DOANE COLLEGE NEWS



[Outdoor Track & Field] Track and Field Wraps Up Season at Nationals
Doane Track and Field took on the rest of the NAIA at the Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Tigers not only had to take on great competition from around the nation, they also had to battle the weather elements that delayed action on each day of the meet.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Track Postseason Honors
United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Regional HonorsDoane Head Coach Ed Fye was named the NAIA Midwest Regional Coach of the Year for both the men's and women's honors. Fye led both teams to the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) championships on May 5 in Sioux City, Iowa. The Tiger men recorded six event champions at the meet and posted a team score of 237 points. The women recorded four event championships at the conference meet and finished with 215 points as a team. The Tigers are ranked No. 3 on the men's side and No. 5 on the women's heading into the national meet this weekend.Kate Grint (SO/Ord, Neb.), a sophomore from Ord, Nebraska, was selected as the Midwest Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year. Grint enters the NAIA meet with the top mark this season in the shot put (14.95m), fourth best in the discus (47.58m), and 23rd in the hammer throw (50.35m). She will compete in all three events at the national meet and is the only woman in the NAIA this season to rank in the Top 4 of both the shot put and discus.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Track Adds National Qualifiers at Concordia Twilight
Doane Track and Field wrapped the pre-nationals competition on Friday afternoon in Seward at the Concordia Twilight. The Tigers met 23 NAIA automatic or provisional qualifying marks, which including a couple of new national qualifying marks.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Track and Field Sweeps GPAC Crowns
Doane Track and Field claimed the 2018 Great Plains Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships on Saturday with a pair of dominant performances. The Tiger men won their 29th outdoor conference crown while the women claimed their 26th outdoor title. Doane posted 237 points on the men's side and 215 points on the women's side.


[Baseball] Baseball Ends Run in GPAC Tournament
Doane Baseball was at the ball field nearly 15 hours on Saturday as they competed in the GPAC Tournament. With delays, the Tigers would not end their day until 2:47 AM on Sunday morning. Doane dropped their first game of the day to Midland, 6-3, and fell into the consolation bracket. After two delays, the Tigers took on Mount Marty at 10:58 PM. The Lancers came from behind to win 15-11 in 11 innings.


[Softball] Softball Falls in GPAC Bracket Championship
Doane Softball advanced to the bracket championship game in the GPAC Tournament on Saturday before bowing out. The Tigers started the day with a 3-1 win over No. 23 Morningside followed by a 4-2 win over (RV) Northwestern. The Red Raiders were able to win the final game of the bracket, 6-5, to advance to the GPAC Championship.


[Tennis] Tennis Season Ends in GPAC Tourney
Doane Tennis had their season come to a close on Friday at the GPAC Tournament. The Tiger men won their opening match over Mount Marty, 5-0, before falling to Hastings, 5-1. The Doane women dropped their opening match, 5-4, to Concordia.


[Softball] Softball Advances to Day Two of GPAC Tourney
Doane Softball opened the GPAC Tournament on Friday, going 1-1 on the day. The Tigers dropped a tough decision to Northwestern, 3-0, and rebounded to knock Concordia out of the tournament with a 9-3 win.


[Baseball] Baseball Storms to Victory with 5 Home Runs
Doane Baseball opened the GPAC Tournament with a 12-7 victory over Concordia on Friday afternoon in Fremont. The Tigers pounded out five home runs in the game as they rallied for the win.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Track Takes in Sun at Concordia Meet
Doane Track added a meet on Saturday in Seward as they joined Hastings and Concordia to form the Concordia Blizzard Buster to try and take advantage of the warmer weather.


[Women's Tennis] Women's Tennis Closes Regular Season
Doane Women's Tennis closed out the regular season on Saturday with a trip to Orange City, Iowa, to take on Northwestern. The Tigers rallied after trailing 2-1 with doubles complete to post a 5-4 win in the match.


[Women's Golf] Women's Golf Places 8th at GPAC
Doane Women's Golf wrapped up their season on Saturday in the final round of the GPAC Championships. The Tigers finished eighth overall with a four-round score of 1,491.


