A&F Newsletter

Spring 2014

 

Athletic Roundup

 

Baseball
The Cowley College baseball team finished in second place in the Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division. The Tigers advanced to play at the Region VI Tournament in Wichita and finished the season with a record of 38-17 overall and 26-10 in the Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division.

Freshman pitcher Parker Rigler (7-0, 2.85 ERA) was named the Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division Freshman of the Year.

Softball
In head coach Ed Hargrove's final season as head coach of the Lady Tiger softball team the squad captured the Region VI title and went on to finish in a tie for seventh at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament held in Clinton, MS. The Lady Tigers finished the season with a record of 43-14.

In Hargrove's 30 years in charge of the program, Cowley won 1,142 games, 18 conference titles, and made 10 national tournament appearances.

Men's Tennis
The Tiger men's tennis team captured its fourth straight Region VI title by winning five of six singles matches and all three doubles matches at the Region VI Tournament. Cowley went on to place fourth at the national tournament, marking the highest Division I finish in the history of the program.

Freshman Harry Busby came up just a bit short in his quest for a national title at No. 1 singles as he lost to Joshua Page of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
6-4, 7-6 in the championship match.

Women's Tennis
The Cowley College women's tennis team won five of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches at the Region VI Tournament as they won the Region
VI title for the fifth time in the past six seasons. The Lady Tigers went on to tie the highest Division I finish in the history of the program as they placed fourth at the NJCAA Division I National Tennis Championships held in Tyler, Texas.

Men's Track and Field
The Tiger men's track and field team placed 16th at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships held in New York City, N.Y in March, and recently finished 19th at the NJCAA National Outdoor Championships in Phoenix, AZ.

Sophomore Hosea Bottley had a school record performance in the weight throw (52-9 ¾) at the indoor national championships and was named a Coaches
Association All-American, while freshman Dylan Mettler placed third in the pole vault and was named an Honorable Mention All-American at the outdoor
nationals.

Fellow freshmen Derek McKnight (shot put) and Damien Odle (javelin) also performed well at outdoor nationals and earned Coaches Association All-American
honors by placing among the top-eight American born athletes in their events.
Sophomore Stefan Johnson just missed earning NJCAA All-American honors as he placed fourth and was named a Coaches Association All-American in the high jump.

Women's Track and Field
The Lady Tiger track and field team placed 19th at the indoor national championships and 22nd at the outdoor nationals.

Having come so close to a national title as a freshman, Cowley College sophomore Jamesia Milton nabbed that elusive title by being named the national champion in
the weight throw at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York City, N.Y. Milton was also the national runner-up in the hammer throw at the
NJCAA National Outdoor Championships in Phoenix,

Spring 2014