OIT Round-Up: Swanson earns CCC honor, Softball signs recruit

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a week off, the Oregon Tech softball team returns to Cascade Collegiate Conference play against Eastern Oregon and College of Idaho this weekend and the Owls will do so two spots higher in the national rankings. OIT moved from No. 15 to No. 13 in the latest NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

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Corban, which leads the conference with a 13-1 record, moved up two spots to No. 8, while Concordia University dropped out after being ranked 24th. Oregon Tech is tied with Concordia for second with a conference record at 10-4. Concordia (Calif.) is still No. 1.

Owls sign recruit

The Oregon Tech softball team has signed a new transfer player for the 2014 season. Former Shasta Junior College and Chico State catcher Cassidy Olson will join the Owls.

Oregon Tech softball coach Greg Stewart

Olson batted .459 at Shasta with a school-record 18 home runs her sophomore season while finishing with 54 RBI.

Oregon Track & Field

Oregon Tech sophomore Joelle Swanson earned Cascade Collegiate Conference Field Athlete of the Week after qualifying for the NAIA National Championships in javelin at last weekend’s Stanford Invitational. She was the fourth place finisher.

At the San Francisco Distance Carnival  OIT’s Scott Minor set a new school-record in the 10,000 meters, while Keith Lester won the long jump and finished second in the triple jump at the Chabot Relays.