College notes: Lipscomb adds two; Trojans honored

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 2:55pm

Lipscomb added two basketball signees and a transfer on Tuesday.

Matt Shaw from North Cobb Christian in Marietta, Ga., and Jacob Arnett from Tipton-Rosemark Academy outside of Memphis will play for the Bisons, joining Wayne Dedrick, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Jordan Burgason of Ames, Iowa, who accepted scholarships during the early signing period.

Justin Glenn, a freshman at Centenary (La.), announced he will transfer to Lipscomb this fall. Glenn will sit out the 2008-09 season per NCAA transfer regulations. Glenn will be able to practice before joining his teammates on the court for his final three years.

Shaw, 6-foot-7, 245 pounds, is a forward-center. He averaged 18.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game as a senior leading North Cobb Christian to a perfect 32-0 record on the way to state championship.

Shaw was named a three-star recruit by Rivals.com. He was an All-State selection in class AAA of the Georgia Independent School Association.

Glenn, 6-foot-8, 230 pounds, is a native of Tulsa, Okla. He averaged 4.2 points per game and 4.1 rebounds in 20.4 minutes of action per game for Centenary. He played in 27 games, starting 17.

“He brings us a big size and presence inside,” said Sanderson. “He’s a good position defender and rebounder. He will be able to score the ball with his back to the basket."

Trevecca baseball players honored

Eleven Trevecca baseball players were honored at the TranSouth Conference awards banquet on Monday. Six Trojans were named first-team all-conference: first baseman Cody Heggie, outfielders Chris Lowe and Marty Parks, designated hitter Brian Dirheimer, pitcher Nick Shoup and relief pitcher Steven Brown.

Making the second team All-Conference were Brett Thaler (catcher), Dylan Lynch (third base), Wade Angel (outfield), and Wesley Griggs (pitcher).

Lynch made the All-Conference Gold Glove Team for the second year in a row. Joining him on the team for the first time were Thaler and Aaron Bree.

Brentwood's Stewart excelling

Former Brentwood High track star Lauren Stewart is finding success this season as a junior at Stanford. Stewart was named to the All-Pac 10 academic squad, and she recently had her season best in the 200 meters at the Penn Relays with a time of 25.48 seconds.

Gioia, too

Ex-Harpeth Hall and current North Carolina track standout Gabby Gioia finished sixth in the heptathlon and placed 13th in the triple jump at the ACC track and field championships.

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