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Today@WKU: November 9, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for November 9, 2017.

WKU News

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WKU Sports

  • Three teams posted perfect scores and all Hilltopper and Lady Topper sport programs scored well above the Federal Graduation Rate in the NCAA’s most recent release of the Graduation Success Rate Report.

    Athletics: Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers Excel in Latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate: Three teams posted perfect scores and all Hilltopper and Lady Topper sport programs scored well above the Federal Graduation Rate in the NCAA’s most recent release of the Graduation Success Rate Report (GSR). WKU Athletics posted an overall GSR of 82, maintaining its standing as one of the top producers of graduates in the NCAA. Led by perfect scores by softball, women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball, the Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers posted eight scores of 81 or higher. It is the third consecutive mark of 82 overall or better for WKU.

  • Volleyball: Outright C-USA Title on the Line at North Texas for WKU: With just one match left on the regular season slate, WKU Volleyball will head to Denton, Texas, tonight in search of its third-consecutive outright title in Conference USA – and fourth overall since joining the league prior to the 2014 campaign. The Mean Green (24-2, 11-1 C-USA) will be a tough test but Travis Hudson’s WKU crew enters the showdown with a 27-2 record on the year – including an active 23-match win streak – and a 13-0 C-USA record. More: WKU signs three for incoming 2018 class
  • Softball: WKU Signs Five to 2018-19 Incoming Class: Five future Hilltoppers have signed National Letters of Intent to join WKU Softball for the 2018-19 season, head coach Amy Tudor announced Wednesday. This class of signees owns a decorated resume that includes seven combined all-state accolades in addition to a plethora of academic recognitions. Coming to The Hill in the fall of 2018 are Taylor Davis, Macy Murphy, Jordan Ridge, Sydne Solomon and Kennedy Sullivan.
  • Women’s basketball: Clark-Heard, Lady Toppers Ink Trio of Early Signees: Lady Topper Basketball Head Coach Michelle Clark-Heard has announced the signing of a trio of student-athletes on Wednesday evening, with Akira Levy, Elysa Wesolek and Kallie Searcy joining the Lady Toppers as the first members of the Class of 2022.
  • Men’s basketball: Tops Add High-Scoring JUCO Guard Queen to 2018 Signing Class: WKU Hilltopper Basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Wednesday the signing of Trevelin Queen (6-6, Guard) to a national letter of intent in the 2018 class. More: Hilltoppers Sign Versatile Guard Gambrell to Letter of Intent
  • Women’s golf: Lady Toppers Sign In-State Standout Lizzie Loy: WKU Lady Topper Golf head coach Adam Gary announced Wednesday the signing of Lizzie Loy to a national letter of intent in the 2017-18 signing class.
  • Football: Practice Report: Fresh off being named a 2017 Broyles Award nominee as a top assistant coach in college football, defensive coordinator Clayton White spoke with media following WKU’s practice Wednesday evening at Houchens-Smith Stadium. Sitting at 5-4 on the season, including 3-2 in Conference USA play, the Hilltoppers have been stressing finishing the season out strong. They must do just that with a potential sixth win at stake on Saturday night against Marshall, which would make WKU bowl-eligible for the eighth-consecutive year.

More: For updates on WKU Athletics, follow @WKUSports on Twitter or WKU Athletics on Facebook.

WKU in the News

  • WKU turns to freshmen on the right side of the offensive line: For the present, WKU has to figure out a way to win at least once – if not every time out – in its three final games of the regular season to try to get in a bowl game. For the future, first-year WKU coach Mike Sanford has turned to a pair of freshmen on the right side of the offensive line.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Thursday, Nov. 9

Friday, Nov. 10

Saturday, Nov. 11

Sunday, Nov. 12

  • 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 3 p.m.: Trombone Studio Recital. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 7 p.m.: Recital: Lee Blakeman and Bryan Heath. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

For upcoming events: Visit the What’s Happening at WKU page, Events@WKU page or WKU’s online events calendar 

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