Women's Tennis Signee Barquero Wins El Nacional Tennis Championship of Puerto Rico
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women's tennis signee Emily Barquero won the singles doubles and mixed doubles competitions at the El Nacional, Tennis Championship of Puerto Rico last week. Barquero partnered with Igacio Garcia in the mixed doubles and worked with Marice Aguiar to take the women's doubles. This is her second women's doubles national title.
Women's Basketball Signs Kianna Funderburk and Rhianna Council for 2018-19 Season
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women's basketball head coach Trina Patterson announced two signings for the upcoming season. Patterson and the Spartans will welcome transfers Kianna Funderburk and Rhianna Council to the UNCG basketball family.
Moritz Earns His Fifth All-America Honor of the Postseason
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Andrew Moritz earned his fifth All-America honor this past Saturday. The junior earned First Team All-America honors as named by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings. The ABCA All-America Committee selects the ABCA/Rawlings All-American teams from players who were named First Team All-District earlier this month. Moritz was previously named a Third Team All-American by Baseball America and Perfect Game/Rawlings, as well as being named Second Team All-America by D1Baseball.com and Google Cloud Second Team Academic All-American, selected by CoSIDA. The five All-American honors in one season is the most-ever by a UNCG player. Moritz earned a total of seven All-American honors during his three seasons at UNCG.
UNCG Athletics Secures First Ever Named Position Endowment
GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNCG Athletics has received a $150,000 planned gift to establish the first named position endowment in program history. The gift is from the estate of Edwin C. Jennings, 3rd, and will create the Edwin C. Jennings, 3rd Baseball Scholarship Endowment. The endowment will support student-athletes who play shortstop for the UNCG Baseball team.
Moritz Earns Second Team All-American Honors from D1Baseball.com
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Andrew Moritz adds another accolade to his trophy case, this a Second Team All-American honor, named by D1Baseball.com announced Wednesday afternoon. This is the fourth All-America honor Moritz has earned for his performance this season. For his efforts, the Atlanta Braves selected Moritz in the sixth round of last week's MLB Draft.
This is Moritz's sixth All-American honor, fourth of the 2018 year. He was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American in his sophomore season and this year he is a Third Team All-American by Baseball America and Perfect Game/Rawlings and was Second Team Google Cloud Academic All-America named by CoSIDA. He also has earned First Team Atlantic All-District honors by the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings earlier today. Moritz finished third in the nation with a .428 batting average, setting a new school record. He was the team leader in runs scored (57), RBI (61), triples (10) and on-base percentage (.492).