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March 10, 2014

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: March 11, 2014

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Brittany Stover (William & Mary gymnastics, New Albany graduate, So.)

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Brittany Stover (William & Mary gymnastics, New Albany graduate, So.) — top performance: first in the all-around in the Tribe’s 192.800-192.550 home win over Cornell on Saturday, 39.175; notes: Stover broke her own school record in the all-around; first in the vault, 9.850, seventh-best score in program history; first in floor exercise, 9.775, career-high; second in the uneven parallel bars, 9.775, season-high; second in the balance beam, 9.775.



CHARLESTOWN

• Chris Braun (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — top performance: No. 6 singles win (6-3, 6-1) and No. 1 doubles victory (8-5)  in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 triumph at St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday; team records: 2-2 overall, 1-0 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Alli Webster (Wabash Valley softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-1 record, 17 2/3 innings pitched, six runs allowed (four earned), 13 hits, 32 strikeouts, six walks; top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Warriors’ 9-0 victory over Lake Michigan College last Tuesday in Niceville, Fla., four innings pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, nine strikeouts, one walk; team record: 10-5; Webster’s record: 3-2.

• Tyler Willinger (Calhoun Community College baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 4-for-15, two RBIs, one double, one stolen base; notes: 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the Warhawks’ 10-0, eight-inning victory at Lawson State Community College on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 10-9 overall, 3-0 Alabama Community College Conference.



CLARKSVILLE

• Nathaniel Jones (Southeastern Illinois baseball, Fr.) — notes: Jones has played in six games this season, hitting 9-for-18 (.500) with two doubles and four RBIs; team records: 6-5 overall, 0-1 Great Rivers Athletic Conference.

• Drew Kissel (St. Catharine baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 0-for-6; notes: 0-for-3 in the Patriots’ 1-0 home win over Campbellsville on Saturday; team records: 8-11 overall, 3-3 Mid-South Conference.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Andrew Archer (Vincennes men’s track, So.) — notes: 11th in the weight throw at the National Junior College Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field National Championships last weekend in New York, 49-2 3-4.

• Justin Batliner (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — top performance: No. 5 singles win (6-1, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles triumph (8-2) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 victory at St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday; team records: 2-2 overall, 1-0 KIAC.

• Olivia Boesing (Louisville women’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 3 doubles loss (8-6) in the Cardinals’ 4-0 setback at North Texas last Friday; team records: 8-2 overall, 2-0 American Athletic Conference.

• Alex Martin (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — top performance: No. 4 singles victory (6-1, 6-3) and No. 1 doubles win (8-5) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 triumph at St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday; team records: 2-2 overall, 1-0 KIAC.

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-10, two runs scored, one RBI, one double, one stolen base; notes: 1-for-2 with a run scored, an RBI, a double and a stolen base in the Skyhawks’ 7-1 victory over Colgate last Friday at the University of Central Florida Spring Fling; team record: 8-12-1.

• Brigid Morrissey (Furman women’s basketball, Sr.) — top performance: game- and career-high 13 assists, nine points and four rebounds in the Paladins’ 75-70 loss to Western Carolina in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Tournament on Saturday in Asheville, N.C.; notes: Morrissey’s 13 assists tied a single-game school record; team records: 18-12 overall, 12-6 Southern.

• Jacob Snodgrass (Olney Central baseball, Fr.) — notes: 1-for-4 with a run scored in the Blue Knights’ 5-4 victory over the Manchester junior varsity team at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on March 3; team record: 10-1.



HENRYVILLE

• Ashley Dickerson (Indiana State softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-for-5, two runs scored; notes: 1-for-2 with a run scored in the Sycamores’ 4-3 victory over Utah on Saturday at the University of South Florida-Under Armour Invitational; team record: 11-6.

• Carissa Embry (Oakland City softball, Jr.) — notes: 0-for-1 in a pinch-hitting role in the Oaks’ 11-1 loss to Madonna last Tuesday in Cocoa Beach, Fla.; team record: 0-6.

