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December 13, 2012

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Dec. 14, 2012

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Meghan Jones (Bellarmine women’s track, Floyd Central graduate, Jr.) — top performance: first in the 400-meter dash at the Gerry England Open last Sunday in Indianapolis, 59.17; notes: second in both the 200 (26.24) and the high jump (1.53 meters) at the England Open; second in the 1,600 relay at the Hoosier Open last weekend in Bloomington, 3:54.9, new school record; the 1,600 relay time at the Hoosier Open met the NCAA provisional standard.



BORDEN

• Chris Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, Jr.) — top performance: game-high 20 points, shooting 6-of-7 from the field, 2-of-2 from 3-point range and 6-of-8 from the free-throw line, game-high five rebounds and two assists in the Titans’ 58-56 victory last Saturday at Calumet College of St. Joseph; team records: 7-5 overall, 5-3 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Division I.

• Andrea Rademacher (Indiana State women’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: six points in the Sycamores’ 64-33 home victory over Illinois-Chicago last Saturday; team record: 6-2.



CHARLESTOWN

• Justin Baxtron (Indiana State men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: second in the 200 at the Eastern Illinois University Early Bird Meet last Saturday, 22.67; notes: fourth in the 60 dash finals, 6.96; fifth in the 60 dash preliminaries, 6.98.



CLARKSVILLE

• Billy Edelen (Bellarmine men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: Edelen saw action in the Knights’ 92-67 home win over Wheeling Jesuit last Saturday; team record: 6-0.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Cody Banet (IU East men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: five points per game, 6-of-16 field goals, 3-of-9 3-pointers, eight rebounds, three steals; notes: seven points and two rebounds in the Red Wolves’ 100-75 victory on Tuesday at Wilberforce. The victory over Wilberforce was the 100th win in program history; team record: 7-4.

• Melanie Stutsman (Western Kentucky volleyball, Jr.) — notes: Stutsman was named on Wednesday as an honorable-mention selection to the American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division I All-America team. It is the third consecutive season that Stutsman has been an honorable-mention pick for the squad.

• Jordan Thompson (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: game-high two blocks in the Grenadiers’ 94-82 home win over Spalding; team records: 8-3 overall, 1-0 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Jamie Wallace (Indianapolis volleyball, Fr.) — notes: Wallace and the Greyhounds bowed out of the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship Elite Eight Tournament last Saturday in Pensacola, Fla., with a 3-0 semifinal loss to Tampa. They won their first-round match against New Haven (Conn.) last Friday, 3-1. Wallace did not play in either match; team records: 31-8 overall, 15-3 Great Lakes Valley Conference.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• A.J. Adams (Pittsburg State men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 16 points per game, 12-of-21 field goals, 8-of-12 free throws, 20 rebounds; top performance: 17 points, shooting 6-of-7 from the floor and 5-of-9 from the line, and game-high 11 rebounds in the Gorillas’ 81-70 home win over Central Oklahoma last Thursday; team records: 7-1 overall, 2-0 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

• Emily Akalski (Marshall women’s swimming, Sr.) — notes: Akalski recently did an interview on the Marshall athletics’ website, www.herdzone.com. The link to the story is www.herdzone.com/sports/w-swim/spec-rel/121112aaa.html.

• Zach Blankenbeker (Army men’s swimming, Fr.) — notes: fifth in the 200-yard butterfly in the Black Knights’ 196-104 loss to Navy last Thursday in Philadelphia, 1:51.02.

• Brent Browner (Indiana Tech wrestling, Fr.) — notes: 1-1 record at the Warrior Duals last Saturday in Fort Wayne.

• Kegan Clark (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: seven points per game, 4-of-9 field goals, 1-of-2 3-pointers, 5-of-6 free throws, 13 rebounds, four assists, two steals; top performance: 10 points, shooting 3-of-6 from the field, 1-of-2 from 3-point range and 3-of-4 from the line, and eight rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 70-61 victory on Tuesday at St. Catharine (Ky.); team records: 8-3 overall, 1-0 KIAC.

• Jalynn McClain (Western Kentucky women’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 8.5 points per game, 8-of-17 field goals, 1-of-2 free throws, 10 rebounds, two blocks; notes: nine points and five rebounds in the Hilltoppers’ 62-38 victory last Thursday at Morehead State; team records: 7-2 overall, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference.

• Lakin Roland (Dartmouth women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: three rebounds in the Big Green’s 67-52 home loss to Hartford last Sunday; team record: 1-7.



NEW ALBANY

• William Barber (Spalding men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 5.5 points per game, 5-of-10 field goals, 1-of-2 free throws, five rebounds, three steals, two assists; notes: seven points and four rebounds in the Golden Eagles’ 94-82 loss last Saturday at IU Southeast; team records: 3-3 overall, 1-0 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Stephanie Cave (Indianapolis women’s track, Sr.) — top performance: first in the 3,000 at the Gerry England Open last Sunday in Indianapolis, 10:45.1; notes: fourth in the distance medley relay, 13:29.87.

