Sunday Locals: G-Prep grad hired as Georgetown’s golf coach
Katie Brophy (Gonzaga Prep, 2002), a former University of Notre Dame golf standout, was recently named the head women’s golf coach at Georgetown.
The Spokane native was a two-time captain at Notre Dame and was named to the all-Big East team in 2003, 2004 and 2006.
Prior to being named the Georgetown women’s head coach, Brophy served as an assistant coach at Indiana for the past five years. In her first season, she helped the Hoosiers to their first appearance in the NCAA championship since 1998.
Eastern Washington University sophomore distance runner Cody Barton, who redshirted this past outdoor season, won the inaugural Vancouver USA Marathon on June 19 in Vancouver, Wash.
Barton, who graduated from Ridgefield High School in 2008, was nearly 10 minutes in front of the runner-up. He clocked 2 hours, 37 minutes, 40 seconds. He runs the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the Eagles.
Eastern Washington University women’s basketball play Julie Piper and football player Matt Martin were selected as the Eagles’ Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete for the 2010-11 school year.
The Big Sky honors one senior woman and one senior man from each of the conference’s schools for their athletic and academic achievements.
Piper, a graduate of Roseburg (Ore.) High School, had a 3.74 grade-point average in natural science education with a minor in special education. She was the team captain of the basketball team her final two seasons. She is among the top 10 all-time at EWU is six categories, including scoring with 1,171 points.
Martin, a product of LaCrosse, Wash., had a 3.72 GPA with a double-major in finance and communication studies, with a minor in economics. He was one of four captains on the Eagles’ 2010 NCAA Division I national champion team. The started 19 career games at tight end and finished with 39 receptions for 349 yards and three touchdowns.
• Whitworth runner Katie Williams was selected to the 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s College Division Track & Field/Cross Country Team.
Williams, who graduated last month, was voted to the third team.
Williams was a peace studies and Spanish double major with a 3.99 GPA.
• Washington’s Chris Williams (Moscow High School) made the PING Division I All-America second team.
Williams, a sophomore, was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection in 2011 after finishing first or second among the Huskies in 13 of 14 team events and shooting an average score of 71.16 per round.
Hayden Lake resident and Coeur d’Alene High School throws coach George Mathews won the hammer throw in the 65-69 age group at the National Senior Games held in Houston on Tuesday.
Matthews’ throw of 148 feet, 11 inches set a meet record.
He also placed second in the shot put at 39-1 3/4.
• The Spokane Sparx softball team took the silver medal in the 50-plus Group A category at the National Senior Games in Houston.
The Sparx lost in the title game on Monday to Serious Fun.
Junior China Frost (Shadle Park) was one of six Wright State University softball players to make the All-Horizon League.
Frost, named to the second team, was fourth in the league in hits with 57 and was tied for second in the same category in league games with 30. The junior first baseman was a first-team all-league selection in 2010 and was chosen to the all-newcomer team in 2009.
Pattison Inline Racing team is headed to the Indoor Speed Nationals in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The team is coached by Shaun Pattison, a two-time winner of the Northwest coach of the year. Four-time national champion PJ Muxlow will be defending her title in the Master Women Division. Teague Knapton and Jared Fincher will be competing in the Junior Men Division and the Senior two-man relay. Other skaters include 7-year-old MaKenzie Ritchie and her dad, Tom Ritchie, and Kennadi Pattison, 6.
Track and field
Holly DeHart, the 2011 Washington 100- and 200-meter state champion from Kentwood High School, has signed a national letter of intent to attend and compete in track and field for Washington State University.
DeHart, a four-year track letterwinner for the Conquerors, also collected golds in the 400 relay and 800 relay.