Sports: Premium seating sold out for 2010 football season

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Sports: Premium seating sold out for 2010 football season

SMU tennis player Marta LesniakPremium seating is sold out for the 2010 Mustang football season, according to a statement from SMU Athletics. With about 4 months remaining before the home opener, SMU has sold all 29 suites and 731 club seats in Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Overall sales are also significantly ahead of last season’s pace. Read more.

Sophomore tennis player Marta Lesniak (right), currently ranked No. 28, begins play in the 2010 NCAA Singles Championship against No. 15 Venise Chan of Washington at 4:30 p.m. CT May 26 in Athens, Georgia. She earned her automatic spot in the 64-person field as Conference USA’s highest-ranked player and is making her second consecutive appearance in the national championship.

Read more, and see a CW 33 News item on Lesniak, featuring Head Coach Lauren Longbotham-Meisner, that aired May 24, 2010. video

SMU thrower Simone Du ToitThe track and field team finished 5th with a score of 76.33 points at the 2010 Conference USA Championships May 13-15 in Orlando, Florida. Sophomore thrower Simone Du Toit (left) – the co-Conference USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week of May 4, 2010 – scored victories in the shot put and discus with throws of 16.33m and 54.06m, respectively. Senior Lauren Kuhner placed third in the discus with a personal best of 47.64m.

The team dominated the women’s 3000m steeplechase as the Mustangs swept medalist honors. Junior Silje Fjortoft took gold with a time of 10:14.67, followed by junior Kristine Eikrem-Engeset and freshman Klara Bodinson with times of 10:28.71 and 10:34.52. Fjortoft also had a 4th-place finish in the 5000m run with a time of 16:33.21. First-year runner Mary Alenbratt finished third in the 1500m with a personal-best time of 4:25.00, and sophomore Amber Evans earned 6th in the 200m dash, finishing in 24.34 seconds.

The 2010 NCAA Regionals take place May 28-29 in Austin, with the national championships scheduled for June 9-12 in Eugene, Oregon. Read more.

May 25, 2010|Sports|

Hot Links: Tommy Poynter makes Rudy Award list

SMU senior offensive lineman Tommy PoynterSenior offensive lineman Tommy Poynter (left) is a candidate for the 2008 College Football Rudy Award, as announced Dec. 10 by The Rudy Foundation charitable organization. The award honors student-athletes who “demonstrate exemplary character, courage, contribution and commitment” as members of their collegiate football teams. Read more.

Sophomore Silje Fjortoft and senior Jessa Simmons were named to Conference USA’s Cross Country All-Academic Team Dec. 10. Nominees for the All-Academic team must earn a 3.2 cumulative G.P.A. or better. Fjortoft and Simmons, both students in Dedman College, earned second-team honors. Read more.

Senior midfielder Jeff Harwell has been named third-team All-Midwest Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Harwell had 8 points in his senior season on a goal and 6 assists. His 6 assists tied him with teammate Gabe Arredondo for the second-highest total among all players in Conference USA. Read more.

SMU, CBS College Sports Network and Metro Sports Texas have reached an agreement to televise a total of 16 SMU men’s basketball games for the 2008-09 season on Time-Warner Cable in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Waco, Austin and San Antonio markets. In addition, 4 games will be televised on CBS College Sports Network. Read more.

December 18, 2008|Sports|

Hot Links: Fall 2008 honors for athletes

Junior offensive lineman Mitch Enright and sophomore linebacker Pete Fleps have been named to the Conference USA All-Academic football team. Enright earned a 3.99 G.P.A. as a management major in SMU’s Cox School of Business and is pursuing his M.B.A. after graduating with an undergraduate degree in three years. He is a two-time member of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Football Team and was a two-year starter and member of the Rimington Trophy Watch List.

Fleps is a marketing major in the Cox School with a 3.54 G.P.A. He made 23 tackles in one game at Navy, which ranks as the fourth-most ever in a game by a C-USA player, and led SMU with 106 tackles in 2008. Read more.