• Sarah Richey (IU Southeast softball, So.) — weekly stats: 0-for-2; notes: 0-for-1 in both the Grenadiers’ 9-0, five-inning loss to Lyon and their 19-2, five-inning setback to Purdue Calumet on Sunday at the Lindenwood (Mo.) Tournament; team records: 5-4 overall, 1-1 KIAC.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• Trent Astle (Xavier baseball, Fr.) — notes: no-decision start in the Musketeers’ 2-1 loss at Indiana last Wednesday, five innings pitched, no runs allowed, two hits, two strikeouts, one walk; it was Astle’s first start of his college career; team record: 7-5; Astle’s record: 0-0.

• VJ Billups (Hanover men’s basketball, So.) — notes: Billups was recently named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year; he also earned a spot on the All-HCAC team honorable-mention list; season-ending stats: 10.4 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 1.3 assists per game; team records: 19-9 overall, 13-5 HCAC.

• Shane Burke (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Jr.) — top performance: No. 3 doubles win (8-1) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 victory at St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday; team records: 2-2 overall, 1-0 KIAC.

• Kegan Clark (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Sr.) — notes: Clark and the Grenadiers received an at-large berth in the NAIA Division II national tournament last week; IU Southeast will face Tabor College in the first round of the tournament at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday in Point Lookout, Mo.; other area IU Southeast players competing in the tournament are junior Parker Henes (New Albany), sophomore Jordan Thompson (Floyd Central) and freshman Aaron Hayes (Christian Academy); team records: 25-4 overall, 17-0 KIAC.

• Marley Edwards (Harding softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-10, one run scored, one RBI, one home run; notes: 1-for-2 with a run scored, an RBI and a home run in the Bisons’ 8-2 home victory over East Central on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 14-9 overall, 7-5 Great American Conference.

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-0 singles record, 0-1 doubles record; top performance: No. 1 singles win in the Cardinals’ 7-0 victory at Lipscomb on Saturday; notes: last Wednesday, Elliott earned the Mid-American Conference Men’s Singles Player of the Week and Men’s Doubles Player of the Week awards; team record: 6-7.

• Jalynn McClain (Western Kentucky women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 3.5 points per game, 3-7 field goals, 1-2 free throws, seven rebounds, two steals; notes: five points and five rebounds in the Hilltoppers’ 80-71 home win over Louisiana-Lafayette last Wednesday; team records: 21-8 overall, 13-5 Sun Belt Conference.

• Morgan Reilly (Evangel (Mo.) women’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-1 singles record, 1-2 doubles record; top performance: No. 2 doubles win (8-3) in Evangel’s 7-2 victory over Trine on March 3 in Orlando, Fla.; team record: 3-3.

• Lakin Roland (Dartmouth women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 8.5 points per game, 7-16 field goals, 3-3 free throws, 11 rebounds, two steals; notes: nine points, six rebounds and team-high two steals in the Big Green’s 57-41 home loss to Yale on Saturday; season-ending stats: 11 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, 36 steals; team records: 5-23 overall, 2-12 Ivy League.

• Alonzo Shepherd (Indiana wrestling, So.) — notes: 0-2 in the 125-pound weight class at the Big Ten Wrestling Championships this weekend in Madison, Wis.

• Kayleigh Thomas (Southern softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-2 record, 12 innings pitched, nine runs allowed (seven earned), 20 hits, seven strikeouts, no walks; notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Jaguars’ 4-3 loss at Alabama State on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, 6 1-3 innings pitched, four runs allowed (all earned), 10 hits, six strikeouts, no walks; team record: 1-15; Thomas’ record: 0-7.



