Sports Shorts

Ferris Men’s Tennis snaps eight-game skid

Following an eight-match losing streak, the Ferris men’s tennis team earned two wins in GLIAC play to bring their conference record to 3-2.

The Bulldogs started the weekend off with a 5-4 win over Lake Superior State on March 22. The next day, a similar result was recorded with a 5-4 win over the Huskies of Michigan Tech. The Lakers’ record drops to 9-9 on the season and 2-3 in the conference while the Huskies stand at 8-4 overall and 3-2 in the GLIAC.

Ferris State’s men’s tennis overall record sits at 4-11 and they face Lake Erie on Thursday, March 27 in Big Rapids.

DeShone earns All-GLIAC First Team

Senior guard Sarah DeShone earned First Team All-GLIAC honors this season and becomes the first to do so in the history of Ferris State women’s basketball.

Deshone wrapped up her career at Ferris State as the eighth highest scorer in program history with 1,419 points, sixth highest in assists (379) and third in three pointers made (166).

DeShone lead the team in scoring this season with 17.8 points per game and also lead the team in steals with 42. She also added 5.3 rebounds a game for the Bulldogs.

Spring practice begins for Ferris football

Ferris State football began its preparation for the 2014 season on Friday, March 21, with its first practice of the spring.

Over the course of the next four weeks, from March 21 to April 18, the Bulldogs will conduct 15 practices, one of which includes the annual Crimson and Gold Spring Game on April 18 at Top Taggart Field. Kickoff is slated for noon.

Third year head coach Tony Annese and the Bulldogs are coming off an 8-3 season, which included an 8-2 record in the GLIAC and a second place finish in the conference.

Ferris State’s eight league wins were its most since 1996 and included a win over rival Grand Valley State for the second consecutive year to hold onto possession on the Anchor-Bone Trophy.