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AC Athletics Update 4/12/2019


            Exactly one month to go before the start of exams, #RooNation.  And as we have mentioned over the last few weeks, with the closing of the school year comes the Conference Championships push. 

            We begin with our Nationally Ranked Women’s Water Polo squad competing in the CWPA Tournament today and tomorrow in New London, Connecticut, facing Penn State – Behrend in the first round.

            Softball hosts their Senior Day today as their final regular season competitions against Southwestern at Old Settlers Park.

Then next weekend, April 19th – 21st, the regionally ranked Men’s and Women’s Tennis are hosting the championships on the newly constructed tennis courts on the northwest side of campus.  But before then, they have the Battle for North Texas at UT-Dallas this Friday and Sunday.

Men’s and Women’s Distance Track competes in their SCAC Championship Meet in San Antonio, TX the following weekend, as Baseball plays their final regular season games against Dallas at the same time, currently on 3.5 games out of Championship qualification.

We’ll get to all that and more in subsequent editions of the AC Athletics Update.  But for now, let’s talk about this weekend as 4 of our teams are in competition, with Softball hosting its Senior Day today at 5:30PM & 7:30PM!



Women’s Water Polo

            What a way to kick off Championships Season with the inaugural season of Women’s Water Polo in Texas.  Although we won’t be hosting this year, AC has made us proud throughout their season, posting a 6-8 record, 5-3 in the Conference since March, securing the #2-seed! 

            Penn State – Behrend is the first competitor in the crosshairs for the Kangaroos, so go to to watch live action of the CWPA Tournament starting at 2:30PM today.

  • Friday, April 12th, 2019 – Sunday, April 14th (CWPA Tournament)
    • Neutral vs. Penn State Behrend at 2:30PM Central
      • Winner advances to semi-finals on Saturday, April 13th at 12:30PM Central



Congratulations to the Women’s Softball Team for snagging their first win of the season over an SCAC Opponent last weekend, defeating Dallas on the road 10-8 before falling 6-5 in game 2.

This is the start of great things to come for Coach Sylvester and the Kangaroos as they honor their seniors at home in their final regular season contests.  The Southwestern Pirates are in town, and are ranked #25 in the nation.  Prime opportunity for an upset with your support, #RooNation.  Let’s send our Seniors off in style today at 5:30PM and 7:30PM at Old Settlers Park!


  • Friday, April 12th, 2019 (Senior Day)
    • Home vs. Southwestern @ 5:30PM and 7:30PM
  • Saturday, April 13th, 2019
    • Home vs. Southwestern @ 12:00PM and 2:00pm


Men’s & Women’s Tennis


            We’ve said it before, and we will say it again…Please mark your calendars to come support Austin College Men’s & Women’s Tennis as they host the SCAC Championships on the brand new facility adjacent from the Jordan Family Language House, April 19th, 20th, and 21st.  Our Student-Athletes have been anxiously awaiting this weekend so they may showcase all of their hard work from throughout the season.

            But before that, we need to congratulate the Netters for going 4-0 collectively in a big way last weekend, dropping only 1 court out of 29 matches against Colorado College (Men: 8-1, Women: 9-0) and Texas Lutheran (Men: 6-0, Women: 5-0).

            We also need to wish them luck in their final regular season competitions as the Men hope to overturn two previous 5-4 defeats to UT-Dallas tonight at 6:30PM in Richardson, while the Women hope to remain unblemished against the Comets in 4-straight attempts on Sunday at 12:00PM.

            All the updates and next week’s tournament info will be available on Twitter: @ACRoosMWTennis.  So keep your weekend open from April 19-21 and keep your devices handy in-between trips to the library this weekend.


  • Friday, April 12th, 2019
    • Men Away vs. UT-Dallas at 6:30PM
  • Sunday, April 14th, 2019
    • Women Away vs. UT-Dallas at 12:00PM
  • Friday, April 19th, 2019 – Sunday, April 21st
    • SCAC Conference Championships in Sherman, TX
      • Women’s Matches begin at 9:00AM
      • Men’s Matches begin not before 1:00PM


Distance Track

            AC was off last weekend, but returns today for the East Texas Invitational 1,500m, 800m, and 5,000m events, hoping to get a tune up before their Conference Meet in two weeks.

            The meet this weekend is hosted by Texas A&M Commerce in Commerce, TX starting not before 4:00PM.


  • Friday, April 12th, 2019 (Commerce, TX)
    • At East Texas Invitational, Not before 4:00PM
      • 1,500 meters, 800 meters, and 5,000 meter events




            Our ‘Roos fell in 3 extremely close games to Trinity University on the road last weekend.  AC then came home and dropped two non-conference competitions against good teams on Tuesday and Wednesday.

            As previously mentioned, the Kangaroos sit only 3.5 games out of Conference Tournament qualification, and host Arlington Baptist on Monday, April 15th to get the ball rolling before their final two SCAC series.  Come out to Baker Field on Monday, and cheer our Diamond Cutters to victory.


  • Monday, April 15th, 2019
    • Home vs. Arlington Baptist @ 7:00PM



            With Women’s Water Polo starting any minute now, it will officially be Championships Season every weekend for the rest of the year.

            Come support Softball at Old Settlers Park in their final regular season contests, with Senior Day tonight at 5:30PM and 7:30PM, and follow Distance Track and Men’s and Women’s Tennis at the Twitter handles below.


@ACSports – Austin College Athletics

@AustinCollegeWP – Women’s Water Polo

@ACRoosXCTrack – Men’s & Women’s Distance Track

@ACRoosMWTennis – Men’s & Women’s Tennis

@ACRoosSoftball – Softball

@ACRoosBSB – Baseball


Remember to “save the date,” from April 19th – April 21st as the 2019 SCAC Men’s & Women’s Tennis Championships will be in Sherman, TX.  #RooNation, we need you to come cheer on our Regionally Ranked Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams in their only true home contests on campus.  It would mean the world to us.


            And as always, when supporting the ‘Roos home, abroad, or via social media…


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