Ridpath makes CAA all-conference academic team
Former Radford High football player Nick Ridpath is one of a progr
am-record 34 William & Mary football players that earned Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team distinction last week.
The freshman 6-2, 240 defensive lineman was redshirted last season and is expected to see the field more this spring.
To be eligible for the CAA Football Academic All-Conference Team, student-athletes must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
Emory first, Tech second, RU third in regionals
The Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College IDA Team clinched its 17th-straight Region H Championship on Sunday with a runaway victory at home. The Wasps won all four levels and also earned the Emory & Henry’s 21 points were a perfect score in IDA competition as it was named the show’s champion team.
Virginia Tech was the reserve champion team with 12 points while Radford University was third (two points) and Ferrum College was fourth (one point).
Ex-Blue Demon receives all-state honors
Alec Anderson transferred from Christiansburg High School to Honaker this past year, and played a big role in leading his new school to the 1A west semi-finals during the March playoffs.
Henderson joined Radford’s Quinton Morton-Robinson on the all-state first team announced Friday. Morton-Robinson was named the state 1A player of year.
Pitch, Hit and Run
The Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting a “Pitch, Hit and Run” competition on Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m. for ages seven through 14, both boys and girls. Participants will throw six pitches at a target for points, have a timed run from second base to home plate, and have three swings off a tee, and will compete for a chance to play at a Major League Baseball ballpark.
For more information, contact Nick Yopp at 382-2349, ext. 2007.
Hokie swimmer named All-American
In the final swim of his college career, Virginia Tech senior Brandon Fiala finished fourth in the 200-breast stroke to earn the fifth All-American honor of his career on Saturday at the NCAA Championships.
A day after reaching the podium in the 400 IM, senior Robert Owen earned honorable mention All-American honors in the 200 backstroke. In the team standings, the H2Okies placed 22nd in the nation, the program’s second-consecutive top 25 finish.
“We are proud of our finish and Brandon and Robert have accomplished things within our program that have never been done before,” head coach Ned Skinner said. “More importantly, they have won the right way. I also would like to congratulate Adam Stacklin on his fine career. Everyone contributed to the cause in energy and effort and we have many positives to take into the future. It’s been a fine season and I appreciate the coaches and staff’s tireless efforts for this program.”
Fiala swam a 1:52.52 in the prelims and finished fourth in the finals with a time of 1:52.71. The Centreville native will leave Blacksburg with five All-American honors.