Western's Corrigan named to all-region team

Five WOU tracksters head to the NCAA Division II nationals.

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon senior Kevin Corrigan has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Division II All-West Region baseball team.

Corrigan was named to the second team as a pitcher. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound right-hander was also named to the first team of the Daktronics all-region team as a utility player.

Corrigan was a All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference selection as a first baseman and a pitcher. He was the only Western Oregon player selected to the first or second all-region team, which also features top players from the California Collegiate Athletic Association and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Corrigan played two seasons at WOU and was the Wolves' No. 1 starting pitcher this season. He also was Western's top hitter, batting .367 with nine home runs and 35 RBI. On the mound, he went 6-3 with a 3.61 ERA.

Western finished the 2007 season 28-19 and won its seventh consecutive conference championship.

Twelve members of the Western track and field squads have been named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic all-star team


The WOU men had seven athletes on the squad, tied for most in the conference with Central Washington. Wolves seniors Jason Buckmier and Nick Crawford were named to the team for the third consecutive year.

Other WOU men named to the team were Nik Karr, Troy Banker, Mat Hutchinson, Lee Clarkson and Cole Samuel. The women honored were Taryn Plypick, Shannon Talbott, Jessica Harper, Sarah Barker and Jacque Postlewait.

Honorees were required to have at least a 3.2 grade-point average and to have qualified for the league meet in at least one event.

Five Western Oregon track and field athletes are in Charlotte, N.C., this week for the NCAA Division II national championships


The event will be held May 24-26 at the Irwin Belk Complex on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University.

WOU entrants are hammer throwers Anthony Marin and Sabrina Freed, pole vaulter Zeb Udell of Central, 800 meter specialist Sarah Howell and steeplechase runner Jessica Harper.


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