Sporting blitz week of 4/16

By Jackson Gilbert

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Men’s Basketball-

Two players from the Oakland University men’s basketball team were named Academic All-Horizon League last week. The team’s former three-point star, Travis Bader, and current center, Corey Petros were honored for their strong GPAs. Petros is currently working on his MBA while Bader is finishing up his masters in communication. The two join Evan Bruinsma and Ugochukwu Njoku of Detroit, Kendrick Perry of Youngstown State, and Matt Vest of Wright State on the list.

Track and Field-

The men and women’s track and field team traveled to Adrian this weekend to compete in the Siena Heights Invitational. Aaron Davis finished second in the 200-meter dash and Andrew Bowman took the 5000 meter run with a time of 15:17.  Candice Mack won the women’s 200-meter dash in a meet that was very windy the entire time. Oakland will next participate in the Al Owens Classic on starting this Friday.

Women’s Golf-

The Golden Grizzlies women’s golf team finished in 9th place at the at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational in Bowling Green. Leading the Grizzlies was Marianna Stepp, who finished with an overall score of 161, which was good for 19th place individually. Haylee Zyber shot a 79 final round which was the best individual round of the tournament for the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies will compete in the Horizon League Championship starting April 25th in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

Women’s Softball-

The softball team cancelled the scheduled weekend trip to Green Bay due to the inclement weather. The team will next play Valparaiso on April 18th in Indiana.

Baseball-

The Golden Grizzlies baseball team battled UIC over the weekend on the freshly opened OU Baseball Field. The team would win one game and lose two, but the victory would be the team’s first Horizon League victory as a new member of the conference. The Grizzlies will be playing Olivet at home on April 15 and then at Youngstown State on April 17.