College roundup: Navy’s Shawn Anderson named to NABC’s Give Back Team

NAVY MEN’S BASKETBALL: Navy men’s basketball senior guard Shawn Anderson has been named to the 2017-18 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Give Back Team, the association announced Thursday.

The 2018 Give Back Team includes five student-athletes from NCAA Division I and five from NCAA Division II and III and NAIA, selected from a group of 69 nominated by college coaches and sports information directors across the country.

Representing NCAA Division I are Anderson, Brian Dawkins of Elon, Justin Johnson of Western Kentucky, Desmond Ringer of Mercer and Osinachi Smart of the College of Charleston.

Representing NCAA Division II-III and the NAIA are Alec Andrews of the California Institute of Technology, Seth Hawley of the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, Carnegie Mellon University’s Ryan Maha, Nick Mutebi of Wayne State University and Tyler Robinson of Lyon College.

“The NABC Give Back Team provides an opportunity to recognize the exceptional selfless humanitarian acts performed by men’s college basketball student-athletes,” said NABC Executive Director Jim Haney. “The 10 young men selected for this honor have made significant contributions to assist those in need while helping lift the human spirit.”

Anderson was also named to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Senior CLASS Award All-American First Team and the All-Patriot League First Team in 2017-18.

NAVY WOMEN’S GOLF: Navy will host the 2018 Patriot League Women’s Golf Championship this Saturday and Sunday at the par-72, 6,085-yard Naval Academy Golf Club. The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day.

The 2018 Patriot League Champion will receive an automatic berth to the NCAA Women’s Golf Regional Championship. The NCAA Regionals will be contested from May 7-9 at four locations. The NCAA Championship will be played in Stillwater, Oklahoma, from May 18-23.

The six-team field for the Patriot League Women’s Golf Championship will consist of Navy, Boston U., Bucknell, Holy Cross, Lehigh and Richmond.

Navy’s six-player lineup for the Patriot League Championship will be sophomore Morgan Frazier, freshman Christine McDonnell, senior Christine Walker, senior Legare Augenstein, senior Jane Moon and freshman Elizabeth Park.

The top four scores in each round will count towards the team total.

McDonnell leads Navy in scoring average this season at 76.5 and Frazier is second at 77.3. McDonnell and Frazier currently have the two lowest single-season scoring averages in program history.

Walker is third on the team in scoring average at 80.2 and Augenstein is fourth at 80.5. Moon is averaging an 82.4 this season and Park is averaging an 84.3.

Navy’s team average is currently a 314, which is the lowest in program history.

NAVY WOMEN’S TENNIS: The top-seeded Mids (25-5, 5-1 PL) will open the 2018 Patriot League Women’s Tennis Tournament by facing either No. 8 Colgate (1-5 PL) or No. 9 Holy Cross (0-5 PL) on Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the quarterfinal round at Army West Point.

Colgate and Holy Cross opened the tournament with a first-round matchup on Thursday.

If Navy wins its quarterfinal match on Friday, the Mids would face the winner of the No 4 Lehigh vs. No. 5 Bucknell quarterfinal match on Saturday in the semifinal round at 10 a.m. The semifinal winners will meet Sunday at noon in the tournament final. The Patriot League Tournament Champion will receive an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

Navy enters the Patriot League Tournament on a 13-match winning streak, which is tied for the second-longest streak in program history. Navy’s 25 wins this season have tied the single-season school record and the team is 21-1 since Feb. 11.

HOOD MEN’S LACROSSE: Zak Kooser (Spalding) finished with a goal and an assist for Hood in Thursday’s 20-6 loss to Messiah.