Seawolves show their smarts
The Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic Team for men’s basketball was announced March 2 and UAA was well represented. UAA student-athletes Brad Evans and Adam Fitt-Chappell made the GNAC all-scholar squad for the fall 2004 semester.
Fitt-Chappell possessed the fourth-highest Grade Point Average among the 15 men’s team members with a 3.61. The 6-5 swingman from Eagle River was UAA’s fourth-leading scorer for the season at 10.8 points a game, grabbed four rebounds a contest and lead the team with 40 percent three-point accuracy.
Evans, a senior business & public policy major, made the team with a 3.20 GPA. The 6-1 guard from Ada, Okla. saw action in just 18 games this season while battling numerous injuries including a groin pull. He shot 83 percent on free throws and posted season-high totals of 22 points and 10 assists.
For Fitt-Chappell, a junior business major, it was the second consecutive GNAC academic honor. Evans, a 1-year transfer from St. Gregory’s University, was on the all-academic team last season as a junior in the Sooner Athletic Conference.
Spring Team offers fun sports
Got a case of cabin fever? Then join the UAA intramural sports 23rd annual Coed Spring Team Challenge. The event runs April 11-22 in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. Seven events are spread out over two weeks. Dodgeball is a new sport this year and joins volleyball, basketball, broomball, inner tube water polo and the championship deciding tug-o-war.
Registration packets are available outside the Intramural Sports Office Room 209 in the Sports Complex. The first eight team captains to return a completed team registration roster will have a team entered in the 2005 STC competition. The rosters will not be accepted unless each individual has signed a risk and release form and each team must have a name. Packets must be turned into the intramural office no later than March 16 by 3 p.m.
There will be a mandatory captain’s meeting April 1 at noon. Rosters will be confirmed and team shirts will be handed out at the meeting. Every participant receives a short-sleeve team t-shirt for their $10 entry fee. The members of the championship team, decided by a points system, will each receive a long-sleeve champions shirt.
For times of scheduled events, check the bulletin board outside the intramural office, call the intramural hotline at 786-4812 or visit GoSeawolves.com/recreation.
Hartman earns GNAC recognition
James Hartman had to sit with a broken foot and watch the end of UAA’s season last spring after arriving early to help smooth the transition into his first season as a Seawolf. After a slow start this year due to various injuries including the fractured foot and a broken finger, Hartman impressed league coaches enough to earn a on the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s all-league honorable mention squad announced by the conference March 7.
A 6-5 swingman from Oceanside, Calif., he was UAA’s third-leading scorer at 12.4 points per game, while leading the team with 6.3 rebounds and playing a team-high 32.2 minutes per game. The management major made three game-winning shots in his first year with the Seawolves. He was among 18 players recognized by a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches including five first team, six second team and seven honorable mention selections.