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Covenant College senior soccer player Snoopy Davidson was named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team for NCAA Division III, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

One couple's love of Chattanooga's outdoor beauty has inspired the newest in a long list endurance races.

Emileigh Swafford had 26 points and five steals as Lee University defeated visiting Tennessee Temple 80-64 in women's basketball Thursday night in Cleveland, and the Lee men won 105-74.

Four players scored in a dominant 4-0 win for the Lee University women's soccer team in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association Mid-East Region championship match Wednesday night in Cleveland.

No University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball players made the All-Southern Conference teams announced Tuesday, but homegrown Moc Nicole Sumida was the defensive player of the week for matches of Nov. 10-16.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is seeded seventh for the Southern Conference volleyball tournament and will face No. 2 seed Samford at 5 p.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals at UNC Greensboro's Fleming Gym.

Chattanooga native and Baylor School graduate Rob Robinson has been promoted to associate athletic director for business affairs for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletic department, and Kenneth Jones was introduced last week as the director of compliance.

Stephan Jaeger, who played golf at Baylor School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, advanced to the final stage of Web.com Tour School.

Dalton State has lost 6-foot-8 senior transfer Isiah Massey from Louisiana Tech for the season because of a knee injury, but the basketball Roadrunners cruised without him Saturday to their third win in three games, 91-77 against visiting Morris College.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior cross country runner Amanda Cotter made the all-region team with a 19th-place finish in the NCAA South Region meet Friday at Tallahassee, Fla., and Auburn's Ty McCormack won the men's race after having worked in Chattanooga this summer and having won the Riverbend 10k in June.

Eight McCallie School lacrosse players signed letters of intent Thursday to play for NCAA schools next year, making 17 since 2009 with three underclassmen already committed for the future and another senior expected to pick among three Division II universities next week.

Marion County's Erica O'Kane has signed softball scholarship papers with Tennessee State University in Nashville.

David Helton, the Duke University linebacker who prepped at Baylor School, has been named a semifinalist for the Ronnie Lott Impact Trophy.

A memorial service is scheduled for this Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a man who was born in Chickamauga, Ga., and starred in football at LaFayette High School before earning worldwide acclaim as a swimming coach. Jack Nelson died last Wednesday in Delray Beach, Fla., at the age of 82 from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Sometimes a major improvement is just too hard to believe, particularly when technology adds some cold hard numbers.

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