Article Category Archives: Sports

Upcoming GLVC Championship Dates/Sites

Wrestling 

Feb. 2-3
Nicoson Hall
Indianapolis, Ind.

Swimming & Diving

Feb. 6-9
Crawfordsville Aquatics Center
Crawfordsville, Ind.

Indoor Track & Field

Feb. 23-24
UINDY ARC
Indianapolis, Ind.

Basketball

March 7-10
Vadalabene Center
Edwardsville, Ill.

Tennis 

April 19-21
Center Grove HS
Indianapolis, Ind.

Golf

April 26-28
Panther Creek Country Club
Springfield, Ill.

Softball

May 2-4
EastSide Centre
Peoria, Ill.

Outdoor Track & Field

May 2-4
Stokes Stadium
Kirksville

Baseball

May 9-12
U.S. Baseball Park
Ozark, Mo.

Baseball Park Earns Accolades

The Truman Baseball Park was awarded the American Baseball Coaches Association/Turface Athletics Field Maintenance Award for the 2018-19 season.

Presented by Turface Athletics and the ABCA since 1995, the Field Maintenance Award winners receive a plaque recognizing excellence in field maintenance, plus one ton of Turface MVP conditioner and $400 of equipment from Turface Athletics.

Head coach Dan Davis and the program were recognized by the ABCA in their clinic hall during the convention, Jan. 5.

Truman Athletics Among Leaders of NCAA Academic Success Rate

The Truman Athletics Department continues to be a leader among national, conference and state public institutions in the latest release of the NCAA Academic Success Rate data.

Truman was one of five NCAA Division II public schools nationally with an ASR of 88 percent or higher. That was also tops among the six public schools in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and the eight Division II public schools in the state of Missouri. Overall, Bulldog student-athletes were 40th out of 317 Division II schools, seventh out of 15 conference members and trailed only Rockhurst, Maryville and Drury in the state.

Academic Success Rate is calculated by the NCAA and considers only student-athletes enrolled. It is considered more accurate than the Federal Graduation Rate since it includes transfers, mid-year enrollees and non-scholarship student-athletes. The rate is recorded six years after initial collegiate enrollment.

The national average for Division II schools was an ASR of 68 percent, and all Truman sports had an ASR above the national average of their respective sport.

Top Dogs

Cross Country
The Bulldog women turned in their best conference meet performance in nearly a decade with a second-place showing at the 2018 GLVC Championships in Louisville, Ky. Gemma Saathoff placed seventh in the league race to earn All-GLVC honors. She earlier earned GLVC Runner of the Week accolades and was Truman’s leading runner throughout the season. On the men’s side, Thomas Cormier led the Bulldogs at the conference meet with a 27th place finish, and Truman was eighth in the team standings. Michael Grasing was the lead dog in most regular season meets this season.

Football
Sophomore kick returner Lawrence Woods was named all-region and was the GLVC Special Teams Player of the Year. Woods led Division II in kick returns with an average of 50.8 yards per return and three returns for touchdowns, all Truman single-season records. The Bulldogs had their first six-game winning streak since 1998 and finished the season 6-5. In addition to Woods, 14 players earned All-GLVC honors and senior receiver Mitch Nichols was voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team.

Women’s Golf
The Truman women’s golf team completed the fall portion of its 2018-19 schedule in late October, which included four tournaments. In those four tournaments, the Bulldogs placed second out of eight teams, eighth out of nine, seventh out of 11 and second out of eight in the fall finale. So far this season, Lindsey Repp has the best scoring average on the team at 86.5 with an 18-hole low of 82 and
36-hole best of 168.

Men’s Soccer
The men’s soccer team finished year number 14 under head coach Duke Cochran with an overall record of 4-8-4, including 2-8-3 in GLVC play. The Bulldogs ended the season on a high note by defeating William Jewell on the road with a shutout, 2-0. Individually, forward Matt Yankowitz led the team in scoring for the second-straight season thanks to 16 points on six goals and four assists.

Women’s Soccer
The Bulldogs earned a share of the GLVC regular-season championship after going 9-3-1 in conference and 14-4-1 overall. Senior defender Laura Ney became the seventh women’s soccer player to earn first-team all-conference honors three straight years. In her 71 career matches, the Bulldogs have shutout nearly 60 percent of their opponents with Ney anchoring the backline. Head coach Mike Cannon was named the GLVC Coach of the Year. Sophomore Hanna Burke joined Ney on the all-region teams and led the Bulldogs in scoring with five goals and five assists.

Volleyball
The Truman volleyball team wrapped up its 2018 campaign with an overall record of 21-11, 10-8 in league play. The Bulldogs turned in the 30th 20-win season in program history, seventh under head coach Ben Briney in 10 seasons, and first since 2014. Individually, both setter Savvy Hughes and outside hitter Ellie Kaat were named second-team All-GLVC.