NAIA Scholar Awards
• Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 15 — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced their Scholar Teams and Scholar-Athletes during NAIA National Awards Day. CBC had four teams and 13 individuals recognized for outstanding academic achievement. In order to be eligible for a team award, teams must post a combined GPA of 3.0 or above. The individual awards are given to student-athletes that are a junior or higher in classification and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the 2021-22 academic year. The four teams that earned recognition were baseball, softball, volleyball and women’s golf. The 13 individuals were from the following teams:
Baseball – Cayden Hunnicutt and Ty Decker; Cross Country – Robert Colvin; Men’s Soccer – Okikiola Ojeniyi and Andrew Montoya; Wrestling – Christian Richer; Softball – Tobi (Finley) Koonce; Women’s Basketball – Macey Decker; Women’s Golf – Keeley Bulza and Alyssa Hagewood; Women’s Soccer – Isabelle Pietrangelo and Jayme Selph; Volleyball – Emily Farmer.
• St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 12 — For the second week in a row, a CBC player earned American Midwest Conference offensive player of the week honors. After Cameron Gordon was selected last week, Daniel Pinkney earned recognition for the first time as a Mustang. Pinkney scored both goals in CBC’s only game last week, a 2-2 draw with Jarvis Christian. The goals gave him a team-high four goals on the season while also giving him a team-leading nine points.
• Blue Mountain, Miss., Sept. 13 — Looking to bounce back from a draw last Thursday, CBC took on the Toppers of Blue Mountain College (BMC) at the BMC Sports Complex. CBC (4-1-1) remained unbeaten away from home, leading 2-1 at halftime before winning 3-2 over BMC (2-4).
• Conway, Sept. 17 — Returning home for just the second time this season, CBC was on the field at Centennial Soccer Park for an 11 a.m. match with the Wildcats of Louisiana Christian. CBC (5-1-1) was never threatened, scoring twice in the first half and once in the second to cruise to a 3-1 win over LCU (3-2-1) for their first home win of the season.
• Conway, Sept. 19 — Making up a game that was supposed to be played two weeks ago, CBC hosted the Warriors of Bacone College (BC) at Centennial Soccer Park. CBC (6-1-1) got six goals in each half and cruised to a 12-0 win over BC (2-4).
• St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 19 — For the third consecutive week, CBC had an athlete selected for American Midwest Conference (AMC) player of the week. Cameron Gordon and Daniel Pinkney have both earned recognition on the offensive side the past two weeks and Manny Almaraz earned defensive player of the week honors this week. Almaraz, a sophomore, had an outstanding week controlling the back line for the Mustangs.
• Blue Mountain, Miss., Sept. 13 — Amanda Parreiras scored a pair of goals for CBC as they took on the Toppers of Blue Mountain College today at the BMC Sports Complex. Her goals were the only goals for CBC (2-4-1) in a 5-2 loss to BMC (3-3).
• Conway, Sept. 15 — Playing on the road for their third straight match, CBC was at Warrior Field for a mid-week tilt against Hendrix College (HC). CBC (2-5-1) trailed 1-0 at halftime and 2-0 late before falling 2-1 to HC (4-0).
• Kennett, Mo., Sept. 13 — Entering the final round just one shot off the lead, Alyssa Hagewood looked for her first career individual win at the Williams Baptist University Fall Invitational at the Kennett Country Club. Hagewood, who shot a 78 in the first round, closed with an 80 in the final round for an overall score of 158, tied for fourth overall and six shots behind the winner from Blue Mountain College.
• Kennett, Mo., Sept. 13 — Entering the final round just eight shots off the lead, CBC looked to close the gap during the final round of the Williams Baptist Fall Invitational at the Kennett Country Club. CBC nearly equaled their first-round score of 302, firing a final round 301 to finish with a 603 (+27) overall to place third, 22 shots behind the champions, Blue Mountain College.
• Searcy, Sept. 16 — Running for the second time this season and the first time in Arkansas, CBC was on the course at Harding University for the Steve Guymon Invitational. Ally Swaim, Mackenzie Milligan and Ashleigh Gross-Mitchell competed on the women’s side and Josh Brown set a record on the men’s side. Swaim was the top finisher for CBC in the 5K event for the women, posting a time of 24:39.9. Milligan was just a few seconds behind her at 24:44.8 and Gross-Mitchell posted a time of 25:58.0. Brown’s record-setting time in the 4-mile men’s event was 27:05.9, which eclipsed the previous four-mile record by over two minutes.
• Little Rock, Sept. 17 — Having not played for a week, CBC was back on the floor at Crawford Mims Gymnasium for their third and final matchup of the season against the Panthers of Philander Smith (PSC). CBC (2-7) couldn’t muster much of an offense, falling in straight sets to PSC (8-3) by scores of 17-25, 26-28 and 14-25.