Torch Sport Briefs

Free Hockey Tickets

Ferris will be looking for volunteers to help the university host the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 5 through 7 at Top Taggart Field. Anyone who works two shifts during the meet will have the opportunity to choose hockey tickets to their choice of three games next year, excluding the Michigan and Michigan State contests, or a free season pass for football, volleyball and basketball. Track and field experience is not needed to participate. Those interested should contact Associate Athletics Director Jon Coles at (231) 250-4082 or email at

Hockey Team Awards

The Ferris hockey program wrapped up its season on April 16 as they held a banquet to hand out individual awards for the season.

Team Most Valuable Player- Blair Riley, senior

FSU Scholar-Athlete Award- Michael Trebish, sophomore

Blue Line Competitive Award- Matt Case, senior

Steve Banonis Memorial Most Improved Player Award- Matt Case and Tommy Hill, freshmen

Rookie of the Year- Matthew Kirzinger, freshman

Plus/Minus Award- Cody Chupp, senior

In addition, 17 athletes earned FSU Dean’s Academic Award status by maintaining at least a 3.20 grade point average.

Bulldogs Sign Prep Star

Ferris will be welcoming a new face to the men’s basketball team as it has signed one of the state’s top prep players in guard Demarco Sanders of Flint. Sanders is 6 feet 2 inches tall and averaged 19.1 points per game as he led the Flint Powers to the state quarterfinals this past season.

The Flint Journal tabbed him as an All-Area choice and he was named an Associated Press Class B First Team All-State honoree.

Softball Coach Records 400th Win

Ferris State softball coach Keri Becker recorded her 400th career victory as the Bulldogs defeated Tiffin 4-1 on April 17. Becker, in her 13th season at Ferris State, is the winningest softball coach in school history. She has led them to three NCAA Championship appearances, three NCAA Regional titles, three GLIAC Tournament crowns, one GLIAC overall championship, and one GLIAC Co-Champion finish. n