NEW ALBANY

• William Barber (Spalding men’s basketball, Sr.) — season-ending stats: team-high 13.5 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, 1.2 assists per game; team records: 19-8 overall, 16-2 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Kamaren Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 17.5 points per game, 13-35 field goals, 5-11 3-pointers, 4-6 free throws, seven steals, five rebounds; top performance: game-high 23 points, shooting 9-of-22 from the field, 1-of-4 from 3-point range and 4-of-6 from the line, game-high six steals and two rebounds in the Jaguars’ 69-51 home triumph over Lincoln Land Community College last Wednesday in the first round of the NJCAA Division II Region 24 Tournament; season-ending stats: team-high 13.9 points per game, 2.6 steals per game, 1.8 assists per game; team records: 21-10 overall, 9-1 Mid-West Athletic Conference.

• Kayton Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 15.5 points per game, 8-28 field goals, 4-14 3-pointers, 11-12 free throws, 20 assists, 11 rebounds, six steals; top performance: team-high 16 points, shooting 5-of-17 from the floor, 4-of-11 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the stripe, game-high 13 assists and three rebounds in the Jaguars’ 86-75 loss to Parkland on Saturday in the NJCAA Division II Region 24 Tournament semifinals in Mattoon, Ill.; season-ending stats: 13.3 points per game, team-high five assists per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, team-high 2.8 assists per game; team records: 21-10 overall, 9-1 Mid-West Athletic Conference.

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 1-for-12, two RBIs, one double, one stolen base; notes: 1-for-6 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base in the Cardinals’ 10-8 win in 10 innings at Kentucky last Friday; team record: 10-5.

• Donnie Hale (Bellarmine men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: two rebounds; notes: one rebound in the Knights’ 90-78 win over Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament semifinals in Evansville; Hale and his Bellarmine teammates earned an at-large berth in the NCAA Division II tournament on Sunday night; they will face Indianapolis in the first round of the Midwest Regional next Saturday in Springfield, Mo.; it is the Knights’ sixth consecutive berth in the NCAA tourney; team records: 23-7 overall, 12-6 GLVC.

• Tanner Marcum (Southern Indiana women’s basketball, Fr.) — season-ending stats: 3.8 points per game; team records: 19-9 overall, 12-6 GLVC.

• Jordy Martin (Rose-Hulman men’s basketball, Sr.) — notes: three points and two rebounds in the Engineers’ 64-57 loss to Wheaton (Ill.) in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament last Friday in Holland, Mich.; Martin has made the HCAC All-Sportsmanship Team; season-ending stats: 4.9 points per game, 2.3 rebounds per game, 86 assists, 36 steals; team records: 22-6 overall, 15-3 HCAC.

• Christian Meyer (Bellarmine men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: Meyer came off the bench in the Knights’ 90-74 victory over Indianapolis last Friday in the quarterfinals of the GLVC Tournament in Evansville; team records: 23-7 overall, 12-6 GLVC.

• TeNale Roland (Utah State men’s basketball, Sr.) — top performance: 10 points, shooting 2-of-6 from the floor, 1-of-4 from 3-point range and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line, and a game-high four assists in the Aggies’ 65-54 home win over Wyoming last Wednesday on Senior Night; team records: 17-13 overall, 7-11 Mountain West Conference.

• Alex Stewart (Western Kentucky men’s tennis, So.) — notes: No. 6 singles loss (6-0, 6-1) and No. 3 doubles setback (8-3) in the Hilltoppers’ 7-0 home loss to IPFW on Sunday; team record: 2-5.

• Brandy Stover (William & Mary gymnastics, Jr.) — top performance: first in the balance beam in the Tribe’s 192.800-192.550 home victory over Cornell on Saturday, 9.825, season-high; notes: ninth in the floor exercise, 9.500.

• Jordan Striegel (Louisville baseball, Fr.) — notes: Striegel came off the bench to play third base in the Cardinals’ 10-1 home win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday; team record: 10-4.

• Adam Togami (Wabash men’s track, So.) — notes: fourth in the 3,000-meter run at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend in Granville, Ohio, 8:51.85; fourth in the 5,000, 15:12.89; The Little Giants won their fourth consecutive NCAC title with 256 points.

• Chris Whitehead (Fordham men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: six points in the Rams’ 77-65 loss at Rhode Island last Wednesday; team records: 9-20 overall, 2-14 Atlantic 10 Conference.



