UNLV’s Dana Finkelstein took ninth overall and sixth among amateurs Saturday at the World University Golf Championship in Geneva. The senior-to-be finished the four-round event at 1-under-par 287 to help Team USA take second behind Spain.
Former UNLV track and field star Amanda Bingson won the hammer throw Saturday for the second consecutive year in the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Bingson, a 2012 London Olympian who attended Silverado High School, won the event with a toss of 246 feet, 3 inches, almost 11 feet better than runner-up Jessica Cosby. The winning throw was a record at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
On the heels of his most successful season at UNLV, baseball coach Tim Chambers was handed a new five-year contract.
UNLV’s Krystal Wharton failed to advance to the finals of the women’s long jump at Wednesday’s NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.
The Los Angeles Dodgers selected UNLV right-hander John Richy in the third round with the 98th overall pick. With teammate Erick Fedde going in the first round Thursday to the Washington Nationals, UNLV has two players taken in the top 100 for the first time.
The Washington Nationals drafted UNLV right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde with the 18th pick of the first round, the same organization that took fellow Las Vegan Bryce Harper first overall four years ago. Fedde was projected to be a potential top-10 selection before being forced to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery.
UNLV pitcher Erick Fedde still is expected to go in today’s first round of the Major League Baseball draft after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery on Tuesday. He said the procedure went well.
After making its first NCAA regional in nine years, UNLV hopes its baseball program builds on this season’s success. Coach Tim Chambers has another strong recruiting class coming in.
UNLV lost 6-1 to Oregon State in an NCAA baseball regional in Corvallis, Ore., ending the Rebels’ season. This was their first postseason appearance ini nine years.
UNLV scored two runs in the first inning and hung on to beat North Dakota State 2-1. The Rebels play Oregon State or UC Irvine at 2 p.m. today.