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November 16, 2012

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Nov. 17, 2012

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Laura Der (Marshall volleyball, Floyd Central graduate, Jr.) — weekly stats: 37 kills, 16 digs, five aces, three blocks; top performance: match-high 22 kills, seven digs, match-high three blocks and match-high two aces in the Thundering Herd’s 3-0 home win over UTEP last Sunday; notes: Der has made the all-Conference USA first team and the Conference USA Volleyball All-Academic team. She also was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week; team records: 18-12 overall, 8-8 Conference USA.



BORDEN

• Brandon Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: two points in the Titans’ 80-68 home win over Purdue North Central on Wednesday; team records: 4-1 overall, 2-1 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Division I.

• Chris Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 10.5 points per game, 5-of-13 field goals, 4-of-6 3-pointers, 7-of-8 free throws, nine assists, five rebounds, two steals; top performance: 13 points, shooting 4-of-6 from the field, 3-of-4 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the line, team-high five assists and three rebounds in the Titans’ 80-68 home win over Purdue North Central on Wednesday; team records: 4-1 overall, 2-1 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Division I.

• Andrea Rademacher (Indiana State women’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: two rebounds in the Sycamores’ 69-39 home win last Friday against Eastern Illinois; team record: 2-0.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Cody Banet (IU East men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: three points in the Red Wolves’ 107-100 home victory over Union (Ky.) on Tuesday; team record: 3-1.

• Rachel Engle (Western Kentucky volleyball, Fr.) — notes: four digs in the Hilltoppers’ 3-0 home victory over Middle Tennessee State last Friday; team records: 29-3 overall, 15-0 Sun Belt Conference.

• Matthew Hamilton (Evansville men’s cross country, Jr.) — notes: 189th at the NCAA Division I Great Lakes Regional last Friday in Verona, Wis., 36:16.

• Ashlie Haworth (Lindsey Wilson volleyball, Sr.) — notes: Haworth saw action in the Blue Raiders’ 3-1 victory over Georgetown (Ky.) in the championship match of the Mid-South Conference Tournament last Saturday in Louisville. It was Lindsey Wilson’s second Mid-South Conference Tournament title in a row. The Blue Raiders host Grand View in the opening round of the NAIA National Championship tournament today; team records: 28-12 overall, 12-3 Mid-South Conference.

• Dylan Jenney (Franklin football, So.) — notes: Jenney played in the Grizzlies’ 58-29 home win over Hanover last Saturday; team records: 8-2 overall, 8-0 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Kyndall Merritt (Indiana volleyball, Fr.) — notes: Merritt played in the Hoosiers’ 3-1 loss last Friday at Nebraska and their 3-0 victory last Saturday at Iowa; team records: 12-16 overall, 4-12 Big Ten.

• Sam Mires (Evansville men’s cross country, Sr.) — notes: 180th at the NCAA Division I Great Lakes Regional last Friday in Verona, Wis., 35:26.

• Brigid Morrissey (Furman women’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: four assists, three rebounds, three steals; notes: four assists and team-high three steals in the Paladins’ 64-62 home win over High Point last Tuesday; team record: 2-0.

• Cole Richards (Franklin football, Sr.) — notes: seven extra-point kicks and a 26-yard field goal in the Grizzlies’ 58-29 home victory over Hanover last Saturday. Franklin clinched the HCAC outright championship, retained the Victory Bell over the rival Panthers and earned a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs. Richards has earned a spot on the all-HCAC second team; team records: 8-2 overall, 8-0 HCAC.

• Katy Schad (Marshall volleyball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 30 digs, 18 kills, two blocks; top performance: match-high 20 digs and 10 kills in Marshall’s 3-0 home victory last Sunday; team records: 18-12 overall, 8-8 Conference USA.

