August 19, 2011

IUPUI Volleyball Supports Race Away From Domestic Violence

In the midst of two-a-day practices and preseason camp, the IUPUI volleyball team took some time away from the practice court on Saturday, Aug. 13, to participate in the Race Away From Domestic Violence put on by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV).  Click here to read more.

Western Illinois' Lins Awarded Cathy Early Scholarship

Western Illinois Athletics recently announced that Laura Lins, a women's soccer student-athlete, is the 2011 recipient of the Cathy Early Scholarship.  Click here to read more.

Two Former Oakland Men's Basketball Players Sign Professional Contracts Overseas

Former Oakland University standout Keith Benson heads to the island of Sardinia to play professional basketball with Italian team Sassari, while Will Hudson signed a professional contract with the Gold Coast Blaze of the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia.  Click here to read more on Benson and here to read more on Hudson.

Keith Benson
Will Hudson

Oral Roberts' Healy Earns Horizon Air First Team Honors

Brandon Healy, the sophomore infielder for the Golden Eagles, was named to the Horizon Air Summer All-Series first team. Healy batted .394 with a home run and 19 RBI for the Redding Colt .45's.  Click here to read more.

IPFW Tennis Receives ITA All-Academic Team and Scholar-Athlete Honors

The IPFW women's tennis team was named an ITA All-Academic Team while also receiving four Scholar-Athlete awards. Two members of the men's tennis team also earned Scholar-Athletes awards.  Click here to read more.

Oral Roberts' Allen and Jones Represent Great Britian at World University Games

A pair of Oral Roberts women’s basketball players were selected to play in the 2011 World University Games. Both Dominique Allen and Georgia Jones are representing their homeland, competing for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland team.  Click here to read more.

August 18, 2011

Top 30 Distinguished Contributors Announced

In celebration of The Summit League's 30th Anniversary Season, the league officially announced its list of Top 30 Distinguished Contributors from the Division I era. Four individual NCAA champions and three Olympic medalists along with four NBA players and two World Series Champions headline The Summit League's list of top student-athletes, coaches and administrators.  Click here for the full release and see the complete list.

North Dakota State Picked to Repeat as Volleyball Champions

Defending Summit League volleyball champion North Dakota State, who captured its second championship in three years, was picked to repeat in a vote of the league's 10 head coaches.  Click here to read more. 

August 17, 2011

NDSU's Amy Anderson Featured on

North Dakota State junior golfer Amy Anderson was featured in an article on for her success on and off the course during her sophomore campaign. 

Elite golfers spend countless hours around club putting greens and driving ranges. Thousands of small white spheres are hit out of sand traps. It’s not quite a 24-7 endeavor, but committing at least a few hours every day is vital if you want to compete with the best.

Constant sunshine is not required, just weather that doesn’t require mittens or, in Amy Anderson’s case, a snow shovel.

Anderson, who will be a junior this fall at North Dakota State, is among college golf’s top student-athletes. And she almost does it part time.

The playing conditions can be a bit extreme in North Dakota, especially from November to March and sometimes into April.

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

IUPUI's Agaba Named Finalist For Lowe's Senior Class Award

IUPUI senior men's soccer standout Perez Agaba has been named a finalist for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. 
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as a NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.  Click here to read more.

UMKC, Oakland Tabbed as Men's Soccer Favorites

UMKC, The Summit League's 2010 regular season champion, and Oakland, last season's league tournament champion, were chosen as co-favorites for the 2011 Summit League title as selected by a voting of league coaches.  Click here to read more.