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February 19, 2014

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: February 20, 2014

Athlete of the Week: Josh Sampson

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

HENRYVILLE — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Josh Sampson (Wabash wrestling, New Washington graduate, Sr.) — top performance: first in the 165-pound division at the Mid-States Conference Tournament last Saturday in Crawfordsville with a 3-0 record that included two pins and a major decision; notes: Sampson was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at last Saturday’s meet; The Little Giants won the Mid-States title with 170 points; Last Thursday, Sampson collected a 165-pound victory by pin (4:02) in Wabash’s 42-10 win at Trine.



BORDEN

• Brandon Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 7.7 points per game 9-18 field goals, 4-8 3-pointers, 1-2 free throws, six rebounds, three assists, two steals; top performance: 17 points, shooting 6-of-8 from the floor, 4-of-5 from 3-point range and 1-of-2 from the line, and four rebounds in the Titans’ 94-68 home victory over Trinity Christian on Feb. 10; team records: 11-16 overall, 7-10 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Chris Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 15 points per game, 16-29 field goals, 5-9 3-pointers, 8-10 free throws, 13 assists, eight rebounds, two blocked shots, two steals; top performance: 18 points, shooting 7-of-11 from the field, 2-of-3 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the line, six assists, four rebounds and game-high two blocked shots in the Titans’ 94-68 home win over Trinity Christian on Feb. 10; team records: 11-16 overall, 7-10 CCAC.



CHARLESTOWN

• Tyler Willinger (Calhoun Community College baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 5-for-16, two doubles, two runs scored, one stolen base; top performance: 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Warhawks’ 5-0 victory at Northeast Mississippi Community College on Tuesday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team record: 3-5.



CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

• Aaron Hayes (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2.7 points per game, 2-4 field goals, 1-1 3-pointers, 3-3 free throws, three rebounds, two assists; notes: five points in the Grenadiers’ 111-80 home win over Berea last Thursday; team records: 21-3 overall, 15-0 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.



CLARKSVILLE

• Aidan McEwen (Taylor men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: one rebound and one assist in the Trojans’ 71-46 home loss against Indiana Wesleyan; team records: 11-17 overall, 5-12 Crossroads League.

• Deahna Welcher (Lipscomb women’s tennis, Jr.) — notes: No. 1 singles victory (3-6, 6-2 (10-6)) and No. 1 doubles loss (6-2) in the Bisons’ 4-3 home win over Austin Peay last Saturday; team record: 5-2.



EASTERN

• Todd Albertson (Greenville (Ill.) men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: five points per game, 5-8 field goals, eight rebounds; notes: eight points and team-high seven rebounds in the Panthers‘ 84-69 home victory over Fontbonne last Saturday; team records: 13-9 overall, 9-6 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Austin Duncan (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: third in the weight throw at the DePauw University Indoor Invitational on Saturday, 48-4, personal record; notes: 12th in the shot put, 39-8; Duncan’s toss in the weight throw ranks third in program history; it was the third consecutive meet that Duncan has recorded a personal record in the weight throw.

• Erika Wilson (Southern Indiana women’s track, Sr.) — notes: sixth in the 3,000-meter invitational at the Hoosier Hills Invitational last weekend in Bloomington, 10:16.21.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Cody Banet (IU East men’s basketball, Sr.) — notes: nine points and four rebounds in the Red Wolves’ 103-78 loss at IU Southeast last Saturday; team records: 10-19 overall, 6-10 KIAC.

• Garrett Blackman (Southern Indiana men’s track, Sr.) — notes: 11th in the 5,000 at the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic on Saturday in Indianapolis, 15:59.29.

• Olivia Boesing (Louisville women’s tennis, Fr.) — top performance: No. 2 doubles win (8-2) in the Cardinals’ 5-2 victory at Wisconsin last Friday; team records: 5-2 overall, 1-0 American Athletic Conference.

• Devin Jenkins (IPFW men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 37th at the Carlton Paks Western Illinois University Invitational Feb. 10-11 in Santee, Calif., with a three-round score of 252, 36-over-par (86 in the first round, 81 in the second, 85 in the final).

