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AC Athletics Update, 11/12/18


                Winter (sports) is here, #RooNation.  The opening of the 2018-19 Men’s and Women’s Basketball seasons marked the last Winter Sports teams to begin their slate of competitions.  Thank you for all of your support over homecoming weekend.  The outback was packed throughout the entire Football game, as were Hughey Gymnasium and the Hannah Natatorium for the Basketball Games against Howard Payne, and the Swim Meet against Ozarks.

                We will recap the contests from this past weekend, preview Water Polo’s first ever MPSF Championships at the University of Southern California, and the road Basketball games in Conway, Arkansas this weekend.  This is the first Winter Sports installment of the AC Athletics Update!


Men’s Water Polo

                The time has come, #RooNation.  It’s the first-ever Conference Championships for Men’s Water Polo.  First up is Penn State Behrend in the 5th/6th seed game at 11:00AM Central on Friday, November 16th.  The winner competes against #4 UCLA, and the defeated takes on #3 California.

                No matter what, our Kangaroos will be competing throughout the weekend, so follow the 2018 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation: Championship Central page here -

                Good luck, ‘Roos!

  • Friday, November 16th, 2018 (Los Angeles, CA)
    • 2018 MPSF Championships – 1st Rounds
      • Neutral vs. Penn State Behrend @ 11:00AM Central (5th/6th seed game)
      • Neutral vs. #3 Cal / #4 UCLA @ 3:00PM or 5:00PM Central
  • Saturday, November 17th, 2018
    • 2018 MPSF Championships – Semifinals
  • Sunday, November 18th, 2018
    • 2018 MPSF Championships – 5th / 3rd/ 1st place games


Women’s Basketball

                The Kangaroo Women’s Basketball team got off to a 1-0 start in their 2018-19 campaign, playing a closely contested game against Howard Payne in a 69 – 62 victory over the Yellow Jackets.

        This weekend they will travel to Conway, AR for the SCAC/SAA Challenge.   The ‘Roos will face Millsaps and Hendrix before coming back to Sherman for a slate of home games next weekend.  Follow @ACSports and @Roos_Hoops for updates and final scores.

  • Saturday, November 17th, 2018 (Conway, AR)
    • Neutral vs. Millsaps @ 1:00PM
  • Sunday, November 18th, 2018 (Conway, AR)
    • Away vs. Hendrix @ 1:00PM


Men’s Basketball

                The Kangaroo Men’s Basketball team pulled away late from Howard Payne in their home opener to start the season 1-0.  The 101-95 victory over the Yellow Jackets featured a halftime tie, and several lead-changes in the 2nd half before the ‘Roos took a 71-70 lead and never looked back.

Then on Sunday, Austin College fell to a tough Rhodes squad on the road in Memphis, TN 97-60.  The Men will also take part in the SCAC/SAA challenge in Conway, AR this weekend.  First up is Millsaps College, and then Hendrix to close out the weekend.

  • Saturday, November 17th, 2018 (Conway, AR)
    • Neutral vs. Millsaps @ 5:00PM
  • Sunday, November 18th, 2018 (Conway, AR)
    • Away vs. Hendrix @ 5:00PM


Men’s & Women’s Swimming and Diving

Austin College was dominant in their home opener in front of a Homecoming crowd.  The Men won 152-67, and the Women cruised to a 148-40 victory.  Both squads won the 200-medley relay to open the day, and Colton Baker won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.

This weekend completes the November competitions for the Kangaroos.  Next up is a home dual meet against McMurry on December 1st.  The first event is slated to start at 1:00PM



It all came down to the final possession, and Rhodes made a great play in the end zone to steal a 21-14 victory over our Kangaroos.  The 2018 season was an exciting one for Austin CollegeAC bested the Millsaps Majors for the second year in a row, and picked up their 1st of 2 SAA victories on Mel Tjeerdsma Day over Hendrix College.

Congratulations on the completion of your second season in the tough Southern Athletic Association, Kangaroos.  We are very proud of you and can’t wait to see you back on the gridiron next year!



No home games this weekend, #RooNation.  Which means while you are keeping up with your studies as we close in on Final Exams, you can follow all of our social media feeds and live broadcasts of Men’s Water Polo in the MPSF Championships, and Men’s & Women’s Basketball in the SAA/SCAC Challenge.

Take a moment to follow each of the social media handles from all the teams in action this weekend…


@ACSports – Austin College Athletics

@Roos_Hoops – Women’s Basketball

@AustinCollegeWP – Men’s Water Polo

@ACRoos_MBB – Men’ Basketball


And as always, when supporting the ‘Roos home, abroad, or via social media…


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