Local college sports briefs

August 6, 2013 

Men's basketball

Lynx reveal 2013-14 schedule

BELLEVILLE -- The Lindenwood University-Belleville men's basketball team has announced its 2013-14 schedule.

The Lynx are set to face a tough schedule as they enter their fourth season of play and first season as a fully-competing member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), after spending last season on a first-year probationary period. LU-Belleville has been accepted into the American Midwest Conference and will begin a full conference schedule in 2014-15.

LU-Belleville will kick off the 2013-14 season at the Asbury Tipoff Classic in Wilmore, Ky. as the Lynx face host team Asbury University as well as Berea College.

The Lynx will then head back to Belleville for their home-opener against future AMC opponent, Harris-Stowe, on Nov. 5 at Lynx Arena. LU-Belleville is slated to face two other AMC opponents this season, with contests against Missouri Baptist and Mid-Continent University.

On Nov. 13-16, the Lynx will travel to the West Coast for a matchup against California Pacific Conference semi-finalists California-Merced, followed by the Cal Maritime Classic in Vallejoc, Calif. LU-Belleville will face host and NCAA DII tournament team Cal Maritime as well as Menlo, also a CAL PAC semi-finalist at the Classic.

The Lynx are coming off the best season in program history, posting a 27-5 overall record and earning their third-consecutive bid to the USCAA National Championships.

One-day came set for Aug. 17

BELLEVILLE -- The Lindenwood University-Belleville men's basketball program is hosting a one-day camp led by Jason Otter.

Otter, known for his training style and athletic development techniques called OtterBasketball, holds camps at universities all over the country. The camp will be covering foot speed development and efficiency of movement concepts as well as creating scoring opportunities, manipulation of defense and overall personal athletic development. Otter will also demonstrate proper shot development and practice procedures which can directly affect shooting from an efficiency and consistency standpoint.

The camp will take place Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch provided. Camp is $90 per person and is open to all ages.

For more information on Jason Otter, OtterBasketball and the camp hosted at Lindenwood - Belleville please visit his website: www.otterbasketball.com/camps/campdetails.

Men's golf

Association honors SIUE team

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has announced its 2012-2013 Academic Awards presented by Farmers Insurance. The GCAA has recognized the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men's golf squad as an "All-Academic Team" for achieving a combined GPA of 3.0 or better for the past school year.

Brown University was honored as the GCAA Academic National Champion, earning a combined GPA of 3.74. Nine other schools were honored with President's Special Recognition for having a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Overall, 143 schools from NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, and the NAIA were recognized-the most since the award began with the 2008-2009 season.

The award is the third in a row for the Cougars. Belmont joins SIUE as the only two Ohio Valley Conference schools to earn recognition. In total, just 79 Division I schools were honored by the GCAA.

"I am very proud that our team was recognized as an All-Academic Team for the 3rd consecutive year," SIUE Director of Golf Derrick Brown said. "Our guys work really hard off the course so this award is well deserved. Our academic staff at SIUE is wonderful and really helps our athletes succeed in the classroom."

The Cougars open the 2013-2014 schedule Sept. 9 when they host the Derek Dolenc Invitatioal presented by Doubletree at Sunset Hills Country Club.

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