Sports: Women’s weekend, football practice begins

Swimmers start strong: SMU women’s swimming is in Indianapolis March 21-23 for the 2013 NCAA National Championship. After Thursday’s events, the Mustangs are in 18th place out of the 50 teams competing. This week, the women were also recognized for earning Scholar All American Status for the Fall 2012 semester; the team achieved a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.32. The men’s team was also recognized for its 3.09 cumulative G.P.A. You can follow live stats from the championship meet online.

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Rowing spring season: For their second race of the spring season, SMU women’s rowing will travel to Austin for the 2013 Longhorn Invitational. They will race against Texas, Iowa and UCF March 22-24. The races on Friday and Saturday will determine the matchups for Sunday’s finals. The Mustangs won their first race of Spring 2013 and hope to continue that momentum.

Springtime soccer: SMU women’s soccer will kick off their short spring season Saturday, March 23 at 4 p.m. The Mustangs play Louisiana Tech at home. This is the first of five games for Spring 2013, four of which are at Westcott Field. The team is looking to gain valuable experience for Fall 2013. Admission to all spring home games is free and open to the public.

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Season 2013 preparation: SMU football kicks off spring practice Monday, March 25. The Mustangs will hold 15 sessions to help prepare for the 2013 season. All practices are closed to the public except for the final spring practice on Saturday, April 20, in conjunction with SMU Founders’ Day Weekend. The practice and fan fair events start at 9 a.m. at Pettus Field.

This week the Mustangs added Hal Mumme to the football coaching staff as an assistant coach and passing game coordinator starting in the 2013 season. Known as the innovator of the “Air Raid” offense, Mumme joins SMU after four seasons as head coach at McMurry University in Abilene. During his college years, he played football at New Mexico Military Institute and Tarleton State University.

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