Women’s hoops promotes Fink to asst. coach
Published: Monday, June 25, 2012
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2012 09:06
The UCF Knights women’s basketball team has named a new assistant coach to aid head coach Joi Williams, promoting Brett Fink from his former position as the program’s assistant director of operations.
Under his former position, Fink played a role in the daily operations of the program, helping with the team’s travel arrangements, managing expenses and helping with video exchanges and preparation for upcoming opponents.
Fink, who graduated from UCF in 2003, has coaching experience at the high school, AAU and junior college levels.
The program opened up the search to a national range of candidates, but ultimately decided to promote from within. Fink was promoted, along with new assistant coach Khalilah Mitchell, as a result of former assistants Bob Starkey and Greg Brown moving on to accept new opportunities.
Freeman, Scott fall short in 100-meters at U.S. Olympic Trials
After advancing to the semifinals of the U.S. Olympic Trials, sophomore Aurieyall Scott and freshman Octavious Freeman each came up short of advancing on further, and ultimately of achieving a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, on Saturday.
Freeman finished fourth in her heat in the 100-meters, with only the top three finishers advancing onward. The freshman star came just two-hundredths of a second short of making the finals.
Scott placed fourth in her respective heat, also.
The pair of athletes isn’t done, though, with qualifying for the 200-meters beginning on Thursday.
Senior Jackie Coward came up short of advancing in the 100-meter hurdles, placing fifth in her heat, and later this week junior Sonnisha Williams will participate in the long jump qualifying, set to start on Friday.
Baseball America names Hicks second-team All-American
Former UCF slugger D.J. Hicks was named an All-American for the second time in his career on Friday when Baseball America named the former Knights’ first baseman a Second-Team All-American.
Hicks finished 2012 with a .316 batting average, 14 home runs, 72 RBIs, a .560 slugging percentage and 56 walks.
Hicks, drafted by the Minnesota Twins, has already started his professional career playing for the Elizabethton Twins, an affiliate of the big league club.