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• Conway, April 26 — CBC Athletic Director Lyle Middleton has announced the hiring of Rick Brown to take over the reins of the Mustang volleyball program. Brown becomes the eighth head coach of the program since joining the NAIA in 2010. Brown succeeds Stephanie Irwin, who left in November after three seasons at the helm. He inherits a team that went 11-16 and 4-5 in the AMC, making it to the conference tournament for the second year in a row. Five Mustangs were named to the all-conference teams last season as well.

Coach Brown comes to CBC from Midwestern State University, an NCAA Division II school in Texas, where he served as an assistant during the 2021 season. He was also the lead recruiter for MSU in his only season as an assistant for the Mustangs. Prior to his arrival at MSU, he had been an assistant at McCook Community College in Nebraska. He has also spent time at the High School level in Arizona and at Eastern Wyoming College as an assistant as well. Brown graduated from Northern Arizona University with his BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems. He is married to Michelle and the couple has two children — Carli and Dawson.

Track & Field

• Little Rock, April 16 — Ally Swaim made history again as CBC competed at the Little Rock Twilight Meet at the Coleman Sports Complex. Swaim won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.58 to qualify for the NAIA Outdoor National Championship with a “B” standard qualifying time, just .03 off the “A” standard time.


• Conway, April 16 — Devon Koonce made history for CBC as the Mustangs wrapped up their American Midwest Conference (AMC) series with the Spartans of Missouri Baptist University (MBU). Koonce fired the fourth no-hitter in program history and the first since 2018 in CBC (21-20, 6-9 AMC)’s 12-2 win over MBU (17-17, 10-5 AMC). Koonce’s no-hitter was the third solo no-hitter and the fourth no-hitter total in the Mustangs’ baseball history.

• Paragould, April 26 — Beginning a five-game road trip to end the regular season, CBC was at Pioneer Park to take on the Pioneers of Crowley’s Ridge College. CBC (24-24) got their offense rolling in game one, losing on a walk-off 12-11 before the offense went quiet in game two in a 5-2 loss to CRC (18-24).

• Columbia, Mo., April 29 — Opening their final regular-season AMC series, CBC took on the Cougars of Columbia College (CC) at Battle High School. CBC (24-26, 9-11 AMC) was swept by Columbia (35-9, 15-5 AMC) by scores of 9-3 and 11-0.

• Columbia, Mo., April 30 — Looking to end the regular season on a high note, CBC wrapped up their series with the Cougars of Columbia College (CC) at Battle High School. CBC (25-26, 10-11 AMC) took an early lead and never relinquished it, getting clutch hitting late to win 9-7 over CC (35-10, 15-6 AMC).


• Conway, April 16 — Playing a non-conference opponent for the final time this season, CBC hosted the Royals of Ecclesia College at City of Colleges Park. CBC (17-15) took care of business, sweeping Ecclesia (8-25) by scores of 6-4 and 10-3 in the doubleheader.

• Conway, April 16 — Looking to begin their final 10 games of the season against on a high note, CBC hosted the Eagles of Williams Baptist University (WBU) at City of Colleges Park. CBC (19-15, 7-3 AMC) won in walk-off fashion twice, beating WBU (14-24, 2-10 AMC) 5-4 in nine innings in game one and 8-0 in a run-rule in game two.

• Conway, April 26 — After finishing the regular season, CBC had to sit and wait to find out where they would be seeded in the upcoming AMC Tournament, which will take place May 3-7 at the Antimi Softball Complex in Columbia, Mo. CBC earned the #3 seed in the tournament, their highest seed since they were #4 in 2018.