September 16, 2011

Full Slate of Volleyball League Play This Weekend

This weekend kicks off the first full weekend of volleyball league play as all 10 teams are in action.  League play got underway last night as South Dakota picked up its first league win as a member of The Summit League and Southern Utah downed UMKC.

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September 15, 2011

IUPUI Volleyball Set to Support Former Player in Dig Pink Event

Every season the IUPUI volleyball designates one of its home matches as its Dig Pink Game and this season its match against South Dakota State on Saturday, Oct. 15, has been selected as the program’s 2011 Dig Pink Game.

The Dig Pink Game is a forum for the team to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer. While the Dig Pink Game is an important cause for the Jaguars volleyball program each year, this season the cause means that much more to the IUPUI volleyball family as former Jaguar volleyball player Jen [Mertz] Will (1998-2001) was diagnosed with breast cancer on April 29, 2011.

Jen’s battle is continually updated on her blog, which can be viewed by clicking here.
Fans interested in helping the IUPUI volleyball team reach their fundraising goal can donate money by clicking here to get to IUPUI’s team donation page in conjunction with the Side-Out Foundation and Dig Pink campaign. The Jaguars will also be selling Dig Pink t-shirts outside the gym throughout the evening of Oct. 15 to help raise money.

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September 14, 2011

Lindy's Sports Previews Summit League Hoops

A sneak peek of the preseason basketball preview magazines continues with Lindy’s  Sports College Basketball 2011-12.

In the publication’s national scouting reports, Oakland’s Reggie Hamilton is listed as the country’s No. 4 point guard while Oral Roberts’ Dominique Morrison and IUPUI’s Alex Young place No. 6 and No. 18 among small forwards. Lindy’s puts The Summit League at No. 23 in its rankings of the conferences and projects Oral Roberts as champion.

Lindsey Willhite scouts each Summit League team and picks two-time defending league champion Oakland to finish second behind the Golden Eagles.

Preseason rankings and predictions for The Summit League are below. To read Lindy’s Sports breakdown of each Summit League team and the entire national preview, you can purchase the magazine at your local newsstands or by ordering online

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

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

All-Summit League 1st Team
Reggie Hamilton, Oakland
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
Ceola Clark III, Western Illinois
Dominique Morrison, Oral Roberts
Alex Young, IUPUI

All-Summit League 2nd Team
Travis Bader, Oakland
Reggie Chamberlain, UMKC
Frank Gaines, IPFW
Michael Craion, Oral Roberts
Damen Bell-Holter, Oral Roberts

Player of the Year
Dominique Morrison, Oral Roberts

Newcomer of the Year
Laval Lucas-Perry, Oakland

Honor Roll
Best Shooter: Travis Bader, Oakland
Best Rebounder: Damen Bell-Holter, Oral Roberts
Best Playmaker: Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
Best Defender: Ceola Clark III, Western Illinois
Most Versatile: Alex Young, IUPUI
Best NBA Prospect: Alex Young, IUPUI

September 12, 2011

SUU's Loewen Selected to Canadian Junior National Team

Southern Utah's Tessa Loewen has been selected to represent Canada as a member of the junior national team when the team competes at the Junior Women's World Championships in Cape Town, South Africa in December. Loewen is a three-year member of the team and one of only six players selected to the national squad for three consecutive years.

Loewen, a freshman at SUU, is one of only 17 athletes on the Canadian roster, representing five of the provinces of Canada. The British Columbia native has proven to have a strong bat and base running skills for the team, playing as a designated player and as a pinch runner in critical situations.

Click here to read the full release.