SPORTS IN BRIEF: July 2, 2013 - News and Tribune: Clark County

SPORTS IN BRIEF: July 2, 2013

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Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 12:17 am


IUS has 32 KIAC Scholar-Athletes

Thirty-two Indiana University Southeast student-athletes have been named Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes, the conference announced on Monday.

In order to be named a KIAC Scholar-Athlete, a student must be maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25. Freshmen are eligible for the award.

“I couldn’t be any happier to see so many of our student-athletes succeeding in the classroom,” IU Southeast athletic director Joe Glover said. “Student-athletes juggle very stringent schedules. It is a true testament to their individual efforts when they can successfully balance academics and athletics.”

The complete list of KIAC Scholar-Athletes are the following: Stephanie Bradshaw, Katherine Clark (Jeffersonville graduate), Elizabeth Roden, Mathias Brewers, Jade Detzer, Kaylyn Rodewig (Eastern graduate), Brad Walker, Alayna LaPaille, Justin Hurst, Evan Biesterveld, Jacob Holtz, Kristyn Maymon (Silver Creek), Meaghen Tompkins, Brookelyn Visker, Summer Sanders, Patrick Yochum, PJ Cockerell, Austin LaFollette, Britney Pinnick, Katelin Jelinek, Emily Knight (New Albany graduate), Sara Schum, Ashley Bunch, Maddie Ikerd, Bethany Sullivan, Darian Davenport, Brandon Smalling, Megan Sutherland, Lucas Harry, Shane Burke (Jeffersonville graduate), Katie Morrison, David Gibson.


Porter named IUS assistant coach

Brooke Porter has been hired as an assistant volleyball coach at Indiana University Southeast, Grenadiers’ volleyball coach Eric Brian announced on Monday.

Porter is a native of Louisville and attended Louisville Butler High School. She is a 2013 graduate of Union (Ky.) College. She was a libero/defensive specialist for the Bulldogs.

“I am excited to add Brooke to the coaching staff,” Brian said. “She had a tremendous career at Union and I know she is ready to help our team reach new heights.”

Porter finished her career at Union with 1,241 digs. She is the seventh player in Union history to record more than 1,000 career digs.

During her junior season in 2011, she led the Bulldogs with 606 digs. During her freshman year in 2009, she was a member of a Union squad that finished 29-5 and had the highest winning percentage in team history at 85.3 percent.

“I am excited to join the coaching staff at IU Southeast,” Porter said. “I cannot wait to start teaching and coaching the girls and to watch them improve.”

Porter previously coached the Horizon volleyball team in Corbin, Ky., in 2012.

She was named to the 2008 All-District 22 team as a senior at Butler.

Porter graduated from Union in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management and plans to pursue a master's degree in sports administration. She lives in Louisville.


Several area players to participate Top 100 showcases

Four boys’ basketball players and two girls’ basketball players from the Clark-Floyd area will participate in the 11th annual Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/IHSAA Top 100 Showcase boys’ and girls’ events at Ben Davis High School in July.

The boys’ showcase will be Thursday, July 18, while the girls’ showcase will take place on Tuesday, July 23. Each event will take place from 2-8 p.m.

Area players participating in the boys’ showcase will be New Albany’s Jeff Byrne and Leondre McBirth, Jeffersonville’s Myles Harvey and Keenan Williams and Clarksville’s Calvin McEwen. Also competing in the event will be North Harrison’s Cory Smith.

Floyd Central’s Brooke Hinton and Jeff’s Haley Vogen will be the two area players in the girls’ showcase. Joining the pair will be North Harrison’s Kendra Lambert and Corydon Central’s Marie Rothrock. Corydon girls’ coach Michael Uhl will be one of the coaches in the girls’ showcase.


FC graduate makes All-American scholar team

Saint Mary’s (Ind.) golfer and Floyd Central graduate Janice Heffernan is one of 89 NCAA Division III women’s golfers to be named to the 2012-13 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team.

To be named to the list, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average for the entirety of their collegiate career and be of high moral character and in good standing at the college making the nomination.

Additionally, Division III student-athletes must have participated in a minimum of 12 rounds and hold an adjusted scoring average of “95.00” or less. Playing more than 16 rounds during the 2012-13 academic year, Heffernan posted an 85.94 stroke average for the Belles.

It is the second year in a row Heffernan has been named a WGCA All-American Scholar.

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