• Tori Kingsley (IU Southeast women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: 0-for-1 from the field in the Grenadiers’ 64-46 home triumph over Berea last Saturday; team records: 15-10 overall, 10-5 KIAC.

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-14, two runs scored; top performance: 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Skyhawks’ 9-7 victory over Georgia State at the Georgia State Panther Invitational last Saturday; team record: 3-4-1.

• Alyssa Moore (Southern Indiana women’s track, Fr.) — notes: third in the 1,600 relay at the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic last Saturday in Indianapolis, 4:23.59; 14th in the mile run , 5:42.16.

• Brigid Morrissey (Furman women’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 2.5 points per game, 2-6 field goals, 1-3 3-pointers, 0-4 free throws, 13 assists, nine rebounds; game-high six assists, six rebounds and five points in the Paladins’ 71-54 home loss to Chattanooga last Saturday; team records: 14-11 overall, 8-6 Southern Conference.

• Jennifer Smith (Bellarmine women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: five points per game, 4-6 field goals, 2-5 free throws, four rebounds, two blocked shots; top performance: 10 points, shooting 4-of-6 from the field and 2-of-5 from the line, and four rebounds in the Knights’ 82-81 home victory over Maryville (Mo.) last Saturday; team records: 12-11 overall, 8-7 Great Lakes Valley Conference.

• Sarah Taylor (Franklin women’s swimming, Fr.) — notes: eighth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the Liberal Arts Championship last Thursday through Saturday in Elsah, Ill., 19:05.55; 12th in the 200 free, 2:03.55; 13th in the 500 free, 5:32.37.

• Jordan Thompson (IU Southeast men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 2.5 points per game, 4-7 field goals, 2-4 free throws, 11 rebounds; notes: six rebounds and four points in the Grenadiers’ 103-78 home victory over IU East last Saturday; team records: 21-3 overall, 15-0 KIAC.



HENRYVILLE

• Casey Guernsey (Bellarmine women’s swimming, So.) — notes: 14th in the 200 medley relay at the GLVC Championships Feb. 12-15 in Crawfordsville, 1:57.58; 15th in the 200 breaststroke preliminaries, 2:46.62; 15th in the 200 breast finals, 2:43.9; 17th in the 100 breast prelims, 1:15.16.

• Katie Guernsey (St. Joseph’s women’s tennis, Sr.) — notes: No. 2 singles loss (6-1, 6-3) and No. 1 doubles setback (8-4) in the Pumas’ 9-0 home loss to Cardinal Stritch last Saturday; team record: 2-4.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• Trent Astle (Xavier baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, one save, three innings pitched, two runs allowed (two earned), three hits, two strikeouts, one walk; top performance: first save of collegiate career in the Musketeers’ 11-6 victory at Furman last Sunday, two innings pitched, no runs allowed, two hits, one strikeout, no walks; team record: 3-0; Astle’s record: 0-0.

• VJ Billups (Hanover men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 6.5 points per game, 5-15 field goals, 0-1 3-pointers, 3-4 free throws, four rebounds, four steals; top performance: 11 points, shooting 4-of-12 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the stripe, game-high four steals and three rebounds in the Panthers’ 86-66 home win over Anderson last Saturday; team records: 15-8 overall, 11-5 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Kegan Clark (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 10 points per game, 16-36 field goals, 2-7 3-pointers, 6-12 free throws, 22 rebounds, nine assists, five steals, two blocked shots; top performance: 13 points, shooting 5-of-8 from the field, 0-of-1 from 3-point range and 3-of-5 from the stripe, team-high seven rebounds and game-high three assists in the Grenadiers’ 95-87 home triumph over Cincinnati Christian on Monday; notes: IU Southeast has clinched the KIAC regular-season championship; team records: 21-3 overall, 15-0 KIAC.

• Evan Maschmeyer (St. Joseph’s (Pa.) men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: Maschmeyer came off the bench for one minute in the Hawks’ 75-64 triumph at La Salle last Saturday; team records: 17-7 overall, 7-3 Atlantic 10 Conference.

