Archives for May 2011

Adult Education Reception Set

The 2010-11 Franklin County Adult Education Graduates will be honored during a reception on Thursday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m. p.m. in the Student Services Conference Center  at Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus. 

Mr. Brad Kent, Adult Education Program Coordinator will welcome guests to the reception. Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, Chancellor will give formal remarks followed by special recognition of graduates by Mr. Ken Warden, Chief Business and Community Outreach Coordinator. 

A reception will follow for graduates and their families.

Summer School Enrollment Begins Thursday

Individuals interested in enrolling in courses at Arkansas Tech University for the first 2011 summer term may do so this week.
 
Registration for the first summer term will take place on Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3. Classes for the summer I term will begin on Monday, June 6, and conclude on Friday, July 8. 
 
Previously enrolled Arkansas Tech students interested in information about enrolling in summer courses may contact the Arkansas Tech Roy and Christine Sturgis Academic Advising Center at (479) 964-0843.

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Any first-time Arkansas Tech students seeking information about enrolling in summer courses may contact the Arkansas Tech Office of Admissions at (479) 968-0343.

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Arkansas Tech’s Johnson Named All-America

Matt Johnson has become just the third Arkansas Tech baseball player to ever earn All-America honors.

Johnson, a senior center fielder from Grand Saline, Texas, was named to three different 2011 NCAA Division II All-America teams.

The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) all named Johnson to their All-America honor squads.

He had a batting average of .454 with nine home runs and 50 runs batted in during his second and final season as a Wonder Boy.

Johnson established new single-season Arkansas Tech records for base hits (99), runs scored (79), stolen bases (37), total bases (156) and longest hitting streak (34 consecutive games) in 2011.

As of the most recent update of the Gulf South Conference statistics on May 23, Johnson leads the GSC this season in batting average, slugging percentage (.716), on-base percentage (.506), runs scored, base hits, total bases and stolen bases.

He was named 2011 GSC West Division player of the year, and in so doing, he became the first and last Arkansas Tech baseball player to earn that award. Tech will move forward to the new NCAA Division II Great American Conference in fall 2011.

The ABCA, the NCBWA and CoSIDA all selected Johnson to their NCAA Division II All-South Region teams.

He earned a South Region Rawlings Gold Glove Award for his work in center field and was named a finalist for the Tino Martinez Award, which is presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division II baseball.

Johnson joins Tommy Hester (1976) and John Paul Davis (2001) as the only All-America baseball players in Arkansas Tech history. The Wonder Boys fielded their first baseball team in 1912.

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Three Wonder Boys Earn All-Region Awards

Three members of the 2011 Arkansas Tech baseball team have garnered all-region accolades for their play during the recently completed season.

Senior center fielder Matt Johnson and junior designated hitter/pitcher Nate Wilder were named NCAA Division II All-South Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Senior second baseman Josh Riley collected all-region honors from the NCBWA.

Johnson (photographed, top left) hit .454 with nine home runs and 50 runs batted in during his final season in the green and gold. He established new single-season school records for base hits (99), runs scored (79), stolen bases (37), total bases (156) and longest hitting streak (34 consecutive games).

Wilder (photographed, top right) finished the 2011 season with a .342 batting average, 10 home runs and 41 RBIs. He became just the 10th Wonder Boy to ever hit 10 or more home runs in a season, and he also developed into a valuable member of the Tech pitching staff. Wilder was 2-1 with a 1.45 earned run average in 11 appearances on the mound.

Riley (photographed, bottom) hit .335 with eight home runs and 40 RBIs. His 18 doubles were second-most on the team behind Johnson, who had 22 two-base hits.

Johnson, Wilder and Riley helped the Wonder Boys finish with an overall record of 32-19 during the 2011 season. Arkansas Tech reached the Gulf South Conference Tournament for a second consecutive year and had its best showing in that event since 2001.

The Wonder Boys made it all the way to the final day of the GSC Tournament before falling to Harding 4-3 in the penultimate game.

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Jimeson, Fenter Collect All-Region Honors

Shanda Jimeson and Shelby Jo Fenter are Arkansas Tech’s representatives on the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-South Region softball team.

Jimeson (photographed, left) and Fenter (photographed, right) helped the Golden Suns win the Gulf South Conference West Division regular season title and advance to the GSC Tournament during the 2011 season.

Arkansas Tech finished with an overall record of 34-19 and a conference mark of 23-7.

A senior second baseman from Mansfield, Texas, Jimeson started every game for the Golden Suns in 2011. She hit .343 with four home runs and 27 runs batted in.

Fenter was a freshman pitcher and designated player for Arkansas Tech during the 2011 season. The West Memphis product had a batting average of .317 with six home runs and 23 RBIs. She was 9-4 with a 2.07 earned run average and 129 strikeouts in 18 pitching appearances.

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