SCAC accolades

TLU’s Matthew McArthur, a New Braunfels High School alum, was named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Sportsmanship team.

SEGUIN — Eight Texas Lutheran student-athletes were named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s 11th annual spring All-Sportsmanship teams.

TLU honorees included: Cody Michalec of baseball, Matthew McArthur of men’s golf, Summer Swift of women’s golf, Lauren Myers of softball, Johari Dramiga of men’s tennis, Mary Eby of women’s tennis, Ezrael Powell of men’s track and field, and Kylee Garcia of women’s track and field.

Michalec was a senior first baseman from Katy, Texas. He was a member of TLU’s 2019 SCAC Co-Regular Season Championship and on the NCAA Division III Seguin, Texas Regional Championship qualifier.

McArthur, a graduate of New Braunfels High School, was a steady contributor on the Bulldogs’ men’s golf team as a top-five player. McArthur and the Bulldogs finished as the SCAC runner-up at this year’s conference tournament.

Swift, the 2018 SCAC medalist, made a strong defense of her individual title and took third overall at the 2019 championships. Swift, a junior, is a native of Fentress, Texas and a graduate of San Marcos High School.

Myers was a relief pitcher on the 2019 NCAA Division III National Championship squad. Myers was a three-year letter-winner at TLU. She graduated from TLU this May, taking just three years to earn her degree.

Dramiga lettered for a second straight season as a member of TLU Men’s Tennis. Dramiga, a sophomore, played in the top-six for singles throughout the season and also saw time in the doubles lineup.

Eby, also a sophomore, was named to the SCAC All-Tournament Team. Eby played at No. 3 and No. 4 singles and at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles throughout the 2019 spring season.

Powell, a true freshman, was an SCAC Field Athlete of the Week honoree during the year after winning the long jump and the triple jump at the Hardin-Simmons Invitational. He earned his first varsity letter in track and field.

Garcia, a senior, was an All-SCAC performer in women’s track and field. She was a member of TLU’s conference championship in the women’s 4x400-meter relay and helped the Bulldogs to a runner-up team finish.

A total of 65 student-athletes in the SCAC were selected to the 2019 squad in the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s track and field.

The SCAC places a special emphasis on sportsmanship each year and asked all fans of the conference to exhibit good sportsmanship at all conference functions throughout the 2018-19 season. Read the SCAC Presidents’ Council statement on Fan Sportsmanship.

Each head coach was asked to elect one member from his or her team who displayed good sportsmanship throughout the season.

This year’s honorees feature 18 All-SCAC performers, including seven who earned First Team All-SCAC status.

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