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TMC notebook: Mustangs rack up more honors

Twelve students honored as GSAC Scholar Athletes

Posted: November 20, 2010 10:38 p.m.
Updated: November 20, 2010 10:38 p.m.

The athletic achievements for The Master’s College keep piling up.

After winning its first Golden State Athletic Conference title and the school’s third, the men’s cross country team took 11th at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships in Vancouver, Wash., on Saturday, the same day the women’s soccer team won it’s NAIA Tournament opening-round match 3-0 against Maine-Fort Kent.

But this week, the Mustangs were also honored for their academics as 12 students were named Golden State Athletic Conference Scholar Athletes.

Cross Country

Sandwiched in between the team’s GSAC title two weeks ago and its 11th-place finish at nationals, senior Jeff Jackson and junior Jordan Varak were each honored as Scholar Athletes.

Jackson took 15th at the NAIA Championships with a time of 25 minutes, 21 seconds.

Varak did not run.

Men’s Soccer

Defender Fabrice Gautrat and forward Andrew Scheck were named Scholar Athletes from the men’s team.
Gautrat, a Hart High graduate, and Scheck each had a goal and an assist this season.

TMC finished 6-7-3 this season.

Women’s Soccer

Seven members of the women’s teamed earned GSAC Scholar Athlete recognition.

Conference Player of the Year Emily Bruton got the nod, as did Kayla Davis, Canyon graduate Sierra Goff, Allyson Hall, Rachel Myers, Andrea Reyes and Nicole Richards.

Bruton tallied her 18th goal of the season Saturday in a 3-0 win over Maine-Fort Kent in the opening round of the NAIA Tournament.

Goff had a goal and an assist in the game, and Roberts had two assists.

Men’s Golf
TMC was ranked fifth in the first NAIA poll, which was released Friday.

The Mustangs return to action Feb. 4 when they travel to Rancho Cucamonga for a match against Claremont McKenna College in a one-day event at Empire Lakes Golf Course.

Women’s Volleyball
Senior outside hitter Sarah Oskam was the team’s lone GSAC Scholar Athlete honor this season.

Oskam finished with 147 kills this season and was third on the team with 42 blocks.

TMC finished its season 7-22 overall and 2-18 in GSAC play.

Men’s Basketball

The Mustangs suffered their first setback of the season Tuesday with a 54-49 loss to Lewis and Clark.

Ronnie Dodd scored a team-high 12 points in the game, while guard Joey Fuca had 11 points.

It was TMC’s only game this week.

The Mustangs (2-1) return to action Tuesday when they play San Diego Christian in San Diego.

Women’s Basketball
TMC had the week off, but returns to action Tuesday when the team travels to San Diego to play San Diego Christian.

The Mustangs are 2-0 on the season so far.


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