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Kelly, Ux, and Davis Earn NEWMAC Weekly Honors

Trio Earns NEWMAC Weekly Honors Babson Park,, Mass. - April 9, 2012 - Three Springfield College student-athletes earned weekly honors from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on Monday. Kasey Kelly was named the NEWMAC Softball Player of the Week, while Crystal Davis was tabbed the NEWMAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week. Ryan Ux was also honored as the NEWMAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week.

Kelly, who plays second base, batted an even .500, had seven RBI's, and nine runs scored. The Poughkeepsie, N.Y. product led her team to a 5-3 overall record, including a 4-0 mark against NEWMAC competition. She went 13-for-26 at the plate, including four doubles and two home runs. Her slugging percentage was a robust .885. In an 8-0 five-inning victory over 16th-ranked Western Connecticut State, Kelly had four RBI's.

A native of Nashua, N.H., Ux had a great showing in a tri-meet at Middlebury College on Saturday. As a team, SC finished third with 117.16 points, placing behind Bowdoin and Middlebury. Ux wound up winning the javelin throw with a toss of 202-feet even or 61.58 meters. He finished more than 26 feet better than his nearest competitor. His distance ranks him second in New England and 12th nationally.

In a tri-meet against Middlebury and Bowdoin, in which Springfield finished third with 109 points, Davis, a native of Hartford, Conn., had an outstanding meet. She won both the 100-meter dash in 12.68 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 26.24 seconds. She also contributed to the 4x400 relay team's winning in 4:07.65, winning by more than seven seconds.

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