Sports Briefs, June 8, 2017


‘JUCO’s Journey’ is available
at Home Loan, The Daily Sentinel

“JUCO’s Journey,” a commemorative book about the Junior College World Series and its history in Grand Junction, is available at two locations in Grand Junction.

The hard-cover coffee-table book is $20 and available at The Daily Sentinel, 734 S. Seventh St., and Home Loan Insurance, 205 N. Fourth St., during regular business hours.

People interested in purchasing the book can also contact author Patti Arnold via email, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Those outside the Grand Valley can buy the book by sending $25 per copy (includes shipping) by PayPal to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); or send a check, payable to Grand Junction Baseball Committee Inc., to Home Loan, ATTN: JUCO, 205 N. Fourth St., Grand Junction, 81501. Those ordering through PayPal or by mail should make sure to include a mailing address.


College Athletics

Mesa finishes 32nd in Learfield Cup


Colorado Mesa finished 32nd in the national standings of the Learfield Directors’ Cup competition, third among RMAC schools.

The Learfield Directors’ Cup awards points based on national finishes in 14 sports. The Mavericks scored 438.5 points, behind 10th-place Adams State (543.5) and No. 14 Colorado Mines (520.5).

In the RMAC All-Sports Cup competition, Colorado Mesa finished second to Mines. The Orediggers scored 895.5 points, the Mavericks 865 after winning six regular-season championships and five tournament championships.

Teams receive points based on their outcome in four core sports (football or men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball) and six wild-card sports (three men, three women).

CMU won regular-season titles in football, baseball, men’s soccer, men’s lacrosse, soccer and men’s tennis, and tournament titles in baseball, softball, men’s lacrosse, men’s soccer and men’s swimming and diving. In addition, 13 student-athletes won player of the year honors and had five coaches of the year.

The athletic department had a 3.11 GPA, higher than the campus-wide 2.92 GPA. Four athletes earned academic athlete of the year honors, with pitcher Kyle Leahy winning the NCAA national baseball student-athlete award.


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