Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Five athletes representing The University of Rio Grande will be among those participating in the 64th annual Men's National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Outdoor Track and Field National Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala.
A small portion of the meet will begin on Thursday afternoon, although the competition starts in earnest on Friday and continues through Saturday afternoon. Seventy-one events will take place over the three-day span.
The national champions and award winners will be recognized at approximately 7:50 p.m. EDT on Saturday. The top eight athletes in each event and top eight relay teams will earn team points and achieve NAIA All-America status.
Rio Grande Sports Information
DAYTONA Beach, Fla. - Second-seeded Embry Riddle made a pair of early runs and a solid pitching performance by Tyler Cyr stand up as the Eagles held off fifth-seeded University of Rio Grande for a 2-1 win in the championship first final of the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round's Daytona Beach Bracket, Thursday night, at Sliwa Stadium.
Embry-Riddle, ranked No. 16 in the latest NAIA coaches poll, improved to 39-17 with the win - its second in as many tries against Rio Grande in the tourney - and punched its ticket to the NAIA World Series, which begins May 22 in Lewiston, Idaho.
Rio Grande, which was seeded fifth in the five-team, double-elimination bracket, closed its season at 35-21 with the loss.
The RedStorm finished the season with 15 wins in their final 17 outings, with the only losses coming at the hands of the Eagles.
KIAC Sports Information
BEREA, Ky. - University of Rio Grande Athletic Director Jeff Lanham has been named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year.
Lanham was named Athletic Director of the Year after a vote by the athletic directors of KIAC member institutions.