Ivany a finalist for top catcher

The USF baseball team embarks on a journey to the Conference USA Tournament this weekend in the safe hands of one of the nation’s best catchers.

Tuesday, sophomore Devin Ivany was selected as one of 10 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award presented by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission.

The award is given each year to the top catcher in college baseball.

Ivany leads USF with a .358 average while driving in 45 runs.

The list will be narrowed down from 10 to three finalists on June 3, with a winner being announced June 24 by Bench at the Greater Wichita Sports Banquet.

Thompson joins Bulls’ basketball

The USF men’s basketball team filled its second spot left vacant after the departure of Seth Greenberg.

Scott Thompson was named as the program’s acting Director of Basketball Operations Monday, filling a spot that was formerly Brad Greenberg’s.

Greenberg left for Virginia Tech when his brother Seth was hired as the head coach for the Hokies.

As Director of Basketball Operations, Thompson, a 2002 graduate of Mississippi, will be in charge of all video work, film exchange, travel and coordination of recruitment databases.

Compiled by Sports Editor Bryan Fazio