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SLIAC Weekly Release - Jan. 7

SLIAC Weekly Release - Jan. 7

This week in the SLIAC is a weekly review of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. It recaps the prior weeks results and highlights upcoming events. You can also find the latest standings, statistics, schedules and awards.


SLIAC Spotlight with Gustavo Batista (December 20, 2014)
What is it like to be a NCAA Division III student-athlete? What if you were also married? Find out as we shine our spotlight on Principia College men's soccer player Gustavo Batista; a team captain, student, and husband.....MORE

Webster Baseball Ranked 11th in Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll (December 24, 2014)
The Webster University baseball team was picked 11th in the 2015 Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll.....MORE

Fontbonne and Webster Recognized By NSCAA For Sportsmanship (December 31, 2014)
The Fontbonne University and Webster University women's soccer teams were recognized by the NSCAA for their on the field sportsmanship during the 2014 season.....MORE

Eureka's Kent Records Triple Double (December 31, 2014)
Eureka College senior men's basketball player Greg Kent put his name into the school record books when he notched a triple double against Monmouth.....MORE

SLIAC Game of the Week: Iowa Wesleyan vs. Spalding - Women's Basketball (January 6, 2015)
This weekend sets up for a showdown between the two remaining undefeated teams in women's basketball league play and is this week's SLIAC Game of the Week; Iowa Wesleyan College vs. Spalding University.....MORE


The SLIAC Players of the Week are honored for their performances during the week. Click on the sport link below to see the full list of 2014-15 Players of the Week. For this week's Player of the Week release - HERE

Men's Basketball- Greg Kent, Eureka College
Women's Basketball- Kelsey Shoemake, Eureka College

Men's Basketball l Women's Basketball


Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball



School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall
4-0 7-4   Spalding
5-0 7-3
Spalding 4-1 7-5   Iowa Wesleyan
5-0 8-4
3-1 7-4   Westminster 4-1 5-4
Fontbonne 3-2 4-8   Eureka 2-2 5-6
MacMurray 3-2 3-9   Webster 2-2 5-6
2-2 3-6   Fontbonne 2-3 6-6
Blackburn 1-3 2-9   Greenville
1-2 4-5
Iowa Wesleyan
1-4 4-6   MacMurray
1-4 2-9
Principia 1-4 2-7   Principia 0-4 4-5
Westminster 1-4 2-10   Blackburn 0-4 0-11


The Blackburn baseball program announced the hiring of two assistant coaches for this season. Blackburn welcomes Daniel Sharp and Jonathan Harris to the team, who will be the largest roster in program in history. Sharp will serve as the Beavers pitching coach while Harris will work with hitters and catchers and serve as recruiting coordinator.

The Eureka basketball programs swept conference Player of the Week honors this week. Greg Kent was named the SLIAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week after averaging 12.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 3.0 steals per game which included a triple-double. Kelsey Shoemake was named Women's Player of the Week after averaging 20.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game with two double-doubles.

The Fontbonne baseball team will host a Trivia Night with all proceeds benefitting the Griffins spring trip to Orlando, Florida. The Trivia Night will be February 7th at 7 p.m. at Lee McKinney Court on the campus of Fontbonne. Cost is just $20 per person and includes drinks. There will also be a silent auction. For more information call 314-889-4744 or email

The Greenville men's basketball team is off to a fast start this conference season, being the only remaining undefeated team with a 4-0 record. Greenville is 7-4 overall and have won two straight games. They put their undefeated conference record on the line this week against Eureka and Webster.

It was a busy time on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan over break. The Tigers hoops teams will have a new court to call home as Iowa Wesleyan completed remodeling of Ruble Arena. To see pictures of the new home court for the Iowa Wesleyan basketball teams click HERE

The MacMurray men's basketball team has opened the New Year on the right foot. After dropping five consecutive games to close out 2014 the Highlanders have now won two straight in 2015, defeating Westminster and Iowa Wesleyan. The Highlanders are now 3-9 overall but more importantly 3-2 in the SLIAC.

Principia senior forward Karina Olsen is one of the top inside players in the SLIAC. Olsen is averaging 13.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, just one of four players in the SLIAC to average in double figures in both. Olsen also leads the conference in field goal percentage with a .609 mark.

Spalding women's basketball forward Kayla Styles is the only player in the SLIAC to currently rank in the top five in the conference in scoring, rebounding, steals, and blocked shots. Styles, a transfer from Xavier, is averaging 15.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 steals, and 2.6 blocks per game.

Webster junior guard Ashley Brooks is having success on both ends of the court this season. Brooks is averaging 12.2 points per game but also ranks fourth in the conference in assists with 41. On the defensive side Brooks has 23 steals, which is third best in the SLIAC.
Westminster guard Brandon Moore continues to be one of the conference's top shooters from long range. Moore is hitting on 51-percent of his three-point shots this season, second best in the SLIAC. Over half of his made field goals this year (28 of 55) have come from behind the arc.


To see a complete schedule of this week's SLIAC action click HERE


Be sure to keep up with the SLIAC using various social media tools. You can follow us on Twitter (@sliac) HERE or Facebook (St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) HERE

Be sure to check out the SLIAC You Tube Channel. There you will find our weekly Feature Friday series where we talk with student-athletes from around the conference and help you get to know them outside of athletics and give you an idea of what it is like to be a NCAA Division III student-athlete. This week we shine our SLIAC Spotlight on Gustavo Batista, a men's soccer player from Principia College. Watch HERE

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