Alexander takes aim at NCAAs

March 10, 1994|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

Western Maryland sophomore Karen Alexander is making her second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III swimming championship.

The 13th annual championship runs today through Saturday at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.

Alexander will swim in the 400-yard individual medley tomorrow and the 200 butterfly on Saturday.

The competitors with the top eight times in the morning trials in

each event will advance to the championship final that evening. The swimmers with the ninth through 16th-best times in the trials will swim in the consolation final.

Alexander brings the eighth-best seed time into the 200 butterfly, a school-record mark of 2 minutes, 12.34 seconds that she posted Jan. 26 in a dual meet at Goucher College.

Alexander is seeded 25th in the 400 individual medley. Her best time of the season is 4:47.73.

She finished 12th at last year's national championship in the event with a mark of 4:43.70 and is the Western Maryland record-holder at 4:42.78.

A physical education major, Alexander currently holds six school records.

Women's basketball

Senior Sue Head (Westminster) has been selected to the GTE Academic All-America College Division women's basketball first team.

Head, a 5-foot-7 guard, is a senior physical education major with a 4.0 grade-point average.

During the season, she became the fifth player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau in a career and finished as the Green Terrors' fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,027 points.

Baseball

The Green Terrors will open their baseball season with a six-game schedule in Cocoa, Fla., starting Sunday.

They'll play two games Sunday and one each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday before returning to play host to York (Pa.) College on March 22.

Men's lacrosse

The Green Terrors (10-3 in coach Keith Reitenbach's first year last season) open their season with three straight road games starting Saturday at Lynchburg.

Three of their first five opponents are ranked in the top 20 in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association coaches' Division III preseason poll. Lynchburg (10-5 last season) is ranked 14th.

Golf

The golf team will return to North Carolina to compete in the Sandhills Area Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The opening day of the 36-hole tournament will take place at Woodlake Country Club in Vass with the second day at Mid-Pines Resort in Aberdeen. The Green Terrors opened their season last weekend with a ninth-place finish in the 12-team Greensboro (N.C.) Exchange Tournament.

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