From the office of Ross Bjork – Texas A&M Athletics

Sports updates

men’s basketball has six games left in the regular season and hosts Florida inside Reed Arena on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Quenton Jackson leads the team with 13.0 points per game, while Henry Coleman III adds 10.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. In SEC play, Coleman is averaging 13.3 points and 7.4 rebounds, and has recorded back-to-back double-doubles.

women’s basketball has won three of its last four games. The Aggies are the third-best 3-point shooting team in the nation, hitting 39% of their shots from deep. Kayla Wells leads the team with 16.9 points per game and leads the SEC in 3-point field goal percentage (50%).

The off-season is coming to an end for baseball and the Aggies close it out in grand style. The team organized a pair of events which were enthusiastically received by Aggieland. Nearly 250 women attended the first Texas A&M Women’s Baseball Clinic to learn about new Adidas uniforms, hear from team members and test their skills on the mound and in the batting cages. The Jim Schlossnagle era begins Friday, Feb. 18, as the Aggies host the Fordham Rams in a three-game series. All Aggieland are encouraged to check out the revamped play experience at Blue Bell Park. Welcome to Whoop City.

No. 2 equestrian extended its winning streak to seven after passing No. 5 Georgia on Saturday at the UGA Equestrian Complex. After ending the game deadlocked at 9-9, the Aggies took the win with a cumulative point advantage, 1532.00-1523.00. Texas A&M improved to 8-1 overall and 4-0 in SEC action. The victory completed the season sweep of the reigning national champions. Caroline Dance (Flat), Emmy-Lu Marsh (Reining) and Hanna Olaussen (Horsemanship) celebrated the victory by taking home the honors for most outstanding performer in their respective events. The Aggies are off to their best start to the season since starting the season 9-0 in 2010-11. Texas A&M returns to Aggieland to face South Carolina on Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.

male golf travels to Aloha State to attend the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawai’i. The team opened the spring at the Sea Best Invitational two weeks ago and was led by Walker Lee, who finished tied for 15th. Sam Bennett, the No. 1 golfer in the nation, leads the team with an average of 69.44, while Lee has an average of 70.25 and William Paysse has an average of 70.88.

female golf won their matchup with No. 18 Baylor and No. 20 USC at Desert Match Play in Scottsdale, Ariz., to start the spring. The Aggies are set to hit the ICON course on Feb. 21 to build on their momentum from the fall and win in match play.

Soft ball opened his season this weekend at Davis Diamond and battled all kinds of weather, including a surprise snowstorm, while picking up five wins. The last time the Aggies started with five straight wins was in 2018. A&M saw power at home plate, outscoring opponents 40-5, while the pitching staff combined for 37 strikeouts. The Aggies travel to face Sam Houston State on Wednesday, before heading home for the Texas A&M Invitational this weekend.

Swimming and diving men and women will begin competition at the SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Tuesday and competition will continue through Saturday. Chloe Stepanek is in the middle of a successful second season and is the top returner for the women heading to the playoffs. She won silver in the 200 freestyle at the meet a season ago, earning two individual All-America honors and a school-record NCAA championship later in her freshman season. On the men’s side, Kaloyan Bratanov was one of the best points for the Aggies at the 2021 SEC Championships, earning a berth in three A Finals. Ethan Gogulski and Anze Fers Erzen are in the top 30 in the nation this season in three events each and will look to make an impact during the Championship season. Divers Kurtis Mathews and Aimee Wilson have been recognized by the league several times this season for their outstanding performances and will be aiming to return to the podium again this year. Wilson won a pair of silver medals at the 2021 SEC Championships, while Mathews defended his 3-yard and won silver in the 1-yard.

Mark Weaver and No. 8 women’s tennis off to their best start in program history. The ladies have built an impressive 11-1 record so far this season and have a top-10 win in the books against the USC Trojans at the weekend ITA National Team Indoor Championships. last. In that match with the Trojans, Carson Branstine defeated No. 1-ranked singles player Eryn Cayetano 6-4, 6-3. Branstine’s win is the highest ranked win by an Aggie in program history. In doubles, Tatiana Makarova and Jayci Goldsmith made history, setting a school record for highest ranking after securing second place last week. The Maroon & White go home against TCU and Abilene Christian on Saturday.

men’s tennis took a quick trip to Tampa last week and beat USF 4-3 to improve to 5-0 on the year. This week, Coach Denton’s team stays on the road as they take on Texas Tech in Dallas on Tuesday before heading to Seattle for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. The Aggies are one of 16 schools that will participate in the first indoor tournament of the season at the University of Washington starting Friday.

Male and female athletics shared locations sending athletes to Albuquerque, NM, and Nashville, Tennessee. The Aggies finished the weekend with 18 Texas A&M all-time top 12 ratings. Additionally, the Aggies have won nine event titles. A total of 27 personal bests were set. Lamara Distin highlighted the weekend in the field events by setting an NCAA-leading 6-3.5/1.92m high jump clearance. The clearance also set a Jamaican national indoor record. Charokee Young led the Aggies down the track winning the 400m with a time of 51.24. After altitude conversion, the weather ranks #2 in the NCAA and SEC. Texas A&M will next host the SEC Indoor Championships on February 25-26 inside Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.