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William Carey Athletics Report - June 3

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Petal High Standout Barkurn Signs with Crusaders

Baseball - Mon, Jun. 3, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss- William Carey head coach Bobby Halford has announced the signing of Petal High standout Larson Barkurn for the 2013-14 season.

Barkurn played third base for head coach Larry Watkins last season hitting .371 with two home runs, one triple, two doubles, and 30 RBI's last season for the Panthers. Barkurn collected 39 hits and had twelve multi-hit games on the season. Barkurn is no stranger to Carey as his grandfather, WCU Hall of Famer John Stephenson, served as Athletic Director, Baseball coach, and Men's Basketball coach from 1974-1984

Beckman and Cook- Kelley Named Co-SIDA Capital One All-Americans

Softball - Mon, Jun. 3, 2013

Towson, Md.- William Carey standouts Sarah Beckman and Hannah Cook-Kelley were named 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Softball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Capital One Academic All-America® College Division softball team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions. Nominees must be a starter for key reserve, at least a sophomore in school, and maintain a 3.30 GPA.

Beckman, a native of Meridian, Miss., returned from last year's season ending knee injury to earn second team honors as she hit .321 with 4 home runs, 4 triples, 6 doubles, and 31 RBI's. Beckman led WCU with 51 runs scored and 8 stolen bases. Cook-Kelley earned third team honors hitting a team high .386 for head coach Wendy Hogue's Lady Crusaders. The Phoenix, Arizona, native also led WCU with 14 doubles and 45 RBI's.

Track & Field Wraps Up 2013 Season

Track & field - Mon, Jun. 3, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss.- William Carey University Track & Field recently wrapped up a very successful inaugural season with a solid showing at the 2013 NAIA Track & Field National Championship.

Five runners qualified for the national championship led by SSAC Track Athlete of the Year Joash Osoro. Osoro led WCU at the national championship with a pair top six finishes in the 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter run to earn All-American honors. On the women's side SSAC Field Athlete of the Year Tisa Smith along with teammates Olivia Shook, Ashton Scarborough, and Asa Evans ran a season best 47.73 in the 4 x 100 relay finals to finish ninth. Smith also competed in the long jump and triple jump during the event.

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