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Best of the Preps 2015–16

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Spring Teams

Congratulations to Calvin Austin
Best of the Preps
Athlete of the Year
Track & Field

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Track & Field Boys: Calvin Austin, Julian Isabel, Ty Kimberlin, Nicholas Martin, Clayton Sharp
Track & Field Girls: Jasmine Allen, Abigail Howell, Antoinette Lewis, Sarah Luttrell
Boys Soccer: Kortney Cardin, Ryan Kolznak, Parker Shikle
Baseball: Jake Criswell, Casey Harford, Nathan Ruble, Noah Sharp, Jake Sutton
Softball: Emily Coleman, Sarah Coleman, Kayley Underwood

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Calvin Austin selected as a Best of the Preps Track & Field Finalist.

It was a spring to remember for Austin, the only repeat finalist from 2015. After sweeping all three of the sprints at the Division 2 regional meet, he repeated at state, taking first in the 100 (10.8), 200 (21.73) and 400 (49.63). With one year remaining, Austin can add to his total of four state championships.


Jake Criswell selected as a Best of the Preps Baseball Finalist.

Criswell will head to SEMO after a record–setting career at Harding that saw him graduate as the school's all–time leader in wins (26), innings (254) and strikeouts (314). He went 8–3 with a 1.44 ERA and also batted .432 with five homers and school records of 54 hits and 55 RBI as Harding finished as state runner–up in D2–A.


Larry Crum III and Zaria Christy are Best of the Preps Athlete of the Year Finalists.

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Winter Teams

Coach Kevin Starks named Boys Coach of the Year.

Starks’ Lions won the Division 2–A state championship in unbelievable fashion, coming back from 31 points down early in the third quarter to defeat Franklin Road Academy in overtime. Harding ended the season 22–11. 


Senior Anthony Yarbrough selected as a Best of the Preps basketball finalist.

Yarbrough averaged 20.8 points and 8 rebounds per game for the Lions, while shooting 46 percent from the floor and 79 percent from the line. He was named state tournament MVP as Harding won the Division 2–A championship, scoring 40 points and grabbing 17 boards in the final.

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Congratulations to these Harding athletes who were selected Best of the Preps for the winter season. Team announcements are on our Lions in the News page.

Basketball: Calvin Austin, Anna Horner, Antoinette Lewis, Anthony Yarbrough, Tim Taylor
Bowling: Christian Smith
Swimming: James Townsdin, Alyssa Hale


Fall Teams

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Sophomore Lauren Deaton selected as a Best of Preps Volleyball finalist. 

Lauren is the youngest finalist this year. She ended this year’s volleyball season with 489 kills, a hitting percentage of .350, 85 total blocks, 365 digs, and 66 aces. Lauren has been acknowledged several times throughout the season for her impressive skill and game performance. Her coaches, teammates, and Harding family are very proud of how she represents Harding volleyball.


Congratulations to these Harding athletes who were selected Best of the Preps for the fall season. Team announcements are on our Lions in the News page.

Cross Country: Clayton Sharp
Girls Soccer: Molly Warren, Caitlin Crouse
Football: Mason Harwell, Calvin Austin, Marquavious Moore
Volleyball: Katie Grace Short, Antoinette Lewis, Lauren Deaton, Taylor Ferrante
Golf: Grant Hill