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2011–12 Great American Conference championships

The Great American Conference sponsors championship events for 12 of its 13 sports. The football champion is the team with the best conference record.

Great American Conference
GAC
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Established2011
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision II

The 2011–12 season was the first year of the conference. Arkansas Tech led the way with four championships (3 team, 1 individual). East Central and Harding each had three. As a new conference it did not receive automatic qualifying to NCAA championships; however, several teams and individuals were selected to postseason championships.

East Central, Harding, and Southern Arkansas participated in the Men's Cross Country regional meet with ECU placing 2nd (3 top 10 runners) to advance to the national meet where ECU earned an 11th-place finish. Arkansas Tech, East Central, Harding, and Southern Arkansas participated in the Women's Cross Country regional meet with HU placing 7th (1 top 10 runner). Arkansas Tech's volleyball team fell in the regional first round while the men's basketball team advanced to the regional finals, and Ouachita Baptist's men's tennis team advanced to the national quarterfinals. Rebecka Surteval (ATU) finished 16th at the Women's Golf super regional. Jack Garrett (ATU) finished 12th and Matt Jennings (HSU) finished 54th at the Men's Golf super regional. Southern Arkansas ended the Baseball regional with a 1-2 record, winning its first game.

Men's Cross CountryEdit

Champion
Team – East Central
Individual – Ezekiel Kissorio, East Central

East Central placed the top three individual finishes and four of the top six to capture the inaugural Great American Conference Men's Cross Country Championship.

ECU's Ezekiel Kissorio, Armando Saldivar, and Daniel Kiptoo finished first, second, and third, respectively. All seven of ECU's designated runners finished in the top 10. ECU finished with a total of 17 points.[1]


ChampionshipsEdit

Saturday, October 22
Host: Harding University (Searcy, AR)

Team Individual (Top Ten)
1 East Central 17 1 Ezekiel Kissorio (ECU) 24:26.33
2 Harding 47 2 Armando Saldivar (ECU) 24:32.84
3 Southern Arkansas 75 3 Daniel Kiptoo (ECU) 24:39.32
4 Arkansas-Monticello 115 4 Philip Biwott (HU) 25:00.41
5 Cale Eidson (ECU) 25:05.37
6 Jimmy Sutrick (ECU) 25:05.54
7 Lajos Farkas (HU) 25:15.97
8 Austin Christian (ECU) 25:18.01
9 Mickey Hammer (SAU) 25:33.99
10 Joel Dutton (ECU) 25:38.73

Women's Cross CountryEdit

Champion
Team – Harding
Individual – Gladys Kimtai, Harding

Harding placed all seven of its runners in the top 20 to win the inaugural Great American Conference Women's Cross Country Championship.

Four of Harding's seven runners finished in top 10 in the 5-kilometer race, highlighted by a first-place finish from Gladys Kimtai and a second-place finish from Eva Zaborowska. Harding finished with a total of 27 points.[2]


ChampionshipsEdit

Saturday, October 22
Host: Harding University (Searcy, AR)

Team Individual (Top Ten)
1 Harding 27 1 Gladys Kimtai (HU) 17:18.07
2 East Central 39 2 Ewa Zaborowska (HU) 17:30.72
3 Arkansas Tech 109 3 Cheryl Nolan (ATU) 17:44.86
4 Southern Arkansas 111 4 Mary Samoei (HU) 17:49.80
5 Southwestern Oklahoma State 112 5 Amber Walker (ECU) 17:56.09
6 Ouachita Baptist 167 6 Samantha Bartlett (ECU) 18:08.19
7 Henderson State 191 7 ReGina Germaine (ECU) 18:31.49
8 Southeastern Oklahoma State 224 8 Dallis Bailey (HU) 18:36.85
9 Arkansas-Monticello 275 9 Olivia Campbell (ATU) 18:38.53
10 Colleta Songol (ECU) 18:45.24

FootballEdit

Champion
Ouachita Baptist

Ouachita Baptist clinched the inaugural Great American Conference Championship by defeating Southeastern Oklahoma State with a final score of 21-18. OBU (7-2, 6-0 GAC) finished the season at 7-3, and 6-1 in Great American Conference play. The conference championship marks the first since 1982.[3]


StandingsEdit

Team Conference Overall
Ouachita Baptist 6-1 .857 7-3 .700
Henderson State 4-1 .800 6-4 .600
East Central 6-2 .750 8-3 .727
Harding 3-3 .500 4-7 .364
Arkansas-Monticello 3-3 .500 5-6 .455
Southern Arkansas 3-4 .429 3-7 .300
Southwestern Oklahoma State 3-5 .375 5-6 .455
Arkansas Tech 1-4 .200 2-8 .200
Southeastern Oklahoma State 1-7 .125 2-8 .200

SeasonEdit

The Arkansas schools were not able to play a complete conference schedule due to the exit agreement with the Gulf South Conference.

