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2014 NCDGC Competitors:
Below is a link to a PDF document explaing the dates of the championships and reason for your absence in class during the event. This IS NOT an excuse letter to get you out of doing any work. It is a kind proposal to your professors to allow you the opportunity to make PRIOR arrangements to compensate for your missed class time. Please make appropriate arrangements well ahead of time.
Now it's time calculate the end-of-season Innova Collegiate Team Rankings and award the last few spots into the Champonship. There are six 1st Round Seeds to be handed out. The first two go to the top two schools with the highest total rankings points at the end of the season. Then, three spots are awarded to the three highest ranked teams that participated in the regular season. Finally, Pete May, founder of the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships, announces his pick for the Pete May Honorable Invitation.
Indian Hills Community College ran away with the top point total with over 500 more points than the rest of the field. Georgia Southern edged out Penn State for the second spot by only 25 points thanks in part to their performance at the Innova SouthEast Collegiate Open where they finished ahead of seven other teams.
|Total Points Rank||School||Point Total|
|1||Indian Hills CC||1719.44|
Indian Hills actually finished first in this category also, but since they have already qualified, the next three teams will be selected. North Texas, a new team this year, boosted their ranking on the second to last week of the season with a third place finish at the Mid-South Collegiate Open. With that performance, they jumped to 40th in the rankings. Following them is 41st ranked South Florida, who just missed winning a bid at the Alabama Slammer. With 42-Illinois earning their berth at the Gateway Collegiate Classic, Penn State squeaks their way into the field with 59th selection.
|38||Indian Hills CC|
Finally, the last team in is personally chosen by Pete May after all 59 other teams have been determined. Traditionally, Pete has chosen his team based on the school's popularity and notoriety. Mr. May has chosen the Buckeyes of Ohio State. Ohio State is the last team into the 60 school field at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships.
This weekend's two events mark the end of the 2013-2014 College Disc Golf regular Season. The Gateway Collegiate Classic in St. Louis is the Final Premier event and will award the last two Bye Seeds and an additional 1 Round Seed. The California Clash in Arcata, CA will award two 1st Round Seeds to close out the season.
Following those events, the final rankings will be calculated and the last three spots to the National Championships will be awarded. The two highest ranked teams without a bid already will earn their way in. Then team with the highest total of rankings points will receive the last bid.
(The additional Highest-ranked seed is the spot left over after the Georgia Tech Invitational had only one team of the nine particpating teams without a qualification.)
Currently, Western Kentucky holds the lead in both categories. Below are the standings for both qualifications. These standings only include teams that are not currently qualified and have participated in events this year.
Highest Ranked Non-Qualified Teams
Current Rank - School
23 WESTERN KENTUCKY
26 MURRAY STATE
39 CAL STATE-CHICO
40 WESTERN ILLINOIS
41 INDIAN HILLS CC
43 NORTH TEXAS
44 SOUTH FLORIDA
46 MT. MERCY COLLEGE
47 PENN STATE
48 SOUTH CAROLINA-AIKEN
49 NOTRE DAME
51 GA SOUTHERN
53 OREGON STATE-CASCADES
66 ABILENE CHRISTIAN
67 OHIO STATE
71 CAL U of PENNSYLVANIA
72 SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA STATE
73 EAST GEORGIA COLLEGE
75 NORTH ALABAMA
77 NORTH CAROLINA
78 GRAND VALLEY STATE
79 CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ
Point Total Rankings Non-Qualified Teams
Total Points Rank - School - Total Points
1 WESTERN KENTUCKY 3348.08
2 MURRAY STATE 2517.31
3 INDIAN HILLS CC 1719.44
4 CAL STATE-CHICO 1667.86
5 LINDENWOOD 1336.54
6 GA SOUTHERN 1200.00
7 WESTERN ILLINOIS 1182.69
8 PENN STATE 1175.00
9 SOUTH FLORIDA 983.33
10 NORTH TEXAS 922.22
11 ILLINOIS 901.92
12 MT. MERCY COLLEGE 822.22
13 SOUTH CAROLINA-AIKEN 758.33
14 NOTRE DAME 700.00
15 ABILENE CHRISTIAN 594.44
16 OHIO STATE 575.00
17 OREGON STATE-CASCADES 525.00
18 CAMPBELL 500.00
19 TENNESSEE 500.00
20 LAMAR 483.33
21 WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER 450.00
22 CAL U of PENNSYLVANIA 450.00
23 SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA STATE 350.00
24 EAST GEORGIA COLLEGE 350.00
25 NORTH ALABAMA 283.33
26 NORTH CAROLINA 250.00
27 GRAND VALLEY STATE 200.00
28 CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ 200.00
Arkansas State pictured after winning the Mid-South Collegiate Open
Photo (l-r) Jonny Radin, Seth Fendley, John Yates and Adam Smith
The Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship concluded Sunday morning with five teams competing for two spots in the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship. The National Championship is held in North Augusta, South Carolina April 16-19 with sixty college teams vying for the title of National Champions. The Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship held in Jonesboro is one of just seventeen national qualifiers.
