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Abigail Farler named ACU head softball coach

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 09:41

ABILENE  – Abilene Christian Director of Athletics Allen Ward Thursday announced Abigail Farler as the fourth head coach in Wildcat Softball history. A four-year letter winner at Marshall and All-Conference USA selection, Farler comes to Abilene following a successful era at Corban University – a private Christian college based in Salem, Ore.

Cleary headlines Southland Track and Field Academic All-Conference Team

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:10

ABILENE – Recent Abilene Christian graduate and NCAA West Prelim qualifier in the steeplechase Ryan Cleary Wednesday was selected as the Southland Conference's Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year. Cleary is the fifth Wildcat during the 2018-19 academic year to receive this award, joining a distinguished list that also includes Luke Anthony (football), Jaren Lewis (basketball), Josh Sheehy (tennis) and Kai Schmidt (indoor track and field).

Dalon Farkas makes Southland's All-Academic squad

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:10

ABILENE – Recent Abilene Christian graduate Dalon Farkas Wednesday was named Second Team All-Southland Conference Academic in recognition of his exemplary work on the diamond and in the classroom. Farkas, a native of Milton, Ga., received his degree in accounting.

Three Wildcats Named All-Southland Academic Second Team

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:17

The Southland Conference released its annual all-academic teams for softball, and three Wildcats were named to the second team. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.

Wildcat football scores APR award from FCS ADA

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 08:56

ABILENE – The Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) announced the recipients of the Academic Progress Rate (APR) Award, and Abilene Christian earned the Southland Conference's prize for Most Improved APR in 2017-18.

Brandenburg caps 2018-19 with Second Team All-America prize

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 12:46

AUSTIN, Texas – Annina Brandenburg couldn't improve on an opening round throw of 176 feet, 5 inches, and the Abilene Christian University sophomore from Dusseldorf, Germany, finished 15th Saturday in the discus throw on the final day of the 38th annual NCAA Women's Division I Track and Field championships.

Melgar attains Third Team All-America status in shot put

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 08:42

AUSTIN, Texas – Thirty years and four days after the most recent student-athlete from the women's track and field team at Abilene Christian University competed in the NCAA Division I track and field national championships, the Wildcats were represented again here Thursday night.

Catcher Luis Trevino drafted by Tampa Bay Rays

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 21:06

ABILENE – Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Second Team All-America and Abilene Christian catcher Luis Trevino Wednesday was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 40th and final round of the Major League Baseball June First-Year Player Draft. The 2019 Southland Conference Player of the Year was pick No. 1,208 with only nine ball players drafted afterward.

ACU finishes terrific year 4th in Commissioner's Cup

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:59

Overall Standings

Player of the Year Trevino headlines Southland awards

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:59

ABILENE – Abilene Christian senior slugger extraordinaire Luis Trevino Monday was announced as the 2019 Southland Conference Player of the Year. The Mission, Texas native is the first Wildcat to earn this prestigious honor during the program's 16 years (1964-73; 2014 – present) within the conference, and is only the second Wildcat to receive one of the league's six major awards, joining 1970 Hitter of the Year Alvin O'Dell (.345).

Dooley Named to Southland All-Academic Second Team

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:09

The 2019 Southland Conference All-Academic men's golf teams were announced Monday, and ACU's Bryce Dooley was named to the second team. Dooley claims the honor less than a month after being named third team all-league. Sam Houston State's William Holcomb is the 2018-19 Men's Golf Student-Athlete of the Year. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.

Sheehy draws USC’s Smith for NCAA first round

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 20:44

ABILENE – Abilene Christian senior Josh Sheehy will face Southern California's Tanner Smith Monday in the first round of the NCAA tennis championship in Orlando, Fla. Sheehy and Smith are somewhat familiar with one another as they previously faced off at the 2017 Oracle ITA Masters when both were at the start of their junior seasons.

Baseball posts doubleheader sweep of Nicholls on Senior Day

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:04

ABILENE – Abilene Christian baseball recorded its first .500 season at the NCAA Division I level after finishing a three-game sweep of Nicholls Saturday at Crutcher Scott Field. The two wins today lifted the Wildcats' overall mark to 26-26 as they matched their highest Southland Conference win total at 13.

Eleven track and field athletes declared for NCAA West Prelims

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:53

ABILENE – The NCAA Thursday revealed its lists of declared athletes for next week's Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminary Round, and heading to Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium to represent Abilene Christian will be long jumper Megan Kirby, throwers Annina Brandenburg, Kayla Melgar, Josh Hunter, Morgan Knight and Ryan Simmons, steeplechaser Ryan Cleary, and the 4x400m relay of Ryan Linton, Blaze Brownlow and Avery and Jared Williams.

Wildcats outlast Nicholls, 10-8; Donahue with 4 RBI

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 21:48

ABILENE – Abilene Christian baseball won its series opener vs. Nicholls, 10-8, Friday night at Crutcher Scott Field. The Wildcats' No. 2 - 7 batters combined for all 10 runs and hits, including a 3-for-4, four RBI performance from senior first baseman Riley Donahue.

Henry and Mocciola voted Southland's All-Academic

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:30

FRISCO, Texas – Sophomore Illeana Mocciola and senior Valedictorian Award winner Jordan Henry Thursday were tabbed to the 2019 Southland Conference All-Academic teams. Mocciola, a management major, was selected to the first team alongside five additional league honorees, while Henry received second-team honors.

Josh Sheehy wins Southland's Student-Athlete of the Year Award

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:05

ABILENE – The postseason awards keep arriving for senior Josh Sheehy as Thursday he and classmates Cole Lawson and Sebastian Langdon were honored with spots on a Southland Conference All-Academic team.

Josh Sheehy wins Southland's Student-Athlete of the Year Award

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:05

ABILENE – The postseason awards keep arriving for senior Josh Sheehy as Thursday he and classmates Cole Lawson and Sebastian Langdon were honored with spots on a Southland Conference All-Academic team.

Melgar announced as Southland's Women’s Athlete of the Year

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:12

FRISCO, Texas – Senior thrower Kayla Melgar Wednesday was announced as the Southland Conference's 2019 Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year. The Tempe, Ariz., native accumulated 26 points during the three-day meet, finishing first in the shot put with a toss of 52-08.0 ft to go along with a pair of second-place finishes in the discus (168-08.0 ft) and hammer throw (184-00.0 ft) events.