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The Week in UMHB Athletics…by the numbers (April 4, 2023)

There was plenty of action in UMHB athletics over the past week, as March turned into April and many of the spring sports entered the homestretch of their seasons. Here is a look at a few of the most notable numbers from the week in Cru sports.


Straight wins by the UMHB Acrobatics & Tumbling team, who is 7-1 overall this season heading into the NCATA D-III Tournament, which begins on March 13 in Belton. The Cru took down Texas Lutheran in Seguin on Saturday for their second victory of the season over the Bulldogs, 257.535-104.250. UMHB’s seven wins this season are more than double the team’s win total from 2022 (3-3), and the most-ever in a season in program history. 

Photo courtesy of the UMHB Athletics Department


Days between consecutive conference wins for UMHB men’s tennis, who last won back-to-back matches on March 31, 2021, before taking down McMurry and Howard Payne in a pair of duels on Saturday afternoon. In Abilene on Saturday morning, the Cru recorded a clean sweep of McMurry, their fourth 9-0 win of the season. Then UMHB followed that up by handing Howard Payne a 6-3 loss, which marked the Cru’s 13th straight win over the Yellow Jackets. 


Shutouts for UMHB softball this season, including the 2-0 win over LeTourneau on Saturday in Longview. Kami Flores tossed a complete game for the Cru, giving up just one hit through all seven innings, while striking out three. She walked just two batters for a total of three base runners allowed. Flores is now 9-3 overall, tied for second in the league in wins.

Kami Flores (Photo courtesy of the UMHB Athletics Department)
Tyler Betts (Photo courtesy of the UMHB Athletics Department)


Hits over the last four games (all played this past week) by UMHB baseball’s Tyler Betts. Betts have proven to be a spark at the top of the lineup, as the freshman from Round Rock is on a four-game hit streak. He scored in both the second and third games of the series against LeTourneau, and had three stolen bases against No. 24 Trinity on Tuesday. He is currently hitting .345 on the year, with 55 at-bats through 14 games. 


Different cities in which UMHB beach volleyball has battled East Texas Baptist this season, including on Sunday, when the Cru pulled out a 3-2 victory at the home of Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. It marked UMHB’s 12th win of the year, and the fourth of the year over ETBU. Thus far, UMHB has played the Tigers on five occasions, in Kingsville (TX), Marshall (TX), Belton (TX), and Conway (AR). Another duel with ETBU is set for April 6, when UMHB hosts the Tigers in Belton at 1 p.m.

Photo courtesy of the UMHB Athletics Department
Photo by Russell Marwitz/True To The Cru


This marked the third straight year that UMHB women’s tennis opened the conference slate by winning its first two matches, as the Cru took down McMurry and Howard Payne on Saturday, both by an 8-1 score. Now 6-7 overall, the Cru heads into a home match with Hardin-Simmons on Friday. With three ASC matches left, they are trying to become the first team since the 2015-16 squad to win more than two matches in conference play. 

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