On April 15 our country was again struck by another person or persons determined to destroy our lives, hope and dreams. Amidst this horrific act; the American Spirit again rose up. The day after the bombings at the Boston Marathon; several emails, text messages and Facebook postings started circulating around the country as well as the world asking for us to stand together as a united front showing the world's evil doers that you could not break us last time and you would not destroy us this time.
Concordia University Texas senior women's soccer captain and defender Dalaine Whitlock (Belton, Texas/Belton HS) was named one of 20 semifinalists for the 9th Annual Coach John Wooden Citizenship Cup, an award that is given annually to one collegiate and one professional athlete who have made the greatest positive influence in the lives of others.
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football alum Javicz Jones has been invited to the Houston Texans rookie minicamp for a tryout next month. Jones becomes the third UMHB football alum to get a shot in the National Football League. He is scheduled to report to Texans minicamp on May 9th.
The UMHB softball team played five games in the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament. The Cru defeated Louisiana College twice and Howard Payne once, but twice could not overcome the power of the No. 1 ranked U.T.-Tyler.
In the tournament opener, Caitlin Bollier provided all of the offense the UMHB softball team needed as the Cru topped Louisiana College 4-2. The Wildcats grabbed a 1-0 lead on Courtney Ivey's RBI single in the top of the first inning and had runners at second and third before UMHB's Rebekah Ragsdale worked her way out of the jam.