Sports Briefs: Teams power toward seasons end

Tennis: Logan Morrissey jumps for the ball during her April 12 doubles match against Baker University.

Bryan Grabauskas and Andrew Shermoen

Here is your weekly Washburn sports update!

Matt Barlow wins 3rd MIAA POTW

After wins at Baker and Rockhurst this last week, Matt Barlow was awarded the MIAA Player of the Week.

This is the third time he has received the award this season. Barlow has posted a 21-5 record this season and has helped Washburn rank No. 3 this season. Barlow and the rest of the Ichabods are set to face Southwest Baptist in the MIAA tournament.

Softball doubleheaders at Missouri Western

The softball team has two doubleheaders this week. The first is Friday, April 21, at Missouri Western State. Those games are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The following day, the team has two games at Northwest Missouri State. Those are earlier in the day, at noon. and 2 p.m. These will be the last games of the regular season.

Currently the Ichabods are 23-28 overall and 10-12 in the MIAA. They are 10th in the MIAA ranking.

Track team relays at University of Kansas

The runners in Track will spend April 20–22 at the University Kansas. They will participate in the Kansas Relays.

Field events will begin 10 a.m. Thursday with track events starting at 5 p.m.

The women’s squad will have 22 entries in 10 events and Washburn has 33 entries in 15 events.

So far the Ichabods have four qualifiers from the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 25-27 in Bradentown, Florida.

Currently the women’s team is ranked 132nd in the nation and the men’s is ranked 112th.

After participating in the Kansas Relays the Ichabods will compete in the MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 5-7 in Bolivar, Missouri.

Women’s Tennis travels to Lincoln

The women’s tennis team, ranked No. 6, will be in Lincoln, Nebraska this week from April 18 through April 20. They will be facing Central Oklahoma, who are ranked No. 3, in an MIAA championship match. The men’s team, ranked No. 3, will also be in Lincoln to face Southwest Baptist, who are ranked No. 2.

Baseball to play 3 games in Durant

The baseball team’s next three games are against Southeastern Oklahoma University. They will travel to Durant, Oklahoma. The first two games at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, April 24. The teams will conclude their series in one final game at 1 p.m. April 25.

Golf team finishes 8th at Tiger Classic

The Washburn men’s golf team had an eighth-place finish at the Tiger Classic in Hays April 18.

Their opening round had a score of 301(+21) and 302(+22) in second round. The course was par 70.

The team will continue the tournament Wednesday morning with an 8:30 a.m. starting time.

The golf team will be at the Mid-America Athletic Association Championships April 24–26. The event is in Spring Hill, Kansas. This will be the last event before the NCAA Championships.