Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt announced Thursday that senior guard Kelia Shelton has earned a scholarship for the upcoming season.
“Kelia has made strides is many different areas on and off the court since our staff arrived in Ruston,” Summitt said. “She has bought into our philosophy and has adapted to the changing culture. I am proud of Kelia. She has a chance to be a big part of our success this year.”
The night before the season opened back in early February, Mark Montgomery said that this was as nervous as he had ever been in his 15 years of coaching on the collegiate level.
Why the nerves? Simple. Montgomery said he really felt he had a group that could take some major strides forward this year, following a disappointing 2014 season saw Tech post a 19-33 record. He had high expectations.
NATCHITOCHES — Ruston Daily Leader Sports Department staffers O.K. “Buddy” Davis and T. Scott Boatright picked up awards Sunday at the annual Louisiana Sports Writers Association banquet held at The Landing restaurant.
Davis picked up first-place honors in in the Class II College Column category with his piece on Lady Techster head coach Tyler Summitt.
“Best in the category by a long shot,” wrote the judges of Davis’ column.
Davis, who suffered a stroke two years, said he’s just happy to be writing and competing.