October 17, 2012

Kansas City's Todd Named CS360 Primetime Performer

Kansas City defender Sarah Todd was named to a CS360 Primetime Performer for her performance last week.

Todd earned her first career Summit League Offensive Player of the Week honor on Monday after helping the Kangaroos collect three points against the top two teams in the league standings, Fort Wayne and Oakland. Against Oakland, the sophomore assisted on Sophie Rackham's match-winner in the 41st minute. In the 82nd minute of the match, Todd connected on her only shot on a free kick 15 yards outside of the box to add an insurance goal.

October 16, 2012

More Picks Are In ...

The USA Today College Basketball Special Edition tabs South Dakota State as its pick to win The Summit League.  The tabloid also runs down The Summit League and picks the standings, player of the year, all-league teams and three “Don’t-miss games.”

Below is a sneak peek at their projections. To read the entire Summit League preview, pick up a copy of the publication on your local newsstand or purchase online here.

Projected Order of Finish
1) South Dakota State
2) Western Illinois
3) Oakland
4) North Dakota State
5) Fort Wayne
7) South Dakota
8) Kansas City
9) Omaha

Player of the Year:
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
Travis Bader, Oakland; Frank Gaines, Fort Wayne; Terell Parks, Western Illinois; Corey Petros, Oakland; Nate Wolters, South Dakota State.

Don’t-miss games

Nov. 26: Oakland at Tennessee
Dec. 29: South Dakota at Omaha
Feb. 9: South Dakota State at Oakland

October 15, 2012

Oakland Freshman Leads Men's Cross Country Team

George O’Connor has less than a semester of experience competing for the Oakland University cross country team.

It hasn’t stopped the 2012 Croswell-Lexington High School graduate from leading the Golden Grizzlies.

O’Connor has been the individual winner of two invitationals this fall, one on the Oakland campus in Rochester and the other in Fort Wayne. He also has been the Grizzlies’ top finisher in every race except one, and he was second then.