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PLU crowned champs in four spring sports

It was another great spring for PLU sports. Here is a list of recently honored PLU sports teams:

SOFTBALL: PLU won the Northwest Conference softball title for the third straight year and the 14th time in the past 15 seasons. The conference title is the sixth for head coach Rick Noren in seven years at PLU.

ďThis year it feels like we have earned something,Ē said Noren. ďWith the quality of opponents in our conference, along with the automatic berth to regionals, this makes the title unique and meaningful.Ē The Lutes played in the NCAA Division III West Region tournament in May.

MENíS TENNIS: For the ninth time in the past 10 years, PLU is the Northwest Conference menís ten-nis champion. The Lutes beat Linfield, 4-2, in the championship match held April 21 in Yakima, Wash. The Lutes, who improved their season dual match record to 16-5, rolled past George Fox, 7-0, then beat Puget Sound, 6-1, to reach the title match. Pacific Lutheran has now won the conference tennis title 25 times in the past 32 years. Senior Tyler Imig í01 and sophomore Reid Wiggins í03 earned all-conference honors.

MENíS TENNIS: For the ninth time in the past 10 years, PLU is the Northwest Conference menís tennis champion. The Lutes beat Linfield, 4-2, in the championship match held April 21 in Yakima, Wash. The Lutes, who improved their season dual match record to 16-5, rolled past George Fox, 7-0, then beat Puget Sound, 6-1, to reach the title match. Pacific Lutheran has now won the conference tennis title 25 times in the past 32 years. Senior Tyler Imig í01 and sophomore Reid Wiggins í03 earned all-conference honors.

MENíS GOLF: For the sixth time in the past seven years, PLU is the Northwest Conference menís golf champion. The Lutes fired a three-day total of 868 to win by 24 strokes. The 868 score was 38 strokes better than PLUís winning score of 906 in 2000. Junior Tyler Kalberg í02 earned medalist honors, shooting a seven-under-par 209. After shooting a 73 on the first round, he had the best scores in the final two rounds, firing a 67 and 69. Joining Kalberg on the all-conference team were seniors Uli Heitz í01 and Zac Thorpe í01, who was the defending conference medalist. Both Lutes shot three-round scores of 219, tied for third in the seven-team competition.

FIND OUT HOW OTHER SPRING SPORTS TEAMS FINISHED, GO TO www.plu.edu/encore.


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