What you might have missed over the weekend…
It was a busy weekend in Bulldog Nation. So let’s start the week with a recap:
- The UGA women’s swimming and diving team finished second in the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas. The Lady Bulldogs’ 394.5 points trailed only California’s 424. Georgia’s Wendy Trott won the 1,650 freestyle for the third consecutive season, and the 400 freestyle relay team of Morgan Scroggy, Megan Romano, Melanie Margalis and Allison Schmitt placed first with an American-record time.
- The women’s basketball team, in the NCAA tournament for the 17th consecutive year, defeated Middle Tennessee State 56-41 in an opening-round game Sunday night at Auburn. Jasmine James scored 18 points, and Porsha Phillips had 10 points and 14 rebounds. The Lady Bulldogs advance to a round-of-32 matchup against Florida State on Tuesday night.
- The gymnastics team finished third at the SEC Championships, behind winner Alabama and runnerup Florida. Georgia senior Cassidy McComb won the SEC all-around title, the sixth time in seven years a UGA gymnast has done so.
- The softball team, which entered the weekend ranked No. 1 in the nation, was swept in a three-game series at No. 2 Alabama. Georgia lost 2-1 on Friday, 6-4 on Saturday and 9-5 on Sunday. That drops Georgia to 23-4 (5-3 SEC).
- The baseball team opened its SEC schedule at defending College World Series champion South Carolina. The Bulldogs won the series opener 4-2 behind 8 1/3 strong innings from pitcher Alex Wood on Friday night, but lost 2-1 on Saturday and 8-3 on Sunday. After playing their past nine games on the road — in seven different stadiums — the Bulldogs return home for a Tuesday night game against Georgia Tech.
- The No. 8-ranked men’s tennis team shut out LSU 7-0 in Athens on Saturday.
- The men’s golf team lost its first match (to Texas Tech 3-2) and won its second (over South Carolina 4-0-1) at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship on Sunday at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground.
- In San Diego, the women’s golf team finished Sunday’s opening round in 13th place at the Battle at Rancho Bernardo tournament.
- And as you’ve no doubt heard by now, the men’s basketball team had its season ended by Washington in the NCAA tournament Friday night in Charlotte. On Sunday night, Mark Fox picked up a fourth commitment for his 2011 recruiting class, and Chip Towers has that story here.
– Tim Tucker, AJC