Hands holds a 3.72 grade-point average as an environmental science major. On the court, he owns a 18-6 singles record in dual-match play and was named to the All-MVC team. DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University sophomore Tom Hands has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Tennis Elite 18 Award winner, the league announced at the conclusion of the recent 2017 MVC Championship. Print Friendly Version The Elite 18 Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average competing at the finals site at each of the MVC’s 18 team championships. The selection process varies for each sport, and winners are chosen from a list of nominations submitted by MVC institutions.
DINNER BY SEVEN, having finished second to the speedy imported filly JENNANDROSESGIRL over the straight on September 12, is tipped to go one better in the competitive looking restricted allowance race over the course for three-year-olds at Caymanas Park today.From the stables of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, the three-year-old filly was highly fancied to win over the distance last time out, but found JENNANDROSESGIRL too elusive and finished two lengths second in a good field of non winners of two.DINNEER BY SEVEN chased the winner relentlessly behind fast splits of 22.3, 45.3 and back in action with only 51.0`kg, will not go down easily in a race of this nature, especially from her favourable high number draw.The daughter of Liquidity-Colony Belle can expect stiff competition from TROJAN and ABBEY ROAD, along with the lightly-raced but promising pair of JESSE’s FAVORITE and GOLD MEMBER, both of whom impressed over the straight in maiden company last Saturday.biggest dangerTROJAN, who was behind DINNER BY SEVEN in fourth over the course on September 12, is poorly drawn at post position one and looks held by DINNER AT SEVEN coming from post position 13. The Richard Azan-trained ABBEY ROAD has trained well and set to carry 50.5kg for the services of new apprentice Bebeto Harvey, could prove the biggest danger to a very fit DINNER AT SEVEN, who I am expecting to make all on the stands’ side, with in-form Paul ‘Country’ Francis aboard.Elsewhere on the card, ENHANCE PROSPERITY, with promising apprentice Linton Steadman riding for trainer Donovan Thompson, is primed to win the third race over the straight for five-year-olds and up.She finished a close sixth to LORD STORM in a $350,000-$300,000 claiming race on September 12, beaten only 2 3/4 lengths in a better field than the one she runs in today. Having secured a favourable high number draw, ENHANCE PROSPERITY is preferred to GREAT BROWN and YOUR EMINENCE in a field of 13.I also like STIR IT UP in the fourth race, MONEYNEVERSLEEP in the fifth, LEGENDARY PLEASURE in the seventh and EXPRESS TRUCK in the closing race.