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Brandon Bingaman, a senior on the men’s golf team, was also named RMAC First Team All-Academic. Bingaman is a three-time all-academic honoree and was named Academic Player of the Year in 2012. Bingaman earned a bid to the NCAA DII South Central/West Regional tournament May 6-8 in DuPont, Wash.


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Mavericks wrap up the spring season with honors

After becoming the 2013 RMAC regular season champions, the Mavericks hosted the RMAC Baseball Tournament May 8-10 at Suplizio Field. The team fell in the championship game to the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves, 7-5. The Mavs forced the ‘if necessary’ game earlier in the day by beating the ThunderWolves 6-1.

Three Mavericks claimed spots on the 2013 Capital One Academic District 6 baseball team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Third baseman Colton Little, outfielder Austin Kaiser and shortstop Nate Robertson were recognized as top student-athletes. Little and Kaiser are both three-time RMAC All-Academic recipients. All three players are eligible for the Capital One Academic All-America Team, which will be selected in the coming weeks.

CMU also hosted the 2013 NCAA Women’s Golf Super Regional Championships May 5-7 at the Tiara Rado Golf Course. Nine teams from schools around the western region participated, including the number-one team, St. Edwards University from Austin, Texas. The top four individuals from non-qualifying teams were also invited.

Michelle Stripp, a senior on the women’s golf team, was named First Team All-Academic. Stripp was named RMAC All-Conference Second Team last month following the RMAC Golf Championships.

Brandon Bingaman, a senior on the men’s golf team, was also named RMAC First Team All-Academic. Bingaman is a three-time all-academic honoree and was named Academic Player of the Year in 2012. Bingaman earned a bid to the NCAA DII South Central/West Regional tournament May 6-8 in DuPont, Wash. His teammate Tyler Hunt earned All-Academic Honor Roll recognition.

Tennis player Kristen Wykert, a sophomore, was selected RMAC First Team All-Academic after being named Second Team All-RMAC Singles and First Team All-RMAC Doubles. Her teammates Kaylee Davis and Skyler Nelson earned Second Team All-Academic, and Nicole Lessley, Shannen McNamara and Leah Campbell landed on the All-Academic Honor Roll list.

Sophomore tennis player Jordan Lyden was also named RMAC First Team All-Academic for his outstanding performance in the classroom and on the court. Lyden, one of six players to be named to the first team, helped lead the Mavericks to the RMAC championship finals.

The softball team was eliminated from the 2013 RMAC Softball Championship Tournament, falling to Adams State 3-1 on May 4. The Mavericks ended the season with a 28-17-1 record. Shortstop Makayla Kovac and pitcher Jessica Severinsen were named RMAC First Team All-Conference. Kovac finished the regular season with a .906 fielding percentage. Severinsen closed out the final weekend of the regular season as the RMAC Pitcher of the Week and RMAC Player of the Week.

The men’s lacrosse team won their final game on April 27, finishing 10-9 against Adams State. The team wrapped up the season with a 7-6 overall record and a 4-2 record in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

The women’s lacrosse team lost 15-10 to the Colorado College Tigers in their final game on April 30. CMU finished the season with a 4-11 record. •

By Dave Jahnke

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