Krista Puisite, All-American and Texas State women's golf student-assistant coach, qualified for Stage II of the 2013 LPGA Q School, held at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Puisite tied for 17th in a field of 247 players. She finished the event with a 72-hole total of 289, one over par for the event. The top 100 players advance to Stage II of three. Stage II will be held from Oct. 8-11 at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla. The top 80 players in that field will advance to the final stage held at the LPGA International Golf Course Dec. 4-8 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The men’s golf team has released its 2013-14 schedule Sept. 4. The Bobcats will play in 12 tournaments this season in seven states and two countries. The team begins the season at the Golfweek Conference Challenge Sept. 15-17 in Burlington, Iowa. The team played in a Golfweek Program Challenge two years ago in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where the squad set a team record by going seven under par and shooting 281. The team will travel to Cabo Del Sol Intercollegiate in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Oct. 6-8. This will mark the first international trip in history for the golf team.
Making Her Mark Overseas
Former Texas State women's basketball player Joyce Ekworomadu has been named to the Nigerian national basketball team. Ekworomadu averaged 18.7 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game and was a 44 percent three-point shooter for her career. Ekworomadu led the women's basketball team to its first conference title in program history in 2008 when Texas State was a member of the Southland Conference. She was unanimously voted as the Southland Conference Player of the Year that season. She was the fifth player in Texas State history to record more than 1,500 points and 600 rebounds in her college career. During her tenure on the Nigerian national team, Ekworomadu averaged 12.2 points per game and was named to the All-Africa Cup All-Tournament Team in 2008. Ekworomadu played professionally in the WNBA for the San Antonio Silverstars after graduating from Texas State. In 2009, she joined the Poland LKS LODZ team where she averaged 8.9 points per game.
From Razorback to Bobcat
Lyndsay Harris has joined the Texas State women's basketball staff for the 2013-14 season. Harris will be a graduate manager for the team and is Coach Zenarae Antoine’s first former player to assist her on the bench. She helped lead the Arkansas Razorbacks to their first ever victory against Southeastern Conference rival in Tennessee, scoring a season-high 20 points. The Razorbacks had eight SEC victories in a row that season and finished in a tie for fifth overall in the SEC, the highest during Harris' tenure. Harris finished her Arkansas career ranked 14th in points (1,347), 14th in assists (265), tied for sixth in field goal attempts (1,244) and second in three point goals (283). She averaged 11 career points per game and started in 106 games in a Razorback uniform.
Players of the Week
In the first week of action for the volleyball and football teams, senior right-side hitter Amari Deardorff and junior linebacker David Mayo were named Sun Belt Conference Players of the Week. Mayo was named SBC Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Bobcats in tackles and recording two interceptions and a quarterback sack in Texas State's victory against Southern Miss. Deardorff led the Bobcats to the Delta Zeta Classic Championship and the team's first 4-0 start since 2000. Deardorff averaged 4.18 kills per set and notched a hitting percentage of .459 to lead the team in both categories in wins over SMU, Houston, Lamar and Quinnipiac. She tallied 46 kills, 22 more than the nearest Bobcat.