Author: CW Sports Staff

Chandler Taylor finishes second at College Home Run Derby

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Cody Estremera) Power. That is the first word that comes to mind when fans think about Chandler Taylor, and he showed it on Saturday at the College Home Run Derby. Taylor finished second on Saturday night, ending the competiton one home run behind the winner Niko Hulsizer. The two hit 49 home runs each in the three-round event, with Hulsizer winning in the final round with 17 homers. The sophomore started his first round with 17 moon shots, including two that hit the scoreboard at TD Ameritrade Park. He added 16 in the second round and 16 in the finals. His longest two home runs landed at 476 feet and 471 feet. Even though he finished as the runner-up, Taylor made history on Saturday. He is the first Crimson Tide slugger to ever participate in the event. This year, Taylor finished his second season at Alabama as the team leader in home runs, runs scored, total bases, stolen bases and slugging percentage. His 16 home runs were the most since Clay Jones hit 17 in 2010. SEC play is when Taylor caught fire. He led the Crimson Tide in average (.295), hits (33), home runs (10), runs scored (19) and total bases. He was also named SEC Player of the Week in the Crimson Tide’s sweep over Auburn. Against the Tigers, Taylor went off, going 7-14 with...

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Alabama track and field athletes head to London for World Championships

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Abby Howell) The Crimson Tide will send five members of the 2017 track and field team compete at the World Championships. Junior Ruebin Walters and senior Domonique Williams secured their spots on Trinidad & Tobago’s national team this past Saturday. Walters set a new school record with a time of 13.30 in the men’s 110-meter hurdles at the Trinidad & Tobago National Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad. His time proved to be the fastest in the event and advanced him to compete in the IAAF World Championships in London. Williams progressed to the finals of the women’s 400 meters at the Trinidad & Tobago National Championships with a time of 52.76, which was the fastest in preliminaries. Senior Quanesha Burks earned a spot on Team USA after her fourth-place finish in the women’s long jump at the U.S. Championships. She will also compete in London for the World Championships Burks finished in the women’s long jump leap with a leap of 21-11 ¾ (6.70m) on her final attempt at the U.S. Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California. “I am very excited and ready for this opportunity,” said Quanesha Burks. “I am excited to go over and represent my country in the Worlds. I haven’t really processed that I am going to London, or thought about what I want to do while I’m there. My plan is to...

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Alabama women’s basketball finalizes out-of-conference schedule

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Abby Howell) The University of Alabama women’s basketball team finalized its 2017-18 non-conference schedule on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide’s first action will be an exhibition on Nov. 1 against the University of Antelope Valley. Nine days later the season tips off with Alabama A&M coming to town on Nov. 10. Alabama dominated the Bulldogs last year, winning 97-29. The team will then welcome Utah (Nov. 13) and Jacksonville (Nov. 16) at home before hitting the road for its next five matchups. On Nov. 19, Alabama will travel to Statesboro, Georgia, to play Georgia Southern. Last year, Alabama defeated the Golden Eagles in Tuscaloosa winning 66-48. The Crimson Tide will travel to Fajardo, Puerto Rico to face a pair of 2017 NCAA tournament teams in NC State and Elon. Alabama will finish its road trip on Dec. 7 in Nashville against Lipscomb, completing its non-conference road slate. Last year, the Tide held Lipscomb scoreless in the first 17 minutes and 32 seconds and won that game, 82-35. Alabama returns to Coleman Coliseum on Dec. 10 to take on Grambling State. The team will have a trio of games before breaking for the holidays, facing Southern Methodist University (Dec. 17), Missouri State (Dec. 19), and Murray State (Dec. 20). It will end its December schedule against Florida A&M, who the team beat 81-46 last season. …read more Source:: The...

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Alex Gholston named to CoSIDA Academic All-America team

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Cody Estremera) Alex Gholston was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America track and field team. The senior was one of the 15 athletes named to the team. “Alex is living proof that at The University of Alabama, you can truly have it all,” Head Coach Dan Waters said. “To be a multiple time All-American and Academic All-American is a tremendous feat. We are very proud of Alex and everything she accomplished as part of our program.” Gholston graduated with a 3.9 GPA with a major in English. She is the only member of the women’s track team to be named to the list twice, and the ninth member of the women’s team overall. Away from the classroom, Gholston finished her career as a six-time All-American. She was part of the school record-setting 4x400m relay during the indoor season. She also finished as an All-American in the indoor season and earned All-Southeastern Conference honors at the SEC indoor championships. Her senior indoor season proved to be her best season. She finished as a NCAA qualifier in the indoor 400 meters and the 4×400 relay team. …read more Source:: The Crimson White Sports...

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Alabama women’s golf announces 2017-2018 schedule

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Cody Estremera) The Alabama women’s golf team announced its 2017-2018 schedule on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide starts it season with the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tennessee which is the first of four fall tournaments the team will play. Alabama will also visit Norman, Oklahoma , Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina in the fall. “I am excited about the quality of venues and the level of competition that we will see this year,” head coach Mic Potter said. “I am looking forward to getting started in September, and excited to see what the 2017-2018 team can accomplish.” The Crimson Tide starts its spring season on Feb. 11 in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. The challenge will be held in Palos Verdes Estates, California. This is the fourth consecutive year the Crimson Tide will participate in the event. Alabama will finish its season on three straight SEC-held tournaments. The team’s first tournament is the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate tournament. This will be the seventh time that Alabama plays in the tournament. Overall, Alabama has won the tournament four times and has won the last two years. The Crimson Tide will also face Auburn (March 18-20) and Georgia (April 13-15) to wrap up its regular season. The SEC Championship will be held from April 18-22. Alabama finished tied for second last year, finishing 13 strokes behind Florida...

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