Breakfast With @RazorbackMGolf
After play was suspended due to lightning just eight holes into Arkansas’ final round at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships in Hutchinson, Kan., the Razorbacks will return to Prairie Dunes Country Club at 7:30 a.m. on Monday to finish their 54 holes of stroke play. The stoppage came at the worst time for Arkansas, as it is currently six-under through the eight holes jumping from 24th to 19th place in that span. The top eight teams after 54 holes of stroke play will advance to match place which will begin on Tuesday.
Live Scoring > http://golfstatresults.com/public/static/team_leaderboard_5096.html
Check out the recap from Sunday's brief time on the course here.
Just like the start of its final round on Sunday afternoon, the Arkansas men’s golf team’s Twitter account (@RazorbackMGolf
) is making its way up the social media leaderboard and is currently 25th among Division I programs in Twitter followers. The Razorbacks were over 200 away from the top 25 a week ago and now taking aim at the top 20! Below are the four teams ahead of @RazorbackMGolf. Follow and help the Razorbacks crack the top 20!
20. @PurdueGolf – 1,708
21. @CalMensGolf – 1,654
22. @MSUMensGolf – 1,579
23. @IUMensGolf – 1,577
24. @Vol_Golf – 1,544
25. @RazorbackMGolf – 1,541
Williams Signs With @RazorbackFB
Linebacker Josh Williams has signed with the Arkansas football program and is scheduled to join the Razorbacks this summer as part of the 2014 signing class, head coach Bret Bielema announced Sunday. Williams, who attended Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., played the 2013 season at Dodge City Community College in Kansas. At Dillard, Williams was teammates with fellow 2014 signee Randy Ramsey. For more about Williams, click here
#13Razorbacks13Days : Day 6 (Sunday, May 25): Junior L/DS Monica Bollinger
This is the sixth feature in a series titled #13Days13Razorbacks in which one volleyball student-athlete per day will be highlighted during the team’s two-week European tour (May 20-June 1). Visit the #EuroHogs central page for continued coverage of Arkansas’ four-country stay which includes stops in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and the Czech Republic. Today’s feature highlights junior Monica Bollinger.
Q: What did you think of the ropes course (Sunday) morning?
Monica Bollinger: It tested my strength but not in terms of how strong I am physically but more how strong I am as a person and how I’m able to overcome fears of heights. Climbing to the top was scary but you can’t stop. You have to keep going and listen to what people are telling you to do. With the slingshot, it was just ‘get up and go’ and let it happen.
Q: The team has taken to doing laundry in their rooms, how is that going?
Bollinger: You get your smelly, volleyball clothes out and fill the sink with water and detergent. Then you just have to squish everything together and then wring it out as much as you can. Then you take them to the shower with the hose to get all the detergent out and then hang it on the line outside.
Q: Everything turn out all right?
Bollinger: I hope so. I haven’t worn those clothes yet so we’ll find out soon.
Q: Have you traveled internationally before this trip?
Bollinger: No. I mean, I’ve been to Cancun before but I don’t really count that and it was a long time ago.
Q: How much do these matches against international competition help prepare for the upcoming season?
Bollinger: Specifically for me, it’s all about the serve receive aspect of the game. For example, the serving in Europe is so much more intense than it is back in the States. When we’re in serve receive, we’ve come up with some things to say like calling the ball early right off their hand. I think that when we get back and we’re playing teams in the SEC, our serve receive is going to be a lot better than it has been in the past.
Q: What has been the biggest adjustment for you transitioning to the libero position this spring?
Bollinger: Using my voice. When I was playing (defensive specialist) and playing behind Emily Helm, I just let her do her thing and I was backing her up. Now it’s me and others backing me up. I really have to take that leadership role which I’m still learning how to do. It can be tough.
Q: How do you get asked ‘why is that girl wearing a different color jersey?’
Bollinger: Pretty often. It’s more like ‘what does that even mean’ or ‘what’s a libero?’ I just say I’m in the back row and get to go in and out freely as much as I want.
Tuesday, May 20 – Breana Jones
Wednesday, May 21 – Danielle Harbin
Thursday, May 22 – Sophie Bethke
Friday, May 23 – Shelby Harper
Saturday, May 24 – Liz Fortado
Sunday, May 25 – Monica Bollinger
Monday, May 26 – Meredith Hays
Tuesday, May 27 – Blakelee Dunagin
Wednesday, May 28 – Adrien Wohlschlaeger
Thursday, May 29 – Savannah Voelzke
Friday, May 30 – Barbara Dapic
Saturday, May 31 – Ana Sofia Jusino
Sunday, June 1 – Summer Morgan