Sports Briefs

” Zips WR signs with Kansas City UA wide reciever Jabari Arthur wasn’t drafted, but signed with the Kansas City Chiefs Monday. Arthur is the Zips’ all-time leader in receptions (184) and receiving yards (2,653) and also set records for most receptions in a game (15) and receiving yards in a game (223).”

Zips WR signs with Kansas City

UA wide reciever Jabari Arthur wasn’t drafted, but signed with the Kansas City Chiefs Monday.

Arthur is the Zips’ all-time leader in receptions (184) and receiving yards (2,653) and also set records for most receptions in a game (15) and receiving yards in a game (223).

He is second all-time on the UA single-season list in receiving yards (1,171 in 2007), touchdowns in a single season (10), and third on the UA career list for TD receptions (17).

Zips Rally

The University of Akron baseball team had a huge seven run rally in the seventh inning to beat Buffalo 9-7 Sunday.

With the win, the Zips improve to 20-17 (5-7 Mid-American Conference). Buffalo fell to 13-27 overall and 6-11 in MAC play. UA reliever Tom Farmer (2-3) pitched the final four innings to pick up the win for the Zips.

Softball sweep

The Zips softball team completed their sweep of Northern Illinois Sunday shutting out the Huskies, 8-0. Sophomore Krista Hansen belted two home runs in the game, her first of the season.

The win improves the Zips record to 17-33 overall and 6-12 in MAC play. The win also gave senior Christina Swierz her 16th victory, her third shutout and 22nd complete game of the season.

Track and field splits up

Members of the University of Akron track and field team went to opposite sides of the country this weekend to compete in the Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) and the UC San Diego Triton Invitational (La Jolla, Calif.). Stevi Large and Allison Lawyer went to the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., to compete in a shot put competition on Thursday.

Large won the women’s B section with a distance of 163-8 (49.89), one inch shy of her personal best. She defeated athletes from Tennessee, Kentucky and Arizona with teammate Lawyer placing fifth with a distance of 147-9 (45.05).

Middle of the pack

The University of Akron men’s golf team finished the one day, two-round FirstEnergy Intercollegiate in fifth place Saturday posting team scores of 361-373 (734).

Doug Underwood carded the best finish of his collegiate career ending the tournament in first for Akron and tied for 11th place overall shooting two rounds of 70-74 (144). His solid performance was highlighted by a hole-in-one.

Senior Colin Clemente came in second for UA and tied for 16th overall shooting two rounds of 72-74 (146).