SAGU Sports Update: January 9, 2013Waxahachie, Texas — January 9, 2013 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men's basketball team won against St. Thomas, 78 - 73, on Saturday, January 5. SAGU is tied for second in the Red River Athletic Conference with Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU). The Lions will play the defending champions on Thursday, January 10.

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SAGU rose from No. 28 to No. 21 in the most recent NAIA Top 25 Coaches' Poll.

Head Men's Basketball Coach Donnie Bostwick shared, “As a coach, I know that rankings this time of year are for fans, players and the SAGU media team. The only ranking that matters is the last one. At the same time I am proud of what this team has accomplished this far. I thank God for helping us through adversity and for blessing is with an opportunity to praise Him.”

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Football

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced their 2012 Daktronics - NAIA Scholar Athletes in late December. SAGU junior quarterback Josh Harris (Victorville, California) was one of the 259 football student-athletes chosen.

“Josh is an intelligent, mature young man who is representative of the young men SAGU wishes to have in our athletic programs,” said Head Coach and Athletic Director Jesse Godding.

In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and must be a junior.

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Baseball

SAGU Baseball began their pre-season on Monday, January 7. Their first games will be on January 25 - 26.

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.