• Jalynn McClain (Western Kentucky women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: six points per game, 5-11 field goals, 2-4 free throws, 10 rebounds; top performance: 10 points, shooting 4-of-9 from the field and 2-of-4 from the stripe, and eight rebounds in the Hilltoppers’ 93-66 home win over Troy on Feb. 12; team records: 16-8 overall, 8-5 Sun Belt Conference.

• Lakin Roland (Dartmouth women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 19.5 points per game, 15-26 field goals, 0-1 3-pointers, 9-11 free throws, 13 rebounds, three assists; top performance: game- and career-high 22 points, shooting 7-of-14 from the floor, 0-of-1 from 3-point range and 8-of-9 from the line, game-high 11 rebounds and two assists in the Big Green’s 65-59 home loss to Columbia last Saturday; team records: 3-19 overall, 0-8 Ivy League.

• Alonzo Shepherd (Indiana wrestling, So.) — notes: 1-1 record at 125 pounds in the Hoosiers’ two dual-meet victories on Saturday in a triangular meet at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

• Kayleigh Thomas (Southern softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-2 record, 9 1-3 innings pitched, 13 runs allowed (nine earned), 13 hits, four walks, no strikeouts; notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Jaguars’ 4-0 loss to Nicholls State at the North Texas Lovelace Invitational last Saturday; team record: 1-5; Thomas’ record: 0-2.



NEW ALBANY

• Maddy Bellew (Ottawa women’s tennis, So.) — notes: No. 2 singles loss (6-4, 6-2) and No. 1 doubles setback (8-6) in the Braves’ 6-3 loss at Doane last Friday; team record: 0-2.

• Kamaren Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 4.5 points per game, 4-25 field goals, 1-11 3-pointers, three rebounds two assists; notes: five points in the Jaguars’ 81-73 home loss to Robert Morris (Ill.)-Springfield last Thursday; team records: 18-9 overall, 6-1 Mid-West Athletic Conference.

• Kayton Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 19.5 points per game, 14-32 field goals, 9-17 3-pointers, 2-2 free throws, 11 assists, four rebounds, four steals; top performance: team-high 28 points, shooting 10-of-17 from the floor and 8-of-13 from 3-point range, team-high four assists and two rebounds in the Jaguars’ 76-36 home victory over Lewis & Clark Community College last Saturday; team records: 18-9 overall, 6-1 Mid-West Athletic Conference.

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 5-for-19, five RBIs, three doubles, three runs scored; top performance: 2-for-5 with a double, one RBI, one run scored and one stolen base in the Cardinals’ 7-5 triumph over Morehead State last Sunday in Spartanburg, S.C.; team record: 3-1.

• Donnie Hale (Bellarmine men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: four points per game, 3-4 field goals, 2-2 free throws, three rebounds; notes: four points and two rebounds in the Knights’ 76-72 home victory over Maryville (Mo.) last Saturday; Hale came back to the Knights in last Thursday’s 72-59 home win over Missouri St. Louis after sitting out the last few days because of an undisclosed injury; team records: 18-5 overall, 10-5 GLVC.

• Hannah Harris (Murray State rifle, So.) — notes: 11th in smallbore with 569 points and 15th in air rifle with 573 points in the Racers’ 4,649-4,610 home victory over Mississippi last Saturday.

• Sam Harris (Murray State rifle, Fr.) — notes: sixth in air rifle with 586 points and ninth in smallbore with 569 points in the Racers, 4,649-4,610 home win over Mississippi last Saturday; Harris recorded a personal record in both events.

• Parker Henes (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: one point per game, 1-1 field goals, four rebounds; notes: three rebounds and two points in the Grenadiers’ 104-77 triumph at Brescia on Feb. 11; team records: 21-3 overall, 15-0 KIAC.

• Austin Jamison (Wabash wrestling, Fr.) — notes: eighth in the 141-pound division at the Mid-States Conference Tournament last Saturday in Crawfordsville with a 1-3 record.

• Alissa Knable (Southern Indiana women’s track, Jr.) — top performance: third in the 3,000 at the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic on Saturday in Indianapolis, 10:40.06.

• Bailey Knable (Southern Indiana women’s track, Fr.) — notes: sixth in the 5,000 at the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic on Saturday in Indianapolis, 19:34.7.

• Jordy Martin (Rose-Hulman men’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 6.5 points per game, 5-10 field goals, 2-3 3-pointers, 1-1 free throws, six assists, three steals, two rebounds; notes: nine points, three assists and game-high two steals in the Engineers’ 61-55 victory at Bluffton (Ohio) last Saturday; team records: 19-4 overall, 14-2 HCAC.

• Lauren McCool (Franklin women’s swimming, Fr.) — notes: third in the 800 freestyle relay at the Liberal Arts Championship last Thursday through Saturday in Elsah, Ill., 8:11.11; fifth in the 400 individual medley, 4:51.51; sixth in the 1,650 free, 18:42.58; seventh in the 500 free, 5:23.16.

• TeNale Roland (Utah State men’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: six points per game, 6-17 field goals, 4-7 3-pointers, 2-3 free throws, four rebounds, four assists; top performance: 12 points, shooting 4-of-8 from the field, 2-of-3 from 3-point range and 2-of-3 from the stripe, and two rebounds in the Aggies’ 73-62 home loss to UNLV last Saturday; team records: 15-11 overall, 5-9 Mountain West Conference.

• Jared Santana (Wabash men’s track, So.) — notes: 13th in the 5,000 at the Fred Wilt Boilermaker Invitational last Saturday in West Lafayette, 16:40.98.

• A.J. Schmidt (McKendree men’s basketball, So.) — notes: one rebound and one assist in the Bearcats’ 75-72 home loss against Maryville (Mo.) on Monday; team records: 9-14 overall, 3-12 GLVC.

• Alex Stewart (Western Kentucky men’s tennis, So.) — top performance: No. 6 singles victory (6-2, 2-6, 6-4) and No. 3 doubles win (8-4) in the Hilltoppers’ 4-3 loss at Southern Indiana last Sunday; team record: 2-1.

• Brandy Stover (William & Mary gymnastics, Jr.) — top performance: fifth in the balance beam at the Sweetheart Invitational last Saturday in Raleigh, N.C., 9.800.

• Brittany Stover (William & Mary gymnastics, So.) — top performance: fourth in the all-around at the Sweetheart Invitational, 38.800; notes: 11th in the vault, 9.750; 13th in the floor exercise, 9.625; 14th in the uneven parallel bars, 9.675; 14th in the balance beam, 9.750; Stover earned Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Co-Gymnast of the Week honors on Feb. 12.

• Adam Togami (Wabash men’s track, So.) — notes: 17th of the 3,000 at the Hoosier Hills Invitational last weekend in Bloomington, 8:43.83, career-best.

• Brett Wehmiller (Indiana State men’s track, So.) — notes: 11th in the 60 dash preliminaries at the Hoosier Hills Invitational last weekend in Bloomington, 7.1; 14th in Flight 1 of the high jump, 6-2 3-4.

• Chris Whitehead (Fordham men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: two points per game, 2-2 field goals; notes: four points in the Rams’ 82-70 loss at Richmond last Saturday; team records: 9-15 overall, 2-9 Atlantic 10 Conference.



NORTH HARRISON

• Tyler Byrne (Louisville men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 14th in the 3,000 at the Hoosier Hills Invitational last weekend in Bloomington, 8:42.4.

• Johnnie Guy (Southern Indiana men’s track, So.) — notes: eighth in the 3,000 invitational at the Hoosier Hills Invitational last weekend in Bloomington, 8:09.91, season-best, NCAA Division II provisional mark; ninth in the 1,600 relay at the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic on Saturday in Indianapolis, 3:43.66.

• Josh Guy (Southern Indiana men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: third in the 3,000 at the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic on Saturday in Indianapolis, 8:27.44, NCAA Division II provisional mark.



PROVIDENCE

• Kallie Ash (Spalding women’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 7.8 points per game, 10-38 field goals, 4-19 3-pointers, 7-8 free throws, 19 rebounds, seven assists, two steals; top performance: 12 points, shooting 4-of-11 from the field, 2-of-4 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the line, and three rebounds in the Golden Eagles’ 87-78 home victory over Blackburn on Feb. 10; team records: 13-9 overall, 13-3 SLIAC.

