CMS tennis standout Warren Wood nabs national honor

Warren Wood of the national championship Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s tennis team has been named Division III All-Star of the year by Oracle/ITA.

A total of 26 collegiate tennis players earned 2015 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team honors. This team is a collection of the most accomplished student-athletes from each of the college divisions during the 2014-15 season.

Wood advanced to the Division III NCAA Singles Championship for the second straight season. After losing the title match as a junior, Wood prevailed in 2015 over teammate Skyler Butts and finished as the No. 1 player in the country.

Wood and partner Joe Dorn also won the NCAA doubles title. With the CMS Stags also claiming the overall team championship, their first since 1981,

Wood became the fifth Division III triple crown winner in 40 years of the championships – winning NCAA team, singles and doubles titles in the same season.”

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Upland native Zach Robbins honored for academic achievements

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Zach Robbins of Dixie State University has been named Pacific West Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s basketball.

The PacWest recognizes one student-athlete from each the conference’s 15 sponsored sports for their academic and athletic achievements during the past year.

The Upland High School graduate, who also won this award last year, closed out his stellar four-year career at Dixie earning 2015 Honorable Mention Division II All-America honors, in addition to first team All-PacWest, Daktronics All-West Region and NABC All-West Region accolades.

He averaged 16.2 points and 7.9 rebounds during his senior season and finished as the program’s Division II-era career leader in points (1,470), rebounds (932) and blocks (198). He is also the career record holder in made field goals (581) and free throws (302).

In the classroom Robbins carries a 3.81 grade point average and is completing work on his four-year degree in communication this summer.

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University of Redlands golf coach Butch Edge honored

University of Redlands’ men’s golf coach Butch Edge has been named the Golf Pride Grips West Region Coach of the Year.

During the current campaign, Edge guided the team to the program’s 25th Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) title. The Bulldogs finished fifth at the NCAA Division III Championships, marking the Bulldogs’ fourth top-10 showing at the national event in the last five years.

Edge also enjoyed the privilege of coaching three All-Americans in 2014-15, with senior Bobby Holden headlining the trio as a four-time first-team selection. Senior Anthony Estes and junior John McCord were named to the second team.

Overall, Edge has more than 500 head-to-head wins to his name since taking over the Bulldog men’s golf program in 2009-10.

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