Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Catching up with....Wednesday Cardinal couple
( Playing a little "catch-up" on three University of Louisville student-athletes in today's edition of CARDINAL COUPLE.)
The two-sport Cardinal star was named ACC Women's Field Performer of the Week for her efforts in the Tennessee Challenge.
"E" won both the shot put and discus with personal best throws. Her shot-put toss of 53-07.35 (16.35m) is the 21st. best in the nation this year. In the discus, the Edwardsville, IL native hurled the dish 188-09 (57.54)...which is fifth best in the nation this year.
Her distances were also the third best throws in UofL women's track and field history.
All across the ACC, they're reinforcing backboards in the gymnasiums and arenas to prepare for "E" and her putback shots this fall and winter...during the spring her tosses are being tracked by the air traffic controllers at the Louisville International airport.
Jeff Walz and Mariya Moore aren't the only WBB Cards headed overseas this summer. Asia Durr and her DEFEND 3x3 team won the 2015 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament and will represent the USA in Debrecen, Hungary in the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships.
Durr and her teammates Kristine Anigwe (headed to Cal), Natalie Chow (undeclared Class of 2016)and Arike Ogunbowale (Notre Dame) will join 23 other teams from around the world for the championships from June 4-7.
A local star...Elizabethtown, KY senior Erin Boley (verballed - Notre Dame) was named MVP of the USA Tournament.
Hmmm...looks like Muffet McGraw has been busy on the recruiting trail as well...
The freshman pitcher on the UofL Softball team was named ACC Softball Pitcher of the Week for the period ending May 3rd.
She won two games in the series against Pittsburgh and went 12 innings while allowing just one run. McCombs also helped her cause with a double and home run at the plate.
It's her first ACC Player of the Week honor and she's the third Card to receive one of the weekly awards this season.
Maryssa Becker got Pitcher of the Week on April 14th and Kelsi Jones Player of the Week on March 23rd.
So...how was your week?