Redhawks women’s basketball sophomore Tesia Thompson was named to the Ohio Valley Conference First Team. This is her second consecutive All-OVC honor after earning second-team accolades last season.
Thompson finished the regular season leading the OVC in scoring with 18.5 points per game, totaling 519 points on the year. Thompson also led the league in free throws made and free throws attempted, and finished in the top 10 in rebounding.
Meanwhile, on the baseball diamond, junior first baseman Austin Blazevic was named OVC Co-Player of the Week. In four games last week, Blazevic hit .500 (9-for-18) with seven runs scored, two doubles, a triple, five RBI, a .722 slugging percentage and .526 on-base percentage.
Blazevic had a pair of hits and drove in a run during the Redhawk's midweek game at No. 1 Vanderbilt. In a weekend sweep of Purdue-Fort Wayne, Blazevic had a trio of multi-hit games, including going 3-for-4 with four runs scored, a double, and three RBI in the finale.
Blazevic and the Redhawks are off to a blazing hot start to the season. On Wednesday, SEMO erased a four-run deficit in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the rival SIU Salukis. The Redhawks improved their record to 9-3 on the year, which marks the best record through 12 games since the 1983 season.
SEMO Baseball continues its homestand this weekend, hosting UT Martin for the start of conference play. Games are sche3duled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all at 1 p.m. Also at home this weekend, the Redhawks Gymnastics teams will host the State of Missouri “Show Me Meet,” featuring all three college gymnastics teams in the state, including SEMO, Lindenwood, and 16th-ranked Mizzou. The meet will be held this Sunday at 1 p.m. inside the Show Me Center.
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