San Antonio - A total of 95 Trinity student-athletes earned distinction on the 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Qualification requires a student-athlete to maintain at least a 3.25 grade point average, and the honorees must also be a member of a varsity athletics team in a sport sponsored by the conference.
Tiger baseball led the way with 31 players tabbed for the Spring Academic Honor Roll. Trinity completed its SCAC schedule with a 14-4 mark and secured a share of the regular-season title. The Tigers went on to capture their 12th SCAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the 12th occasion. Led by 21st-year Head Coach Tim Scannell, Trinity completed the season with a 35-12 record and a #15 ranking by Collegiate Baseball.
Men’s and women’s track & field combined for 32 recipients with 17 men and 15 women earning the accolade. The Tiger women captured their fifth consecutive SCAC Championship, while the men’s squad finished as runner-up. Seventh-year Head Coach Marcus Whitehead and his associates were elected the SCAC Women’s Staff of the Year for the fifth time in a row. Blair Walker won the SCAC Men’s Track & Field Elite 19 award and was selected for the Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-District 8 Team.
Softball placed 14 student-athletes on the honor roll. Led by seventh-year Head Coach Brandi Dolsen, the Tigers finished the season with a 17-23 overall record and an 11-12 mark in the SCAC.
Men’s and women’s tennis had 15 honorees, with nine from the women’s team and six from the men’s. Men’s Head Coach Russell McMindes guided the Tigers to their 10th straight SCAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA third round to finish the season with a 17-10 record and a #13 national ranking. Fifth-year women’s Head Coach Gretchen Rush led Trinity to its eighth consecutive SCAC Championship. The Tigers advanced to the NCAA second round and completed the year with a 13-7 record and a #18 national ranking.
The men’s and women’s golf teams had three recipients, two from the men’s and one from the women’s squad. The Tiger women finished as runners-up in the SCAC Tournament and the men placed fifth. Carla Spenkoch completed her 21st year at the helm of the women’s team and Sean Etheredge finished his sixth season as men’s coach.