• Melanie Stutsman (Western Kentucky volleyball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 82 assists, 17 digs, five kills, two blocks; top performance: match-high 46 assists and 12 digs in the Hilltoppers’ 3-0 victory over Florida International in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament on Thursday; notes: Stutsman has earned a spot on the all-Sun Belt Conference first team. It is the third consecutive season that the Hilltopper setter has been named all-conference. Western Kentucky’s 3-0 victory over Middle Tennessee State last Friday completed an undefeated season in Sun Belt Conference play for the Hilltoppers. It is the fourth time they have accomplished that feat in program history. Stutsman had a match-high 36 assists in the win; team records: 29-3 overall, 15-0 Sun Belt.

• Jordan Thompson (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: two rebounds and team-high two steals in the Grenadiers’ 85-67 loss last Saturday at Georgetown (Ky.); team record: 2-2.

• Kelsey Traughber (Spalding women’s soccer, Sr.) — notes: Traughber made the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Team for the fall 2012 season.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• A.J. Adams (Pittsburg State men’s basketball, Jr.) — top performance: 16 points, shooting 6-of-11 from the field and 4-of-7 from the free-throw line, game-high 10 rebounds, three steals and team-high two blocks in the Gorillas’ 88-67 home win over Baker on Tuesday; team record: 1-0.

• Emily Akalski (Marshall women’s swimming, Sr.) — top performance: fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay in the Thundering Herd’s 163-124 home loss to Vanderbilt last Saturday; notes: fifth in 200 medley relay (1:57.93), 100 backstroke (1:06.44) and 200 backstroke (2:28.66).

• Zach Blankenbeker (Army men’s swimming, Fr.) — notes: fifth in the 400 medley relay (3:33.24) and 400 freestyle relay (3:17.24) and sixth in the 200 butterfly (1:56.33) in the Black Knights’ 164.5-135.5 home victory over Buffalo last Saturday.

• Brent Browner (Indiana Tech wrestling, Fr.) — notes: 1-2 record in the 149-pound division last Sunday at the Michigan State Open.

• Kegan Clark (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 15 points per game, 9-of-26 field goals, 2-of-9 3-pointers, 10-of-12 free throws, nine rebounds, two assists; top performance: 15 points, shooting 6-of-13 from the field, 2-of-6 from 3-point range and 1-of-2 from the stripe, and five rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 80-77 overtime victory on Wednesday at Kentucky State; team record: 2-2.

• Elijah Curtley (Indiana Tech wrestling, Fr.) — notes: 0-2 record in the 197-pound division last Sunday at the Michigan State Open.

• Jalynn McClain (Western Kentucky women’s basketball, Fr.) — top performance: 14 points, shooting 6-of-9 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line, seven rebounds and two assists in the Hilltoppers’ 80-69 win last Friday at Murray State; team record: 1-0.

• Hanna Martin (Youngstown State women’s swimming, Fr.) — notes: fifth in the 200 freestyle (2:05.51), 200 backstroke (2:18.66) and 400 freestyle relay (4:02.69) and sixth in the 200 individual medley (2:20.07) in the Penguins’ 149-139 home win over St. Francis (Pa.) last Friday.

• Lakin Roland (Dartmouth women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: one rebound in the Big Green’s 64-53 victory last Saturday at Bryant; team record: 1-1.

• Brooke Valentine (Southern Indiana women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: two points per game, 2-of-4 field goals, nine rebounds, three assists; notes: four points and four rebounds in the Screaming Eagles’ 70-53 win last Friday against West Florida at the West Florida Tipoff Classic; team record: 2-0.



NEW ALBANY

• Kamaren Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: six points, four assists and two steals in the Jaguars’ 83-44 home win over Lincoln Trail on Tuesday; team record: 4-1.

• Donnie Hale (Purdue men’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 10 points per game, 13-of-21 field goals, 4-of-6 free throws, 10 rebounds, two blocks; top performance: team-high 15 points, shooting 7-of-12 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line, and four rebounds in the Boilermakers’ 70-65 home loss to Bucknell last Friday in the 2K Sports Classic; team record: 1-2.

• Parker Henes (IU Southeast men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: seven points per game, 7-of-8 field goals, six rebounds, two blocks; top performance: 10 points, shooting 5-of-6 from the field, and five rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 80-77 overtime win on Wednesday at Kentucky State; team record: 2-2.

