Georgetown Hoyas spring sports roundup

July 9, 2014

A roundup of Georgetown spring sports:

General: Three Hoyas have been named winners of the 2013-14 Big East Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for their respective sports. The announcement was made by the Big East on Tuesday.

Andrew Springer earned the award for men’s cross-country, Maggie Brown was honored from women's lacrosse and Amanda Kimbers was recognized for women's outdoor track and field.

The Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards are given to one student-athlete in each Big East-sponsored sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades or performances and volunteer service to the community. Juniors and seniors with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 are eligible.

Sailing: The Georgetown sailing team, representing the United States, won the 2014 World University Match Racing Championships, held on Lake Ledro in Trentino, Italy. The six-day championship concluded Saturday as the Hoyas defeated defending world champion Australia, 2-0, in the finals. The Blue and Gray earned the right to represent the United States after winning the 2014 Intercollegiate Match Racing National Championships in November. The Hoya foursome completed the event with an overall record of 13-1.

Track and field: Jonathan Green and Sabrina Southerland had a stellar weekend at the 2014 USA Track and Field Junior Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The duo qualified for the 2014 IAAF World Championships, also held in Eugene, starting July 22 through July 27. Green won the 10,000-meters and Southerland finished second in the 800-meter run. To qualify for the world championships, athletes need to finish among the top two and hit the qualifying standard.

Baseball: Coach Pete Wilk has announced the addition of Erik Supplee to the coaching staff. Supplee, who spent the past two seasons at Wake Forest, will serve as the pitching coach for the Hoyas.

Volleyball: Georgetown announced its 2014 schedule. The Hoyas will compete against five 2013 NCAA tournament teams among their 32-game slate. The season opens Aug. 29 at American.

Coach Arlisa Williams also announced the addition of Sarah Gustin to the coaching staff. Gustin comes to the Hilltop after spending the past three seasons as the head coach at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego where she went 60-34 in three seasons, including winning the 2013 National Christian College Athletic Association Championship.

Women’s golf: Sophomore Mackenzie Boydston, senior Stefanie Soelling and freshman Jenny Xiao were selected by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association as all-American Scholars for their accomplishments in the classroom and on the course. Criteria for selection includes a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50.

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