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Around Aggieland (4/16)

April 16, 2021

During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, the fish bowl's own Richard Zane joined to share updates from the latest in Aggie Athletics as there is plenty to run down from the diamonds, track, the tennis courts and much more.

Women’s Basketball
Three Aggies heard their names call during last night’s 2021 WNBA Draft.

Assistant coach Bob Starkey announced this week that he will be heading to Auburn.

  • Starkey had been at Texas A&M since 2012.

Women’s Golf
Texas A&M is competing in the Southeastern Conference Championship this weekend at the Greystone Golf & Country Club in Hoover, Alabama.

The tournament continues this weekend and concludes on Sunday, April 18.

  • Friday: Final Round of stoke play
  • Saturday: Match play
  • Sunday: Match play

Soccer (11-3, 7-1 in SEC play)
Following No. 8 Texas A&M’s 1-0 victory over No. 3 TCU last Saturday, a couple of Aggies received conference and national honors for their performance.

Men’s Golf
Sam Bennett was named the Ben Hogan Award’s Player of the Month for March.

  • Bennett won both of his starts during March, taking both the Cabo Collegiate and the Old Waverly Classic.

Texas A&M will head east to play in the SEC Championships at Sea Island Golf Course in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

  • First round: Wednesday, April 21
  • Second round: Thursday, April 22
  • Third round: Friday, April 23
  • Match play: Saturday, April 24 - Sunday, April 25

Track & Field
Tyra Gittens was named the SEC’s Co-Field Athlete of the Week following her school-record performance in the heptathlon at the Texas A&M Invitational last week. She also joined TexAgs Radio earlier this week.

Athing Mu and Gittens were named to the mid-outdoor season Bowerman Watchlist.

Texas A&M in the national rankings:

  • Men: No. 8
  • Women: No. 4

Texas A&M travels to Waco this weekend to compete in the Michael Johnson Invitational.

Men’s Tennis (14-7, 6-5 in SEC play)
No. 8 Texas A&M hosts No. 22 Alabama on Saturday at the Mitchell Tennis Center in Bryan-College Station as the Aggies conclude the regular season.

  • The action begins at 1:00 p.m. CT.
  • The match is a rescheduled contest after the March 28 contest was postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Alabama program.

Women’s Tennis (16-5, 8-3 in SEC play)
No. 17 Texas A&M upset No. 15 Tennessee, 4-3, on Wednesday morning at the Mitchell Tennis Center in Bryan-College Station.

  • The Aggies took the doubles point
  • Katya Townsend won her match in straight sets (6-3, 6-2)
  • Jayci Goldsmith won her match in straight sets (6-1, 6-4)
  • Tatiana Marakova won her match in three sets

A&M has a pair of matches this weekend as the Aggies make up for their postpones resulting from COVID-19 issues earlier this year.

  • Saturday: Ole Miss in Bryan-College Station. Action begins at 10:00 a.m. CT
  • Sunday: Georgia in Tuscaloosa. Action begins at 3:00 p.m. CT

Softball (27-11, 5-7 in SEC play)
Texas A&M dominated Sam Houston State on Wednesday night, run-ruling the Bearkats, 8-0, in six innings.

  • Makinzy Herzog threw a complete-game shutout and notched 13 strikeouts.
  • Haley Lee launched a pair of home runs and now has 17 on the year.
  • Shaylee Ackerman also jumped the yard.

A&M hosts Ole Miss this weekend at Davis Diamond for a three-game SEC Series.

  • Friday: 6:00 p.m. CT on SEC Network+
  • Saturday: 2:00 p.m. CT on SEC Network+
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. CT on SEC Network+

Baseball (20-15, 3-9 in SEC play)
Texas A&M snapped a six-game losing streak on Tuesday night as the Aggies took down Texas State, 8-4, in San Marcos.

The Aggies travel to Fayetteville to face top-ranked Arkansas for a three-game series at Baum Stadium.

  • Friday: 6:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network+
  • Saturday: 6:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network+
  • Sunday: 2:00 p.m. CT on SEC Network+
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