SMU wide receiver Emmanuel SandersJunior wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (left) has been named a second-team All-Conference USA performer. He picked up 958 yards and nine touchdowns in 2008 and ranks as SMU’s all-time leader in touchdown catches with 27. He also holds University records for career 100-yard-receiving games with 10 and for season 100-yard games with six (2008). He is the first player in SMU history to record three 600-yard receiving seasons.

Also recognized were senior punter Thomas Morstead and sophomore wideout Aldrick Robinson, who were each named honorable mention All-C-USA. Read more.

Sophomore Silje Fjortoft has been named the Conference USA Cross Country Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season. She became the C-USA women’s individual medalist after running a 5K course-record time of 16:46 and beating her closest contender by 57 seconds. She also was named to both the All-C-USA First Team and All-South Central Region Team. Her 40th-place performance at the NCAA Championships led SMU to a conference team-best finish of 20th. Read more.

December 12, 2008|Sports|

Hot Links: Eight soccer players earn All-Conference honors

SMU's Paulo da SilvaThe 3rd season of “Inside College Hoops with Matt Doherty” debuts Nov. 24, 2008 on KAAM 770 AM, live from Ten Sports Grill, 1302 Main St. in downtown Dallas. Listen online and submit questions for Coach Doh or call in at 972-445-0770 or 877-272-5226. Read more.

The men’s soccer team fell to South Carolina 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Conference USA tournament Nov. 12. The NCAA announces the field for its postseason tournament Nov. 17. Read more.

Meanwhile, 8 Mustang soccer players have earned All-Conference honors. On the men’s team, sophomore defender/midfielder Leone Cruz, junior forward Paulo da Silva (right), senior midfielder Jeff Harwell and sophomore midfielder Kekoa Osorio were named 2nd-team All-Conference. Midfielder Diogo de Almeida and forward Arthur Ivo were named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team. Read more.

On the women’s team, junior defender Kim Peabody was named first-team All-Conference, and first-year forward Logan May was selected to the league’s All-Freshman team. Read more.

SMU's Silje Fjortoft and Rachael ForishFresh from winning its first Conference USA title, the cross country team heads to Waco Nov. 15 for the 2008 NCAA South Central Regionals. Running for the 19th-ranked Mustangs will be the 2006 and 2007 South Central Regional Female Athletes of the Year, senior Rachael Forish and sophomore Silje Fjortoft. Fjortoft also owns the 2008 C-USA individual title after clocking the fastest 5K time in conference history, 16:46. (Left, Fjortoft and Forish.) Read more.

Senior Petra Klosova received her 6th career Conference USA Swimmer of the Week honor Nov. 11. The SMU Olympian was recognized for her performance at the 2008 Mean Green Duals Nov. 8, in which the SMU women’s swimming and diving team beat Colorado State, New Mexico State and North Texas. Read more.

November 13, 2008|Sports|

Hot Links: Cross country team takes C-USA title

SMU golfer James KwonThe cross country team won the 2008 Conference USA women’s championship Nov. 1 at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex in Memphis. It is the first C-USA title for the Mustangs, who toppled the two-time reigning champion Rice Owls. In addition, SMU sophomore Silje Fjortoft won the individual title, defeating defending champion Alex Becker of Tulsa. Read more.

Senior punter Thomas Morstead and junior offensive lineman Mitch Enright have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Football Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Both were first-team selections on the 24-man squad. Read more.

First-year player James Kwon (left) was named Conference USA Golfer of the Week for the week of Oct. 29, 2008. Kwon won the individual title at the Baylor Intercollegiate after shooting a one-under-par 212 (74-69-69) in the two-day tournament. Read more.

Senior Candace Blackman was named Conference USA Swimmer of the Week Oct. 28, 2008. It is the second time Blackman has received the honor and her first of the 2008-09 season. Blackman took three first-place honors in a dual meet against Arizona State, helping the 400-free relay team win in 3:24.14 and capturing individual titles in the 100-free (50.65) and 200-free (1:48.78). Read more.

November 7, 2008|Sports|
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