For the first time in OLLU history, the Saints women’s track and field team captured the Red River Athletic Conference title with a total of 215 points.
Head Coach Stephen Sherman commented, “The women put together one of the better team efforts I have ever been a part of. It’s clear to me that we were truly aligned with the goal of winning this championship. To be sure, it’s the most well-rounded effort we have ever put together. We won with distance runners, we won with sprinters, we won with hurdlers, and we won with jumpers. I really could not be much more proud of what we’ve been able to build at OLLU. That being said, Coach Terry Smith deserves a lot of credit for his part in all of this, and of course it begins and ends with the athletes themselves. I’ll always remember this one.” See full results on ollusaintsathletics.com.
The OLLU men’s track and field team finished in third place at the Red River Athletic Conference Championship with a total of 112 points. Winning the title was Wiley College with 236 points, followed by Texas College with 146 points.
OLLU was followed by the University of the Southwest with 91, Langston University with 70, Jarvis Christian College with 58 and Huston-Tillotson University with seven points.
Head Coach Stephen Sherman commented, “I thought our guys performed outside of my expectations for them. Each and every one of them got after it and left it all out there. There were several examples and displays of fortitude that were really fun and gratifying to see. It wasn’t a win, but I am really proud of our guys. Their time is coming too.” See full results on ollusaintsathletics.com.
The OLLU softball team swept the doubleheader against NCAA D3 Trinity University Friday evening. The Saints won the first game 6-2 and the second one, 11-9. The Saints are now 23-8, while Trinity drops to 16-22.
The Saints are 9-8 against the Tigers. Earlier this month, the Saints lost the first game of a doubleheader 1-5 and won the second game 1-0. Read full story here.
The OLLU baseball team secured two of three wins against Texas College (TC) behind stellar pitching performances from Jordan Hackett and JB Martinez. The Saints won the first game 7-5 and the second game 4-0. They dropped the third game 4-6 to move to 21-26 overall and 13-10 in the Red River Athletic Conference. TC is now 25-24 overall and 10-14 in conference. Read full story here.
The OLLU Saints baseball team won one of three games against Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) opponent University of the Southwest (USW). In the first game, the Saints demolished the Mustangs 11-1, but returned for the next day to lose the doubleheader 7-8 and 4-5. The Saints are now 19-25 overall and 11-10 in conference, while the Mustangs improve to 24-16 overall and 9-12 in conference. The Saints will host Texas College next for a three-game Red River Athletic Conference series on April 20-21. Read full story here.
The OLLU Saints softball team split a nonconference doubleheader with NCAA D3 Trinity University Tuesday evening. The Saints lost an ugly first game 5-1, and then came back to sneak by on a 1-0 win over the Tigers. The Saints are now 20-8, while Trinity moves to 16-17. The Saints will return to Trinity University to play another doubleheader on April 21. The series begins at noon. Read full story here.
“The Republic Services presents the Fourth Annual Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) Saints Golf Classic and Dinner” was a huge success. The event took place on April 6. Proceeds from the tournament go toward helping the athletic department grow and assisting student athletes. Each of the 13 teams at OLLU helps make the event a success, and many coaches, staff and student-athletes participate in the tournament, as well. Read full story here.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Growing up, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) alumna Sequestiny “Quest” O’Neal, a native of Midland, Texas, did not have the best childhood. Her parents divorced when she was in the fourth grade. Her father was in and out of the penitentiary, and her mother was addicted to drugs.
O’Neal had to grow up fast and help raise her little brother who is just three years younger than she is. Her younger brother was her motivation and the person who kept her going during her roller coaster of a childhood. O’Neal also had basketball. The game took her under its wing, helped her get out of her hometown and provided her with the opportunity to play collegiately. Read full story here.
The softball team overpowered the Texas College Steers, sweeping the three-game Red River Athletic Conference series. The 8-0, 8-3 and 9-0 wins for the Saints push them to an overall 20-7 record and 17-4 in conference, while the Steers drop to 0-18 overall and 0-12 in conference. The Saints will play Trinity University in a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m.
The baseball team secured two of three wins against Jarvis Christian College behind stellar pitching performances from Jordan Hackett and JB Martinez. The Saints won the first game 9-3 and the third game 13-1. They dropped the second game 5-7 to move to 18-23 overall and 10-8 in the Red River Athletic Conference. Jarvis is now 20-20 overall and 10-8 in conference. The team will be traveling to New Mexico to play the University of the Southwest this weekend.