NORTH HARRISON

• Johnnie Guy (Southern Indiana men’s track, So.) — notes: Guy has been selected to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association All-Midwest Region team in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter run.

• Josh Guy (Southern Indiana men’s track, Fr.) — notes: Guy has been picked to the USTFCCCA All-Midwest Region team in the 5,000.



PROVIDENCE

• Kallie Ash (Spalding women’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: eight points and two rebounds in the Golden Eagles’ 83-59 loss at Rhodes in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament last Friday; season-ending stats: 5.9 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 1.7 assists per game; team records: 16-11 overall, 14-4 SLIAC.

• Ryan Dixon (Bellarmine baseball, Jr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Knights’ 4-1 loss to Lake Erie last Thursday in Louisville, zero innings pitched, one run allowed (earned), two hits, two walks, no strikeouts; team record: 2-3; Dixon’s record: 0-0.

• Katy Flanagan (Spalding softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-11, one RBI, one stolen base; notes: 1-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base in the Golden Eagles’ 11-4 to Agnes Scott College on Saturday at the Emory University Eagle Softball Bash in Atlanta; team record: 1-5.

• Andrew Hunt (Bellarmine baseball, Fr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Knights’ 11-3 home win over Hillsdale on Saturday, one inning pitched, two runs allowed (both earned), four hits, one strikeout, one walk; team record: 2-3; Hunt’s record: 0-0.



SILVER CREEK

• Jacob Armstrong (UAB baseball, Fr.) — notes: Armstrong played third base in a reserve role in the Blazers’ 13-1 victory at Alabama State last Wednesday; team records: 13-3 overall, 2-1 Conference USA.

• Brooke Barnett (IU Southeast softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-4; notes: 0-for-2 in the Grenadiers’ 2-1 victory over Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) on Saturday at the Lindenwood (Mo.) Tournament; team records: 5-4 overall, 1-1 KIAC.

• Kyle Briner (Lee baseball, Jr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Flames’ 9-8 home victory over West Alabama on Sunday, 1 2/3 innings pitched, four runs allowed (three earned), four hits, two strikeouts, one walk; team records: 14-7 overall, 7-5 Gulf South Conference.

• Morgan Coquerille (Southern Indiana women’s tennis, Sr.) — notes: No. 1 singles loss (6-2, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles setback (8-4) in the Screaming Eagles’ 7-2 loss at Missouri-St. Louis on Saturday; team record: 3-6.

• Megan Pennington (Oakland City softball, Jr.) — notes: 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter in the Oaks’ 4-0 loss to Madonna on March 3 in Cocoa Beach, Fla.; team record: 0-6.

• Jacob Perkins (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville men’s tennis, So.) — weekly stats: 2-1 singles record; top performance: No.4 singles record (6-0, 6-0) in the Cougars’ 7-0 victory at Loyola (La.) on Saturday; team record: 6-5.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Shelby Miller (Maryville (Mo.) women’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 11.3 points per game, 9-36 field goals, 5-17 3-pointers, 11-12 free throws, 13 rebounds, six assists; top performance: 13 points, shooting 2-of-8 from the field, 2-of-6 from 3-point range and 7-of-8 from the stripe, three assists and two rebounds in the Saints’ 80-70 victory over Indianapolis in the GLVC Tournament semifinals on Saturday in Evansville; notes: Miller has made the All-GLVC first team and the All-GLVC Tournament squad; season-ending stats: team-high 15.4 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game, team-high 3.1 assists per game, team-high 1.8 steals per game; team records: 20-12 overall, 10-8 GLVC.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Brooke Conder (Spalding softball, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Presentation graduate, Sr.) — weekly stats: 1-for-3; notes: 1-for-2 in the Golden Eagles’ 7-6 loss at Emory on Saturday in the Emory University Eagle Softball Bash in Atlanta; team record: 1-5.

Weekly stats are from Monday, March 3 to Sunday. If you have any information about an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at 812-206-2117 or kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com.