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Catching up with the Pioneers

TWU athletics continued through the winter break to improve records and prepare for conference play.

Johnna Headley, Reporter

Basketball

The Pioneers started conference play on Dec. 31 with a 72-62 win over Tarleton State University and currently hold a 5-1 Lone Star Conference record. According to the TWU athletics website, freshman Kara Mitchell put up a career high of 18 points to help lift the Pioneers over the Tarleton TexAnns.

Coming off of a two-win streak, the Pioneers will face Texas A&M-Kingsville on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Kitty Magee Arena and will travel to San Angelo on Jan. 24 to face Angelo State at 2 p.m.

Gymnastics

 The TWU gymnastics team hosted No. 10 Arizona in a dual meet on Jan. 17 and finished 1.025 points behind the Wildcats. The Pioneers led the vault rotation with a 48.225.

The Pioneers will host a quad meet on Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. and will compete with Air Force, Centenary and Southeast Missouri State.

Softball

TWU softball will begin pre-season play on Jan. 29 at the Florida Tech/Marriott Kickoff Classic. They will face Florida Tech, Lynn University, Flager College and Palm Beach Atlantic. Conference play will begin on March 4 when the Pioneers have a double header scheduled with Tarleton State University.

Lone Star Conference achievements

According to the TWU athletics website, 64 TWU student-athletes and student athletic trainers made the LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll list by achieving at least a 3.30 GPA for the past semester and 27 athletes boasted a perfect 4.00 GPA.

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