Date Away Team Home Team
September 1 Henderson State 14 Central Arkansas 38
September 1 Southwestern Oklahoma State 31 Northwestern Oklahoma State 28
September 3 * Arkansas Tech 31 Arkansas-Monticello 38
September 3 * Harding 63 Southern Arkansas 14
September 3 East Central 31 Incarnate Word 21
September 10 * Southern Arkansas 31 Southwestern Oklahoma State 22
September 10 Central Oklahoma 23 Southeastern Oklahoma State 30
September 10 Texas College 0 Arkansas-Monticello 41
September 10 * Henderson State 35 Harding 21
September 10 Arkansas Tech 31 Southwest Baptist 20
September 10 * East Central 18 Ouachita Baptist 31
September 15 Shepherd Technical College 0 Harding 75
September 17 Northeastern State 38 East Central 45
September 17 * Southeastern Oklahoma State 24 Southern Arkansas 21
September 17 Delta State 47 Arkansas Tech 32
September 17 * Southwestern Oklahoma State 17 Henderson State 13
September 17 Ouachita Baptist 38 Arkansas-Monticello 20
September 22 Ouachita Baptist 39 Texas A&M-Commerce 33
September 24 Delta State 34 Henderson State 31
September 24 West Alabama 17 Arkansas Tech 12
September 24 Arkansas-Monticello 5 West Georgia 21
September 24 Harding 20 North Alabama 28
September 24 * Southeastern Oklahoma State 27 East Central 37
September 24 Central Oklahoma 20 Southwestern Oklahoma State 27
September 24 Southern Arkansas 21 Valdosta State 38
October 1 Henderson State 50 West Georgia 30
October 1 Arkansas Tech 16 Central Missouri 42
October 1 East Central 21 Central Oklahoma 41
October 1 Ouachita Baptist 14 Delta State 45
October 1 Harding 17 West Alabama 31
October 1 * Southwestern Oklahoma State 23 Southeastern Oklahoma State 20
October 1 Valdosta State 9 Arkansas-Monticello 23
October 1 North Alabama 42 Southern Arkansas 14
October 6 Arkansas-Monticello 20 Delta State 34
October 8 Valdosta State 40 Ouachita Baptist 13
October 8 * East Central 29 Southwestern Oklahoma State 12
October 8 Northeastern State 38 Southeastern Oklahoma State 28
October 8 Southern Arkansas 10 West Alabama 38
October 8 West Georgia 41 Harding 24
October 8 North Alabama 44 Arkansas Tech 10
October 15 * Henderson State 30 Southeastern Oklahoma State 14
October 15 Harding 41 Northeastern State 49
October 15 * Arkansas Tech 17 Southern Arkansas 49
October 15 * Arkansas-Monticello 9 East Central 34
October 15 * Ouachita Baptist 48 Southwestern Oklahoma State 38
October 22 * Southern Arkansas 43 Ouachita Baptist 53
October 22 * Southwestern Oklahoma State 28 Harding 70
October 22 Northeastern State 47 Arkansas-Monticello 46
October 22 *‡ East Central 41 Henderson State 42
October 22 * Southeastern Oklahoma State 16 Arkansas Tech 28
October 29 * East Central 31 Arkansas Tech 16
October 29 Southwestern Oklahoma State 13 Northeastern State 42
October 29 * Ouachita Baptist 31 Harding 27
October 29 * Southeastern Oklahoma State 20 Arkansas-Monticello 24
October 29 Henderson State 3 South Alabama 28
November 5 McKendree 10 Henderson State 16
November 5 * Arkansas Tech 20 Southwestern Oklahoma State 23
November 5 * Arkansas-Monticello 28 Southern Arkansas 53
November 5 *‡ Harding 16 East Central 23
November 5 * Ouachita Baptist 21 Southeastern Oklahoma State 18
November 12 * Henderson State 41 Ouachita Baptist 36
November 12 * Southeastern Oklahoma State 9 Harding 16
November 12 * Southern Arkansas 6 East Central 49
November 12 * Southwestern Oklahoma State 21 Arkansas-Monticello 35
* – Conference Game
β – Boomtown Classic (El Dorado, AR)
‡ – Overtime

Women's SoccerEdit

Champion
East Central

After scoreless regulation and overtime periods, East Central defeated Ouachita Baptist 3-1 in penalty kicks to capture the inaugural Great American Conference Women's Soccer Championship.

ECU, the conference's regular season champ as well, recorded successful penalty kicks from Laura McNab, Rachel Hudgins and Carla Rodriguez to capture the victory. Morgan Pitchford made the first penalty kick for OBU, but her team's next three shootout participants were unsuccessful in their attempts, setting up Rodriguez' game-winner.[4]


StandingsEdit

Team Conference Overall
East Central 5-1-0 .833 11-6-2 .632
Southwestern Oklahoma State 4-2-0 .667 6-11-2 .368
Ouachita Baptist 3-3-0 .500 8-9-1 .472
Harding 0-6-0 .000 4-13-1 .250

TournamentEdit

Friday-Sunday, November 4–6
Host: East Central University (Ada, OK)

Semifinals Finals
      
1 East Central 6
4 Harding 0
1 East Central (p) 0 (3)
3 Ouachita Baptist 0 (1)
2 Southwestern Oklahoma State 0
3 Ouachita Baptist 1
  • All-Tournament Team
F - Whitney Watts, East Central (Most Valuable Player)
F - Beth Wendl, Ouachita Baptist
F - Chelsea Brandon, Harding
F - Adriana Lucar, Harding
F - Kelsey Visor, Southwestern Oklahoma State
M - Laura McNab, East Central
M - Katie Glutz, East Central
M - Ashley McMahon, Southwestern Oklahoma State
M - Miranda Lytle, Ouachita Baptist
D - Margaret Glutz, East Central
GK - Adrianna Phininzy, East Central
GK - Whitley Hoppe, Ouachita Baptist

VolleyballEdit

Champion
Arkansas Tech

It is only fitting the inaugural Great American Conference Volleyball Tournament Championship was decided in five sets. Arkansas Tech defeated Harding 3-2 to capture the tournament title to go along with the program's regular season championship.

It was ATU's third five set win over Harding this season. Final game scores were 20-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-27, and 15-11.[5]


StandingsEdit

Team Conference Overall
Arkansas Tech 16-0 1.000 35-4 .897
Harding 13-3 .813 25-8 .758
Southeastern Oklahoma State 10-6 .625 14-19 .424
Ouachita Baptist 9-7 .563 18-13 .581
East Central 8-8 .500 14-18 .438
Southern Arkansas 7-9 .438 17-16 .515
Southwestern Oklahoma State 5-11 .313 9-19 .321
Arkansas-Monticello 4-12 .250 7-23 .233
Henderson State 0-16 .000 4-28 .125

TournamentEdit

Friday-Saturday, November 11–12
Host: Arkansas Tech University (Russellville, AR)

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
1 Arkansas Tech 3
8 Arkansas-Monticello 0
1 Arkansas Tech 3
5 East Central 1
5 Ouachita Baptist 1
4 East Central 3
1 Arkansas Tech 3
3 Harding 2
3 Harding 3
6 Southwestern Oklahoma State 0
3 Harding 3
7 Southern Arkansas 0
7 Southeastern Oklahoma State 1
2 Southern Arkansas 3
  • All-Tournament Team
L - Brennae Benda, Arkansas Tech (Most Valuable Player)
OH - Laura Farney, Arkansas Tech
OP - Thabata Galvao, Arkansas Tech
OH - Mollie Arnold, Harding
MB - Alyssa Short, Harding
OH - Jordan White, Southern Arkansas
OH - Noelle Cope, East Central

Men's BasketballEdit

Champion
Arkansas Tech

Top seeded and nationally ranked No. 21 Arkansas Tech captured the inaugural Great American Conference Men's Basketball Championship by defeating No. 7 seed Southwestern Oklahoma State by a final score of 69-58.