• Jason Holcomb (Hanover men’s cross country, Jr.) — notes: 212th at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional last Saturday in Alexandria, 29:14.55.

• Mathew Holcomb (Hanover men’s cross country, Jr.) — notes: 226th at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional last Saturday in Alexandria, 29:52.33.

• Shelby Hoskins (Tennessee-Martin volleyball, Fr.) — weekly stats: eight kills, four blocks, two digs; notes: seven kills, two digs and two blocks in the Skyhawks’ 3-2 home loss to Jacksonville State last Saturday; season-ending stats: 195 kills, team-high 78 blocks, 22 aces; team records: 10-21 overall, 6-10 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Emily Knight (IU Southeast volleyball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 29 digs; top performance: 18 digs in IU Southeast’s 3-2 win over Cincinnati Christian in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals last Friday in Cincinnati; season-ending stats: 292 digs; team records: 17-15 overall, 7-3 KIAC.

• Tionna Peters (IU Southeast women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: one assist in the Grenadiers’ 73-61 win on Tuesday at Kentucky Christian; team record: 1-1.

• Melvin Posey (Georgetown (Ky.) football, Sr.) — top performance: five carries for 65 yards and one touchdown run (15 yards) in the Tigers’ 49-27 victory last Saturday at Virginia-Wise; notes: The victory clinched the outright Mid-South Conference championship for Georgetown. It hosts Bethel in the first round of the NAIA Football Championship Series today. team records: 10-0 overall, 5-0 Mid-South Conference.

• A.J. Schmidt (McKendree men’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: four points per game, 4-of-8 field goals, 1-of-3 3-pointers, 3-of-6 free throws, seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals; top performance: 10 points, shooting 4-of-7 from the field, 1-of-3 from 3-point range and 1-of-2 from the stripe, and two rebounds in the Bearcats’ 86-72 loss on Wednesday at Lincoln (Mo.); team record: 0-3.

• Brandi Waller (Middle Tennessee State volleyball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 25 kills, three digs, two blocks; top performance: team-high 17 kills in the Blue Raiders’ 3-1 loss to North Texas in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.; team records: 10-23 overall, 7-8 Sun Belt.

• Chris Whitehead (Danville Area Community College men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 9.6 points per game, 17-of-53 field goals, 14-of-19 free throws, 25 assists, 20 rebounds, seven steals; top performance: team-high 17 points, shooting 8-of-13 from the floor and 1-of-2 from the line, game-high six assists, three rebounds and team-high two steals in the Jaguars’ 95-81 win over Rock Valley last Saturday at the Laker Classic in Mattoon, Ill.; team record: 7-1.



PROVIDENCE

• Ethan Cook (Franklin football, Jr.) — notes: one reception for 2 yards, one kickoff return for 13 yards and two tackles in Franklin’s 58-29 home victory last Saturday; team records: 8-2 overall, 8-0 HCAC.

• Spencer Corrao (Hanover football, So.) — top performance: nine receptions for 84 yards, seven carries for 25 yards, two kickoff returns for 43 yards and one two-point conversion run in the Panthers’ 58-29 loss last Saturday at Franklin; season-ending stats: team-high 781 rushing yards, team-high eight touchdown runs, 26 receptions for 230 yards, two touchdown catches; notes: Corrao has earned a spot on the all-HCAC first team; team records: 6-4 overall, 6-2 HCAC.

• Kelsey Davidson (IU Southeast volleyball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 14 digs, two assists; top performance: 12 digs and two assists in the Grenadiers’ 3-2 victory over Cincinnati Christian last Friday in the KIAC Tournament quarterfinals in Cincinnati; team records: 17-15 overall, 7-3 KIAC.

• Megan Eve (Holy Cross women’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 7.5 points per game, 6-of-16 field goals, 3-of-10 3-pointers, five rebounds, two steals; notes: nine points and two rebounds in the Saints’ 105-95 loss on Wednesday at Olivet Nazarene; team records: 1-4 overall, 0-2 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Division II.

