Amanda Hollandsworth

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Floyd County graduate Amanda Hollandsworth of Virginia Tech finished fifth out of 132 golfers at the NCAA women’s golf national championships.

Hollandsworth, who completed her final round Monday, was in fifth place when the tournament was suspended due to darkness Monday night. Nine golfers concluded their final round Tuesday morning, and their final scores did not change Hollandsworth’s placement.

Hollandsworth shot an even-par 219 in the three-round tournament at Blessings Golf Club, including a 1-under 72 in her final round Monday.

Maria Fassi of host Arkansas won the individual championship with an 8-under 211.

Virginia tied for 14th out of 25 squads in the team standings at 50-over 926. Only the top eight squads advanced to match play, which will determine the team champion.


Salem grads off to NCAAs

Salem graduates Davonta Womack and Tye Meador of Bridgewater College have qualified for the NCAA Division III national championships, as has Washington and Lee’s Drew Pranka.

Womack earned bids in the men’s long jump and 100 meters and will also compete as part of a relay team.

Meador qualified in the women’s long jump; the ODAC champ ranks 10th in the field with a jump of 18 feet, 10 3/4 inches. She was named the Division III South/Southeast Region women’s field athlete of the year on Tuesday.

Pranka will compete in the men’s 400 hurdles.

The championships begin Thursday in Ohio.


Hokie, Cavs cited

Virginia Tech’s Jason Kros (26-17) has been named the most improved senior in NCAA Division I by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

UVa junior Carl Soderlund (20-5) was named the Atlantic Region player to watch by the ITA, while UVa’s Brandon Nakashima (17-5) was named the region’s rookie of the year.

On the women’s side, UVa’s Meghan Kelley (24-13) was named the region’s senior player of the year, as well as the most improved senior. UVa’s Amber O’Dell (23-11) was named the region’s rookie of the year.


Walz keeps U.S. spot

Former Virginia Tech standout and current Hokies volunteer assistant coach Ty Walz took second at the World Team Trials in North Carolina last weekend, retaining his spot on the U.S. national team.

He is one of three wrestlers at 97 kilograms on the team, along with Kyven Gadson and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder.

Gadson beat Walz twice at the trials to advance to next month’s Final X tournament, where Gadson will wrestle Snyder for a spot on the World team.


Shenandoah wins regional

Shenandoah (35-13) beat host Kean twice on Sunday to win an NCAA Division III tournament regional in Union, New Jersey.

The Hornets will visit Johns Hopkins for a super regional series.


Athletes honored for academics

Blacksburg native Ian Ho of the Virginia Tech men’s swimming team has been named to the academic all-district at-large team, which was for athletes from a variety of spring sports.

Ho graduated with a 3.63 GPA and has a 4.0 GPA as a graduate student.

Also earning that honor were Virginia Tech golfer Elizabeth Bose (3.99); W&L swimmer Emily Hageboeck (3.81); W&L lacrosse player Cordelia Peters (3.99); W&L men’s lacrosse player Stevan Kriss (4.0); W&L golfer Brian Peccie (3.86); and Roanoke lacrosse player Jason Sarro (3.98).

W&L sweeps ODAC cups

W&L swept the ODAC Commissioner’s Cups for the fourth straight school year.

W&L won the overall cup for the 17th straight year, based on its success in all sports during this school year. Points were awarded to schools based on the regular-season standings or ODAC tournament results, depending on the sport.

W&L won the men’s cup for the fourth straight year and the women’s cup for the 16th straight year.

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