A lot of accolades in Lion Nation, so let’s get to it.
A Huge Congrats are in Order to the Men’s 4×400 Meter Relay Team for their National Title. The team of Jude Christine, Dedrian Windham, D’lance Sharp, and Rashard Clark notched the top time, and one of the fastest times in the HISTORY of the NCAA D2 Track Championships. DeVontae Steele also won the National Title in the Triple Jump. Overall the Lions placed fifth in the country in total team results. The Women finished 29th overall also. The teams have a two week break before heading to Arlington to start the Outdoor season at the Bobby Layne Relays on March 24th.
Richie Bruister’s Ball Club is now ranked 11th in the country with a 19-3 record overall and a 7-2 conference mark. The Lions have been playing fantastic ball from start to finish of the games, and what you have been seeing is a group of players mature from when the program started to now. The Lions head down to Austin for a two game stretch against St. Mary’s, before heading back up to Northeast Texas to host UT-Permian Basin in a 3 game homestead.
Major Congrats to Brianna Wise, who was named first team All-Region. The Senior out of Basketball factory DeSoto High in Suburban South Dallas ended her fantastic career. She averaged 16.4 points per game, including a career high 30 points against Eastern New Mexico. She averaged 41 percent from the field and 79 percent from the free throw line for the 2017-18 season. I love Wise’s story. Not recruited very heavily, went the JUCO Route, before signing with Jason Burton and the Lions. Happy for this Lion.
Finally, a huge congrats to Reggie Reid, The Junior Guard from Harlem, Georgia was named to the Second Team All-Region for the South Central Region. Reid averaged 16.3 points per game and shot 43 percent from the field during the season. Reid will return with backcourt mate Willie Rooks for next season, and it will look to be a great future.