Friday, November 07, 2008

Academic Awards, MIAC Semis

#4 posting 11.7.2008
your daily dose of girls volleyball news & information

BIG 10
The Gophers host Purdue and Illinois this weekend.
Minnesota is hoping to reverse recent losses. From the Minnesota Daily.

The Gophers' Kelly Schmidt is Off Topic--from the Minnesota Daily.

#1 Penn State's next victim is Michigan State.

Michigan State hosts PSU and Indiana.

Wisconsin is at Michigan and Ohio State.

ATLANTIC 10: George Washington beat Charlotte in five with a margin of 5 points. Abby Syverson (Mpls SW) had 8 points for GW. Courtney Cowles (Eden Prairie) had 51 assists and 10.5 points for Charlotte.

MOUNTAIN WEST: Colorado State beat New Mexico in four with a margin of 15 points. Tessa Nelson (Tracy-Milroy-Balaton) had 15.5 points for CSU.

SUN BELT: New Orleans swept Denver with a margin of 22 points. Kresson Vreeman (Central Christian) had 4 assists and 1.5 points for Denver.

WEST COAST: St. Mary's CA swept Portland with a margin of 30 points. Jennifer Sheedy (Totino-Grace) had 1.5 points for Portland.

Gustavus swept St. Mary's with a margin of 19 points. Megan Gehring (Eau Claire North) had 14.5 points for Gustavus. Amy Kujak (River Falls, WI) had 13.5 points for St. Mary's.

St. Thomas beat St. Olaf in four with a margin of 30 points. Katie McCaffrey (Fort Collins, CO) had 15 points for St. Thomas. Kim Smisek (Northfield) had 14 points for St. O.

PSU's Christa Harmatto and Megan Hodge have been selected to ESPN's Academic All District team.
Michigan's Beth Karpaik also makes the list.
Purdue had three players make the Academic All District list: Kristen Arthurs, Stephanie Lynch and Danita Merlau.
North Dakota State's Kristin Hille (Sauk Rapids) has made the list.

Sara Graf of SW MN State has been named Academic All District by ESPN. From the Marshall Independent.

St. Thomas' Katie McCaffrey and Katie Kremer made the Academic All District list.

Former Gopher Nicole Branagh and new partner Tyra Turner are 2-0 in Thailand.

next up: Later, much later tonight after Semifinals in the Minnesota State tournament.