Day two started with the home team of Arkansas State in the lead by just six strokes ahead of Southern Illinois University. Sunday’s third and final round consisted of alternate shot team doubles. The Salukis, consisting of Tyler Sommer, Jason Kern, Grant O’Dell and Tyler Cantu, were able to put together a round of 56, or seven strokes under par for the best score of the round and finished with 410 strokes. The Red Wolves of Arkansas State were able to keep their overall lead throughout the day and win the team championship as the team of Seth Fendley, Jonny Radin, John Yates and Adam Smith put together a solid 59 in the challenging conditions to finish at 407. The recent severe winter weather that left Jonesboro under four inches of sleet earlier in the week played havoc on the course as it melted and flooded portions of the course over the last two days.
Individual honors also went to the Red Wolves and was even closer than the team scores as teammates John Yates -3 (109) and Jonny Radin -2 (110) finished as Champion and Runner-up. Rounding out the top six were Mason Bailey from Harding University +1 (113), Jason Kern from SIU +4 (116) and Tyler Sommer and Tyler Cantu +5 (120) both also from SIU. The University of North Texas finished third as a team and a pair of teams from Southwest Oklahoma State University finished out the field.
The tournament was held at Disc Side of Heaven which is a new disc golf complex located on Strawfloor Drive is west Jonesboro. Disc Side of Heaven has two 18 hole courses with one a par 56 and the other a par 70. Due to the poor course conditions, the final round consisted of 9 holes on each course for par 63.
The Red Wolves and Salukis now turn their attention to the National Championship next month. The four day tournament has grown from just 6 teams to the point to where it has been capped at 60 teams in just eight years. Plans for the 2015 Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship are already underway as collegiate disc golf continues to explode across the country.
Teams from as far away as 500 miles are in Jonesboro this weekend competing in the Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship. This National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship qualifier is a three round tournament where teams of 4 compete against each other. The top two teams from the tournament qualify for the Disc Golf National Championship held in North Augusta, South Carolina April 16-19. The competition is being held at Jonesboro’s newest disc golf complex, Disc Side of Heaven at 3255 Strawfloor Drive.
Saturday, teams competed in two rounds of singles action where the top 3 scores from each round count toward the team total. Leading after today’s two rounds are the Arkansas State Red Wolves with a team total of 348. Just six strokes back are the Salukis of Southern Illinois University with a score of 354. University of North Texas is in third place and two teams from Southwest Oklahoma State University round out the field.
Sunday’s final round will begin at 8:00 and the teams will play alternate shot team doubles. The team score from Sunday’s final round will be added to Saturday’s scores to determine the champion. The top two teams from the Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship will compete against 58 other college disc golf teams to determine the National Champion. Jonesboro is one of just seventeen national qualifiers for the National Championship. For more information regarding disc golf in Jonesboro, visit discsideofheaven.com or see the Disc Side of Heaven facebook page.
