Bits and pieces from the local sports scene:
Former Burroughs standout getting recognition among top women: Burroughs High graduate and current University of Arkansas women’s golfer Emily Tubert is receiving acknowledgement on a global scale.
On the official website of the World Amateur Golf Ranking that was released last week, Tubert earned the No. 3 spot among the best female athletes in the world.
The women’s No. 1 is 2010 Ladies Professional Golf Ass. Xavier International champion Mitsuki Katahira from Japan. In second is Cecilia Cho of New Zealand, followed by Tubert.
Administered jointly by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Assn., the website ranks more than 8,000 players, awarding points based on more than 3,000 worldwide counting events. The WAGR compares amateur performance in elite competition over a rolling 52-week period.
The updated rankings, accompanied by news stories reporting the previous week’s action, will appear on the website every Wednesday.
The introduction of the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking was announced earlier this month. The launch follows an extensive period of testing by The R&A. The women’s ranking currently has a calendar of 1,350 counting events with more than 3,100 ranked players from 50 countries.
Tubert is in the midst of playing for the 12th-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team. Arkansas had a solid four-event spring that saw senior Kelli Shean and Tubert emerge as leaders on and off the links. Shean, a Cape Town, South Africa native, led the team with a 71.25 stroke average followed by Tubert at 71.67. Tubert picked up two wins in the first four events of the season.
Tubert was a CIF Southern Section champion, Pacific League champion, two-time All-Area Player of the Year and Leader Female Athlete of the Year while at Burroughs.
Hamming earns All-CIF, All-State honors: Burbank resident Nathan Hamming has been honored for his accomplishments in football this past season.
Hamming (6 feet 2, 210 pounds) is a junior lineman for Pasadena Poly. A product of the Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football program who attended John Muir Middle School, Hamming earned All-CIF Southern Section Northeast Division honors. In addition, he was named to the Division IV All-State first team by maxpreps.com.
Hamming collected 56 tackles and averaged 4.3 a game.
Pasadena Poly went 9-4 last season and placed second in the Prep League. The Panthers advanced to the Northeast Division semifinals, falling to Bishop Union, 44-14.
Bellarmine-Jefferson senior defensive back Micah Shirley was a Division IV All-State second-team selection. Shirley had 122 tackles (12.2 a game), four interceptions and recovered two fumbles.
Former Burroughs runners taking part in collegiate indoor track and field season: A pair of Burroughs High graduates have enjoyed success in indoor college track and field.
Taking part in the Boise State Team Challenge earlier this month, Taryn Campos, a sophomore at Boise State, placed fifth in the women’s 200 meters (24.95 seconds) and seventh in the 400 (57.41).
Lilyana Morejon, a senior at Cal State Northridge, recently placed fourth in the women’s 5,000 at the University of Washington Invitational.