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This Week in AC Athletics, 2/19 - 2/25

This Week in AC Athletics, 2/19 - 2/25


An SCAC Conference Championship, two regionally ranked victories over the Northwest Conference, a 1-0 start to a Spring Sports Season, and several podium appearances highlighted the bevy of AC Athletics activity from this past weekend.  Rain or shine, the ‘Roos are always hard at work representing the brand that is Austin College.

We have several schedule updates to inform you about, as well as the accomplishments of last week’s events.  So without further ado, it’s time for the AC Athletics Update!



                The poor weather conditions forced Softball to cancel their games against Texas A&M – Texarkana this past Saturday.  But a road trip to Jackson, MS this weekend to face the Millsaps and Missouri Baptist might be just what the doctor ordered with rainy conditions in Sherman forcing practices indoors all week.

                AC takes on The Majors at 11:00AM on Friday and 10:00AM on Saturday while the matchups with the Spartans are set for 1:00PM on Friday, and 12:00PM this Saturday.  So make sure you follow @ACRoosSoftball for all updates and scores on the weekend.

  • Friday, February 23rd, 2018
    • Away vs. Millsaps College @ 11:00AM
    • Neutral vs. Missouri Baptist @ 1:00PM
  • Saturday, February 24th, 2018
    • Away vs. Millsaps College @ 10:00AM
    • Neutral vs. Missouri Baptist @ 12:00PM (Jackson, MS)



                With a 6-4 victory over Dallas Christian, the Baseball Team is 1-0 to kick off their spring season, eyeing this Sunday as their next opportunity to get some games played.

                The double-header at home against Louisiana College on Saturday has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather, but Sunday’s doubleheader against the visitors from Pineville, LA is still on for 12PM & 3PM.  Come on out to Baker Field for what looks to be a beautiful day at the ballgame.

  • Sunday, February 25th, 2018
    • Home vs. Louisiana College @ 12:00PM & 3:00PM


Distance Track

                Opening up their spring season this weekend is the AC Distance Track Team.  The Kangaroo Runners travel to San Antonio, TX to participate in the Trinity Open on Saturday, February 24th.  Make sure you wish the Track Team luck before they depart.

  • Saturday, February 24th, 2018 (San Antonio, TX)
    • Trinity Open on the campus of Trinity University


Women’s Tennis

                The Kangaroo Women’s Tennis Team locked in their first shutout victory over Whitworth University on Saturday evening.  The Pirates came into Sherman ranked 18th in the West Region ITA Rankings and got all they could handle from the ‘Roos.

                Diana Carvajalino and Anna Sergiovanni were voted SCAC Women’s Doubles Team of the Week for the second weekend in a row for their 8-4 victory at Line 1 over Whitworth.

                While Saturday morning’s matchup at home against the Southwestern Pirates may have been cancelled earlier today, last weekend’s rescheduled matchup against #34 East Texas Baptist is still on for 3:00PM on 2/24.  Once the rain clears, come out to the Elizabeth Russell Tennis Center to view some nationally-ranked tennis on campus.

                On Sunday, if you are in the Richardson, TX area, come out to the tennis courts at the University of Texas-Dallas where the ‘Roos will take on visiting Millsaps in a rematch that went 5-4 for the Majors just a year ago.  All of the action will be posted on @ACRoosMWTennis for those of you not able to make the trip.

  • Saturday, February 24th, 2018
    • Home vs. #24 Southwestern Cancelled
    • Home vs. #34 East Texas Baptist @ 3:00PM
  • Sunday, February 25th, 2018
    • Neutral vs. Millsaps College @ 10:00AM (Richardson, TX)

Men’s Tennis

The Men’s Tennis Team secured a big 7-2 victory over Whitworth University, ranked #19 in the West Region Men’s ITA Rankings.  A huge 3-0 doubles sweep of the Pirates set the tone for the Kangaroos as Calum Robe and Erik Meendsen battled from behind at Line 3 to get a thrilling 9-8 (7-4) tiebreak victory to put the ‘Roos up 3-0.

The home rematch from last year’s SCAC Semi-Final thriller against Southwestern set for this Saturday, 2/24 has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather.  But the previously rescheduled match at home against East Texas Baptist is still set for 3:00PM on the same day.  Follow @ACRoosMWTennis for all of the live action and score/weather updates on the day of the event.

  • Saturday, February 24th, 2018
    • Home vs. #36 Southwestern Cancelled
    • Home vs. East Texas Baptist @ 3:00PM



Women’s Basketball

                A HUGE congratulations to the Women’s Basketball Team as their win over Centenary at home last weekend secured their 2nd Regular Season Conference Championship in 3 years.

We are very proud of you, ‘Roos, and we wish you nothing but the best as you await the winner of No. 3 Southwestern/No. 6 Schreiner in the semi-finals of the SCAC Women’s Basketball Championships.

#RooNation, even though the game is in Colorado Springs this year, you can make our Kangaroos feel at home by following along and sharing your support on social media.  @SCACSports, @Roos_Hoops, and @ACSports will cover all of the action throughout the weekend.  Keep your eyes peeled, and represent our institution well in support of our Student-Athletes.

  • Saturday, February 24th, 2018
    • Neutral vs. No. 3 Southwestern/No. 6 Schreiner @ 8:00PM Central


Men’s Basketball

                In a closely contested 83-78 result at home against Centenary, the Kangaroos close the books on the 2017-18 season of Men’s Basketball.

                #RooNation has a lot to be proud of, including some individual accolades for young first-year Justice Mercadel.  We are excited about next year already, and can’t wait to see you all hit the floor again.


Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving

                With the conclusion of the Swimming & Diving season, the ‘Roos took 5th in the Men’s standings and 6th in the Women’s as team records fell left and right for both programs over the course of the SCAC Championships.

Congratulations to Sophomore Chris Brown on taking home 3 medals and making history by becoming the most decorated Student-Athlete in a single championship meet in Austin College Swimming & Diving history.

Great job this year, Kangaroos!  We look forward to more success next year as we say goodbye and thank you to everything our Seniors have done to take the program where it is today.



@ACRoosMWTennis has the only home games on the schedule for Saturday, as we hope the weather clears for the match against East Texas Baptist UniversityWomen’s Basketball will begin their quest for a post-season NCAA bid at 8:00PM Central in Colorado Springs.  Baseball will host Louisiana College in their Division III Home Opener on Sunday, while Women’s Tennis is on the road against Millsaps, and we wait to see to result of the Women’s Basketball semi-finals.

Softball takes on Millsaps and Missouri Baptist on Friday & Saturday, while Distance Track kicks off it’s season with the Trinity Open.

Big weekend for The Austin College Kangaroos, so let’s remind you where you can get up-to-the-minute action on social media while you continue to focus on your academics…

@Roos_Hoops : Women’s Basketball

@ACRoosMWTennis : M & W Tennis

@ACRoosBsb : Baseball

@ACRoosSoftball: Softball

@ACRoosXCTrack: Distance Track

@ACSports : Austin College Athletics

And as always, when supporting the ‘Roos, home, away, and on social media…


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