Ekekeugbor voted All-American, Kamenshchik named soccer coach

Baruch College Men’s Basketball senior forward Chimaechi “Chi- ma” Ekekeugbor was not only named the CUNY Athletic Conference Player of the Year but was also named National Association of Basket- ball Coaches Division III second-team All-American. Member coaches of the NABC vote for the award. Ekekeugbor averaged 18.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game this season. He lived up to his high expectations, as he was named Street & Smith’s 2017-18 Division III preseason All-American.

He became the first Baruch player to score 2,000 points in a season and only the second CUNYAC player in history to reach that milestone.

In Men’s Soccer, Dima Kamenshchik was promoted from associate head coach to head coach on March 13.

Kamenshchik served as the associate head coach since 2004 and was a major part of the school’s five conference championship-winning teams in 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is a graduate of Baruch and played soccer for two years after transferring from the New York City College of Technology after his sophomore year.

He was named captain for his senior season.

Besides his coaching career, Kamenshchik is the assistant sports information director, equipment manager and intramural coordinator for the athletic department.

In baseball, the Baruch College baseball team’s season recently started and it has not gone as they would have hoped.

The Bearcats have a record of 3-11-1 with just fewer than 20 games left in the season.

Baruch made its annual spring training trip to Fort Myers, Florida, from March 6 to 13. The team competed against other schools that were also on their spring training trips.

In their eight games played, they finished with a record of 2-6.

One of their wins, however, was historic. Baruch faced off against Newbury College in a doubleheader. After losing the first game 11-7, the Bearcats were destined to come back and win the second game, and they did just that with a score of 21-20. The teams combined in the doubleheader for 59 runs and 64 hits. At one point Baruch trailed 15-8 but fought back to win.

In the game, senior outfielder Edwin St. Hilaire went 5-6 with a home run and seven RBIs.

His final two RBIs were the most important, as they were the game-winning runs for the Bearcats.

Junior catcher and third baseman Gerardo Roque went 2-4 with six RBIs.

Four of those RBIs came on one swing of the bat in the form of a grand slam.

The team hopes they can turn this season around in order to compete for the CUNYAC championship.