Senior Brittany Dawkins and freshman Myra Fisher each landed a spot on the All-GSC Second Team, with Dawkins earning her nod as a defender and Fisher as a midfielder.
Dawkins played an integral role in the Wolves’ four shutout victories this season. She also picked up her first career goal earlier in the year against Reinhardt in a 2-1 victory.
Fisher becomes the next in a long line of midfielders to earn All-GSC honors for West Georgia. The freshman helped funnel the UWG offense to the front line this fall and she had a goal and three assists on the year. Her goal was an important one — the game-winner against Christian Brothers — a win that helped send the Wolves into the postseason.
The Wolves are now set to begin the GSC Tournament on Thursday at 8 p.m., as sixth-seeded UWG takes on No. 3 Valdosta State in the opening round of the tourney.
Evans wins low medalist honors
On a second straight cold and windy day at Oak Mountain Championship Golf Club, one UWG freshman rose to the occasion, as Corey Evans powered through the tough conditions to win the individual low medalist honors at the First Annual Matt Dyas Invitational on Tuesday. As a team, the Wolves fell to second place behind in-state rival Clayton State.
Evans entered Tuesday in second place in the individual standings, well within striking distance of the top prize. The freshman put together a solid round — his third of the season under par — firing a 71 and winning the individual title by four strokes over Will Shenstone of Clayton State. His three-round total of 219 was his lowest at UWG and the tournament victory was his first in the collegiate ranks.
The tourney completes the fall schedule for UWG, as both men’s and women’s teams will now begin preparations for the spring.
UWG volleyball sweeps UAH
The UWG women’s volleyball team swept Alabama-Huntsville on Tuesday night in a 3-0 match at Spragins Hall in Huntsville, Ala.
In the opening set, the Wolves (12-14, 7-6 GSC) trailed by one as late as the 19th point of the set, but West Georgia powered past the Chargers over the final nine points, outscoring Alabama-Huntsville, 7-2, to take a 25-21 victory and a 1-0 lead in the match.
In the second set, the Chargers led 24-22 before three straight kills by UWG — one from Helen Menchinger and two straight from Lesley Bemis — put the Wolves back in charge. West Georgia scored four straight points to close out the set, 26-24, and go ahead 2-0 in the match.
The Wolves rode the wave of that momentum throughout the final set, building a 20-9 lead and coasting to a 25-13 victory.
Bemis and Emily Reul each posted 12 kills to lead the UWG offensive. Sophomore setter Amanda Miller dished out 40 assists and Bemis led the Wolves defensively, picking up seven blocks.
West Georgia has three matches left in the 2012 season, all at home next weekend, beginning with Union on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. The Wolves then host North Alabama on Nov. 10 at 1 p.m., followed by Christian Brothers in the regular-season finale at 1 p.m on Nov. 11.
UWG cross country honored
A quartet of UWG women’s cross country runners entered rare air for the West Georgia program at the Gulf South Conference Cross Country Championships this season, and now that group is hungry for more heading into the NCAA South Regional in Huntsville, Ala.
The initial reports from the GSC Championships showed a banner day for West Georgia cross country, as three Wolves were named All-GSC, including two first team runners. But the GSC later corrected the release, where four Wolves actually earned All-GSC honors.
It marked the sixth time in school history that three or more UWG runners earned All-GSC honors and just the third time that four or more earned the distinction.
Tiffany Wommack was the first freshman across the line, earning GSC Freshman of the Year accolades and finishing fourth at the meet to earn First Team honors.
Senior Briana Crawford was the other First Team All-GSC honoree, returning to a place she held as a freshman. In that season, Crawford earned Second Team All-GSC honors, but just missed as a sophomore and junior before returning to the All-GSC ranks this season.
Another senior, Elyse Boileau, was a newcomer to collegiate cross country this season, joining the UWG squad from the ranks of the West Georgia soccer program. Boileau finished 14th at this year’s championships, earning a Second Team All-GSC nod.
The final runner in the All-GSC standings was freshman Brooke Wommack, twin sister of Tiffany. Brooke was initially left off the GSC reports, but she finished six seconds and two spots behind Boileau. The top-20 runners at the GSC Championships earn All-GSC honors, so that gave Wommack a Second Team award.
The Wolves finished third as a team at the GSC Championships and are now preparing for the NCAA South Regional this weekend.