Digest for 04-24-13


STATE

Arkansas ranked for first time in program history

FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas softball team moved into the Top 25 of the ESPN/USA Softball poll on Tuesday, marking the first first team in program history to garner a Top-25 ranking.

Arkansas (30-17, 8-10 SEC) has defeated eight ranked teams this season, including a sweep over No. 22 Georgia — a first in school history. This was the first time the Razorbacks had swept a ranked team since 2000.

The team has also earned numerous accomplishments this season. The 2013 squad was the first team in program history to start 5-0. On February 22, Nicole Schroeder and Chloe Oprzedek became the first pair of Razorbacks to hit grand slams in a game. The Razorbacks have hit six grand slams this season, a program record.

Kallhoff named A-State assistant

JONESBORO — Arkansas State head women’s basketball coach Brian Boyer announced Tuesday that Aaron Kallhoff has joined the Red Wolves coaching staff as an assistant coach.

Kallhoff joins the staff after spending the previous season as an assistant coach at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas wherre he helped coach the Lady Cardinals to their seventh National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Basketball CHampionship.

Kallhoff spent four years at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas, where he coached three All-Americans, four All-Region V selections, 16 North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference All-Conference selections, one NTJCAC Player of the Year, two NTJCAC Defensive Players of the Year and one NTJCAC Freshman of the Year.

He was named the NTJCAC Co-Coach of the Year in his final season at HIll College and led the Lady Rebels to the Region V semifinals. The 2011-12 squad finished 27-5 and was co-conference champions.