Last year, Bethune Cookman won two out of two against FIU baseball. Wednesday, Bethune got two hits against FIU.
Specifically, two hits against freshman Chris Mourelle, who walked none and sent down the final 23 Bethune batters in a 6-0 FIU win. FIU opens Conference USA play this weekend at 2-7-1 Charlotte, which is on a seven-game winless streak. The true yardstick series for the 12-1 Panthers, however, comes the following week, at home against perennial Conference USA favorite Rice.
Jerica Coley was named Academic All-District and Third Team Academic All-American. So, of course, she made Conference USA's Academic All-Conference team.
Then, Wednesday night, Coley scored 29 in a 67-65 last-second loss to Louisiana Tech in Ruston. She's eight points away from 3,000 for her career. Only the Conference USA tournament remains in the career of one of FIU's finest student-athletes.
SWIMMING & DIVING
The song remains the same with the names from FIU going to the NCAA Championships.
That's three times in a row for junior Johanna Gustafsdottir, who'll swim the 100 backstroke, 200 back and 200 individual medley; two years in a row for senior Sonia Perez, who'll do the 200 back, 200 IM and 400 IM; and would be the fourth consecutive year for diver Sabrina Beaupre, but she skipped last year's NCAAs to get surgery on her long-injured ankle.
Beupre and freshman Lily Kaufman will dive in the NCAA Zone Regional next week. The swimmers will be in Minneapolis for the NCAA Championships, Mar. 20 through 22.