University of Akron redshirt freshman John Zolton (Tallmadge, Ohio) registered a career-best throw of 166-5 (50.73m) in the men's hammer to headline the Zips' efforts at the Ashland Alumni Open on Friday, April 28.
Second-seeded Akron travels to the 2017 Mid-American Conference Championship on April 28-30 in Muncie, Ind. Hosted by defending MAC Ball State, matched will be played at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Courts. ESPN3 will televise the entire tournament online. Live stats will be available for all matches.
In the final weekly honors of the season, Akron junior Sophia Geier (Burgebrach, Germany) was named the Mid-American Conference women’s tennis singles Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.
Akron closes out the final two weeks of the regular season with eight road games. The next stop is Bowling Green for re-arranged Mid-American Conference play on the weekend. With rain in the forecast, the twinbill is now scheduled for Friday, April 28, at 1 p.m., followed by a single game on Saturday, April 29, at 1 p.m. on ESPN3.com.
The University of Akron track and field team is set to compete in a pair of meets this weekend with the Zips participating in the Ashland Alumni Open and the Hillsdale College Gina Relays on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29.
Just 20 days after being named the 22nd head coach for the Akron Zips men’s basketball program, John Groce begins to put his stamp on Zips’ basketball with the announcement of the first of many signed National Letters of Intent.
Akron closes out the final two weeks of the regular season with eight road games. The first stop is Niagara on Wednesday, April 26, for a non-conference twinbill at 3 p.m. at the Niagara Softball Field.
The Mid-American Conference released its weekly MAC Track and Field Athletes of the Week recipients on Tuesday, April 25, and among those recognized were University of Akron seniors Miles Baldwin (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Becky Szabo (North Olmsted, Ohio).
The University of Akron men's track and field team continued its rise up the national rankings this week as the Zips checked in at No. 27 in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Team Rankings released on Monday, April 24.
Junior Pader Her (Holt, Mich.) recorded Akron’s first-ever hole-in-one as the Zips finished the Mid-American Conference Championships sixth overall with a 929 (+65) 54-hole total at Silver Lake Country Club on Sunday.
University of Akron senior Phil Jagers (Solon, Ohio) finished sixth with a mark of 195-8.75 (59.66m) in a star-studded field in the men's discus invitational to headline the Zips' performances at the Triton Invitational on Saturday, April 22.
Sophomore Danielle Nicholson (Geneva, Ohio) fired a 1-under par 71 second-round score as the Zips climbed one spot on the leaderboard at the Mid-American Women’s golf Championships at Silver Lake Country Club on Saturday.
In its final home twinbill, the Akron softball team split a pair of Mid-American Conference games with rival Kent State on Saturday afternoon at Lee R. Jackson Field. The Senior Class was honored before the game.
The University of Akron women's 4x400 relay squad of senior Daziah Green (Canton, Ohio), junior Jackie Siefring (Covington, Ohio), freshman Dimitra Gnafaki (Chania, Greece) and redshirt junior Kiara Chatman (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) garnered a school-record time of 3:39.34 to highlight the Zips' performances at the LSU Alumni Invitational on Saturday, April 22.
In the final regular-season match of the season, the Akron women’s tennis team fell to defending Mid-American Conference champion Ball State, 4-3, in the battle of the undefeated on Saturday at the Muncie YMCA indoors courts.