Closing out an impressive 2018-19 Ashland University academic season, 84 Eagles earned spring academic laurels from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, as announced by the conference on Thursday (June 13) morning.
It happens every August – coaches and student-athletes begin the path toward a new season, and members of athletic departments prep themselves for the nine-month marathon which is the new academic year. It happens every June – coaches, student-athletes and members of athletic departments begin their summers following a reflection of the season that just concluded.
Impending inclement weather forced the final 36 holes of the NCAA Division II Central/Midwest super regional to be played on Friday (May 10), meaning Ashland University senior Austin Kondratick’s final rounds as an Eagle were compacted into one day’s work.
Playing for the first time in the NCAA postseason on Thursday (May 9) at the NCAA Division II Central/Midwest super regional at Hot Springs Country Club, Arlington Course, in Hot Springs, Ark., Ashland University senior Austin Kondratick carded a 2-over-par round of 74.
More than a half-century ago, Three Dog Night told the world that one is the loneliest number. Whether that is true or not still is up for debate all these years later. But what isn’t debatable is this – while Ashland University senior Austin Kondratick would like to be with his teammates at the NCAA Division II Central/Midwest super regional on Thursday-Saturday (May 9-11) Hot Springs Country Club, Arlington Course, in Hot Springs, Ark., he is going to go to his first postseason tournament and soak it all in.
Ashland University’s men’s golf team was one of the best in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference down the 2018-19 season stretch, so it’s no surprise that three Eagles earned spots on the 2019 GLIAC All-Conference Teams on Tuesday (April 30) morning.
Ashland University’s student-athletes will start Finals Week in a few short hours. Prior to that, however, hundreds of Eagles had the chance to dress up and reflect on the 2018-19 athletic year at the fourth ASHPY awards on Sunday (April 28) night in the Upper Convocation Center.
The end of the 2018-19 Ashland University athletic year is approaching, and with that, the fourth annual ASHPY Awards, presented by AU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, will be Sunday (April 28) at 7 p.m. in the Upper Convocation Center.
A red-hot month of April for Ashland University’s men’s golf team continued on Championship Sunday at the 2019 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships in Battle Creek, Mich. While the Eagles continued their strong play of late, in the medal match play championship round vs. Ferris State, the Bulldogs were just a little bit better in the end, defeating Ashland, 2-1-2, for the conference title.
Prior to the start of the 2019 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, Ashland University head men’s golf coach Dennis North said this, “I’m expecting us to make it to Sunday.” And make it to Sunday the Eagles have – in very impressive fashion.
Prior to the start of the 2019 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships on Friday (April 19) at Bedford Valley Country Club in Battle Creek, Mich., Ashland University’s men’s golf team had been on quite a run – five consecutive rounds of team scores of 300 or better.
A combined 5-under par on hole No. 18 alone on Tuesday (April 9) allowed Ashland University’s men’s golf team to finish in sixth place in the 18-team Greyhound Invitational at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind.
In the second round of the Greyhound Invitational in Noblesville, Ind., on Monday (April 8), Ashland University’s men’s golf team posted its third consecutive sub-300 round, good for sixth place in the 18-team regional tournament.
There was no change from Day 1 to Day 2 for Ashland University’s men’s golf team, as the Eagles’ final team score of 305-305—610 resulted in an 18th-place finish at the 22-team Findlay Spring Invitational in Lexington, Ky.
Ashland University’s men’s golf team will go back to Kentucky for its second spring tournament, as the Eagles will play at the Findlay Spring Invitational in Lexington on Monday and Tuesday (March 25-26).
This is Ashland University senior Austin Kondratick’s last ride as an Eagle, the 2019 spring championship season. Kondratick did his best to get that career home stretch off to a strong start, as he fired a first-round 68 to tie for first place individually on Saturday (March 16) at the Saginaw Valley State Spring Invitational in Georgetown, Ky.
After starting 2018-19 with a pair of one-day, 36-hole events, Ashland University’s men’s golf team began the two-day, 54-hole Doc Spragg Fall Invitational on Monday (Sept. 24) at Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Ohio.