Greensboro College Athletics Update with Wes Gullett(GC SID):Busiest Weekend in School’s History

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Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Greensboro College Sports Information Director

Greensboro College Participates In NCAA Division III Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College Department of Athletics celebrated NCAA Division Week April 3-9.

NCAA Division III week was started in 2010 and it provides institutions an opportunity to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and of student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community.

This past week, the department took time to recognize and celebrate the student-athletes for their commitment to not only their work in the classroom but the community as well.

The Greensboro Student Athlete Advisory Committee, in conjunction with the USA South Athletic Conference “Pennies For A Purpose”, raised $267.64 for the Greensboro Urban Ministry, which will help provided food for those less fortunate in the Greensboro area.

In addition to their community service work, Greensboro College recognized over 65 athletes on National Student-Athlete Day who has worked with the community in various ways, while also having a 3.0 GPA or better.

Also in recognition for their work in the classroom, the team member from every sport with the highest GPA, along with those student-athletes that established a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall semester, was invited to the President’s Dinner Thursday.

“NCAA Division III week is a great way to recognize our outstanding student-athletes both on their respective playing fields but in the classroom as well,” SAAC Advisor Katie McNerney said. “Our entire SAAC Committee, along with their teammates, works hard every day to make an impact in the community and our campus, while displaying hard work in the classroom as well.”

Greensboro College then concluded NCAA Division III Week with a fundraising golf tournament, hall of fame induction ceremony, and alumni games.

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Greensboro College Athletics Holds 28th Annual Jim Locke Memorial Golf Tournament

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College Athletic Department welcomed sponsors, golfers, and athletic supporters to the 28th annual Jim Locke Memorial Golf Tournament Friday.

The one-day event took place on the Champions Course located at Bryan Park in Brown Summit, N.C.

“The Jim Locke Golf Tournament was a tremendous success,” Director of Athletics Bryan Galuski said. “It was an afternoon of fun, reminiscing of old times, support and friendship.

“I personally would like to thank all of our participants for making the 28th annual Jim Locke Golf Tournament one to remember.”

The tournament serves as a fundraiser for the Pride athletic department, while honoring a longtime friend and head golf coach, Jim Locke.

Locke coached the Greensboro College men’s golf team from 1975 to 1989, laying the foundation for a powerhouse program that has won two national titles.

Locke was inducted into the Greensboro College Athletics Hall of Fame on April 25, 1993, which made him the first coach to be inducted in the hall. Following his induction into the Greensboro College Hall of Fame, Locke was then inducted to the USA South Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.

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Greensboro College Inducts 2017 Hall of Fame Class

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College Department of Athletics inducted its 2017 Hall of Fame Class at a ceremony Saturday.

The 2017 class was made up of Alexandra Fulcher `10 (women’s swimming), Dr. Jim Kramer (team physician), Torrey Lowe `08 (football), Jim Radford `70 (men’s basketball) and the 2011 National Championship men’s golf team.

“Today’s induction ceremony was about determination, strength, the ability to overcome adversity, perseverance and individuals of high character who are part of a very special group,” Director of Athletics Bryan Galuski said. “Our inductees have made all of us proud and the Greensboro College Athletics Department is very excited to induct, Alex, Torrey, Dr. Kramer, Jim, and members of the 2011 Men’s Golf Team into the Athletics Hall of fame.

“Today was about excellence!”

The Greensboro College Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1991 in honor of the department’s first Director of Athletics, William S. Arial. Over the course of its 26-year year history, the hall of fame has inducted 59 individuals and 11 teams.

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Softball Closes Season In USA South Tournament
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DANVILLE, Va. – The Greensboro College softball team saw their season come to an end Saturday after dropping two games in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament against Averett University.

“We saw a lot of good things this season,” Head Coach Teresa Fister said. “I am proud of our seniors and thank them for their contributions to our program.

“We are looking forward to next season and the strong talent that will return.”

Greensboro suffered a 10-5 defeat in Game 1 before falling, 4-3, in Game 2.

The Pride took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the opening game when Kaylee Johnson hit a single down the left field line to score Hayley Rumley.

Averett then tied the game in the third inning before Greensboro regained the lead at 3-1 with a 2 RBI double by Taylor Little.

The Cougars then scored the game’s next nine runs to take a 10-3 lead before Greensboro scored two-unearned runs in the seventh inning.

Mandi Ballard, Kali Puckett, Brittainy Rush, and Little had two hits each, while Melissa Garcia, Rumley, Cassie Collins, and Madison Crisco had one hit each. Maddy Wetherholt pitched the first 5 2/3 innings and was credited with the loss, while Brittany Nozet pitched 2/3 of an inning.

Averett rode their Game 1 momentum to take a 1-0 lead in the top half of the third inning.

However, Greensboro responded with three runs in the bottom half to take a two-run lead of their own.

Johnson hit a single to center field to score Rumley before Garcia scored on a Collins sacrifice fly.

Following the second run, Johnson came across the plate on a Cougars error.

Averett then tied the game at three with a two-run seventh inning before scoring the deciding run in the eighth inning.

Johnson and Puckett each had a team-high two hits, while Rumley and Ballard had one hit each. Wetherholt was credited with the complete game loss despite recording four strikeouts.

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Men’s Golf Sits Ninth After Day One At Emory Invite

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The Greensboro College men’s golf team sits in ninth place following the first round of the Discover Dekalb Emory Invitational.

Huntingdon College leads the 15-team field by two strokes, while the host Eagles are in second place.

Luke Grogan, who is playing as an individual, is tied for the individual lead at 1-under par after carding a 69.

Grant Powell is in a 20th place tie at 4-over par, while Levi Grogan is just one stroke back at 5-over par.

