|Bennett hits over .600
RELEASED: March 27, 2003
DANVILLE, KYCentre College baseball player Chris Bennett has been named Player of the Week in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound sophomore first baseman from Louisville had 14 hits in 23 at bats in games played March 11-16.
Bennett knocked in 13 runs including two doubles and three home runs. Against Kenyon College, Bennett hit a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Colonels a 7-5 victory.
"Chris is hotter than any hitter I've ever seen," said Coach Ed Rall. "He's hitting for average and power, and pitchers need to pitch around him right now. I hope he keeps it up."
Centre's next home baseball games are April 1 and 2 versus Alice Lloyd.
Nine field hockey players make national academic honor roll
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association has announced that Centre College has placed nine players on the Academic Honor Roll for their efforts in the classroom during the 2002 season.
A student-athlete must have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better to be eligible.
Making the list for the Lady Colonels were Shannon Goodpaster (Lexington), Lauren Crosby (Crescent Springs), Meagan Haag, Lindsey Habeeb, Anne Nesmith, Lauren Nicholson, Morgan Tunnell, Whitney Van Vactor and Ashley Vinsel, all of Louisville.
Centre has been playing field hockey since the 1920s and finished the season with a 10-8 record, good for second place in the SCAC.
Head coach Deb Whitten was happy with the announcement.
"I'm proud and pleased to see so many student-athletes demonstrate such a commitment to both academics and athletics. Centre does a great job balancing the two."
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