UHV athletes sweep A.I.I. weekly honors

Broc Haymon Ashley Winegeart

University of Houston-Victoria senior Broc Haymon and freshman Ashley Winegeart have been named the Association of Independent Institutions Male and Female Athletes of the Week, for the week ending March 28.

Haymon, a left-handed pitcher from Bridge City, pitched his third straight complete game this past week in a 7-1 win over LSU-Alexandria. Haymon struck out 12 in the win and allowed just six hits and two walks over seven innings.

It was also Haymon’s third straight game to record 10-plus strikeouts in a game as he improved to 4-3 on the season.

Winegeart, a shortstop from Corpus Christi, helped the Jaguars to a 5-1 record on the week after hitting at a .500 clip. She went 7-for-14, including a perfect 6-for-6 in two games against seventh-ranked Central Baptist College.

She drove in three runs, scored three runs, had two doubles and a triple, and finished with a .786 slugging percentage in doubleheader sweeps of Prairie View A&M and LSU-Alexandria and a split in a doubleheader against Central Baptist.

Winegeart is the third Jaguars softball player to earn A.I.I. Female Athlete of the Week this season.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow