NSU alters spring slate
Northeastern State’s softball team moved its doubleheader at Central Oklahoma from Wednesday to April 10. The game had to be moved because of rainfall in the Edmond area.
The same reason was given for NSU’s baseball team having to move its doubleheader with Pittsburg State from Wednesday to Thursday. The two teams will meet in Pittsburg, Kan., on Thursday at 2 p.m.
NSU women finish 3rd in Arizona
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. — The Northeastern State women's golf team improved four positions to claim third place in Tuesdays's final round of the Grand Canyon Invitational. The tournament was held at the 6,000 yard, par-70 Parkland Course of the Wigwam Resort.
The RiverHawks improved their overall score posted an eight-stroke improvement from the first round to the final round (323-315=638) and fired the second-lowest round of the day. Tournament host Grand Canyon, ranked No. 8 in the country, took first place with a two-round score of 619 (310-309). No. 2 St. Edward's placed second (305-323=628), 10 strokes ahead of NSU.
“This is the one of the biggest and strongest NCAA Division II fields of the year, and we were able to show that we can compete with some of the best programs in the nation,” NSU coach Scott Varner said. “We are currently receiving votes in the national polls, and hopefully this performance will get us back in the top 25 rankings.”
NSU was led in scoring by senior Kelsey Kirkpatrick, who fired the day's lowest round of 73 to leapfrog 25 spots and finish tied for eighth at 11-over-par 155 (82-73). Kirkpatrick tied with Sarah McComish and Dani O'Keefe CSU-Chico State.
Senior Whitney McAteer (77-82) and freshman McCandren Lewis (82-77) both tied for 16th at 15-over 159.
Northeastern State will next play in the Augustana Invitational April 13-14 at the Prairie Green Golf Course in Sioux Falls, S.D.