• Elizabeth Fuchs (Spalding women’s cross country, So.) — notes: 193rd at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional last Saturday in Alexandria, 27:17.18. Fuchs earned a spot on the SLIAC All-Academic Team for the fall 2012 season.

• Lucy Knott (Bellarmine volleyball, Sr.) — weekly stats: eight kills, eight blocks, seven digs, two aces; notes: five kills, match-high three blocks and three digs in the Knights’ 3-0 victory last Saturday at St. Joseph’s; team records: 18-7 overall, 13-5 Great Lakes Valley Conference.

• Casey Marlin (Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer, Fr.) — notes: one shot in the Bears’ 1-0 overtime loss to Belmont Abbey last Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional in Columbus, Ga.; season-ending stats: 23 shots, eight shots on goal; team records: 16-2-2 overall, 9-0 South Atlantic Conference.

• Casey McCauley (Thomas More women’s cross country, Fr.) — notes: 292nd at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional last Saturday in Newville, Pa., 28:54.6.

• Ashley Ricks (UAB volleyball, So.) — notes: five kills and two digs in the Blazers’ 3-1 loss last Friday at Central Florida; team records: 20-13 overall, 11-5 Conference USA.



SILVER CREEK

• Kristyn Maymon (IU Southeast volleyball, So.) — weekly stats: 10 kills, two blocks; notes: eight kills and two blocks in the Grenadiers’ 3-2 victory last Friday against Cincinnati Christian in the KIAC Tournament quarterfinals in Cincinnati; season-ending stats: 106 kills; team records: 17-15 overall, 7-3 KIAC.

• Lindsey Maymon (IU Southeast volleyball, Sr.) — season-ending stats: 139 kills, 86 digs; team records: 17-15 overall, 7-3 KIAC.

• Grant Meyer (Quincy men’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 5.5 points per game, 2-of-5 field goals, 1-of-3 3-pointers, 6-of-6 free throws, four assists, two rebounds; notes: nine points and two assists in the Hawks’ 83-82 home loss on Wednesday against Iowa Wesleyan; team record: 1-1.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Shelby Miller (Maryville women’s basketball, So.) — top performance: 17 points, shooting 6-of-12 from the field, 3-of-6 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line, five assists, four steals and three rebounds in the Saints’ 96-22 home victory over Blackburn last Sunday; team record: 1-0.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Alexis Bauer (Samford volleyball, Floyds Knobs native, Louisville Sacred Heart graduate, Sr.) — weekly stats: 34 digs, five assists, two aces; top performance: match-high 19 digs and five assists in the Bulldogs’ 3-0 victory last Sunday at Appalachian State; notes: Bauer is 12 digs away from setting Samford’s single-season digs record. She already has a single-single personal-best in digs this year; team records: 22-8 overall, 14-2 Southern Conference.

• James Borengasser (Spalding men’s cross country, Borden native, Jr.) — notes: Borengasser made the SLIAC All-Academic Team for the fall 2012 season.

• Nate Combs (Army football, New Albany native, Louisville St. Xavier graduate, Sr.) — top performance: 10 tackles in the Black Knights’ 28-7 loss last Saturday at Rutgers; team record: 2-8.

• Rolandan “Deuce” Finch (Boston College football, New Albany native, Louisville St. Xavier graduate, Jr.) — notes: seven carries for a team-high 40 rushing yards and five receptions for 25 yards in the Eagles’ 21-6 home loss to Notre Dame last Saturday; team records: 2-8 overall, 1-5 Atlantic Coast Conference.

• Logan Fry (St. Mary-of-the-Woods women’s cross country, Charlestown native, Louisville Sacred Heart graduate, Jr.) — top performance: fourth at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Cross Country Championships last Friday in Lake Placid, N.Y., 25:12.46; notes: Fry’s fourth-place finish earned her a spot on the USCAA Women’s Cross Country All-America team.

Weekly stats are from Thursday, Nov. 8 to this past Thursday. If you have any information on an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com.