OWENSBORO, KY. — The Kentucky Wesleyan College men’s basketball team rounded out its 2020-21 roster with the addition of Division I transfer Tre Cobbs. The Lima Central Catholic alum will have one year of eligibility left as a graduate transfer after finishing his career at Northern Kentucky.
“Tre brings an immense amount of physicality and toughness,” Wesleyan head coach Drew Cooper said in a news release. “His experience and skill set will give us a polished and game-ready veteran presence on both sides of the floor. Panther fans will love him. We’re extremely pumped to add him.”
While at LCC, Cobbs helped the Thunderbirds to Division III state titles in 2014 and 2016). In 2o15 Lima Central Catholic finished as state runner-up. Cobbs scored more than 1,000 points in his prep career, earning first team all-state honors his senior year after averaging 19.7 points per game.
“I chose KWC because of the tradition of the program,” Cobbs said. “I want to surround myself around a winning culture and hang banners. I believe that Wesleyan is a place that is going to push me to be the best. Also the overall relationships I built with the coaching staff. Looking forward to a great year.”
The Panthers are a member of the Division II Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
NORMAN, Okla. — Bluffton has earned the Golf Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 season.
A total of 250 schools submitted GPA’s of 3.0 or above, with 95 of those schools earning Presidents Special Recognition Honors, finishing with a team GPA of 3.5 and above.
New ONU assistant
to coach throwers
ADA — Jason Fisher has been named a full-time assistant coach for the Ohio Northern men’s and women’s track and field teams.
Fisher becomes the first full-time throws coach in ONU history and will work with the team’s discus, javelin, shot put and weight throw student/athletes.
He spent the 2019-20 season as a part-time assistant coach for the Polar Bears and will be in his second season at Ohio Northern.
He came to ONU after five seasons as a throws coach for Bluffton University and three more as a throws coach at Parkway High School.
Fisher was a four-year letterman in track and field and Bluffton, earning all-conference accolades in track and field and football for the Beavers.
He received his bachelor’s degree in sports management from Bluffton in 2011.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The United State Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced that Bluffton was among the 1,313 teams earning the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 season.
The team award marked the sixth consecutive (10 total) for the Beavers.
The award, initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale.
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) has announced that Bluffton is among the recipients for the 2020 Mark Laesch Awards. Teams were recognized based on improvement in adjusted stroke average per individual per round from the 2018-19 to 2019-20 seasons (denoted in parenthesis below).
Recipients included the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (49.78) in Division I, Division II’s Kentucky Wesleyan College (31.25), and Bluffton University (55.92) from Division III.
opening day roster
Former University of Northwestern Ohio pitcher John Schreiber has made the Detroit Tigers’ 30-man opening day roster against the Cincinnati Reds.
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