Scott Campbell (t-44, +8), Ryan Fitzgerald (t-44, +8), and Sean O’Connor are also competing for the Pride.

“Not a great day for us,” Head Coach Dirk Fennie said. “We know we need to do a better job of maintaining our focus and composure throughout the entire round.

“If we can manage that tomorrow t will give us confidence heading into the conference tournament. Luke played well today and is motivated to play well this weekend.”

The Pride men will return to the course Sunday for the final 18 holes Sunday. For more information on Greensboro College men’s golf, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Women’s Tennis Loses to Bishops

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College women’s tennis team fell to North Carolina Wesleyan Saturday, 9-0.

The Pride fell in all three doubles 8-0. They would suffer losses in their six singles matches on the day while Hannah Clayton was able to win a game in her match.

“We were outmatched today but the girls fought the entire way.” Head Coach Randy Alexander said, “I told them before the match to remain positive and use today’s match to help us get ready for Mary Baldwin tomorrow.

“It is possible we could win that one if we play well and things go our way. It would be really nice to win one.”

The Pride are back in action tomorrow, Sunday, when the have their senior day against Mary Baldwin. The matches are set to start at 1 p.m. For more information on Greensboro College women’s tennis, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com

Men’s Lacrosse Falls To Randolph

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Greensboro College men’s lacrosse team fell to the Wildcats of Randolph College Saturday, 17-6.

Randolph took an early one-goal lead before Ryan Cole tied the game at one off an assist from Davis Miller with 8:26 left in the first period.

After Randolph took a 3-1 lead, Kyle Dahlin and Miller scored to even the score once again, while Victor Mehrtens and Andrew Klementz had one assist each.

Despite the two-goal run by Greensboro, Randolph took a 6-3 lead into halftime. Randolph extended their lead to four goals before Mehrtens tallied a goal of his own to pull the Pride to within 7-4.

Randolph then outscored Greensboro 10-2 over the final 21 minutes to take the 11-goal victory. Daniel Wolf accounted for the Pride’s two goals.

Chris DiBlasi had nine saves in goal for Greensboro, while Tim Martin came in and tallied three saves. Phillip Gerber won six face offs, while Griffin Ballard tallied three face off wins of his own.

“Randolph executed really well today,” Head Coach Mike Foderaro said. “I give them a lot of credit for working hard for the win.

“We will get back to practice this week and work hard as we prepare for senior day Saturday.”

The Pride men will return to action at 3 p.m. Saturday when they host the Hawks of Huntingdon College for senior day. For more information on Greensboro College men’s lacrosse, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Men’s Tennis Falls To Bishops On Senior Day

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College men’s tennis team fell to the Bishops of North Carolina Wesleyan Saturday, 9-0.

The Pride fell in all three doubles matches to start the day before suffering defeats in their six singles matches.

Senior Justin Kimball fell at No. 2-singles by scores of 6-1 and 6-1.

“We played the best team in the conference today and it showed,” Head Coach Randy Alexander said. “They may go far in the NCAA title race. It was senior day for Justin and he played really hard just as he has all season and I really appreciated having him on the team this year.

“I was proud to present him with his senior award.”

The Pride men will close out their 2017 season at 3 p.m. Tuesday when they travel to Hampden-Sydney College. For more information on Greensboro College men’s tennis, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Baseball Drops Second Game of Three-Game Set With Pacers

CARY, N.C. – The Greensboro College baseball team fell to the Pacers of William Peace University Saturday, 3-2, in Game 2 of a three-game USA South Athletic Conference set.

The Pacers took a 3-0 lead into the eighth inning before the Pride used a two-run inning to pull within 3-2 but could not get any closer.

Daniel Efird led off the inning with a walk before advancing into scoring position on a Brady Dignan single.

Andrew Ray then brought Efird home with a single to right-center field. Dignan came across the plate for the game’s final run on a Jimmy Short infield single.

Adam Murray was credited with the loss after giving up three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. Ray and Dignan had a team-high two hits each, while Brayden King, Short, Scotty McGuire, and Hunter Curtis had one hit each.

“Adam did a great job pounding the strike zone and competing from the first pitch,” Assistant Coach Chris Fenisey said. “Baseball is a game of adjustments and we have to continue to adjust and grow as the game goes on.

“We still have an opportunity to win a series as we close out the three-game set tomorrow.”

The Pride will return to action at 1 p.m. Sunday when they wrap up the three-game set with William Peace. For more information on Greensboro College baseball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Women’s Lacrosse Falls To Meredith On Senior Day

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College women’s lacrosse team fell on senior day to the Angels of Meredith College Saturday, 18-6.

Meredith scored the game’s first 10 goals before Natalie Ritchey got the Pride on the board with her 25th goal of the season.

The Angels were then able to add four goals to their lead before Ritchey scored once again to make the score 15-2 with just over 21 minutes played.

Over the course of the final 21 minutes, Greensboro was able to outscore Meredith 4-3 before falling by the 12-goal margin. Kara Whitson had two goals, while Ritchey and Laine Walston combined for the remaining two goals.

“We played better in the second half after struggling over the first 30 minutes,” Head Coach Christie Hebert said. “We will keep working as we will face them again in the first round of the conference tournament next week.

“It was a good senior day and we played for our seniors.”

Ritchey finished with three goals and two assists to lead the Pride, while possessing a team-high five draw controls. Kianna Anderson made eight saves in goal.

With the loss, Greensboro earned the No.4-seed in the upcoming USA South Athletic Conference Tournament next week but they will close out the regular season at 4 p.m. Monday when they travel to Southern Virginia University. For more information on Greensboro College women’s lacrosse, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.


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