Sports Digest for May 23


Golden Lions Basketball Camp slated for June

The UAPB men’s basketball program is currently accepting applications for the Golden Lions Basketball Camp to be held June 14-16 at H.O. Clemmons Arena on the UAPB campus.

Cost of the camp is $70 for day campers and $115 for overnight campers and is available for girls and boys ages 8-18. Camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day with registration scheduled for 8 a.m. on the 14th.

The camp will teach attendees how to be a well-rounded, team-oriented player. Each session will be headed up by 2010 National Black College Coach of the Year George Ivory, which will offer intense, specialized basketball instruction with the emphasis on fundamentals of the game.

Each camper also receives a camp t-shirt and trophy and will be eligible for competition awards according to age groups.

For more information contact Kenny Broyles at 870-575-8717, Alan Perry at 870-575-8659 or fax 870-575-4611.

Cleveland named First Team All-Sun Belt

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Former Watson Chapel baseball standout Chance Cleveland was one of four Arkansas-Little Rock players to earn First Team All-Sun Belt honors.

Cleveland ended the regular season with a league-high 98 strikeouts, while tying the conference lead with nine victories. He also tied the school record for single-season wins and pitched 91 2/3 innings as he held opponents to a .244 batting average.

Oertle signs with UAPB baseball

Gavilan College sophomore catcher Tyler Oertle has signed to play for the Arkansas-Pine Bluff baseball team. Oertle is a San Jose, Calif., native.

Oertle earned First-Team Coast Conference Pacific Division selection this past season after he hit .330 overall and knocked in 13 RBIs in 19 games.

Aplin awarded Male Student-Athlete of the Year

DESTIN, Fla. — For the second time in the last three years, an Arkansas State student-athlete has received the conference’s most prestigious annual honor. Quarterback Ryan Aplin was named the 2011-12 Male Student-Athlete of the Year in an announcement Tuesday.

Aplin is consistently a member of the ASU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, is a Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List member and is on pace to graduate in December with his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.

Aplin was a First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection and named the league’s Player of the Year this past season after leading the Red Wolves to an undefeated football conference championship.