• Kamaren Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 14 points per game, 14-of-35 field goals, 8-of-22 3-pointers, 6-of-8 free throws, 15 assists, six rebounds, two steals; top performance: team-high 21 points, shooting 6-of-12 from the field, 3-of-5 from 3-point range and 6-of-8 from the line, game-high seven assists, two rebounds and two steals in the Jaguars’ 86-53 win on Wednesday at Ancilla; team record: 10-4.

• Donnie Hale (Purdue men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: two rebounds and one point in the Boilermakers’ 47-44 loss last Saturday at Eastern Michigan; team record: 4-5.

• Parker Henes (IU Southeast men‘s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 6.5 points per game, 6-of-8 field goals, 1-of-4 free throws, nine rebounds; notes: seven points and team-high seven rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 94-82 home victory over Spalding last Saturday; team records: 8-3 overall, 1-0 KIAC.

• Jordy Martin (Rose-Hulman men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: four rebounds, three assists; notes: three rebounds in the Engineers’ 63-43 victory last Saturday at Bluffton; team records: 8-1 overall, 3-0 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Tionna Peters (IU Southeast women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: two points and two rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 68-67 home win over Grace on Wednesday; team records: 6-4 overall, 0-2 KIAC.

• A.J. Schmidt (McKendree men’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: two points per game, 2-of-8 field goals, 0-of-4 3-pointers, nine rebounds, seven assists, five steals; notes: game- and season-high seven assists, six rebounds, game-high four steals and two points in the Bearcats’ 77-53 home win over Robert Morris-Springfield on Tuesday; team record: 6-3.

• Brett Wehmiller (Indiana State men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: second in the high jump at the Eastern Illinois University Early Bird Meet, 6-7; notes: fifth in the long jump, 21-8 3/4; ninth in the 60 hurdles preliminaries, 8.62.

• Chris Whitehead (Danville Area Community College men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 12.5 points per game, 10-of-18 field goals, 1-of-2 3-pointers, 4-of-5 free throws, 11 rebounds, seven assists, four steals; top performance: team-high 17 points, shooting 7-of-7 from the field, 1-of-1 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the stripe, team-high six assists, three rebounds and team-high three steals in the Jaguars’ 98-60 victory on Wednesday at Ancilla; team record: 11-2.



NEW WASHINGTON

• Josh Sampson (Wabash wrestling, Jr.) — notes: fifth-place finish with a 3-2 record in the 157-pound division at the North Central College Wrestling Tournament last Saturday. The Little Giants won the tournament.



PROVIDENCE

• Kallie Ash (Spalding women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: four rebounds and two points in the Golden Eagles’ 76-70 home loss in double overtime to Centre on Tuesday; team records: 2-3 overall, 1-0 SLIAC.

• Megan Eve (Holy Cross women’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 9.5 points per game, 6-of-20 field goals, 4-of-15 3-pointers, 3-of-4 free throws, seven rebounds, five steals; top performance: 10 points, shooting 3-of-6 from the floor, 2-of-5 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the stripe, and three rebounds in the Saints’ 64-46 home win over Judson last Saturday; team records: 5-8 overall, 2-5 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Division II.

• Amanda Schoenfelder (Bellarmine women’s track, Sr.) — notes: fifth in the high jump at the Gerry England Open last Sunday in Indianapolis, 1.43 meters; 12th in the 60 dash preliminaries, 9.03.



SILVER CREEK

• Aaron Beck (Indianapolis men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: first in the distance medley relay at the Gerry England Open last Sunday in Indianapolis, 10:42.74; notes: fourth in the mile run, 4:58.66; sixth in the 1,600 relay, 3:42.59.

• Brendan Chwalek (Northern Kentucky men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: first in the 3,000 at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala last Saturday, 8:34.18, school record.

• Cody Jackson (Anderson men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: six points in the Ravens’ 86-75 home loss to Spalding on Wednesday; team records: 3-4 overall, 1-2 HCAC.

• Grant Meyer (Quincy men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: nine points, game-high five assists and four rebounds in the Hawks’ 78-75 home overtime win over Illinois-Springfield last Saturday; team records: 4-2 overall, 1-0 GLVC.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Chris O’Connor (Marian men’s track, Jr.) — notes: fourth in the high jump at the Gerry England Open last Sunday in Indianapolis, 1.88 meters; fifth in the 1,600 relay, 3:39.73; 14th in the 400, 56.15.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Nate Combs (Army football, New Albany native, Louisville St. Xavier graduate, Sr.) — notes: eight tackles and one forced fumble in the Black Knights’ 17-13 loss to archrival Navy last Saturday in Philadelphia; season-ending stats: 63 tackles, team-high 12 tackles for loss for 55 yards, team-high six sacks for 42 yards, team-high three fumble recoveries, team-high three forced fumbles, one interception; team record: 2-10.

Weekly stats are from last Thursday to Wednesday. If you have any information on an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com.