Welch, Head do the honors

February 24, 1994|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

The honors are rolling in for seniors Rolando Welch and Sue Head, who both recently completed outstanding basketball careers at Western Maryland College.

Welch, a forward and co-captain, led the Centennial Conference in scoring (19.7 per game) and rebounding (11.1) this season. He was selected first-team all-conference.

Head was named second-team all-conference and last week became the fifth Green Terrors woman to score more than 1,000 points. She finished her career with 1,027.

She also was chosen to the GTE Academic All-America College Division III, District II women's basketball team. A physical education major, she has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average throughout her scholastic career.

Men's basketball

The Green Terrors finished 7-17 overall and last in the Centennial's West Division at 3-10.

Welch was in the top 10 in three other categories along with leading the conference in scoring and rebounding. He was second in the conference in blocked shots (2.1 per game), eighth in steals (2.0) and tied for ninth in assists (2.8).

On the school's all-time list, he finished first in blocked shots (167), second in rebounds (850) and sixth in scoring (1,263).

Only three other Green Terrors finished among the conference's top 10 in any of the eight categories.

Junior Pat Young, who was sidelined most of the second half of the season with an ankle injury, was fifth in the conference in three-point field-goal accuracy (23-for-47, .489).

Alejandro Welch, Rolando's brother, finished sixth in blocked shots (1.0), followed by Jeff Daniels (0.8).

No Green Terrors were ranked in the conference in field-goal or free-throw percentage.

Women's basketball

The women finished 11-11 overall and 5-9 in the conference's tough West Division.

The other four teams in the division were a combined 40-16 in conference play, led by Dickinson's 12-2.

Joining Head on the all-conference team was freshman Sandi DeJager, who earned honorable-mention status.

Freshman Heidi Snyder led the conference in blocked shots (3.4), and freshman Erin Murphey (Francis Scott Key) was third in steals (2.9).

Wrestling

Junior heavyweight Ted Speers' 7-6 decision win over Gettysburg's Brandon Ream in the Centennial Conference championships Saturday made him the first Green Terror in 10 years to come away with a conference title.

Mike Martinovich was the last to do it when he won a Middle Atlantic Conference crown in the 158-pound division in 1985.

The Green Terrors finished fourth out of seven teams in this year's championship with 44 points. Ursinus won the team title ++ with 82.5 points.

All Green Terrors wrestlers are eligible to compete in the NCAA Division III East Regionals at Elizabethtown College this weekend. The tournament will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow and conclude Saturday afternoon.

Indoor track and field

Senior Rob Johnson (North Carroll) and sophomore Julie Cox (Liberty) starred at the Centennial Conference Indoor Track Championships on Saturday at Dickinson.

Johnson won at 55 meters (6.60 seconds) and 200 (23.90) and was part of the winning 800 relay. The men finished second behind Haverford in the eight-team championship.

Cox was the lone Green Terrors representative on the women's side. She accumulated 20 team points with wins in the 55 -- (7.47) and 55 hurdles (8.73).

She is an automatic qualifier in the 55 hurdles and a provisional qualifier in the 55 -- for the NCAA Division III championships to be held March 11-12 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

It's uncertain whether she will attend. The NCAA pays expenses only for one of the two seasons -- outdoor or indoor -- and at the start of each year, schools are required to declare for one.

The Green Terrors declared for the outdoor season, so the NCAA will not finance Cox's indoor trip. March 7 is the deadline for qualifiers to notify the NCAA.

Golfers ready to tee off

The spring season will start when the Western Maryland golfers travel to North Carolina to compete in the Greensboro Exchange Tournament on Monday.

Ten teams are participating in the 36-hole, two-day tournament at the Bryan Park Golf Club.

The rest of the spring teams will open their seasons in mid-March.

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