River Course #18 in state
The Virginia Golf Panel has released its Top 50 list of golf courses in the state, and Radford’s Pete Dye River Course was ranked number 18. The Omni Homestead was number one, Kinlock Golf Club was second and the Virginian in Bristol was number three.
This is the inaugural rankings for the newly formed group that looked at the more than 300 courses in the Commonwealth.
Soccer camp at RU
Radford men’s soccer head coach Bryheem Hancock has announced the dates for his first soccer camp at Radford University, offering day camp July 10-14 for boys and girls ages 5-15 years old.
Hancock’s Soccer Academy is dedicated to skill improvement and fun. The focus will be individual time with the ball and specific instruction to improve skills.
The day is designed to fit all ages and ability with a curriculum that challenges individual development and educates the player on the game.
Online registration along with all relevant information can be found easily on the website http://www.totalcamps.com/RadfordMensSoccer.
Wrestlers reach the podium
Rising redshirt freshmen Andrew Dunn and Kyle Norstrem both earned eighth place finishes at the UWW University Nationals in Akron, Ohio on Sunday. Dunn went 4-3 at 125 kg and reached the quarterfinals of the main bracket while Norstrem went 5-2 on the backside of the bracket to reach the podium at 57 kg.
Dunn, a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania native, rattled off three-consecutive wins in the main bracket before falling the quarters. After his first win, Dunn pinned Charles Miller of Hoosier Wrestling Club at 5:43 and then claimed a 4-2 decision over the Minnesota Storm’s Rylee Streifl.
After falling in the first round, Norstrem battled back to win four-straight bouts by technical fall and a criteria win, 15-15, in the final 16 of the consolations.
Redshirt senior Dennis Gustafson and redshirt junior Ryan Blees posted four wins apiece.
Three Hokies will be in action this upcoming weekend at the U.S. Junior and Senior World Team Trials in Lincoln, Nebraska from June 9-10. Rising redshirt sophomore David McFadden will compete in the junior field while 2017 graduate Ty Walz and assistant coach Frank Molinaro will wrestle for spots on the U.S. senior world team.
— Courtesy of VT Athletics
Track team honored
The Virginia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams earned four U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) honors for the NCAA Division I Southeast Region, as announced on Sunday afternoon.
Dave Cianelli was named the 2017 Southeast Region Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year, while Tech’s assistant cross country and distance coach Ben Thomas was named the 2017 Southeast Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year. Additionally, senior Hanna Green was named the Women’s Track Athlete of the Year for the first time in her career.
With both the men’s and women’s squads capturing the team titles at the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships last month, Cianelli earned the USTFCCCA honor for the 17th time in his 16-year Virginia Tech tenure.
Swimmer at World Games
Incoming freshman Gershwin Greene of the Baylor School and the Baylor Swim Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee has been selected to represent his home country of the Bahamas at the 2017 World University Games in Tapei, Taiwan. The prestigious competition will be held from August 20-27.
Greene was picked to represent the Bahamas based on his performances in the 50m and 100m freestyle events at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in August 2016 and the Arena Pro Series stop in Atlanta earlier this month. In order to be eligible to compete in the World University Games, an athlete must be currently registered at a university or within a year of college graduation.
Greene joins a stellar men’s recruiting class for the Hokies that features multiple top 100 prospects.
— Courtesy of VT Athletics