Allie Schulte Earns Honorable Mention WBCA All-America Team

Lubbock Christian University goalie Allie Schulte has received honorable mention All-America recognition on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association team for NCAA Division II, it was announced Friday.

Ten players made the All-America team, and Schulte was among 29 who received honorable mention.

The 5-foot-10 Nazareth senior helped LCU go 28-7 this season and reach the South Central Regional championship game in the D-II NCAA Tournament.

Schulte averaged 11.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. She ranks fifth in Division II with 91 steals, which led the Lone Star Conference.

Due to the free season eligibility available to all NCAA players during the COVID-19 pandemic, Schulte played five years for the LCU. She is the program’s career leader in games played (155) and 3-point shooting percentage (.444). She ranks second on the career list in steals (320) and fourth in field goal percentage (.522) and assists (421).

Schulte also received an honorable mention on the United States team chosen by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association.

LCU Softball

The Lone Star Conference has 16 programs that play softball. Lubbock Christian University is currently part of a three-way tie for the lead and will host the other two co-leaders in doubles Friday and Sunday at PlainsCapital Park.

No. 10 LCU (25-3, 11-1) takes on No. 21 Texas A&M-Commerce (26-6, 11-1) at 2 p.m. Friday, then takes on No. 1 UT Tyler (25-1, 11- 1) Sunday noon. LCU has won seven in a row, A&M-Commerce has won five in a row, and UT Tyler has won 11 in a row.

UT Tyler leads the NCAA Division II in batting average (.406), and UT Tyler, A&M-Commerce and LCU rank third, sixth and eighth respectively in runs scored with 260, 231 and 229. UT Tyler pitchers and A&M-Commerce are second and third in the conference in team earned run average at 2.28 and 2.31, respectively.

LCU pitcher Taylor Franco (13-1, 1.94) leads the LSC and is tied for third in Division II in pitching wins.

The three leaders have a three-game lead over a four-team field with conference records of 8-4: No. 13 Angelo State (23-5), No. 15 Texas A&M-Kingsville (24-5), No. ° 23 Oklahoma Christian (19-8) and St. Mary’s (24-7).

LCU Baseball

Lubbock Christian University, ranked 21st for the season by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, hosts St. Edward’s in a four-game Lone Star Conference series this weekend at Hays Field.

The Chaps (20-6, 18-6) and Hilltoppers (18-10, 18-10 are scheduled to open at 6 p.m. Friday, a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Saturday and the final at 1 p.m. Sunday.

LCU and St. Edward’s sit third and fourth in the conference, chasing No. 4 West Texas A&M (22-4, 20-4) and No. 10 Angelo State (21-5, 19-5).

St. Edward left fielder Stacey Bailey (.400, eight homers, 34 RBI) and LCU center fielder Larry Leitha (.367-8-29) are two of three players who share the conference lead in homers, and Bailey is second in RBI.

The second-highest average among the Hilltoppers belongs to Lubbock-Cooper first baseman Jake Hahn (.361-1-16), who has started all 28 games this season and ranks second in the LSC with 23 walks.

LCU left fielder Eduardo Acosta (.410-5-21) ranks fourth in the conference in average, third in hits (41) and third in runs (36).

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