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NEWS NEWS Women’s Swim Team, Coach, Finish Strong BRIEFS Coach, Players Honored at Eastern College Football Awards Banquet BRIEFS Sara Tarbert Stamping Her Name in the Record Books Women’s basketball senior Sara Tarbert has stamped her name not only in Stevenson history but in NCAA In just the program’s third season, the Mustangs finished history as well. This season, she set the program record in fourth place at the 2017 MAC Swimming Champion- in points and rebounds as well as recording her 2,000th ships while scoring a program-record best 349 points. At career point. Tarbert also holds the school record in the event, the team broke 16 of the 18 records and fin- ished with a school record nine medals with two gold, five silver, and two bronze. Sophomore Colby Stein won the first gold medal in program history after taking the 100-yard backstroke with a school record time of 59.18 before freshman Melanie Milam picked up the second field goals made. Currently, she has 27 consecutive double doubles, setting a new Division III record. That mark also ranks tied for fifth across all three divisions in a career while her 26 consecutive double doubles this season has her tied for fourth collegiately. gold medal with a first place finish in the 200-yard back- Stevenson University senior defensive back Austin Tennessee and football head coach Ed Hottle led a total of seven Mustangs who were honored on March 2 at the Eastern College Football stroke, in a school record time of 2:07.39. Head coach John Stuhltrager earned Coach of the Year honors for the 13th time in his career. Awards Banquet at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., home of the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets. Tennessee was honored by the Metropolitan New York Football Writers and American Football Networks as the Rocky Myers Division III Defensive Player of the Year. Hottle was recognized as the ECAC Division III South Coach of the Year. In addition, Tennessee, senior Billy Lewis, junior Dan Williams, senior Devonte Williams, junior Preston Addo, and sophomore Ashton Leschke were recognized as ECAC All-Stars. Tennessee, named a consensus First Team All-American by D3football.com and the AFCA, was also selected as the D3football. com East Region Defensive Player of the Year and the Middle Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. In 2016, Hottle led the Mustangs to a 9-2 record and a final ranking of No. 20 in the D3football.com Top 25 in the team’s sixth season. Stevenson earned its first Middle Atlantic Conference title with an 8-1 conference record, the program’s first NCAA appearance, and Hottle was the MAC Coach of the Year. 6 | VENTURES/SPRING 2017 New Heights for Indoor Track and Field The Stevenson men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams have set a new standard: breaking records. This season the men’s team has broken seven individual records as well as the 4x200 relay. The relay finished in a time of 1:30.86, which ranks sixth collegiately and sec- ond in Division III. Meanwhile, the women’s team has broken eight individual records as well as three relays. Freshman Danika Ani’s school record shot put throw of 13.82 meters, ranks first in the MAC and sixth in Divi- sion III. WANT MORE? Check out gomustangsports.com and find videos, photographs, stats, schedules, interviews, and much more. To stay up-to-date, bookmark the site and visit it fre- quently. STEVENSON.EDU | 7