With the win over SWOSU, ATU has now been the victor of three of its past four conference championship tournaments. Arkansas Tech was Gulf South Conference champions in 2009 and 2010.[6]


StandingsEdit

Team Conference Overall
Arkansas Tech 13-3 .813 26-6 .813
Henderson State 11-5 .688 16-11 .593
Arkansas-Monticello 10-6 .625 21-9 .700
Ouachita Baptist 8-8 .500 16-12 .571
Southeastern Oklahoma State 8-8 .500 12-17 .414
Harding 8-8 .500 13-14 .481
Southwestern Oklahoma State 6-10 .375 17-12 .586
Southern Arkansas 6-10 .375 13-16 .448
East Central 2-14 .125 5-21 .192

TournamentEdit

Thursday-Sunday, March 1–4
Host: Bartlesville Sports Commission (Bartlesville, OK)

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
1 Arkansas Tech 54
8 Southern Arkansas 53
1 Arkansas Tech 67
4 Ouachita Baptist 62
5 Ouachita Baptist 85
4 Southeastern Oklahoma State 65
1 Arkansas Tech 69
6 Southwestern Oklahoma State 58
3 Henderson State 60
6 Southwestern Oklahoma State 81
6 Southwestern Oklahoma State 79
2 Arkansas-Monticello 76
7 Arkansas-Monticello 58
2 Harding 54
  • All-Tournament Team
G - Jared Williamson, Arkansas Tech (Most Valuable Player)
G - Johnie Davis, Arkansas Tech
G - Chase Elliott, Southwestern Oklahoma State
G - Dominick Cornelius, Southwestern Oklahoma State
F - Michael Morris, Ouachita Baptist
G - Nigel Ramsey, Ouachita Baptist
F - Zach Roddenberry, Harding
G - LA Farmer, Arkansas-Monticello

Women's BasketballEdit

Champion
Southwestern Oklahoma State

No. 2 seed Southwestern Oklahoma State captured the inaugural Great American Conference Women's Basketball Tournament championship with a 69-58 win over No. 4 seed Harding.

With the win over Harding, SWOSU won its first post-season tournament championship since 1998 and finished the season on a seven-game winning streak.[7]


StandingsEdit

Team Conference Overall
Arkansas Tech 13-3 .813 22-4 .846
Southwestern Oklahoma State 12-4 .750 20-9 .690
Ouachita Baptist 10-6 .625 18-10 .643
Harding 9-7 .563 18-11 .621
Henderson State 7-9 .438 14-13 .519
Arkansas-Monticello 7-9 .438 11-16 .407
East Central 6-10 .375 8-19 .296
Southeastern Oklahoma State 6-10 .375 11-17 .393
Southern Arkansas 2-14 .125 2-24 .077

TournamentEdit

Thursday-Sunday, March 1–4
Host: Bartlesville Sports Commission (Bartlesville, OK)

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
1 Arkansas Tech 72
8 Southeastern Oklahoma State 84
8 Southeastern Oklahoma State 54
4 Harding 62
5 Harding 78
4 Henderson State 52
4 Harding 58
3 Southwestern Oklahoma State 69
3 Southwestern Oklahoma State 81
6 East Central 46
3 Southwestern Oklahoma State 83
2 Ouachita Baptist 67
7 Ouachita Baptist 74
2 Arkansas-Monticello 72
  • All-Tournament Team
G - Darcie Dick, Southwestern Oklahoma State (Most Valuable Player)
C - Sumiya Darden, Southwestern Oklahoma State
G - Arielle Saunders, Harding
G - Cherilyn McMenamy, Harding
G - A'Laeshia Adams, Ouachita Baptist
G - Bailey Welch, Southeastern Oklahoma State
F - Ashley Hobbs, Southeastern Oklahoma State
G - Roselis Silva, Arkansas Tech

BaseballEdit

Champion
Southern Arkansas

Southern Arkansas' Jason Dahl sent a towering fly ball over the right-center field fence in the bottom of the 11th inning to give his team the title with a 4-3 victory over Ouachita Baptist in the finals of the inaugural Great American Conference Championship Tournament. Dahl was also responsible for forcing the game into extra innings after hitting an RBI double down the right field line in the bottom of the ninth.

