Tribune-Star staff report
TERRE HAUTE —
The Indiana State University athletic community, along with family, friends and fans, paused Tuesday night to honor the spring sports teams at the Terre Haute Savings Bank Spring Sports Banquet.
Most of the ISU teams are still in competition with the baseball team having 13 games left of its regular-season schedule before beginning the Missouri Valley Conference tournament May 21, the softball team with just three games left of the docket this coming weekend against Southern Illinois and the track and field program with just one more meet before beginning its postseason events.
The ISU women’s golf team is the team that has ended at this time, with the group recording a sixth-place finish at the MVC championships one week ago.
The Hillman Award, awarded annually to the student-athlete who has good health, posture, technical skills and sportsmanship and is generally recognized as ISU’s best all-around male and female student-athlete, will be presented prior to the baseball game against Eastern Illinois on May 8.
2013 Spring Sports Banquet awards
Most Improved — Carmelia Stewart (women’s track and field); Demetra Camble (women’s track and field); Taylor Head (men’s track and field); Arqeil Shaw (men’s track and field) and Amanda Smith (women’s golf).
Team Leadership — Leann Michl (women’s track and field); Dustin Betz (men’s track & field); Emily Dixon (women’s golf) and Christina Beyerl (women’s golf).
Coaches Award — Halee Myers (softball); Mackenzie Connelly (softball); Alex Lucas (softball); Leann Michl (women’s track and field); Bobby Webb (men’s track and field) and Reece Feducia (women’s golf).
Most Valuable — Felisha Johnson (women’s track & field) and Greggmar Swift (men’s track & field).
First-year letterwinners — Baseball: Josh Dove, Michael Eberle, Mike Fitzgerald, Derek Hannahs, Jacob Hayes, A.J. McElderry, Daniel Peterson, Taylor Shaw, Taylor Steen, Jeff Zahn and Cody Zimmerman. Softball: Morgan Allee, Alexa Cavin, Mikayla Grindle, Halle Humphrey, Abbie Malchow, Kelsey Montgomery and Paige Schreiner. Women’s golf: Margaret Harper. Women’s track and field: Kalyn Davis, Ioanna Koltsidou, Nicole Lucas, Alyssa Markiewicz, Hannah McKnight, Hanna Mercer, Lauren Rice, Kimyanna Rudolph, Carmelia Stewart, Whitney Walker and Katie Wise. Men’s track and field: Derek Bunch, Connor Curley, Sean Dennis, Taylor Head, Keith Housley, Steve Humes, John Mascari, Tristan Selby, Adarius Washington and Brett Wehmiller.
Second-year letterwinners — Baseball: Landon Curry, Tyler Fehringer, Greg Kuhlman, Casey McCurdy and Devin Moore. Softball: Megan Bunting, Ashley Dickerson and Megan Stone. Women’s golf: Gina Della Camera, Andrea Frankiewicz, Amanda Smith and Erinn Sutton. Women’s track and field: Macey Black, Demetra Camble, Kalli Dalton, Nicole Hope, Rachael Johnson, Kaisha Martin, Hanna Mercer, Kelly Steffen, Carmelia Stewart and Jessica Zangmeister. Men’s Track and Field: Duane Brown, Jonathon Christensen, Jordan Colanese, Ryan Dickson, Jonathan Jackson, Remy Lewis, Gabe Ocasio, Arqiel Shaw and Shaun Smith.
Third-year letterwinners — Baseball: Tyler Browning, Owen Conway, Kurt Kudrecki, Sean Manaea, Josh Negele, Tyler Pazik and Tyler Wampler. Softball: Halee Myers and Shelby Wilson. Women’s golf: McCall Christopher and Reece Feducia. Women’s track and field: Macey Black, Shelby Higginbottom, Nicole Hope, Rachel Johnson, Richelle Kimble and Kelly Steffen. Men’s track and field: Justin Baxtron, Chris Fields, Corey Hahn, Drew Le Master, Maurice Lyke, Kevin Piriano, Greggmar Swift and Max Tuttle.
Fourth-year letterwinners — Baseball: Koby Kraemer, Rob Ort and Jordan Pearson. Softball: Mackenzie Connelly and Alex Lucas. Women’s golf: Christina Beyerl and Emily Dixon. Women’s track and field: Felisha Johnson, Richelle Kimble, Leeann Michl, Shalesa Smith and Stacia Weatherford. Men’s track and field: Justin Baxtron, Dustin Betz, Al Escalera, Brandon Pounds and Bobby Webb.
• Goddard fares well — At Boonville, Idle Creek pro Ray Goddard was part of a foursome that also included amateurs Steve Zehr, Mel Redman and Bob Thompson which placed first in the pro-am division of the Tri-State Pro-Am on April 22 at Quail Crossing Course.
Goddard also placed eighth in the pro division, shooting a 77.
n LP race rescheduled — U.S. Auto Club officials have announced a new date for a sprint race halted by rain last Saturday at Lincoln Park Speedway.
The new date is July 4 and a complete race will be run with qualifying and heat races.