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Fresno State: Women's football event hosted by DeRuyters set for June 4

DeRuyters host ladies football night

Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter and wife Kara will host the first Bulldogs football Ladies Night, set for June 4 at Bulldog Stadium.

There will be a welcome reception with dinner and drinks. All participants will be seated at tables with Bulldogs coaches and their wives.

The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will also feature an interactive clinic consisting of chalk-talk sessions covering football concepts, fashion shows and facility tours.

Cost is $40 before May 29, $50 after, with all proceeds donated to the Susan G. Komen Central Valley breast cancer foundation.

Details: Judy Lea with the Bulldog Foundation at (559) 278-4112 or

Ly tied for 9th at MW tourney

Fresno State’s Madchen Ly shot a 2-over 74 Monday and is tied for ninth individually at the Mountain West Conference Championships at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.

Ly shot 1-under over the back nine and is eight strokes behind tournament-leading Milagros Chaves of San Diego State, who had seven birdies to pace the field with a 6-under 66.

Fresno State’s Joanna Kim shot a 4-over 76 to initially tie for 22nd, but she accidentally signed an incorrect scorecard and was disqualified, which dropped the Bulldogs from eighth place to tied for ninth at 24-over 312 heading into the second round, which tees off at 7 a.m. today.

Hubbard named equestrian coach

Fresno State removed the interim tag from Eric Hubbard on Monday, naming him the school’s equestrian coach three days after the Bulldogs’ season ended in the quarterfinals of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s national championships.

Hubbard coach sixth-seeded Fresno State to a first-round 8-7 win over No. 11 seed New Mexico State before the Bulldogs were beaten 12-4 by third-seeded and eventual champion South Carolina.

Hubbard, who led the Bulldogs to the United Equestrian Conference title this season, has been the program’s interim coach since December 2013.

Schwanz sets 1,500 record

Fresno State distance runner Annemarie Schwanz set the school record in the women’s 1,500 while placing sixth in the event at the Bryan Clay Invitational on Friday.

Schwanz finished in 4:21.71, 2.97 faster than Shannon Lieder ran 23 years ago. It’s the second-best mark in the Mountain West this season.

Schwanz also set the Bulldogs’ mark in the women’s 5,000 two weeks ago at the Stanford Invitational.