David Scearce/Record File Photo: Lenoir-Rhyne's Madi Suddreth (35) has been chosen to the NCCSIA all-state second team.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Madi Suddreth has been selected to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association’s 2018-19 College Division All-State Women’s Basketball second team, according to a press release from LRU Athletics.

Suddreth, a second-team All-South Atlantic Conference selection this past season, ranked 11th in the conference in scoring (13.7) and 15th in rebounding (6.5). The Taylorsville native completed her Bears career as one of the top scorers in program history, ranking ninth on the school’s all-time chart with 1,341 points.

Along with Suddreth, the NCCSIA second team included Belmont Abbey’s Maria Kuhlman, Guilford College’s Lindsay Gauldin, William Peace’s Mikayla Ray and Amaya Tucker of Winston-Salem State. Making the first team were Wingate’s Caroline Averette, Mount Olive’s Felecity Havens, Barton’s Kianna Wynn, Meredith’s Kimberly Schuh and Inessha Hankerson of Johnson & Wales.

L-R women’s golf 13th in region rankings

The Lenoir-Rhyne women’s golf team checked in at No. 13 in the third week of the NCAA Division II South Region ranking, according to a press release from the South Atlantic Conference.

The Bears are ranked 27th in Division II and placed second in the conference championship. They are one of three SAC teams in the regional ranking, including Anderson (No. 12) and Carson-Newman (No. 14).

L-R wins gold in SAC track & field events

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s and women’s track and field teams earned three gold medals on Thursday in the first day of the South Atlantic Conference Championships, according to a press release from LRU Athletics.

Cole Henderson placed first in the men’s hammer throw with a mark of 51.84 meters, and Chris Reichenbach won gold in the men’s pole vault after clearing 4.45 meters. Jaquay Mitchell was the Bears’ third champion with a winning mark in the men’s long jump of 7.30 meters.

Numerous other Lenoir-Rhyne athletes made it through preliminaries on Thursday to advance to the championship round. The final day of the SAC Championships are set for Saturday beginning with the decathlon at 9 a.m. The award ceremony is slated for 6:35 p.m.

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