Reflections Magazine Issue #54 - Fall 2000 - Page 33

Scott McClure leaves for NAIA in Tulsa, OK ong-time Siena Heights sports information director Scott McClure ’86 left the University in September to become Championship Events Administrator for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in Oklahoma. A staff member in the Siena Heights athletic department for the past 11 years, Scott served as assistant men’s basketball coach in addition to his sports information responsibilities, which included serving as media director for the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). An active member of the Lenawee County community, Scott was a volunteer and cocaptain for the Siena Heights Relay for Life Team, a member of the Relay for Life executive committee, and a community coordinator for the Alzheimers Association. Scott, his wife Michelle Hellner McClure ’86, and their two children, Tyler and Kalli, are living in Tulsa, OK. Bauer earns NAIA coaching honors rack and field coach Tim Bauer ‘82 was named Region VIII “Coach of the Year” at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last spring. A member of the NAIA Track & Field Coaches Association for the past four years, Bauer also has been named President of that group for the next three years. Coach Bauer seen here with Jimalatice Thomas ‘92 at the Athletic Hall of Fame; see page 34 for Hall of Fame details. Spring Sports Wrap-Ups Track & Field The Saints’ women’s team placed second and the men’s team was third at the WHAC Outdoor Championships in April. Eight men and four women qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Championships. Jessica Hawkins became a four-time All-American with a 6th place finish in the javelin, setting a new school record with a distance of 129-9. Matt Miller became a three-time All-American with a sixth place finish in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:56.60. Honorable Mention All-American status went to twin brothers Gary and Kevin Schultz (10,000 meter run) and Chitranjan Greer-Travis (hammer throw, with a school record distance of 165-4). Named All-American Scholar Athletes were Carl Spina (for the fourth time) and Gina Watson (for the third time). Softball Coach Jenelle Zook’s squad (23-21-1) won its final four regular-season league games to jump from fourth to second place in the final WHAC standings. The Saints went 1-2 in the postseason tournament and were eliminated by NAIA Region VIII champion Cornerstone. Leslie Keane (outfield), Jamie Hallenbeck (shortstop) and Jamie Rennert (outfield) were named to the All-WHAC Team. For the second consecutive season, Jen Roberts (catcher) and Kristin Heinze (pitcher) were named NAIA All-American Scholar-Athletes. Baseball Playing their final six league games against the top two teams (Indiana Tech and Aquinas), the Saints (21-40) went 0-6 and dropped to sixth place in the final league standings. Matt Pike (pitcher, shortstop) and Brian Jeffrey (catcher) were named to the All-WHAC Team. Kris Hemry was named an NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete. Fall Sports Updates • Men’s Soccer: The Saints finished the season second behind #1 Aquinas in the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference. Siena Heights compiled a season record of 13-6-2 overall, 10-2-2 in the league. • Women’s Soccer: Siena Heights finished the season with a 12-2-0 league record (16-6-0 overall). They entered (and finished) the WHAC tournament in second place behind Madonna. • Cross Country: The Siena Heights men were ranked #13 in the NAIA in late October. • Volleyball: Siena Heights compiled a 7-5 WHAC record (28-13 overall) and ended the season tied with Aquinas for 3rd behind Madonna and Cornerstone. Emmet Award Winners NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete Nicole Tobin, a senior forward and Siena’s all-time scoring and assist leader in women’s soccer, received the Thomas A. Emmet Award last spring. Co-recipient was NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete Jeff Gulleckson, who helped the men’s basketball team post an 86-24 record with three NAIA National Championship appearances in his first three years. The Emmet Award, voted on by the coaches and staff of the athletics department, is presented each spring to the top male and female athlete at Siena Heights who has completed his/her junior year. Congratulations! The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced early this fall that the 1999-2000 SHU women’s basketball team finished 16th in the top 25 of the Academic Honor Roll with an average GPA of 3.289. In addition, nine 1999-2000 student athletes representing men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s track, baseball, women’s soccer and women’s cross country earned NAIA honors as All-American and Academic All-American Scholar Athletes. Winter Sports Outlook For all the action in men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s indoor track, visit the Siena Heights webpage (www. sienahts.edu). Access the athletics homepage by clicking on “Alumni and Friends” or “Undergraduate Students” and scrolling the menu bar on the left.