• Maryashly Betz (Bellarmine women’s track, Fr.) — notes: seventh in the 60 hurdles finals at the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic on Saturday in Indianapolis, 10.93; eighth in the 60 hurdles preliminaries, 10.88; ninth in the 400, 1:05.92.

• Megan Eve (Holy Cross women’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 4.7 points per game, 5-16 field goals, 3-8 3-pointers, 1-2 free throws, nine rebounds, five assists; notes: seven points and team-high three assists in the Saints’ 70-68 victory at Judson on Feb. 10; team records: 8-19 overall, 4-11 CCAC.

• Murphy Sheets (Wabash men’s track, Fr.) — notes: 13th in the mile at the Fred Wilt Boilermaker Invitational last Saturday in West Lafayette, 4:35.25.

• Bryce Very (IUPUI men’s golf, So.) — notes: 60th at the Frito Lay Taco Bell Intercollegiate last Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia, Miss., with a two-round score of 167, 23-over-par (85 in the first round, 82 in the final).



SILVER CREEK

• Jacob Armstrong (UAB baseball, Fr.) — notes: 0-for-1 in the Blazers’ 10-3 home victory over Alabama A&M on Tuesday; team record: 5-0.

• Aaron Beck (Indianapolis men’s track, Sr.) — notes: 12th in the 800 at the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic on Saturday in Indianapolis, 2:03.62.

• Kyle Briner (Lee baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-0 record, 4 2-3 innings pitched, two runs allowed (one earned), two strikeouts, two walks; top performance: winning pitcher in relief in the Flames’ 4-1 victory in nine innings at Union (Tenn.) last Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 8-2 overall, 2-1 Gulf South Conference.

• Morgan Coquerille (Southern Indiana women’s tennis, Sr.) — notes: No. 2 doubles win (8-6) and No. 2 singles loss (6-1, 6-4) in the Screaming Eagles’ 8-1 loss at Lindenwood last Saturday; team record: 2-4.

• Lexi McFarland (Earlham women’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 10 points per game, 7-14 field goals, 6-9 3-pointers, six assists; top performance: 11 points, shooting 4-of-7 from the field and 3-of-5 from 3-point range, and two assists in the Quakers’ 83-49 home victory over Defiance last Wednesday; team records: 11-12 overall, 7-9 HCAC.

• Grant Meyer (Quincy men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 0-3 field goals, 0-1 3-pointers, two assists; notes: two assists in the Hawks’ 84-74 loss at Indianapolis last Saturday; team records: 9-16 overall, 4-11 GLVC.

• Alex Tinsley (IU Southeast women’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 6.5 points per game, 5-13 field goals, 2-5 3-pointers, 1-2 free throws, nine rebounds, two blocked shots; notes: eight rebounds and five rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 87-76 win at Midway last Thursday; team records: 15-10 overall, 10-5 KIAC.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Shelby Miller (Maryville (Mo.) women’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 20.7 points per game, 19-39 field goals, 12-22 3-pointers, 12-13 free throws, 11 rebounds, nine assists, seven steals; top performance: game- and career-high 35 points, shooting 10-of-18 from the floor, 9-of-13 from 3-point range and 6-of-6 from the line, game-high six steals, five rebounds and game-high four assists in the Saints’ 89-79 triumph at Southern Indiana last Thursday; notes: Miller has been named Maryville’s Female Athlete of the Week; team records: 15-10 overall, 8-7 GLVC.

• Chris O’Connor (Marian men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: first in the high jump at the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic on Saturday in Indianapolis, 1.93 meters.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Brandy Orth Becker (Centre women’s track, New Albany native, Louisville Assumption women’s track, Fr.) — notes: third in the long jump at the SAA Indoor Track Challenge last Saturday in Birmingham, Ala., 4.89 meters, personal record; third in the 800 relay, 1:49.97, school record; fourth in the 60 dash preliminaries, 8.31; fourth in the 60 dash finals, 8.31, personal record; fourth in the triple jump, 10.12 meters; sixth in the 200 dash, 28.3.



Weekly stats are from Monday, Feb. 10 to Tuesday. If you have any information about an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at 812-206-2117 or kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com.