Friday, November 21, 2008

Bison Clean Up Summit Awards

#3 posting 11.21.2008
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BIG 10: Minnesota hosts #20 Michigan tonight and Ohio State on Sunday. Traffic may be an issue on University Avenue.

Two Indiana recruits are part of the Under Armour All American team (see previous post for that link).

ACC: North Carolina beat Miami, FL in four with a margin of 11 points. Brianna Eskola (Columbia Heights) had 32 digs for the Tar Heels.

CUSA: #10 seed Marshall swept #7 Southern Miss with a margin of 20 points in the first round of the CUSA tournament. Megan Carlson (Andover) had 13 points and 13 digs for Marshall.

METRO ATLANTIC: Fairfield's Karlie Urbaniak (Mabel-Canton) does a Q&A with the Rochester Post Bulletin.

MISSOURI VALLEY: Northern Iowa beat Drake in four with a margin of 9 points. Amy Sampson (Champlin Park) had 13.5 points for UNI.

MOUNTAIN WEST: BYU beat Colorado State in five with a margin of 3 points. BYU led 2-0. Tessa Nelson (Tracy-Milroy-Balaton) had 15 points for CSU.

SUMMIT: North Dakota State took five Summit honors including player of the year & freshman of the year Chrissy Knuth (Champlin Park). Kelly Lopez (DGF) was named defensive player of the year. Erich Hinterstocker was named coach of the year. Jennifer Lopez (DGF) made the Summit First Team. Brooke Vandenberg was named to the second team. Janna Deyle made the freshman team.
NDSU Recruiting coordinator Kari Thompson has a good eye for talent. She recruited four of the above players. From the Fargo Forum.
Still the Bison don't feel like they are #1. From the Fargo Forum.
South Dakota State had Mackenzie Angner make the first team and Ellyce Youngren make the second and freshman teams.

SUN BELT: Western Kentucky swept Denver with a margin of 19 points in the Quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Tournament. Kresson Vreeman (Central Christian) had 2 digs for Denver.

BIG 12: Iowa State has signed setter Alison Landwehr of Parkway West, MO.

MOUNTAIN WEST: Colorado State added 6-2 OH Dana Cranston of North Peace, British Columbia.

Next up: later tonight after the Gopher/Michigan contest