CBU diver honored
California Baptist University diver Evan Honer has been named the Ticketsmarter Western Athletic Conference Diver of the Week for the week of Oct. 13-18. Honer competed at the Lancer Diving Invitational hosted by CBU. He won the three-meter diving competition and finished second in the one-meter competition. CBU men’s and women’s swim and dive teams will compete against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Pomona-Pitzer colleges on Oct. 23.
Volleyball weekly honors
Tarleton University’s Carmen Kinsey and California Baptist University’s Paige Johnstone have been honored as the Western Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Volleyball Players of the Week, respectively. Kinsey helped lead the Tarleton Texans to two wins during the week, including a win over WAC foe Abilene Christian University. Paige Johnstone helped the CBU Lancers win two matches against Seattle University. The Lancers swept both matches 3-0.
WAC Football esteemed
Two different Western Athletic Conference football teams have received votes in some of the top FCS polls. Sam Houston State University continues to dominate the FCS, and they remain at the top of the Stats Perform Top 25 and the AFCA Coaches’ Top 25. Stephen F. Austin State University has also received votes in both those polls. These nods towards WAC football schools come as the WAC re-introduces football for the first time since 2012. The WAC has had national champions in the past and hopes to continue to impress in FCS football competition.