SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF
Trout and bass tournament
EVART — The first Reels on the River Bass Trout tournament, sponsored by Evart Parks and Recreation, is set for Saturday, with a 6:30 a.m. start. The contest includes the largest legal bass, trout and critter by length. Registration is at Riverside Park from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. The park is located at 315 St. River St. At registration time, anglers will be able to take a picture with their catch.
Anglers can fish any part of the Muskegon River and its tributaries. All contestants will report back to Riverside Park at 3 p.m. for measurement review.
For more information, contact Evart City Hall at (231) 734-2181.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Five members of the Trine men’s basketball team, including Reed City’s Jared Holmquist, have been named to the 2014-15 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, the organization announced last week.
Tyler Good (Swanton, Ohio/Evergreen), Jake Bagley (Van Wert, Ohio/Van Wert), Holmquist, Ben Syroka (Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer) and Sloan Whitaker (Van Wert, Ohio/Lincolnview) each earned recognition on this year’s Honors Court for their work in the classroom. To be named to the Honors Court a student-athlete must be a junior or senior academically, a varsity player, have achieved a 3.2 GPA or higher, have matriculated one full academic year at their current institution and be a member of a NCAA Division I, II or III or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.
All five of Trine’s representatives on the Honors Court flew past the minimum academic requirements, as each student-athlete achieved a 3.45 GPA or higher. The efforts of these individuals helped the Thunder receive a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award for having a roster that combined for at least a 3.0 GPA.
Good is the first two-time member of the Honors Court in team history. Bagley, Holmquist, Syroka and Whitaker each earned the distinction for the first time in their Trine careers.
A record number of 1,000 student-athletes representing 350 colleges and universities were recognized on this year’s Honors Court.
Trine concluded the 2014-15 season with its best record as a member of NCAA Division III. The Thunder finished with a 17-9 overall record and placed second in the MIAA. The team produced three All-MIAA performers, including two first-teamers.
Located in Kansas City, Mo., the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, basketball coach at the University of Kansas. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches.