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Monday, Apr 22 2013 10:15 PM

Liberty senior named top scholar-athlete

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Liberty senior Derek Frost was given the CIF Central Section's Top Scholar-Athlete Award at a banquet Monday night in Porterville.

Frost, mainly a football and tennis player, also played baseball and basketball at times during his four years at Liberty. He carries a 4.5 grade-point average.

He is the first Kern County recipient of the Top Scholar-Athlete Award since Liberty's Mariah Alvidrez won it in 2010.

The section awards the honor annually from candidates supplied by schools.

Frost, a linebacker, made 103 tackles and four fumble recoveries as a senior, including one that he returned for a touchdown during Liberty's upset of top seed Clovis during the section's Division I playoffs.

He also starts on the Patriots' boys tennis team, which won the Southwest Yosemite League and reached the Central Section Division I championship match a year ago.

Millwee leads BC golf

OJAI -- Travis Millwee led the Bakersfield College men's golf team, shooting rounds of 74 and 72 at the Western State Conference Championships at the par-72 Soule Park Golf Club on Monday. The tournament concludes BC's season.

Millwee missed advancing to the regional tournament by one stroke.

College of the Canyons won the event, shooting 727 as a team. BC placed fifth with a 767 score.

Paul Cooper shot 75-74 for BC, followed by Neil Bautista (77-77), Kevin Antongiovanni (81-78), Jake Jacobus (81-79) and Zac Casberg (84-80).

CSUB sand volleyball nets wins in finale

HERMOSA BEACH -- Cal State Bakersfield sand volleyball players Molly O'Hagan and Lisa Bartsch teamed up in the Silver Bracket to win a first-round match in the pairs portion of the USAV Hermosa Beach Collegiate Challenge.

O'Hagan and Bartsch beat Santa Clara 21-16, 21-17, then lost to Long Beach State in the second round.

In the Bronze Bracket, Kelsee Sawyer and Star Tucker-Campbell defeated Long Beach State 21-19, 21-19 after falling to USC in the first round.

The event concludes CSUB's inaugural season in the sport. The Roadrunners finished with a 5-7 team record.

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