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Daily OM Sports RoundupHottyToddy.com is giving readers a roundup of all the commentary and information about the Ole Miss Rebels from various publications around the Web.

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Today’s roundup features stories from OleMiss.247sports.com, SECSports.com and Ole Miss Sports.

Ole Miss Preseason Position Group MVPs

Photo by Nathan Latil/ Ole Miss Communications
Photo by Nathan Latil/ Ole Miss Communications

Quarterback | Chad Kelly

There is no debate here. Senior QB Chad Kelly is a preseason Heisman Trophy candidate who threw for 4,042 yards and 31 TDs last season and added 500 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. He might just be the best college quarterback in America.

Running Back | Akeem Judd & Jordan Wilkins

There was just no way we could break the tie between these two. Judd rushed for 421 yards and three TDs in 2015, while Wilkins added 379 and four scores. Both appeared to be bigger, faster and stronger this spring and should give the Rebels a new dynamic to their offense with larger backs as the primary weapons. Judd is tipping the scales at 228. Wilkins weighs 215.

Courtesy of David Johnson to read the rest of the article go to OleMiss.247sports.com.

Football Media Days student-athlete attendees announced

Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly Photo by Josh Bonner
Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly Photo by Josh Bonner

Three student-athletes from each of the 14 Southeastern Conference football programs will participate in SEC Football Media Days, July 11-14, in Hoover, Ala.

SEC Network will provide comprehensive television coverage all four days of the event.

2016 Football Media Days Student-Athlete Attendees

Ole Miss
Evan Engram, Sr., TE
D.J. Jones, Sr., DT
Chad Kelly, Sr., QB
Courtesy of the Southeastern Conference to see the full list go to secsports.com

Three Women’s Golfers Named WGCA All-America Scholars

Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics.
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics.

The Ole Miss women’s golf team had three players earn Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar honors it was recently announced. Graduated senior Abby Newton along with rising senior Maria Toennessen and rising sophomore Martina Floriearned the prestigious accolade.

The three Rebel golfers were among a total of 828 collegiate golfers who earned the honor across each of the three divisions.  With some of the most stringent academic guidelines in college athletics, each member of the team has a minimum 3.50 grade point average.

The women’s golf team has a history of academic excellence and this year was no exception. Newton, a four-time WGCA Scholar All-American, was named SEC Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year – the first Ole Miss women’s golfer to earn the honor – and was also inducted into the 2015-6 Who’s Who of American College’s and Universities. Newton graduated cum laude from the School of Engineering in May and was a consistent member of the Dean and Chancellor’s honor rolls throughout her career.

Toennessen was named a WGCA All-American Scholar for the second time in her career and has been a member of the Chancellor’s and Dean’s honor rolls in her tenure at Ole Miss. She was a member of the SEC First-Year Academic honor roll and is a two-time member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

Flori had an excellent start to her academic career at Ole Miss. She was a member of the SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll and joins Newton and Toennessen as freshmen to earn the WGCA honor in the last four years.

As team, the Ole Miss golfers consistently perform well in the classroom and have earned the Chancellor’s Cup, awarded to the men and women’s varsity teams with the highest cumulative grade point average among all sports at Ole Miss. This spring, the Rebels had five golfers named to the SEC Spring Academic honor roll.

For a complete listing of the 2016 Women’s Collegiate Golf All-American Scholars click HERE.

For all Ole Miss women’s golf news and information, go to OleMissSports.com, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWGolf, on Facebook at Ole Miss Women’s Golf and on Instagram atOleMissWGolf. You can follow head coach Kory Henkes on Twitter at @KoryThompson1

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports

Baseball #RebsOfSummer Update – 07.06

10 Rebels Playing in Collegiate Leagues This Summer

#RebsOfSummer

Will Golsan makes contact in the first inning against Vanderbilt.
Will Golsan makes contact in the first inning against Vanderbilt.

The Ole Miss baseball team has 10 Rebels playing in various leagues this summer. Diamond Rebels are competing in six different summer collegiate baseball leagues across the country from Massachusetts to Alaska. Below is a look at how the current Rebels, dubbed as the ‘Rebs of Summer,’ are performing on the field during the summer break.

For updates on the #RebsOfSummer, follow Ole Miss Baseball on Twitter (@OleMissBSB). Also, don’t forget to like the team’s Facebook page (Ole Miss Baseball).

Rebs of Summer

Parker Caracci | RHP | Elmira Pioneers (Perfect Game)
Caracci has been lights out for the Elmira Pioneers of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. The Jackson, Mississippi, native leads the team with six saves and four victories in 15 appearances. As the team’s closer, his six saves rank second in the PGCBL. In 17.0 innings of work, Caracci has 26 strikeouts to go along with a 4-0 record and 0.52 ERA. Caracci received a redshirt for the 2016 college baseball season and will return to campus this fall with four years of eligibility.

Brady Feigl| RHP | Asheboro Copperheads (Coastal Plain) 
A Freshman All-American reliever in his first season at Ole Miss, Feigl has spent his summer as a starting pitcher for the Asheboro Copperheads in the Coastal Plain League. In five appearances (four starts), the right-hander is 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA. He has recorded 21 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .228 average in 21.2 innings of work. Against Edenton (June 25), Feigl allowed just one run on two hits and tallied 10 strikeouts over 7.0 innings to collect a victory. His pitching helped lead the Copperheads to a division title in the first half of the summer season. The impressive first half of the season earned Feigl the nod to start the 2016 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game for the West team. The All-Star game will take place Monday, July 11.

Nick Fortes | C | Baltimore Redbirds (Cal Ripken)
One of three Rebels on the Baltimore Redbirds, Fortes is hitting .317 in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. In 18 games, the sophomore catcher has tallied 19 hits, nine runs and eight RBI. He also has three doubles and one home run to his credit. In a June 27 game versus the Herndon Braves, Fortes went 3-for-4 with a home run to lead the Redbirds to an 11-2 win. With three Rebels on the team, the Redbirds lead the league with a 19-6 record.

Will Golsan | IF | Orleans Firebirds (Cape Cod)
Golsan is spending his summer in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League, playing for the Orleans Firebirds alongside Rebel teammate Will Stokes. The Ole Miss first baseman has tallied eight hits and six runs so far this summer. Golsan has recorded at least one hit in eight of the last 11 games and is currently riding a three-game hitting streak.

Carson Klepzig | C | Albany Dutchmen (Perfect Game)
Klepzig has played in 19 games for the Albany Dutchmen, who are 15-14 in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. The catcher, who redshirted the 2016 season at Ole Miss, has scored five runs for his summer team. Klepzig also has one home run to his credit.

Andrew Lowe | RHP | Conejo Oaks (California) 
Pitching for the Conejo Oaks in the California Collegiate League, Lowe has made six appearances out of the bullpen. He has seven strikeouts in 9.1 innings of work. Lowe’s latest outing was his best of the summer, tossing two scoreless frames versus Arroyo Seco. The Oaks are currently 16-9 on the season.
DJ Miller | OF | Baltimore Redbirds (Cal Ripken) 
Along with Fortes, Miller is also putting together a solid summer with the Baltimore Redbirds. The Ole Miss outfielder has 23 hits, 17 runs and 10 RBI in 21 games to go along with a .315 batting average. Miller has shown his speed, stealing six bases and legging out two triples. Over the last eight games, the Madison, Illinois, native is hitting .448 with five multi-hit performances. With three Rebels on the team, the Redbirds lead the league with a 19-6 record.

Will Stokes | RHP | Orleans Firebirds (Cape Cod)
Stokes joins Golsan in playing for the Orleans Firebirds in the competitive Cape Cod Baseball League this summer. In eight appearances out of the bullpen, the Rebel reliever is 1-1 with a 2.79 ERA, striking out 14 in 9.2 innings of work. He has not allowed a run over his last three outings. Moreover, Stokes has pitched scoreless frames in six of his eight appearances this summer, surrendering just four hits total.

Kyle Watson | IF/OF | Anchorage Glacier Pilots (Alaska)
Watson is spending his second straight summer in Alaska, playing for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. In 17 games, he has racked up 14 hits, nine RBI and eight runs scored. Watson’s speed has been display throughout the summer season as he leads his team in steals (13-of-15) and triples (2). He has stolen multiple bases in four different games, including three against the Peninsula Oilers (June 12). Watson also went 4-for-5 in a matchup versus the Oilers (June 27).

Dallas Woolfolk | RHP | Baltimore Redbirds (Cal Ripken) 
Another Rebel who spent his freshman season out of the Ole Miss bullpen, Woolfolk has made the transition to a starting pitcher on the mound this summer. For the Redbirds in the Cal Ripken League, the hard-throwing righty has started four games to post a 2-1 record with a 3.42 ERA. Both of his victories have come in his last two starts. Woolfolk has recorded 20 strikeouts while issuing just six walks in 21.0 innings. With three Rebels on the team, the Redbirds lead the league with a 19-6 record.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information


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