|Sports Briefs: 2-15-14|
|Written by Sentinel Sports Staff|
|Saturday, 15 February 2014 00:58|
Falcon baseball rained out
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Friday’s Bowling Green Falcon baseball game at Belmont was rained out.
The game will be made up today at 1 p.m. as part of a doubleheader.
Pleger sets BG record
GRAND VALLEY, Mich. — Bowling Green’s Brooke Pleger broke the school record in the weight throw Friday at the Grand Valley State Big Meet.
Entering the day, Pleger had a career-best throw of 61-10.25 in the weight throw.
However, she broke the Falcons’ school record of 63-9.75 on her second throw, going 64-5.25. And then on her sixth and final attempt, Pleger threw 67-10.25.
She finished second in the event.
Entering the weekend, only 12 athletes in the country had thrown further this year.
BG’s Raven Porter went 17-9 to win the long jump.
Chiricosta ties Falcon record
WESTLAKE — Bowling Green’s Nikki Chiricosta tied a school record as the Falcons posted a 6-1 win Friday over Cleveland State at the Paramount Tennis Club.
Chiricosta defeated CSU’s Kara Sherwood at the top singles flight, for the 89th singles win of her Falcon career.
She moved into a tie for first place on that BG career list, matching the record set by her sister, Christine, three years ago.
BG is 4-1, while CSU is 1-6.
BGSU men’s soccer adds 11
The Bowling Green State University men’s soccer team has added 11 student-athletes to the program for the 2014 season.
Included in the class are transfers: Pat Flynn (Naperville, Ill.) from DePaul University; Kyle Grothaus (Cincinnati Milford), Cincinnati State Community College; and Jake Martin (Toledo St. John’s), Owens CC.
The other signees are: Chase Betenson (Twinsburg, Ohio/Twinsburg); Ian Haskin (Chesterfield, Mich./Anchor Bay); Prayag Jina (Aurora/Aurora); Billy Larsen (St. Charles, Ill./North);, Bradley Macomber (Muskegon, Mich./Reeths-Puffer); Beck Nebergall (Geneva, Ill./Geneva); Keaton Reynolds (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville); and Ty Smith (Brooklin, Ontario, Canada/Donald A. Wilson SS).
Flynn and Grothaus, are transfers who are already enrolled at BGSU for the current spring semester.
BGSU CC teams earn
national academic honors
Bowling Green’s men’s and women’s cross country teams have earned All-Academic Team honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The men ranked fourth in the country with a 3.60 team grade point average and the women posted a 3.37 GPA.
The coaches honored 217 NCAA Division I women’s teams and 160 men’s teams that earned at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Bowling Green was one of 146 programs that had both their men’s and women’s teams honored.
The BGSU women’s team was honored for the 13th consecutive year, while the men’s team received All-Academic Team honors for the fourth straight year.
With a 3.60 cumulative GPA, the BGSU men had the best academic results in the Mid-American Conference trailed only Chattanooga (3.71 GPA), Hartford (3.69 GPA) and Vanderbilt (3.63 GPA) nationally.
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