Ouachita Baptist defeated Southern Arkansas by the same score in the first game of the day. SAU rallied in the ninth inning to score one run on an RBI groundout from Rafael Thomas, but Southern Arkansas left two runners on base when Ryan Dardenne grounded out to the pitcher to force the deciding second game.[8]


StandingsEdit

Team Conference Overall
Southern Arkansas 17-7 .708 37-17 .685
Southeastern Oklahoma State 16-8 .667 34-17 .667
Southwestern Oklahoma State 14-10 .583 27-19 .587
Arkansas Tech 13-11 .542 26-27 .491
Ouachita Baptist 12-12 .500 30-26 .536
Henderson State 11-13 .458 23-27 .460
East Central 10-13 .435 26-23 .531
Arkansas-Monticello 7-16 .304 18-26 .409
Harding 7-17 .292 24-25 .490

TournamentEdit

Friday-Monday, May 4–7
Host: David Allen Memorial Ballpark (Enid, OK)

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
1 SAU 7  
SAU 6  
6 HSU 6   SAU 15  
SWOSU 4  
SOSU 11  
2 SOSU 1  
5 OBU 0  
  SOSU 7     OBU 3
SAU 3  
  ATU 4     SAU 4A
3 SWOSU 4 OBU 4  
4 ATU 8A  
SOSU 4  
ATU 7  
HSU 3   OBU 5  
OBU 13  
OBU 5  
A 11 Innings
  • All-Tournament Team
P - Justin Thomas, Southern Arkansas (Most Valuable Player)
SS - Trey Buck, Southern Arkansas
OF - Jason Dahl, Southern Arkansas
OF - Gavin McCauley, Southern Arkansas
3B - Brady Capshaw, Southern Arkansas
C - Tom Ward, Ouachita Baptist
2B - Duncan Collins, Ouachita Baptist
P - Ryan Westover, Ouachita Baptist
OF - Keegan Ghidotti, Ouachita Baptist
P - Zac Treece, Ouachita Baptist
2B - Spencer Barnett, Southeastern Oklahoma State
P - Brandon Marris, Southeastern Oklahoma State
P - Levi Lewis, Southeastern Oklahoma State
2B - Cesar Abreu, Arkansas Tech
1B - Thomas Biocic, Arkansas Tech

Men's GolfEdit

Champion
Team – Southwestern Oklahoma State
Individual – Matt Jennings, Henderson State

Southwestern Oklahoma State claimed the inaugural Great American Conference Men's Golf Championship after ending the final round five strokes ahead of eventual runner-up Arkansas Tech.

SWOSU turned in its highest team total of the three round tournament in the final round with a 306 to give the team a final score of 898. Arkansas Tech shot a 300 as a team in the final round to increase its final total to 903. ATU bettered its team score by one stroke in each round of the event, but it was not enough to overcome SWOSU's first and second round scores of 297 and 295.

The final round needed a sudden-victory playoff to decide the individual champion. HSU's Matt Jennings won the first playoff hole over ATU's Jack Garrett by two strokes to take first place. Garrett shot a 74 in the final 18 holes, while Jennings turned in a 77 to give the pair a regulation three round total of 219 each.

Jennings becomes HSU's first individual conference champion in Men's Golf since the institution joined the NCAA Division II ranks in 1994.[9]


ChampionshipsEdit

Sunday-Tuesday, April 15–17
Host: Hot Springs Country Club (Hot Springs, AR)

Team Individual (Top Ten)
1 Southwestern Oklahoma State 297 – 295 – 306 898 1 Matt Jennings (HSU) 73 – 69 – 77 219
2 Arkansas Tech 302 – 301 – 300 903 2 Jack Garrett (ATU) 73 – 72 – 74 219
3 Henderson State 305 – 302 – 307 914 3 Wouter MyBurgh (SWOSU) 73 – 73 – 76 222
4 East Central 302 – 313 – 303 918 4 Jeff Weisheit (ECU) 70 – 77 – 77 224
5 Harding 308 – 304 – 307 919 5 Jordan Hudson (SWOSU) 74 – 76 – 75 225
6 Southeastern Oklahoma State 318 – 308 – 302 928 6 Brandon Clark (HU) 74 – 75 – 77 226
7 Southern Arkansas 314 – 316 – 311 941 7 Vincent Strong (SWOSU) 75 – 75 – 77 227
8 Arkansas-Monticello 320 – 316 – 327 963 7 Taylor Howie (SWOSU) 75 – 73 – 79 227
9 Ouachita Baptist 333 – 326 – 319 978 7 Bryeson Lance (ECU) 73 – 79 – 75 227
10 Jason Purdy (ATU) 76 – 79 – 73 228
Playoff Winner
  • All-Tournament Team
Matt Jennings, Henderson State
Jack Garrett, Arkansas Tech
Wouter MyBurgh, Southwestern Oklahoma State
Jeff Weisheit, East Central
Jordan Hudson, Southwestern Oklahoma State
Brandon Clark, Harding

