PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Baseball) – The Shawnee State athletic department is saddened to learn of the loss of a former student-athlete, as Jordan Williams – a baseball player from 2010-2013 – died Friday following complications from a car accident earlier in May.
"Over the course of four years, you are able to really get to know the young men you work with and Jordan was no exception to that fact," head baseball coach Chris Moore said. "He was smart, engaging, driven, and instantly likable amongst his teammates and coaches. Jordan was an integral member of the pitching staff on some of the better teams here at Shawnee State but his lasting mark on all of us is far more reaching than his ability on the field."
Portsmouth, Ohio (Baseball) – Mid-South Conference officials have released the Academic All-MSC award recipients and this year, six Shawnee State baseball players have earned their way on this list. The requirements for Academic All MSC include a 3.25 G.P.A. and at least a sophomore level of academic status.
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (Women's Track & Field) – Sarah Biehl (SR/Lowell, Ohio) recorded one of the best complete days in Shawnee State women's track & field history, winning three events and notching a second place finish in another to lead the Bears to their best finish at the Mid-South Conference Championships in program history, as SSU finished third of eight teams at James H. Taylor II Stadium.
Biehl began the weekend with a second place finish in the 800 meter run, notching a time of 2:15.89 – good enough for an NAIA "B" Standard. Brooke Smith (FR/Wheelersburg, Ohio) added a top five finish in the event as well, completing the run in 2:27.37 to finish fifth. Biehl was just getting started.
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (Men's Track & Field) – The Shawnee State men's track & field team put together another solid performance, landing 12 runners in the top five in seven events while finishing fourth at the Mid-South Conference Championship meet at James H. Taylor II Stadium.
The Bears 4x800 meter relay squad grabbed one of two top finishes for the squad, as Nicholas McAfee, AJ Barber, Ethan Richter and Noah Bullock combined for a time of 7:58.26, just edging Campbellsville University for the first place finish. Caleb Kennelly also shed in the pole vault, clearing 3.65 meters for the win.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Softball) – Hannah Dittoe (SR/Pickerington, Ohio) has been named to the Mid-South Conference Second Team All-Conference following her performance this season, conference officials announced Thursday night.