KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Head women’s golf coach, Jeff Corkill, announced recently that Kelcie Gardner of Spokane Community College will join the Owls for the 2014-15 season beginning next fall.
Gardner, in her sophomore season at SCC, earned second-team NWAAC honors last season for the Bigfoot. At Central Valley High School in Liberty Lake, Wash., Gardner competed four seasons on the varsity golf team, while also participating in basketball and softball for the Bears.
“Kelcie will make a great addition to our golf team,” said Corkill. "I expect her to be very competitive in the Cascade Collegiate Conference as a member of Oregon Tech women's team in 2014.”
Kelcie is the daughter of Tyler and Kris Gardner and plans to major in Biology at Oregon Tech in the fall.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech head coach Greg Stewart announced recently that Mt. Hood All-American pitcher Ann-Marie Guischer (The Dalles, Ore.) will join the Oregon Tech roster for the 2015 season. Guischer is currently in her second season at MHCC and will transfer in to Tech as a junior.
As a freshman at MHCC, Guischer was just one of two pitchers named First-Team NWAACC All-American in 2013. Guischer was named the Southern Region Pitcher of the Year for the Saints, finishing last season with a 12-5 mark in the circle, while striking out 151 batters in 101 innings and coming away with a 1.46 ERA.
Prior to her collegiate career, in three seasons at The Dalles-Wahtonka High School, Guischer led her teams to three semifinal appearances in the 5A State Championships, while earning second-team all-conference honors her sophomore and junior seasons. As a senior Guischer was named first-team all-conference, Columbia River Conference Pitcher of the Year and capped her prep career after being named to the 5A First-Team All-State squad.
“Ann-Marie is a very good pitcher that will be a great addition to our team in 2015.” Stewart said. “She has already been successful against good lineups at the college-level and could be one of the top pitcher’s in the Cascade Conference.”
Ann-Marie is the daughter of Mike and Kris Guischer and plans on pursuing a major in Radiology at Oregon Tech next fall.
Oregon Tech, off to a 12-0 record to start the season, moved up two spots to the No. 14 position in the NAIA National Poll. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After sweeping the opening weekend of Cascade Collegiate Conference
play, and off to its best start in school-history, the Oregon Tech
women’s basketball team climbed two spots to claim the No. 14 position
in the second regular-season edition of the NAIA Division II Women’s
Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.
Saint Francis (Ind.) tops the poll, as the Cougars, along with the Owls, are two of four remaining unbeaten teams in the country. The Cougars received 11-of-14 first-place votes and 372 total points.
Northwestern (Iowa), accumulated three first-place votes and 364 total points en route to the No. 2 position. Defending national champion Indiana Wesleyan accrued 350 points, landing at No. 3. With No. 4 Davenport and No. 5 Jamestown (N.D.) rounding out the top five with 337 and 324 points, respectively.
The Owls are one of three programs to have recorded 12 wins on the season and have outscored their opponents by an average of 27.6 points, ranking 3rd nationally in the statistical category. The Tech defense is holding their opponents to a NAIA-best .301 field goal percentage, is 2nd in scoring defense (52.4 ppg), 3rd in blocks per game (5.58) and 4th in the NAIA at 20.8 assists per game. Tech ranks in the top-10 in 3-point field goal percentage (.364) and is in the top-20 in field goal percentage (.451), total rebounds (44.75) and scoring offense (80.0 ppg).
Individually for Tech Ashleigh Vandenbrink ranks 14th in 3-point field goal percentage (.474), with Kassi Conditt 2nd in blocks (37), 9th in double-doubles (5) and 13th in total rebounds (111). Karissa Dixon’s 58 assists is 10th nationally, while ranking 18th in assists per game (4.84).