Women's GolfEdit

Champion
Team – Harding
Individual – Rebecka Surtevall, Arkansas Tech

Harding held off a late push from eventual runner-up Arkansas Tech to capture the inaugural Great American Conference Women's Golf Championship by a final margin of 11 strokes.

Harding shot a 320 in the final round to give the team a three round total of 956. Arkansas Tech finished second with a three round total of 967 after posting the best team score of the event for a single round with a 315 in the final 18 holes.

ATU's final round was highlighted by individual champion Rebecka Surtevall, who shot a 75 to give her a three-day total of 232, one stroke ahead of individual runner-up Becca Godman from Harding, who entered the final 18 holes with a one stroke advantage. Surtevall's third round score of 75 was the top individual single round score of the event.[10]


ChampionshipsEdit

Sunday-Tuesday, April 15–17
Host: Hot Springs Country Club (Hot Springs, AR)

Team Individual (Top Ten)
1 Harding 318 – 318 – 320 956 1 Rebecka Surtevall (ATU) 80 – 77 – 75 232
2 Arkansas Tech 330 – 322 – 315 967 2 Becca Godman (HU) 79 – 77 – 77 233
3 Southwestern Oklahoma State 341 – 325 – 325 991 3 Emily Plyler (HU) 79 – 83 – 77 239
4 Henderson State 328 – 332 – 339 999 3 Taylor Kline (ATU) 83 – 77 – 79 239
5 East Central 350 – 341 – 331 1022 5 Brittany Marquez (HU) 82 – 75 – 83 240
6 Ouachita Baptist 386 – 377 – 385 1148 6 Julie Robinson (HSU) 81 – 82 – 79 242
7 Arkansas-Monticello 406 – 421 – 406 1233 7 Soyun Kim (HU) 78 – 83 – 83 244
8 Southern Arkansas 427 – 425 – 409 1261 7 Elizabeth Sweetnam (ATU) 83 – 82 – 79 244
7 Margaret Musser (SWOSU) 87 – 81 – 76 244
10 Whitley Patterson (SAU) 77 – 85 – 84 246
  • All-Tournament Team
Rebecka Surtevall, Arkansas Tech
Becca Godman, Harding
Emily Plyler, Harding
Taylor Kline, Arkansas Tech
Brittany Marquez, Harding

SoftballEdit

Champion
Arkansas-Monticello

No. 1 seed Arkansas-Monticello defeated No. 2 seed Southeastern Oklahoma State 9-2 to secure the inaugural Great American Conference Softball Championship Tournament title.

It is UAM's first overall conference tournament championship in its 17-year history.[11]


StandingsEdit

Team Conference Overall
Arkansas-Monticello 21-5 .808 40-14 .741
Southeastern Oklahoma State 22-6 .786 40-16 .714
East Central 15-11 .577 27-18 .600
Southwestern Oklahoma State 14-14 .500 32-20 .615
Henderson State 11-17 .393 20-30 .400
Southern Arkansas 11-17 .393 26-33 .441
Arkansas Tech 8-18 .308 16-31 .340
Ouachita Baptist 6-20 .231 18-31 .367

TournamentEdit

Thursday-Saturday, April 26–28
Host: Bentonville Visitors and Convention Bureau (Bentonville, AR)

