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Sports by the numbers

44 — Games senior Miles Humphreys reached base, the last 23 of the 2019 baseball season and the first 21 of the 2020 season, beating Harrison Hunter’s record of 35 games in 2015. 565 — Points scored by junior men’s basketball player Romio Harvey during the 2019-20 season, the most since Matt Hall scored 643 points in 2007-08. 2 — Number of women’s basketball players in Harding’s career
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Keeping a team mindset

By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information The month of March is an extremely busy time for the University’s athletic department. The winter sports of basketball and indoor track and field reach a climax with basketball in its postseason and track and field athletes pushing to qualify for the national meet. At the same time, the spring sports of baseball, softball, tennis, golf
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Sports by the numbers

2 Number of Bison cross-country runners who have won the Great American Conference individual championship. Sophomore Dylan Douglas of Maumelle, Arkansas, took the title at the 8K race in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in 25 minutes, 16.7 seconds. Harding’s other GAC champion was Andrew Evans in 2013. 4Number of freshmen in the Lady Bisons top seven runners at the Great American Conference cross-country championship, including Nieves Megias
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International hoopsters

By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information The opportunity to study in one of Har­ding’s overseas programs is a draw to many students, but another overseas opportunity has presented itself to several members of the Bison basketball team when their collegiate careers end. According to the Eurobasket.com website, 13 Bison basketball players have continued their careers overseas, beginning with Tony Marion, who graduated
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Sports By the Numbers: Fall 2019

0.00 — Home ERA for baseball’s All-Central Region honoree Ryder Yakel, who pitched 26 1/3 innings at Jerry Moore Field without allowing an earned run. He was 2-0 with three saves, 26 strikeouts and only six walks. 4 — Number of times men’s Berryhill Award-winner Bryce Bray earned first team All-Great American Conference honors, becoming only the fourth Bison football player to earn the distinction all four
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Record-setting runner

In May 2019, the United States Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association inducted Daniel Kirwa (’11), one of the most successful distance runners at Harding, into its Division II Track and Field Hall of Fame. “I was so excited,” Kirwa says of hearing the news of his induction. “I was not expecting it, and all of a sudden I got the news. It was
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Hood named cross-country and track head coach

Don Hood, formerly the head men’s and women’s cross-country and track and field coach at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, is the new head cross-country and track and field coach for the University. He fills the position formerly held by Steve Guymon, who now coaches at Ouachita Baptist University after 17 seasons at Harding. “Coach Hood has experienced success across every level of the NCAA
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Sports By The Numbers: Spring 2019

304 Number of assists by senior Reggie Anthony during his career, becoming only the 14th Bison basketball player to reach that milestone. 10 Number of 20-win seasons in Lady Bison basketball program history. The team went 21-9 in 2018-19 during the fifth 20-win season for head coach Tim Kirby. 8.42 Senior James Bowie’s season-best time in the indoor 60-meter hurdles. Bowie owns nine of Harding’s
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Honored to serve

By Ashlyn Quesinberry, reprinted from The Bison  After 32 years, Sandra Harris Boaz (’69) retired as the volunteer bookkeeper for the men’s basketball team. In 1964, Boaz and her family moved to Searcy so that she and her three siblings could enroll at Harding Academy. Boaz’s father, Bill Harris, was a life insurance agent who officiated track and football and became an instrumental volunteer at
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Sports by the numbers: Winter 2019

50 | Number of consecutive games started by football center Bryce Bray, a school record. Bray received the Rimington Trophy in December as the best center in Division II football. 26:21.0 | Freshman Dylan Douglas’ time at the 8K GAC Cross-Country Championship in Edmond, Oklahoma. Douglas led the Bisons and placed 11th overall. 6 and 7 | Number of goals (6) and assists (7) by
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