The registration deadline to secure your spot at Nationals is March 14th. That's only a week away!! There are quite a few teams that need to secure their spot. If your school appears on the list below, you have NOT completed your registration! Your spot will be vacated at the deadline. Please complete your registration by submitting your roster through our Registration Page AND submitting your entry fee through the NCDGC Store. If there are circumstances that are preventing you from completing registration, you need to contact us IMMEDIATELY at email@example.com.
Teams that have NOT completed registration:
Championship Bye Seeds:
Mississippi State (No Payment or Roster)
Alabama-Huntsville (No Payment or Roster)
Georgia Regents-Augusta (No Payment or Roster)
South Carolina (No Payment or Roster)
Western Michigan (No Roster)
South Alabama (No Payment or Roster)
Kennesaw State (No Payment or Roster)
California State University-Monterey Bay (No Payment or Roster)
Humboldt State (No Payment or Roster)
Tennessee Tech (No Payment)
Clemson 1 (No Payment)
Championship 1st Round Seeds:
Kansas (No Roster)
Wisconsin-Stevens Point (No Payment or Roster)
Michigan State (No Payment or Roster)
Wisconsin-Stout (No Payment or Roster)
Georgia Tech (No Payment or Roster)
Mississippi (No Payment or Roster)
East Tennessee State (No Payment or Roster)
Georgia (No Payment or Roster)
Georgia College & State University (No Payment or Roster)
Iowa State (No Payment or Roster)
Worcester State (No Payment or Roster)
Massachusetts-Amherst (No Payment or Roster)
Texas Tech (No Payment or Roster)
Texas (No Payment or Roster)
California-Santa Barbara (No Payment or Roster)
Auburn (No Payment or Roster)
Oregon State (No Payment or Roster)
Western Carolina (No Payment or Roster)
Kansas State (No Payment or Roster)
Iowa (No Payment or Roster)
Iowa State (No Payment)
Kennesaw State (No Payment)
Kansas (No Payment)
Kennesaw State (No Payment)
DGPtv is pleased to be broadcasting the 2014 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships in North Augusta, South Carolina from April 16-19. This is our fourth year at the event, and we are honored to be a strategic media partner for the NCDGCs.
This year, in addition to our live Internet broadcast, DGPtv will also be producing a 30-minute TV show that will be distributed to 60-80 million households throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Barbados.
Combining this increased production load with our long-term commitment to growing the event, DGPtv is putting out a call to action to collegiate disc golf players and fans on two fronts.
1. Joining our DGPtv Production Crew
We are willing to open up every phase of our operations to willing collegiate volunteers in order to help us with our live Internet and TV productions. On-air talent, field reporters, video editors, production assistants, camera operators...all are positions where you can gain valuable broadcast experience and the satisfaction of knowing you helped advance disc golf's #1 collegiate event.
2. Making a Team or Individual Video to be Aired on the LIVE or TV Show
Part of the flavor that makes the NCDGCs great is the unique flavor that each team brings to the event. And who better to capture that flavor than YOU...the actual team members!
DGPtv would welcome a short 1-5 minute video that you feel captures the spirit of your team, your goals for the tournament, an individual personality, what disc golf means to you, or something even more creative...a music video perhaps.
Please submit your video according to the following specs:
29.9 fps framerate
*.mov or *.mp4 file extension
Essentially, we are looking for something that will play in a YouTubeHD format, if you are using your video editing software presets.
To become a DGPtv crew member or submit your video, please email, John Duesler, Principal at DGPtv using firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-913-0569. I am looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you in North Augusta.
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Due to the high demand for schools to bring additional teams, we have created the Second Flight Championships.
The Second Flight Championships is a division within the National Championships for schools with large disc golf clubs that bring multiple teams. Schools will now only be allowed to have one team in the First Flight, but can have two more in the Second Flight.
Schools that have already registered two teams in First Flight have automatically been put in to the correct flights; one in First Flight and one in Second Flight. This allowed several teams on the First Flight Waitlist to move to in to First Flight. Those teams need to complete registration as soon as possible to secure their spot.
The Second Flight Championship will crown a champion and award a trophy for the 1st runner-up. The Second Flight Champion's school will also receive a 1st Round seed in the following year's National Championships.