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Rebekah Kensing (women's soccer) and Lucas O'Brian (men's basketball) both were named National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) All-American Strength & Conditioning Athletes of the Year for the 2016-17 academic year, the organization recently announced.

On Thursday morning Collegiate Baseball released their annual All-American teams which featured Louisiana Tech pitcher Nate Harris and the Bulldogs starting catcher Brent Diaz.

Conference USA will be sending two teams to the 2017 NCAA Baseball Championship, as announced by the Division I baseball committee on Monday.  Regular season champion Southern Miss host the Hattiesburg Regional as the No. 1 seed, while Rice will play in the Baton Rouge Regional and will be the No. 3 seed.

With no shortage of drama, the Rice baseball team rallied for the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to claim the 2017 Conference USA Championship with a 5-4 victory over No. 11 ranked Southern Miss Sunday afternoon in Biloxi, Miss.

Louisiana Tech's front court received some more depth on Friday as head coach Eric Konkol announced the signing of junior college center Kyle McKinley.

McKinley, at 6-foot-10 and 220 pounds, redshirted his freshman year at the University of Albany and then transferred to Northeast Community College where he spent one season.