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Page 7 • Friday, December 5, 2003 sn asp,';- I above?! Sports The Battalion jeof due to •like arado-i 81522 lovembe snotavafe lioflalt® fade. lepanrsi: ^na'” j;"-' Prevent;- panmeii:' 'cases at]; tal in Ife i mid-O; s, the Ik fewer as -eason s f?i takins t- ;'s Car: I Hospni under i'- And the : edicalCr: . is asfct i flu s\n are te: i a mast i iucedr: and Cas dorsedfs i stateM iduate fe epresen!;; aointed b or the re : school a ducefc e peep ol consc eas-ii d. Inaeii i in brail SPORTS IN BRIEF Free video for NCAA volleyball available Free live video streaming of Texas A&M’s NCAA first-round volleyball match against Nicholls State on Friday at G. Rollie White Coliseum will be available at www.AggieAthletics.com, A&M and Aggie Ultimate Access officials announced Thursday. Users must have a high-speed (300K or higher) connection to the Internet to view the event. The match, which is the second match of a doubleheader at G. Rollie, will begin at 7 p.m. or 30 min utes after the conclusion of the Arizona-Wisconsin match, whichev er is later. Arizona and Wisconsin are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Aggie Ultimate Access will also provide free live video streaming Saturday at 7 p.m. If A&M advances to the second round to face the win ner of Arizona-Wisconsin. Wynalda gamers All- American selection Texas A&M libero/defensive spe cialist Rebecca Wynalda has been named to the 2003 Academic All- American volley ball third team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today. Wynalda, a sen ior from Kennedale, Texas, wynalda is a member of the Professional Program in Accounting and has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-poii^t average while concur rently pursuing both a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in finance. Murphy, Hangartner, Lewis, Appel selected to All-Big 12 team Junior wide receiver Terrence Murphy, junior offensive lineman Geoff Hangartner, freshman run ning back Courtney Lewis and sophomore defensive back Jaxson Appel earned All-Big 12 honors in 2003, the league office announced Tuesday. Murphy was named to the second- team offense as a kick returner. The Tyler, Texas, native averaged 27.2 yards per kick return and broke sev eral school records in the process. Lewis, a redshirt freshman from Houston, rushed for 1,024 yards on the year to become the Aggies’ first 1,000-yard rusher since Dante Hall in 1998. Hangartner was a third team selection at offensive line, and Appel was honorable mention at defensive back. Ags put new rankings on the line ^ • John C. Livas • THE BATTALION Texas A&M swimmer Chris Nelan competes at the Aggie Invitational in November. The Aggie men's swimming team is on the road this weekend against Purdue and Indiana, and the women's team is staying in College Station to host Kansas. By Pete Burks THE BATTALION With some much-needed rest over the Thanksgiving holidays, the Texas A&M men’s and women’s swimming teams will head into their last meets of the season looking to build upon their hard- earned successes from the A&M Invitational two weeks ago. After finishing second in the A&M Invitational, the women’s team (4-0, 2-0 Big 12) was rewarded, moving up in the rankings to No. 15 from No. 17. In addition, freshman Rebecca Sturdy, after earning her stripes with three first place finishes in the Invitational, became the NCAA leader in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke, as well as the 200 medley. “Rebecca had an outstanding meet, no question,” said Aggie women’s coach Steve Bultman. “She’s very talented and is doing a great job training, which shows up in the results at the meets.” Meanwhile, the men’s team (3-0, 1-0 Big 12), fell two spots to No. 15, even though it finished first in the A&M Invitational. All was not lost, however, as sen ior Matt Rose became the NCAA leader in the 50- meter freestyle, while ranking second in the 100- meter freestyle and sixth in the 100-meter backstroke. When the men hit the road to face Purdue and Indiana today and Saturday, respectively, the team .will be looking to show that its success at the Invitational was no fluke. “We were real pleased with the results of the Invitational, seeing as how we swam better than we thought we would,” said men’s coach Mel Nash. “Purdue and Indiana are pretty good, so it was good to catch some rest over the break. Purdue has been sur prisingly good this year, and they are much more bal anced than we thought they would be.” As for Indiana, heading to Bloomington will be a homecoming of sorts for Nash, as he was a member of the Indiana swim team that won six consecutive NCAA championships. “Indiana has had a slow start this year, but they are a team with a really strong swimming tradition,” Nash said. “Getting to go back up North is always fun, but especially when you’re facing your alma mater.” While the men are on the road this weekend, the Aggie women will face conference foe Kansas in the friendly confines of the A&M Student Recreation Center Natatorium. The women will be looking to continue their recent successes but to do so, they will have to fend off a vastly improved Kansas team. After a slow start to the season, the Jay hawks have rebounded mightily, finishing first in the Minnesota Invitational, which included No. 10 Wisconsin and No. 25 Minnesota. “Kansas is doing well right now, and they’re sure to be some good competition,” Bultman said. “They definitely are a team that we have to be ready to face.” On the road again Texas A&M sophomore Antoine Wright controls the ball against Prairie View A&M on Nov. 29. The Texas A&M men's JP Beato III • THE BATTALION basketball team will complete its two- game road swing Saturday against Oakland in Rochester, Mich., at 5 p.m. A&M to continue home slate against North Texas Staff & Wire THE BATTALION The Texas A&M women’s basket ball team continues a seven-game home stand on Saturday by hosting the North Texas Mean Green (3-2) at 2 p.m. at Reed Arena. Entering the game on the heels of the best opening night crowd in the six-year history of Reed blair Arena, the Aggies (3- 2) will be facing North Texas for the first time since November 1999. A record 1,802 fans were on hand for the home debut of the coach Gary Blair era as the Aggies beat Arkansas-Little Rock by the score of 54-45 this past Wednesday night. After being tied at halftime, the Aggies used 10 second half points from senior Lynn Classen to take an early lead they would not relinquish. Classen finished with 12 points, six rebounds and a career-matching best five blocked shots. Senior guard Toccara Williams just missed a triple-double after posting a game-high 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. She is the Aggies’ leader in scoring at 14.4, assists at 7.4 and steals at 3.2. The Big 12 active career leader in steals and assists, Williams is the nation’s returning leader in steals per game after ranking No. 1 last season for 10 weeks. Williams is the all-time A&M steals leader and the Big 12 active steals leader with 357 while ranking No. 3 all-time in the league in career steals. She is one of two Big 12 players ever to record 900 points, 500 assists and 300 steals. Williams needs 47 points for 1,000. She has a school-best 357 steals, while ranking second with 569 assists. setfiel 1, scause” «!»»! etwee”" a ^ i oaf' John D. Huntley, Inc. Class of'79 313B South College Ave. (Next to Harry's) 846-8916 From parts to complete systems... -P Aggieland Depot h- Diploma Framing - Aggie Cross Stitch Aggie Items Diploma Framing Same Day-Graduation Pre-order Now! 1621 Texas Ave. S., College Station Culpepper Plaza www.aggieland-depot.com 695-1422 Corps needs Americans with skills in Environment Education Peace Corps needs 5.500 graduates ^^9 C U 11U !” © with skills in agriculture, business, education, environment, health and information technology. All majors are welcome. 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