People & Accomplishments 1/20/02

Sunday, January 20, 2002

Southeast soccer coach accepts Austin Peay job

Southeast Missouri State assistant soccer coach Kelley Poole has resigned to accept the head coaching position at Austin Peay University in Clarksville, Tenn.

Poole spent two seasons as the main assistant and chief recruiter for head coach Heather Nelson. In her two seasons on the staff, the Otahkians were 26-8-1 and won their first Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship.

Poole was a star player for Nelson at Florida State University and, as an athlete, holds records at both Florida State and Southeast.

Keen leads Columbia in loss to McKendree

Justin Keen of Jackson, Mo., scored 16 points for Columbia College in its 80-69 loss Thursday to McKendree College in Lebanon, Ill. Columbia (18-3) was No. 7 in the NAIA poll before its second straight loss.

Beck leads Arkansas St. in win over Florida Int'l.

Jon Beck of Scott City, Mo., scored a team-high 14 points to lead Arkansas State past Florida International 56-55 at Miami, Fla., on Thursday. The Indians are 12-8, 3-2 in the Sun Belt Conference.

Three athletes represent Southeast at seminar

Three Southeast Missouri State athletes and Athletic Academic Coordinator Sharon Burgard are representing the school at a national conference in San Antonio, Texas this weekend.

The athletes include Emily Wahlman of the Othakian volleyball team, Jen Cross of the Otahkian soccer team, and Kay Ehlke of the Othakian tennis team.

All are members of Southeast's Student Athlete's Mentor Program and had to apply to go to the convention. They were then chosen based on how involved they were in the program.

The conference, which consists of 50-75 Division I, II, and III schools, will focus mainly on prevention programs for alcohol and drug abuse.

-- From staff reports

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