Kent State University senior forward Chris Evans was named Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week for the second consecutive week Monday, the fifth time he has won the award this season.

Evans scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds for his third consecutive double-double and led the Golden Flashes to a 70-63 win over Loyola-Chicago in a Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters game.

Evans leads KSU in scoring (averaging 17 points per game), rebounding (7.6), and steals (two).

Evans is the only player in the nation with at least 100 field goals, 30 3-pointers, 100 free throws, 200 rebounds, 50 assists and 50 steals this season.

The Golden Flashes host Buffalo at the M.A.C. Center at 7 tonight.

Wrestling

Muskingum University freshman Rusty Lockhart (Coventry) was named Second Team All-OAC wrestling by the Ohio Athletic Conference.

Lockhart has a 16-6 record this season with four falls and three tech falls, including a 5-0 record in the 184-pound weight class.

Lockhart has four wins by decision and one win by a major decision.

Akron Racers

The Akron Racers will return 2012 NPF Offensive Player of the Year Sam Marder and 2012 NPF Co-Defensive Player of the Year Kelley Montalvo for the 2013 season.

Marder led the Racers in every offensive category in the 2012 season, including batting average (.343.), home runs (eight) and RBI (27).

Montalvo returns to anchor an infield that includes utility specialist Aja Paculba and first baseman Brianna Henson.

Samantha Findlay ended her retirement and signed a contract with the Racers for the 2013 season.

Findlay, who announced her retirement after the 2012 season, is a former All-NPF player and led the Chicago Bandits to the 2008 NPF title. Findlay led the league in 2009 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI and helped the University of Michigan win the 2005 National Championship.

Findlay is an assistant coach at DePaul University.

Eric Iverson was re-hired as field manager to lead the Racers in 2013.

I am very pleased to be rejoining the Akron Racers for the 2013 season, Iverson said. I am excited to pursue the NPF Championship with a group of players with such character and passion for the game.

The Racers will enter their 12th season this year. Visit www.akronracers.org for schedule and ticket info.

Beacon Journal staff report