Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Championship Week(s) are Here!

Hello, Championships!

Women's Golf...started Monday, finishes today, Coastal Carolina with the lead going into today's play (Charleston Southern won the title last year). In the awards announced this week (full story at this link), Charleston Southern’s Olivia Jordan-Higgins and Coastal Carolina’s Aruka Felgueroso were voted the 2008-09 Big South Co-Women’s Golfers of the Year by the League’s head coaches.

Track & Field...the men's and women's outdoor championships will be staged Thursday-Saturday at Radford. Be advised: most events will be streamed live on The Big South EDGE, but not all will be available because host school RU is using more than one location for the championships...all the throwing events, for example, will not be at the track site--and therefore won't make the streaming coverage.

Tennis...the men's and women's tennis championships will be played Thursday-Saturday at Winthrop. Winthrop has the top women's seed and Radford has the top men's seed, as was the case last year when those programs won their respective crowns at the same site. Speaking of deja vu, I'll be the host/MC for the tennis student-athletes' banquet tonight at WU, just like a year ago (and honestly, it was a surprise then, but I knew in advance this time)! These matches will also be streamed--separate video streams for men's and women's coverage are both included in the subscription price...here's the video update with more (on location at the WU tennis press box):

video

As banquet host, I know the award winners already--but I'm sworn to secrecy; you'll never get it out of me!

Men's Golf
...the final championship of this initial spring swing is men's golf, which, like its counterpart, will be held at The Patriot Golf Club in Ninety-Six, SC. Play runs next Monday-Wednesday (4/20-22), with defending champion and event host Coastal Carolina as the top seed.

Then we all get a moment to catch our breath before diving into the May championship tournaments for softball (5/7-5/9) and baseball (5/19-5/23).

Always a fun ride at this time of year--hang on and enjoy!!!

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