Spring 2014 Issue

Sports Briefs

By W&M Alumni Magazine

35th Colonial Half Marathon raises funds for W&M
In February, more than 1,000 runners competed in the Sentara Colonial Half Marathon and 5K. For 35 years, the event has raised funds for William & Mary’s nationally recognized track and cross country programs. Ayele Kassaye won the men’s race in 1:10:36 and Tezeta Dengersa won the women’s race, finishing at 1:23:29.

Defensive coordinator resigns to head Nevada’s program
Long-time Tribe football defensive coordinator Scott Boone resigned in February and will go on to coordinate the Wolf Pack’s defense at the University of Nevada. During his 10 years at the College, Boone helped lead the Tribe to two conference champion-ships and three NCAA playoff appearances. Honored as one of five finalists for the 2013 FootballScoop FCS Coordinator of the Year award, Boone helped establish the Tribe as one of the nation’s top-ranked defenses this past fall.

photo courtesy of Sports Information

Brian Murphy named head baseball coach
Brian Murphy has taken over as head baseball coach after the resignation of Jamie Pinzino, who was named the pitching coach at the University of Oklahoma. Murphy spent last season as W&M’s top assistant and recruiting coordinator, serving as hitting coach. Murphy has coached in Division I, II and III NCAA baseball programs during his career.

Ten W&M alumni to be inducted to Athletics Hall of Fame
The William & Mary Athletics Hall of Fame will induct 10 former Tribe legends in April. The class of 2014 will consist of Ashleigh Akens Rabe ’94 (women’s basketball), David Corley Jr. ’03 (football), Ann Ekberg Saunders ’03 (field hockey), Debbie Hill (head volleyball coach), Tracey Leinbach ’81 (women’s golf), Carrie Moore ’99 (women’s soccer), Billy Owens ’95 (men’s soccer), Lisa Rayner ’96 (track and field), Trevor Spracklin ’01 (men’s tennis) and Dan Stimson (director of track and field and cross country).