor Roll, tying for the lead among the eight member institutions.
Qualification for the Academic Honor Roll requires a student-athlete to maintain at least a 3.25 grade point average. The honorees must also be a member of a varsity athletics team in a sport sponsored by the conference.
Tiger women’s track & field led the way for Trinity with 25 members on the prestigious list. Baseball had 19 players on the Academic Honor Roll, men’s track & field placed 16 student-athletes, softball accounted for 11 of the recipients, women’s tennis had eight players, men’s tennis chalked up six, while men’s and women’s golf each amassed four student-athletes.
Sixth-year track & field head Coach Marcus Whitehead and his assistant coaches were elected the SCAC Women’s Staff of the Year. The Tiger women captured their fourth consecutive SCAC Championship, while the men were runners-up. Trinity sent a school-record nine student-athletes to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, with six men and three women competing.
Trinity Head Coach Tim Scannell was tabbed as the SCAC Baseball Co-Coach of the Year. It marked the 10th time Coach Scannell received at least a share of the honor during his 20-year career. The Tigers completed the season with a 33-9 record and were ranked 21st by D3baseball.com.
Women’s tennis finished the campaign with a 13-11 record and a #21 national ranking. Trinity won its seventh consecutive SCAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round. Fourth-year Head Coach Gretchen Rush was elected the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III West Region Coach of the Year, while Jacob Carrillo was named the Assistant Coach of the Year by the organization.
Men’s tennis won its ninth straight SCAC Championship, and Head Coach Russell McMindes was selected as the SCAC Co-Coach of the Year. He now holds at least a share of Coach of the Year kudos for the eighth time in his nine-year tenure. Trinity advanced to the NCAA third round, finishing with a 16-12 record and a #17 national ranking.
Women’s golf finished as runner-up to Southwestern (TX) University, after a spirited playoff at the SCAC Championship. Carla Spenkoch completed her 20th season as head coach. Fifth-year men’s golf Head Coach Sean Etheredge led the Tiger men to a fifth-place finish at the SCAC Championship. Brandi Dolsen guided Trinity softball to the SCAC Tournament in her sixth year at the helm.
Trinity won the prestigious SCAC Presidents’ Trophy for the seventh consecutive year and for a conference-record 18th time. The award symbolizes the best overall program in the conference.