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King named to SWC Hall of Fame

Former University of Arkansas All-American and MLB first overall draft pick Jeff King will be among those inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame next month, the school announced Wednesday.

King was an All-Southwest Conference selection in 1985 and 1986. His 93 hits, including 26 doubles and 17 home runs, and 82 RBI helped lead the Razorbacks to the 1985 College World Series. The RBI total still stands as the single-season record in school history. King was also named to the College World Series all-tournament team in 1985 after Arkansas reached the semifinals for the second time in program history with victories over South Carolina and Stanford.

King, a member of the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor, was an All-American in all three seasons with the Razorbacks (1984-86) and still holds the school's third-highest career batting average at .372.

King will be honored at a luncheon on the TCU campus in Fort Worth on Nov. 18. Nine additional inductees from the University of Arkansas will be recognized Nov. 11 at the Little Rock Touchdown Club. Those who will be honored include John Barnhill, Delmonica DeHorney-Hawkins, Paul Donovan, Bruce James, Scott Hastings, Johnny Ray, Jon Richardson, Glen Rose and Lisa Sparks-Walker.


UCA pair earn preseason recognition

Junior center Hayden Koval and junior point guard DeAndre Jones were named second-team preseason all-conference selections Wednesday by Southland Conference head coaches and sports information directors.

Koval averaged 12.5 points per game last season and led the conference with 2.2 blocked shots per game. Jones also averaged 12.5 points per game last season, adding a team-high 162 assists, which ranked second in the conference. Jones has 321 career assists in his two seasons with the Bears, trailing only Coach Russ Pennell (341) on the list.

Sha'Markus Kennedy and Roydell Brown from McNeese State join Koval and Jones on the second team, along with Lamar's T.J. Atwood. The first team consists of Ian DuBose of Houston Baptist, Kevon Harris from Stephen F. Austin, Kai Mitchell of Sam Houston State, Abilene Christian's Payten Ricks and Bryson Robinson of New Orleans.


Arkansas Tech sweeps GAC honors

Arkansas Tech University sophomores Francois Jacobs and Jacqueline Klemm were named the Great American Conference's golfers of the week Wednesday.

Jacobs won the honor for the second consecutive week after he tied for seventh place individually and led the Wonder Boys to a third-place finish in the team standings at the David Toms Invitational. He finished as one of 10 players in the 69-player field to break par in all three rounds.

Klemm earned her honor for the third time this season after she finished third at the Golfweek DII Fall Invitational. After starting the tournament with a 6-over 78, she bounced back with a 3-under 69 -- one of two sub-70 rounds in the tournament -- to move 19 places up the leaderboard.

-- Democrat-Gazette Press Services

Sports on 10/10/2019

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