[Softball] Softball Sweeps Briar Cliff; GPAC Next
Doane Softball closed out the regular season with a pair of wins on Saturday over Briar Cliff in Crete. The Tigers took the doubleheader by scores of 7-1 and 5-0. Doane will take a 27-19 record into the GPAC Tournament after finishing the season in a three-way tie for fourth place in the conference.


[Baseball] Midland Takes Four from Tigers
Doane Baseball took on Midland in a four-game set over the weekend. The Warriors were able to take all four games from the Tigers and drop Doane to the third seed in the GPAC Tournament. Doane is 26-23 after the weekend.


[Softball] Softball Splits with Midland; Clinch GPAC Postseason Berth
Doane Softball traveled to Fremont on Wednesday to take on the GPAC leader Midland in a doubleheader. The Tigers dropped a tough, 2-1, decision in the opener but bounced back to take the nightcap, 6-4. With the win in game two, the Tigers clinched a berth in the GPAC postseason tournament.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Track Tunes Up to Conference at NWU Meet
Doane Track and Field competed at the Prairie Wolf Invitational on Thursday in Lincoln. The Tigers turned in eight NAIA "A" standard marks and six "B" standard marks on the day.


[Outdoor Track & Field] Track and Field Post Big Marks at Home
Doane Track and Field hosted the Jim Dutcher Memorial Classic on Sunday and Monday in Crete. Most of the events took place on Sunday with the multi-events covering both days.


[Softball] Softball Splits with #25 M-side; Sets Home Run Record
Doane Softball traveled to No. 25 Morningside on Monday to take on the Mustangs in GPAC action. The Tiger bats were held in check in the opening game as Morningside used one big hit to pick up a 2-0 win. In the second game, the Tigers exploded and dropped the Mustangs 11-2 in five innings.


[Tennis] Tennis Sweeps NWU on Senior Day
Doane Tennis hosted Nebraska Wesleyan on Tuesday in Crete at the Newburg Held Tennis Complex on the Tigers' campus. Doane posted wins in both the men's and women's competition on Senior Day. The fifth and decisive match on both sides was won by one of the Tiger seniors.


[Baseball] Anderson Sets Record; Baseball Sweeps Hastings
Doane Baseball hosted Hastings on Tuesday in a doubleheader that was postponed back on April 2. In a battle of two teams trying to claim a host bid in the GPAC Tournament next week, Doane came out on top in the doubleheader for the sweep. The Tigers win 19-3 and 3-1 to open a three-game lead over the third place Broncos.


[Men's Golf] Men's Golf Places 3rd in GPAC Championship
Doane Men's Golf closed out the season on Tuesday with a third place finish in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Championship meet. The Tigers finished with a team score of 1,174, and trailed first place Northwestern by 22 shots over four rounds of play.


[Baseball] Baseball Splits to Open Set with Bulldogs
Doane Baseball hosted Concordia on Saturday to open a four-get set in a home-and-home doubleheader. The Bulldogs took the opening game, 10-7, with Doane winning the nightcap, 5-4.


[Men's Tennis] Men's Tennis Wraps Up GPAC Play
Doane Men's Tennis traveled to Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday to take on Morningside College in the GPAC finale for the Tigers. Doane walked away with a 6-3 win to improve to 3-2 in GPAC play this year.


[Women's Tennis] Women's Tennis Blanks Morningside
Doane Women's Tennis took on Morningside College on Saturday afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa, in conference action. The Tigers posted a solid 9-0 victory over the Mustangs to move to 3-3 in the GPAC with one match to play in the conference for Doane.


[Baseball] Baseball Drops Pair in Seward
Doane Baseball dropped a pair of one run contests on Sunday at Concordia. The Tigers saw a lead slip away late in the opener, 6-5, while the Bulldogs recorded their second walk-off of the day in game two, 5-4. With the losses, the Tigers sit in 2nd Place in the GPAC.