The end of a season can be bittersweet for any athlete, especially seniors bringing collegiate careers to an end.
Soccer senior Lauren Frazier said the end of the season brought mixed emotions.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better season or a better ending,” she said. “At the same time it makes it harder to give it up after you do so well.”
The soccer team claimed the title Southland Conference championship this year. Frazier said it was exciting to be a part of the team.
“I transferred in, but the rest of the senior class won three championships out of the four years that they were here,” she said. “They started something really big and it feels great to have been a part of that.”
The volleyball team took the title of SLC Champion and senior Amber Calhoun said she is happy with what the team accomplished. She realized, however, the end was approaching before the season even started.
With the fall season now behind them the Texas State men’s and women’s golf teams move into the offseason with a positive outlook.
The women’s squad finished the season with all top 10 finishes, three of them in the top five. Coach Mike Akers said he was satisfied with the season but his program is not done improving on the little things.
“Our national ranking is higher than it has ever been in the history of the program,” he said. “I have found that at the level that we are at, where we are nationally competitive, there is a finer line for improvement. We are talking fractions of inches, one stroke here or there, so we are getting very detailed in our evaluations in preparation for the spring.”
The Bobcats placed first at the Johnie Imes Invitational in Missouri. Akers said that is one of his top highlights of the season.
As a strength and conditioning coach for Texas State athletics, Leo Seitz’s job is to make sure Bobcat athletes are strong enough to compete at their highest level.
So when Seitz and his wife, Kristi, lost their son a year ago in an accident eight days before his first birthday, the couple made it their goal to help Texas State athletes fulfill their dreams.
The Seitz’s created the Heart of a Champion scholarship given to two Texas State athletes that exhibit qualities of a “champion.”
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The women’s golf team ended its fall season with a fifth place finish at home.
The Bobcats hosted the Challenge at Onion Creek in Austin, and Coach Mike Akers said the visiting teams enjoyed the tournament.
“The tournament itself ran very well,” he said. “We got a lot of compliments on the course.”
Texas Tech won the tournament with a 874-point team total, 34-over-par. The Bobcats finished 12 shots behind the Red Raiders, recording a cumulative score of 886, 46-over-par.
The Texas State women’s golf team is preparing to host its annual tournament Nov. 7 and 8, the Challenge at Onion Creek in Austin.
Despite the 15th place finish in last year’s tournament, Coach Mike Akers said he hopes knowing the course will add to the team’s advantage.
“There is no bigger home advantage than in golf,” he said. “When football travels the field is still 100 yards. In basketball the court is still the same. But in golf, it is totally different. The holes are various lengths and the grass and the hazards are all different.”
The Texas State women’s golf team finished in seventh place at the Alamo Invitational hosted by UTSA, despite setting the sixth lowest point total in program history for 54 holes.
The Bobcats posted a 886 final score after shooting the second lowest team score (292) in the final round. Coach Mike Akers said he is proud of the women’s effort to finish the tournament.
“Today was really good,” he said. “We had the second best round of the day. I was proud we finished really strong.”
The Texas State men’s golf team shot its third-lowest score in program history, placing eighth at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate hosted by New Mexico State.
The Bobcats finished with an 861 final team score, two shots behind future opponents and Western Athletic Conference members Idaho and San Jose State. Those two teams tied for sixth place.
Texas State finished 14 shots behind New Mexico State, the four-time WAC conference champion, which finished third overall.
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Texas State’s golf teams faced windy conditions but both earned top-10 finishes Oct 16-18 at their respective invitationals.
The men’s golf team placed fourth, one shot shy of a tie for second, at the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio. The women’s team tied for ninth place with Kansas State at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in Norman, Oklahoma.
Men’s coach Shane Howell said the team was able to stay strong despite high wind speeds during the final round.