USF Athletics Fight to Finish Strong

Spring sports is making sure there is no drop off during the transition of semesters.

Both the men’s and women’s golf teams finished ninth at the NSIC Championships in April. The men’s team was able to finish the season strong, beating Augustana 10-6 in the Second Annual Cougar Cup.

Then women’s tennis finished off their season, when they lost to Minnesota Duluth in April ninth. The Cougars finished the season with a 7-9 record (3-8 in NSIC). This loss saw the end of two careers, seniors Abby Seigenthaler and Kara Bunkers. Seigenthaler and Bunkers formed a doubles partnership that boasted a 26-6 record during their careers at USF.

Cougar baseball suffered a heartbreaking end to their season on Saturday at the Birdcage. The Cougars needed a win to break into the NSIC Tournament. The Cougars fell, during back to back games to Wayne State; losing both games by only one run. The final game ended in a tie,the Cougars lost 10-11 during the extra inning. The Cougars finished the year with a record of 19-31. This year the team will graduate 10 seniors.

Softball attempted to make a solid run in the NSIC Tournament, but the team fell short; losing in the second round to Bemidji State 1-3. This was the third straight year the Cougars were unable to make it past the second day. The girl’s eclipsed the 30 win mark after beating Northern State in the first day of the tournament, which earned the Cougars their fourth straight 30 win season.

Track & Field used the 92nd annual Dakota Relays as a tune-up for this weekends’ NSIC Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota. An athlete we have became familiar with at USF is Decathlete Teddy Frid. Frid took the conference title in the Deacthlon in record-breaking fashion. Frid scored 6,975 points to smash the previous conference record which now places him 9th overall in Division II. With this accomplishment Frid may have already punched his ticket to the NCAA Championships in Florida.

Cougar sports has given everyone a lot to talk about this spring. We wish the best of luck to our athletes competing in the Track & Field NSIC Championships this weekend.

Story by Jeffrey Harman

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