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Dec 22 -- ASC Represented on Fall Sport Postseason Regional, National Awards Lists
American Southwest Conference student-athletes and coaches in cross country, football, soccer and volleyball wrapped-up their 2003 seasons cited for regional and national recognition and awards. A composite listing of ASC honorees is in this release.
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Nov 24 -- 311 Student-Athletes Earn American Southwest Conference Fall 2003 All-Academic Honors
Three hundred and eleven student-athletes from 16 colleges and universities are among the individuals recognized by the American Southwest Conference on its Fall 2003 All-Academic honor roll. The teams were announced Monday by the conference office and include the sports of cross country, football, soccer and volleyball.
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Nov 1 -- Texas Lutheran, Mississippi College Repeat as ASC Cross Country Champions
The Texas Lutheran University women and Mississippi College men successfully defended their American Southwest Conference cross country titles, winning the 2003 titles on Saturday in Clinton, Miss. In the women's individual championship, Texas Lutheran's Samara Williams was the winner, and for the men, MC's Justin Rogers took the title.
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The Finish Line. . . ASC's Weekly Cross Country Notebook -- October 29
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Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, November 1
M/W - ASC Cross Country Championships

Hosted by Mississippi College (Jackson, Miss. / Choctaw Trails)

Saturday, November 15
M/W - NCAA Div. III South Regional

Hosted by Emory University (Atlanta, Ga.)

Saturday, November 22
M/W - NCAA Div. III National Championship

Hosted by Hanover College (Hanover, Ind.)

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2003 ASC Cross Country Championships

ASC Cross Country Championships: The American Southwest Conference directs its attention to Clinton, Miss., and Mississippi College for Saturday’s ASC Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships (November 1). The women’s 6K race begins at 9 a.m., followed by the men’s 8K race at 10 a.m.. Both championships will be held on the MC Choctaw Trails course. . . . MC is defending men’s champion while Texas Lutheran is defending women’s champion. Last season’s women’s individual champion, Amanda Ward of McMurry, is back to challenge for a repeat.

Results and individual award winners from the ASC Cross Country Championships will be posted on the Mississippi College athletics website ( and the ASC conference website (

UT Dallas women’s team posted its first-ever invitational win with last Saturday’s (Oct. 25) victory at the Dr. Ken Roden Invitational at LeTourneau University. UTD scored 30 points to outdistance runner-up and conference rival East Texas Baptist (43 pts.) and third-place University of Dallas (48). Chara Price led the Comet contingent with a 26:47 time over the 6K course. Four UTD runners scored among the first 10 runners. . . . Paul Burt led the UTD men to a third-place team finish. Burt ran a 29:37 for fourth-place overall. Jeremiah Masterson placed eighth (31:13) with two other Comet runners among the Top 25.

The LeTourneau men scored four runners in the top 15 to win the Dr. Ken Roden Invitational, outscoring runner-up University of Dallas 58-59. Nate Singer (30:43), Chip Glass (31:07) and Jon Dylhoff (31:41) all finished in the top 10.

LeTourneau freshman Heidi Sanders was the highest-placing ASC runner in the women’s race, placing third with a 25:47 time. Sanders, who has competed as an individual throughout the season, has placed among the top 10 runners in every meet this season.

East Texas Baptist prepped for the conference championships by competing at the LeTourneau Invitational. Amber Massey ran a 27:52 to place eighth overall in the women’s race. On the men’s side, William Ritter finished third overall, completing the 8K in 29:13.

UT Tyler placed fifth in the men’s LeTourneau Invitational. Bryan Barnett led the Patriots with a 14th-place finish (32:32). Krystal Faifer was the top finisher for the UT Tyler women’s team, covering the 6K in 29:41 for 17th-place overall.

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