College Sports

December 12, 2013

Small colleges: Texas Wesleyan players named NAIA All-Americans

Katherine Rosenbusch is the first Wesleyan volleyball player to earn first-team all-conference honors in all four seasons.

After leading Texas Wesleyan to the semifinals in its first season in the Sooner Athletic Conference, senior Katherine Rosenbusch ends her four-year career with the Rams a selection to the NAIA 2013 All-American team, announced Monday.

Rosenbusch became the 21st player in TWU volleyball history to receive the selection and the first to do so since Liz Meng in 2007.

Rosenbusch ended the year fifth overall in the SAC in kills and also led the Rams with 382. She is also the first Texas Wesleyan volleyball player to earn first-team all-conference honors in all four seasons, having received three from the Red River Athletic Conference prior to realignment.

A Hutto native, Rosenbusch was the 2010 RRAC Freshman of the Year and an all-conference academic selection in 2011, and she earned three conference player of the week awards during her career.

TWU soccer honors

Texas Wesleyan senior Ivan Kovacevic was named the Rams’ soccer team’s fifth All-American in program history on Monday.

Kovacevic, from White Settlement Brewer High School, departs with the Rams’ career record for points (109) and assists (29). His 40 goals rank second all-time at TWU, and he also was named to the Sooner Athletic Conference’s first team.

In addition, Kovacevic was joined by Ross DeWet as a selection to the NSCAA Southwest Region team.

DeWet, also a SAC first-team selection, was named Defensive Player of the Week during the season and scored his only goal of the year on senior day with a game-winning penalty kick against Southwestern Assemblies of God. DeWet also won the NJCAA National Championship in 2010 with Tyler Junior College.

The Rams finished the season 13-6-1 overall, 6-4 in the SAC.

Lee leads Texans

Junior Mohammed Lee was named the Lone Star Conference offensive player of the week for his 23-point performance in Tarleton State’s 90-35 victory over Oklahoma Panhandle State.

Lee, 21st in the LSC in scoring, averages 10.7 points per game and was 3 for 4 on 3-pointers against OPSU. The 23 points was also a career high for Lee.

The win helped propel Tarleton State to No. 11 in the latest NABC Division II Coaches Poll, released Tuesday. The Texans’ 7-0 record is the program’s best start since becoming a senior college in 1961-62.

The Texans end their season-opening eight-game homestand at 8 p.m. Tuesday against McMurry.

TexAnns on the rise

The Tarleton State women’s basketball team moved up two positions in the latest USA Today/ESPN Division II Coaches Poll, released Tuesday.

The TexAnns (7-1) have won four straight since a 62-51 defeat to Northeastern State on Nov. 19. Tarleton State next hosts Cedarville University at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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