Webster University basketball and volleyball summer camps are now in full swing with kids off all ages learning...and having fun. The camps are run by the Webster coaching staffs and student/athletes, instructing campers on how to become better players while making it an enjoyable experience.
Fontbonne University has named Lance Thornhill as the Griffins' newest head men's basketball coach. Thornhill, succeeds Anthony Hall who stepped down in May to relocate to Tennessee with his family. Thornhill will become the fourth head men's basketball coach in Fontbonne's history.
Fontbonne University head men's basketball coach, Anthony Hall Sr., has stepped down and will be leaving the University at the end of June. Coach Hall's wife, Dr. Tracy Hall has recently been named the President at Southwest Tennessee Community College. The family will be relocating to Memphis, Tenn.
Ninth-year Eureka College men's basketball head coach Chip Wilde will host three different youth basketball camps this summer between Goodfield Elementary and Eureka High School. Wilde will host a Father-Child Clinic on June 20, a Boys & Girls Day Camp from July 20 through July 23 and an Advanced Skills Camp on July 27.
Over this past weekend the Eureka College men's basketball coaches and players assisted in two separate clinics, one Saturday and one Sunday, teaching the fundamentals of the game to youth boys and girls.
The Spalding men's basketball team's season came to an end Friday night, as they fell to 11th ranked Emory, 88-59 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Eagles finish their season with an 18-10 record.
The United States Small College Athletic Association held their awards banquet at the 2015 USCAA National Tournament in Uniontown, PA. Academic All-American Teams and All-Americans were announced at the banquet.
A trio of St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference student-athletes have been named 2015 Jostens Trophy Finalists. Blackburn College's Briana Rae, Eureka College's Kelsey Shoemake, and MacMurray College's Clayton Whitlock were recognized for their achievements this past season.
The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has released the 2014-15 Winter All-Academic Team. The conference would like to congratulate the 53 student-athletes that achieved the honor this year.
In a game that featured 12 ties and 11 lead changes the Spalding University men's basketball was the one in the end that out lasted their opponent, Fontbonne University, to capture the 2015 SLIAC Championship.
Fontbonne men's basketball returns to SLIAC Championship game for the first time in six years. First year head coach Anthony Hall and the No. 4-ranked Griffins defeated No. 1-ranked host Webster University 67-61.
For the second consecutive year the SLIAC Player of the Year resides in Jacksonville, Illinois. MacMurray College's Clayton Whitlock is the 2015 SLIAC Player of the Year, joining former teammate Brady Slagle as winners of the conference's top award.
The top seed in the SLIAC Men's Basketball Tournament was not decided until the final minutes of the regular season, as there was a three way tie between Webster, Spalding, and MacMurray for first place in the standings. In addition the fourth seed into the tournament was not decided until the final night as well with Fontbonne grabbing the spot. All of this action should lead to a wild 2015 SLIAC Tournament.
The end of the season is nearing and with that are the final pushes for postseason play. This week's SLIAC Game of the Week features two teams in the middle of the push as MacMurray looks to secure a top spot in the SLIAC Tournament and Fontbonne is looking to grab the final spot into the tournament.
A pair of season high scoring performances led to Chris Fowler, from Iowa Wesleyan College, and Jessica Guy, from Spalding University, earning St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors.
This week's SLIAC Players of the Week picked up the honors in varying ways but hail from the same school. Eureka College's Seth Wickert is the Men's Player of the Week while Emily Camden is the Women's Player of the Week.
This week's SLIAC Players of the Week go to a pair of players that helped their teams remain in the title hunt for the SLIAC regular season championship. This week's winners are MacMurray College's Deavis Johnson and Iowa Wesleyan College's Rachel Williams.
Webster' University's Aaron Griffin, already selected as the SLIAC Player of the Week, was recognized by two more outlets for his stellar play this past week for the Webster University men's basketball team.