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April 11, 2013

SPORTS IN BRIEF: April 12, 2013

FC to host Night of the Future Stars

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FLOYDS KNOBS — >>H.S. BASKETBALL

FC to host Night of the Future Stars

Floyd Central High School will host The Night of the Future Stars at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. The event is a prelude to the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at Freedom Hall in Louisville.

The Night of the Future Stars will include Kentucky Derby Festival Classic participants competing in a slam dunk contest, 2-on-2 contests and a 3-point shootout. The players will have an autograph session immediately after the event.

Seven players who have signed with the Big Three universities in the Kentuckiana area — Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky — will participate in The Night of the Future Stars and the Derby Festival Classic. They are IU signees Devin Davis, Luke Fischer, Stanford Robinson and Troy Williams, U of L signees Anton Gill and Akoy Agau and Kentucky signee Derek Willis.

Admission to both The Night of the Future Stars and the Derby Festival Classic are $11 and $16. Derby Festival Classic tickets are on sale at all TicketMaster locations and www.ticketmaster.com. Fans also can purchase tickets by calling 800-745-3000 or the Freedom Hall box office at 502-367-5144. Derby Festival Classic tickets also can be purchased at Floyd Central on April 18.



Hussung to play in North-South All-Star Challenge

Floyd Central High School senior Drew Hussung will play in the second annual Indiana Elite North vs. South All-Star Basketball Challenge on Saturday, April 20 at Lebanon High School.

The 6-foot-2 guard will play for the Class 4A South Boys’ Senior All-Stars. Hussung was recently named to the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association All-District IV team. He also earned a spot on the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State first team.

Plus, New Albany girls’ basketball coach Tammy Geron will help coach the Class 4A South Girls’ Junior All-Stars during the challenge.



>>H.S. SOCCER

Providence’s Duncan receives Cato scholarship

Providence senior midfielder Erin Duncan was one of 12 recipients of the 2013 IHSAA/C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Award during the Brady Sports Achievement Awards on Thursday night at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.

Duncan will graduate from Providence this spring ranked No. 1 in her class with a 4.0 grade-point average. She helped the Pioneers’ girls’ soccer team win the Class A state championship in 2011 and finish Class A state runner-up in 2012. Duncan earned the Class A girls’ soccer mental attitude award during last season’s IHSAA State Finals.

Along with playing soccer, Duncan is a student ambassador, president of the Spanish Club, a member of the National Honor Society and Students Against Destructive Decisions at Providence. She also is a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany, where she also is involved in the youth ministry program. She has spent significant time volunteering at animal shelters and soup kitchens in her area.



Silver Creek parent/player meeting

The Silver Creek High School boys’ soccer team will have a parent/player meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in the school’s cafeteria.

Players who are interested in playing for the Dragons next season must attend.



>>COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Greandiers sign first international recruit

The IU Southeast softball team has signed second baseman/outfielder Haley-Ann Kueneman of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, IU Southeast coach Joe Witten announced on Wednesday. Kueneman is the first international student-athlete to sign with the IU Southeast softball program.

“Haley brings to our program the vision that we are trying to promote,” Witten said. “First, she is a great student with high expectations. Secondly, she is a driven athlete that pushes herself on and off the field daily, while working towards competitive greatness. Finally, she elevates people around her by her intelligence, kindness and aptitude. I’m excited about her future as a Grenadier student-athlete.”

Kueneman currently plays for the U18A Travel Club team, the Lloydminister Betcave Rebels. Her team has won the gold medal at every Alberta Provincial Championship for the last four years and has gone to the Canadian National Softball Championships for the past three seasons.

Last season, Kueneman was awarded most valuable player honors in all of her playoff games at the Canadian National Championships. In 2011, she was selected to represent Team Alberta for the Canadian Summer Games in Kamloops, British Columbia, where her team medaled and she led the provincial team in RBIs and was second in batting average.

She also has achieved the Canadian equivalent to a 4.0 grade-point average during her high school career.



>>COLLEGE ATHLETICS

IU Southeast to host Champions Dinner

The IU Southeast athletic department will host its first-ever Champions Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 24 in the Hoosier Room at IU Southeast.

 The dinner is designed to honor student-athletes and raise funding for IU Southeast athletic scholarships. Awards will be given to the Male and Female Athlete of the Year, and the inaugural event also will honor former IU Southeast men’s basketball coach and first athletic director, Jim Morris, by introducing the Jim Morris Champions of Character Award. The award will be given annually to a student-athlete who exemplifies strong moral character, sportsmanship and the core values of IU Southeast.

In addition to the dinner and awards, the Champions Dinner will honor some significant moments in the history of IU Southeast athletics and will feature highlights and accomplishments from the 2012-13 athletic season.

IU Southeast athletics has experienced a lot of success recently. This year’s men’s basketball team advanced to the school’s first-ever NAIA Final Four and finished the season ranked No. 3 in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll, its highest ranking ever.

Last May, the Grenadier softball team advanced to the program’s first NAIA Softball Final Eight. Last season, five out the seven athletic programs at IU Southeast won Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships. Most impressively, more than half of Grenadier student-athletes were named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for achieving a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

One main objective of the Champions Dinner is to re-engage former Grenadier student-athletes. The Champions Dinner is a perfect forum for past teammates and friends to return to campus and relive the glory days of playing collegiate athletics.

If you are a former student-athlete and are interested in attending this year’s dinner, contact Grenadier athletic director Joe Glover at joglover@indiana.edu.

Visit the Champions Dinner website at www.ius.edu/champions for the latest updates including award winner biographies, event details and ticket information.

Individual ticket prices will be announced at a later date. Sponsorships for the Champions Dinner also are available at varying levels.

Please contact the IU Southeast athletic department at 812-941-2432 or at athletics@ius.edu for more information or to become a sponsor.



>>YOUTH SOCCER

SIU to host annual summer camp

Southern Indiana United Soccer Club will host its annual summer soccer camp for boys and girls ages 4-14 the week of June 24 at Cannon Acres Soccer Fields on Budd Road in New Albany.

Camp for children ages 4-6 will be from 9-10:30 a.m. every day and the cost is $90. Camp for children ages 6-14 will be from 9 a.m.-noon every day and the cost is $125.

Campers can register for the camp by visiting the following Web link:

www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=18742&Type=PLAYER.

For more information, contact camp director Debbie Webb at 812-945-5627 or webb.debbie@insightbb.com.