September 09, 2011

USD's Duling Featured on

University of South Dakota track & field student-athlete Alexa Duling was featured on

Duling is no stranger to hard work, determination and daring to dream. During this past summer, Duling turned her dream of creating the first “Girls on the Run” event for 13 pre-teen girls, their families and the community of the Rosebud Indian Reservation into a reality.

A 4.0 pre-med student-athlete at South Dakota, a national qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles last year and the 2010-11 Great West Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Duling’s athletics expertise and strong work ethic fit nicely with the mission and vision of the Girls on the Run organization, which focuses on creating “self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running” among 8- to 13-year-olds.

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Oral Roberts Tabbed as Men's Basketball Favorite by Sporting News

The preseason basketball preview magazines have begun to hit the newsstands with the Sporting News 2011-12 College Basketball first on the shelf. Mike Brown of the Tulsa (Okla.) World breaks down The Summit League in the publication and tabs Oral Roberts to win the league title. Two-time defending champion Oakland was picked second and swept the league’s top billings with Reggie Hamilton listed as top player, Corey Petros as top newcomer and Greg Kampe as top coach.

Preseason rankings and predictions for The Summit League are below. To read the Sporting News’ breakdown of each Summit League team and all 345 scouting reports, you can purchase the magazine at your local newsstands or by ordering online here.

Keep checking the Summit Points blog for more updates as the countdown to tipoff continues.


  1. Oral Roberts
  2. Oakland
  3. South Dakota State
  4. IUPUI
  5. North Dakota State
  6. IPFW
  7. Southern Utah
  8. UMKC
  9. South Dakota
10. Western Illinois

All-Summit League Team

   Damen Bell-Holter, Oral Roberts
   Reggie Hamilton, Oakland
   Dominique Morrison, Oral Roberts
   Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
   Alex Young, IUPUI

September 07, 2011

Former OU Diver Oates Named to Idaho Staff

Swimming and diving coach Mark Sowa, who joined the Vandals last month, has rounded out his staff with the addition of swimming assistant Ashley Jahn and diving coach Chelsea Oates.

Oates is a 2011 graduate of Oakland University where she not only excelled in athletics but academics. Oates was a two-time honorable mention academic honorable mention and qualified for zone competition four times in both the 1- and 3-meter events. She also was recognized on the 2010 Summit's League's Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence and was a 2010 Summit League Distinguished Scholar.

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NDSU's Anderson Named to Golf World's Top 50 Watch List

North Dakota State's Amy Anderson was named to Golf World's Top 50 college women's watch list for the 2011-12 season.

Anderson, a junior from Oxbow, N.D., was The Summit League champion and tied for 12th at the NCAA National Championship last year. She placed 63rd at the U.S. Open and advanced to the second round of match play at the U.S. Amateur.

Anderson has won a school-record five tournaments each of her first two seasons at North Dakota State. The two-time Summit League Golfer of the Year has a 73.5 career average and has made top-10 finishes at 18-of-22 collegiate events.

North Dakota State is scheduled to open the season at the Concordia Cobber Open at Noon on Friday, at Wildflower Golf Course in Detroit Lakes, Minn., before heading to the Nebraska Chip-N Club Invitational Sept. 12-13.

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