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Between the Hedges: Stay Calm and Just Keep Winning

UGA Sports Information and John Kelley

With the weather warming up, things get busy around Butts-Mehre.  There's a lot of sports to get to, and Georgia is doing pretty well in most.  How well you ask?  Well, let me tell you...


Georgia heads to the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayeteville, Arkansas this weekend (Friday and Saturday) looking to build on several strong showings at the SEC Indoors, and a growing pile of awards.  Sophomore athlete Kendell Williams and freshman jumper Keturah Orji made the 10 name shortlist for women's track's highest honor.  Williams, head coach Wayne Norton, and assistant coach Petros Kyprianou were honored as the best in the south.   While Orji earned SEC Freshman Field Athlete of the year and junior Maicel Uibo won the men's Scholar Athlete of the Year award that was held last year by senior Brandon Lord.


Georgia, looking for their third straight national title, has more swimmers than anyone (18) competing in this year's Championships on March 19th and 20th in Greensboro, NC. Though that may change if one of the Dawgs can win at home today through Wednesday in the Zone B Diving Championships.


The men enjoyed the wonderful weather in the Athens area this weekend taking care of Texas A&M 4-1 in a matchup of top 10 teams, and following it up with a 4-2 victory over LSU yesterday. The ladies were on the road this weekend where they beat Auburn Sunday 4-1, but let one slip to 9th ranked Alabama 5-2 Friday.


The Diamond Dawgs went 4-1 last week to head into this week's Tuesday and Wednesday home set with Appalachian State at 10-5. If you are planning on attending, please note the first pitch times have changed to 3 on Tuesday and 1 on Wednesday before beginning SEC play hosting Missouri this weekend.  Last week's victims were FurmanGeorgia State, and Longwood twice on the weekend.


In their final meets before the SEC Championships at the end of the month, the Dawgs rode well out in California, where they beat Fresno St and 4th ranked TCU.


The Lady Diamond Dawgs also went 4-1 on the week, taking both games of a doubleheader with Wright St and then 2 of 3 from Mississippi St in their SEC opening series. They'll try one more time to take on Savannah St in a double header in Athens Tuesday before hosting Alabama this weekend.


The women had a busy week, finishing 15th in LA at the Bruin Wave Invitational on Tuesday, then 17th over the weekend at Hilton Head in theDarius Rucker Intercollegiate. They rest until the end of the month when it's women's college golf's premier event with the Liz Murphy Invitational in Athens.  The men teed off this morning in Vegas at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. They play host next Monday and Tuesday at Athens Country Club for the Southern Intercollegiate.


The men had a pretty good week, losing to top ranked Kentucky, but winning in Auburn and securing a 3 seed at the SEC Tournament this weekend.  They're in good shape for an NCAA bid this year. Meanwhile the women's season ended against Tennessee.


vineyarddawg should have you some gymnastics news up shortly.  GlimmerTwin as always is giving you the goods on the Dawgs on tour with the PGA.  And DawgHaus wrote a reply to Chris Conley.