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OLLU women’s basketball No. 16 in the NAIA for third time in a row

For the third consecutive time, the OLLU women’s basketball team has been picked No. 16 in the 2019-2020 NAIA DI Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Saints were selected 16th in mid-December and in early December. In the preseason poll, the team earned the No. 6 rank.

The Master’s University is the No. 1 pick this week after overcoming Campbellsville. Other Red River Athletic Conference members in the poll are LSU-Shreveport, who debuts at No. 23 and LSU-Alexandria, who received five votes. Read full story online.

OLLU men’s basketball earns first conference win against Wiley College

The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men’s basketball team defeated Wiley College (WC) 73-71 on Saturday. The Saints improve to 5-13 overall and earn their first win in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) this season to move to 1-7 in conference. The Wildcats fall to 6-7 overall and 4-3 in conference.

Head Coach Chris Dial commented on the win, “We’ve had the tendency to be up and down this year in terms of consistent effort and energy. This road trip was no exception. I am proud of the way our guys responded and fought.” Read full story online.

Student-athletes earn 3.117 GPA for fall semester

OLLU announced that the 13 athletics teams boasted a combined 3.117 GPA for the fall 2019 semester. This accomplishment comes on the cusp of OLLU’s largest class of scholar-athletes in 10 years. At the end of the 2018-2019 season, 120 student-athletes earned Red River Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete recognition. Athletic Director Shane Hurley commented, “We are extremely proud of the academic success of our student-athletes this semester. With 11 teams earning a 3.0 GPA or better, we are continuing to take the right steps to recruit, retain and graduate our student-athletes who will help shape the world tomorrow as scholarly alums of OLLU.”

Men’s and women’s basketball weekend results

The women’s basketball team lost to LSU-Shreveport on Thursday, 65-61, and defeated the Generals on Saturday, 116-93. The women improve to 13-5 overall and 5-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference. The Saints will play Texas A&M University – Texarkana in Texarkana on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

The men’s basketball team fell to LSU-Shreveport and LSU-Alexandria this past week. The Saints lost to the Pilots on Thursday, 106-64, and to the Generals on Saturday, 89-82. The Saints fall to 4-12 overall and remain winless at 0-6 in the Red River Athletic Conference. The team will travel to Texarkana to play Texas A&M University – Texarkana on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Men’s basketball loses to Jarvis

The men’s basketball team lost to Jarvis Christian College 84-76 for its fifth straight loss last Saturday. The Saints drop to 3-9 overall and 0-4 in the Red River Athletic Conference. The Saints will host Texas Wesleyan University on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Southwestern Assemblies of God University on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Women’s basketball remains undefeated in conference

The women’s basketball team downed Jarvis Christian College (JCC) in a 93-59 win last Saturday. OLLU moves to 7-4 overall and 4-0 in the Red River Athletic Conference. The Saints have won four straight conference games including triple-digit scoring in three. The women will travel to Arizona for the Frontier Classic starting Dec. 18. All of the Saints games will be livestreamed on the OLLU Saints Network.

Dawson Brinkley selected as COSIDA Academic All-District in women’s soccer

The 2019 Academic All -District® Women’s Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

Selected to the 2019 Academic All-District Women’s Soccer First Team from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) was Dawson Brinkley (SO/San Antonio, Texas). She earned a 3.77 GPA and is majoring in Biology. Brinkley is a sophomore midfielder. 

OLLU softball releases 2020 schedule

The OLLU softball team released its 2020 schedule and is preparing for its 11th season. OLLU finished sixth in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) last season with a 15-21 overall record and 8-13 RRAC tally.

Head Coach Bruce Lenington commented on the upcoming season saying, “We are excited to announce a very ambitious schedule for the 2020 season. Weather permitting, the 47-game campaign features three tournaments, 17 home games and six dates with opponents who have received national recognition. I am confident that this will allow us the opportunity to grow as we pursue an RRAC title.”

Lenington is the new head coach for the Saints this season. He took over the team in July and is the fourth head coach in OLLU history. Read full story.

Women’s basketball wins one of two in Saints Halo Classic

The women’s basketball team lost to Oklahoma City University (OCU) 93-85 on Saturday. On Friday, the Saints defeated Oklahoma Panhandle University 94-65. During that game, Lena Wilson scored her 1,000th point to be OLLU’s eighth female and 14 overall member of the Saints 1,000-Point Club. The Saints are now fall to 3-4 on the season. Their next game will be this Thursday in Dallas against Paul Quinn College.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa announces partnership with OLLU Athletics

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System and OLLU teamed up for a special announcement on Friday. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa announced its partnership with OLLU, making the health system the “Official Partner of OLLU Athletics.” Under the agreement, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System will provide professional, licensed athletic trainers for weekly clinics and during game day, led by the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team. They will also provide medical service and funds to purchase state-of-the-art equipment.

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