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
1 UAM 9A  
8 OBU 1  
  UAM 1  
  SWOSU 0  
4 SWOSU 5
5 HSU 1  
  UAM 8A  
  SAU 0    
2 SOSU 8  
7 ATU 2  
  SOSU 0
  SAU 2C  
3 ECU 0   UAM 9 x
6 SAU 9B     SOSU 2 x
SOSU 4  
OBU 0  
HSU 2   SAU 1
HSU 12B     SOSU 1  
SOSU 6  
  SWOSU 0  
SWOSU 6
ATU 2  
ATU 1  
ECU 1  
A 5 Innings
B 6 Innings
C 9 Innings
  • All-Tournament Team
P - Kayla Jackson, Arkansas-Monticello (Most Valuable Player)
SS - Jennifer Hickman, Arkansas-Monticello
OF - Maggie Sands, Arkansas-Monticello
OF - Katie Bowman, Arkansas-Monticello
2B - Summer Huddleston, Arkansas-Monticello
3B - Sam Vrska, Southeastern Oklahoma State
2B - Lindsey Lacy, Southeastern Oklahoma State
P - Audra Rhudy, Southeastern Oklahoma State
DP - Whitney Hamilton, Southeastern Oklahoma State
P - Hanna Gill, Southern Arkansas
SS - Taelor Wheeler, Southern Arkansas
P - Katrina Johnson, Southwestern Oklahoma State
OF - Katey Gorsage, Henderson State
C - Amber Klug, Henderson State

Men's TennisEdit

Champion
Ouachita Baptist

No. 1 seed and host Ouachita Baptist defeated No. 2 seed East Central by a final score of 5-1 on Saturday to capture the inaugural Great American Conference Men's Tennis Championship Tournament title.

After going 2-1 in doubles play, OBU's Helge Knuth, Marko Boskovic and Ramon Abaitua all recorded singles victories to give OBU the conference's tournament championship. The Tigers also captured the league's inaugural regular season title going 3-0.[12]


StandingsEdit

Team Conference Overall
Ouachita Baptist 3-0 1.000 16-7 .696
East Central 2-1 .667 8-7 .533
Southeastern Oklahoma State 1-2 .333 7-9 .438
Harding 0-3 .000 20-4 .833

TournamentEdit

Friday-Saturday, April 20–22
Host: Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR)

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Ouachita Baptist 5
4 Harding 0
1 Ouachita Baptist 5
2 East Central 1
2 East Central 5
3 Southeastern Oklahoma State 1

Women's TennisEdit

Champion
Arkansas Tech

No. 1 seed Arkansas Tech followed its regular season championship by winning the inaugural Great American Conference Women's Tennis Championship Tournament with a 5-0 win over No. 3 seed East Central.

The Golden Suns' 3-0 performance in doubles play was highlighted by an 8-0 win for Maria Aleman and Rachel Stevens over ECU's Bernardita Muscillo and Kristen Clubb. In singles play, ATU's Nina Greenway picked up a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Kaitlin Threat in the sixth position, while Rachel Stevens picked up a default win over Auriele Rodriguez in the second set due to injury.[13]


StandingsEdit

Team Conference Overall
Arkansas Tech 6-0 1.000 17-5 .773
Harding 5-1 .833 20-8 .714
East Central 4-2 .667 6-12 .333
Southeastern Oklahoma State 3-3 .500 8-9 .471
Ouachita Baptist 2-4 .333 4-14 .222
Henderson State 1-5 .167 2-14 .125
Southern Arkansas 0-6 .000 1-13 .071

TournamentEdit

Friday-Saturday, April 20–22
Host: Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR)

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  3 East Central 5  
6 Henderson State 0  
  3 East Central 5  
    2 Harding 2  
2 Harding 5
  7 Southern Arkansas 0  
    3 East Central 0
  1 Arkansas Tech 5
  4 Southeastern Oklahoma State 5  
5 Ouachita Baptist 2  
4 Southeastern Oklahoma State 0
    1 Arkansas Tech 5  
     

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "East Central captures inaugural GAC Men's Cross Country title".
  2. ^ "Harding captures inaugural GAC Women's Cross Country title".
  3. ^ "Seventy-five honored in inaugural ALL-GAC Football release".
  4. ^ "East Central wins inaugural Women's Soccer championship".
  5. ^ "Arkansas Tech downs Harding in five set thriller to capture inaugural GAC Volleyball championship".
  6. ^ "ATU captures inaugural GAC Men's Basketball title".
  7. ^ "SWOSU wins first ever GAC Women's Basketball title".
  8. ^ "Dahl powers SAU to GAC Tournament title".
  9. ^ "SWOSU claims inaugural GAC Men's Golf championship".
  10. ^ "Harding holds on to capture inaugural Women's Golf title".
  11. ^ "UAM secures inaugural GAC Softball Tournament title".
  12. ^ "OBU captures inaugural GAC Men's Tennis Tournament title".
  13. ^ "ATU captures inaugural GAC Women's Tennis Tournament title".

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