Kristen Vredeveld recently was named an All-American for the fourth year in a row by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association, and nine Baylor School teammates were honored with her. Vredeveld had All-American times in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events, while fellow 2013 graduates Kimberlee John-Williams (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke) and Hannah Peiffer (100 back) were third-time All-Americans, rising senior Breanna Roman earned the designation for the 100 breaststroke and all four were All-Americans for the 200 medley and 200 free relays. Sam McHugh earned his second All-American status for the 500 free and his first for the 200 individual medley, fellow rising senior Luke Kaliszak was a 100 backstroke All-American and both were All-Americans for two relays, as were Dustin Tynes, Will Raines, Christian Selby and Chandler Hinson. The six combined for All-American times in the 200 medley and 200 and 400 free relays.
• Dalton golfer David Noll Jr. leads by three strokes midway through the Georgia Amateur Championship at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, where he won one of his two Georgia Am titles the last time the tournament was held there 10 years ago. He's at 4-under-par 138 after a 71 Friday, and Chatsworth's David Watts shot a 72 and is tied for second at 141 with Kelby Burton of Evans. Calhoun's Chad Wilson is in a seven-way tie for ninth at 144.
• Recent Central High School graduate Dominique Dawson has signed a baseball scholarship at West Alabama, an NCAA Division II program coached by former champion Central and Carson-Newman coach Gary Rundles. "We took him down and did a workout with Coach Rundles. Dominique liked it down there and Coach Rundles liked what Dominique had to offer," Purple Pounders coach Glen Carter said. Dawson is the third Central player who's moving on to college ball this year. Pitcher Colton Morgan decided on Cleveland State and catcher Ryan Poole is going to Sewanee. "All three of those guys were four-year starters, the first freshmen I ever brought up to play varsity, and they were a big part of turning this program around," Carter said.
• Lee University pitcher Myles Smith, a fourth-round pick of the Boston Red Sox in the June baseball draft, signed his contract Friday and will report immediately to the Gulf Coast League Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., according to Flames coach Mark Brew. A Boston newspaper is reporting that Smith signed for $400,000.
• Sewanee has hired Susan Glover as the university's equestrian center director. Glover comes from Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, where she was the horse manager and supervisor of the riding center and directed the school's American National Riding Commission equestrian team to a national championship in 2004. She also was an assistant coach of VI's Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team and a full-time associate professor of Equine Studies. "Sue brings outstanding experience and a superb skill set to the position," Sewanee athletic director Mark Webb said in a school release. "She enjoyed great success as a teacher and a coach at Virginia Intermont, and I am confident she will be well-received by all who participate in our equestrian program." Glover was voted faculty member of the year at VI in 2001. She is a member of the ANRC board of directors, is a Level III certified instructor and test administrator and has been an "A" rated horse show coach for more than a quarter century. "I am honored to have been selected to become a part of a university with a 150-year tradition of academic excellence," she said. "I look forward to working in Sewanee's beautiful, student-focused environment and to leading the equestrian program in its continued success."
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