Sports UpdateSpring 2012

Spring 2012 sports update

Baseball

In conjunction with festivities surrounding the 2000 team’s induction into the Athletics Hall of Fame, head coach Gary Vaught hosted a roast of himself to benefit Riley Children’s Hospital. “It’s a great honor in my more than 30 years of coaching to have a team inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Vaught said. “It was great to have all those guys back and to be able to have some fun and raise some money for a great cause.” Ten former players and coaches roasted the coach. In all, more than $2,000 is being donated in the name of the 2000 UIndy Baseball Team to Riley Children’s Hospital. This year’s edition of Greyhound baseball opened its season March 1 with a home contest against Oakland City.

Men’s Basketball

Head coach Stan Gouard’s Greyhounds continue to excel in his fourth season as head coach. UIndy has stunned the No. 1 team in the country twice this season, with a 99-94 OT win over defending national champ Bellarmine on Dec. 1 at Nicoson Hall and Jan. 21 in Owensboro, Ky., 80-77, when Cody Vest hit a game-winning three-pointer from well-behind the NBA three-point line at the buzzer. UIndy also swept the season series from in-state rival Southern Indiana for the first time since the 1978–79 season. UIndy won 59-56 in Evansville and then came back from 11 points down with seven minutes to go to win, 65-59, at Nicoson Hall on Feb. 4. That has led to UIndy being in the National Association of Basketball Coaches NCAA Division II Top 25 for four weeks this season.

The Greyhounds have won the GLVC Player of the Week award four times this season, three times by senior Adrian Moss (left) and once by sophomore Jarrett Hamilton. Moss joins former teammate Darius Adams (2010–11) and former GLVC Player of the Year David Logan (2004–05) as the only three-time GLVC Players of the Week in school history. Moss made school history Feb. 18 in Somers, Wis., recording the first triple-double in school history with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in an 84-57 victory at Wisconsin-Parkside.

Women’s Basketball

Under the direction of first-year head coach Constantin Popa, the Greyhounds have had a successful year on the hardwood. After dropping their first two games of the season, the Hounds rattled off nine wins in a row, including a 50-43 win at NCAA Division I Cincinnati on Dec. 19. Junior Kristin Turner (left) has spent much of the year as the leading scorer in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Junior Sydney Weinert, a transfer from IPFW, set a school record for blocks in a single season. As of Feb. 21, Weinert has rejected 66 attempts by her opponents after breaking Courtney Sands previous record (62 in 1990–91) against Wisconsin-Parkside on Jan. 28.

Track & Field

The men’s team took its third straight GLVC Indoor title, and Jermel Kindred and Matt Royer were named Track and Field Athletes of the Year. UIndy totaled 189 team points, 95 ahead of the No. 2 squad. Head coach Scott Fangman earned Coach of the Year honors. UIndy had five individual champs at the meet and took the 4×400 meter relay title en route to the championship. Jerel Flournoy took the 200-meter dash title with a new meet-record time of 21.79. Robert Gardner followed with a win in the 400-meter dash, setting a GLVC indoor meet record with a 47.96 time. The 4×400 relay squad of Flournoy, Gardner, Kindred, and Kyle Schwartz won with a 3:24.32 time, and Joshua Bass took the league long jump title with a 7.47-meter leap, good for an NCAA provisional mark. Ryan Smith earned the GLVC shot put title with an NCAA provisional mark toss of 17.17 meters, just .02 meters off the GLVC indoor meet record. Royer took the men’s weight throw title with a meet record toss of 20.45 meters, another NCAA automatic qualifying mark. The women’s team finished third in the 11-team field, amassing 124.5 team points. Bellarmine won that title with 177.5 points. UIndy’s LaTisha Martin took the title in the women’s 400-meter dash with a time of 57.71. Katy Watson earned a league championship in the shot put with a throw of 12.50 meters.

Swimming & Diving

The University of Indianapolis men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams improved on their 2011 finish, both taking third at the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships. “Moving up one spot at the GLIAC Championships is a big step for both programs,” head coach Gary Kinkead said. The nationally ranked No. 14 women finished in third place with 481.5 points behind No. 5 Wayne State (923) and No. 4 Grand Valley State (599.5), while the No. 7 men totaled 540.5 points behind No. 9 Wayne State (872) and No. 5 Grand Valley State (801). Junior Maura Donahue (left) repeated as GLIAC Swimmer of the Year after winning the 100 free, 200 free, 200 free relay, and 400 free relay. She also won her fifth career Counsilman Hunsaker National Swimmer of the Week for her GLIAC Championships performance. Overall, the men earned 29 NCAA “B” qualifying times and two automatic bids; the women had two automatic bids and 24 “B” times.

Academics

UIndy’s 560 student-athletes combined for a 3.20 grade point average during the first semester to raise their cumulative grade point average to 3.21. The Greyhounds had 15 teams over a 3.0 GPA in the semester, led by women’s tennis with a 3.62 GPA and women’s golf with a 3.56 GPA, while the men were paced by men’s tennis with a 3.35 GPA. Overall, UIndy male student-athletes had a 3.01 semester GPA and cumulative GPA of 3.03, while females have a 3.38 semester GPA and 3.40 cumulative GPA.

Upcoming Greyhound Club events

Senior Buffet
April 4
Primo Banquet and Conference Center

Greyhound Club Golf Outing
June 29
Otter Creek Golf Course

Angus Nicoson Golf Outing
July 26
Dye’s Walk Golf Course

Invitational Golf Classic
August 17
Purgatory Golf Course

Pack the House
January 26, 2013
vs. Bellarmine

Florida Golf Outing
February 6–8, 2013
Ft. Lauderdale

Hall of Fame
February 23, 2013
vs. Wisconsin-Parkside

Greyhound Club Online Auction
Oct. 17–24, 2013
UIndyathletics.com

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