Stephen Kunz (11) is congratulated at home plate by his Cedar Creek High School teammates after hitting a game-winning home run in a 1-0 victory over Sterlington Saturday. Kunz slammed his round tripper over the right field wall in the sixth inning to help the Cougars improve to a 16-6 record. Adam Van was the winning pitcher and Grant Clary registered a save.
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Despite a fierce effort in the third and fourth sets, the Louisiana Tech volleyball team fell to the visiting Utah State Aggies in four sets Thursday night in the Thomas Assembly Center to fall to 0-4 in conference action.
The Lady Techsters (3-13, 0-4 WAC) were outhit .221 to .083 in a match Utah State (9-5, 4-1 WAC) dominated early on.
Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz (pointing above during spring workouts) will welcome the Bulldogs to campus today as they report for the start of preseason practice with practice set to begin on Monday. The Bulldogs open the season on Aug. 30 at No. 3 Oklahoma.
The Lady Techsters basketball program hit the daily double Monday with a pair of Player of the Week awards.
Louisiana Tech senior Whitney Frazier was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association State Player of the Week as selected by association members, following her performance in the Lady Techster wins over Florida Atlantic and Florida International University.
Tech forward Tiara Davenport was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Week following her performances in the Lady Techsters road wins.
Frazier averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in the two games.
(Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of eight profiles on the 2011 Louisiana Tech University athletics’ Hall of Fame class, which will be honored in the Waggoner Room of the Thomas Assembly Center on Saturday. There is no admission. Today’s profile: Mike McConathy).
Mike McConathy is a self-made man on the hardwood
By looking at the record book, it would be easy to label new Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Mike McConathy as a super basketball talent.