January 17, 2013

Kangaroos Help Ring In F.R.E.D. Book Club At Bentwood Elementary

When the Kansas City women's basketball teamvisited Bentwood Elementary in Olathe, Kan., their goal was to help deliver Dr. Seuss' message, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

Using their status as role models to the students, the 'Roos helped send the message by discussing what their favorite books were when they were younger, while senior forward Kim Nezianya made up a story using clues presented by her 'Roo teammates.

January 16, 2013

NDSU's Hoops for Hannah Baskets

North Dakota State University women's basketball player Hannah Linz will begin treatment soon for the recurrence of Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

NDSU student-athletes have rallied for Hannah and are asking for goodwill donations. Those interested are asked to place your offering in a "Hoops for Hannah" baskets during any or all of the remaining home events starting with Thursday's basketball game against IUPUI.

Donations can also be made directly to the Hannah Linz Fund, c/o Gate City Bank, 500 2nd Ave. N., Fargo, N.D. 58102, or in person at any Gate City Bank location. For more information contact, Lynn Dorn, NDSU director of women's athletics, at (701) 231-7807 or email lynn.dorn@ndsu.edu.

January 14, 2013

Former 'Roo Named MVP of British Basketball League Finals

Former Kansas City guard Jay Couisnard, a second team All-Summit League selection in 2010-11, led his team to the British Basketball League Championship and was named MVP of the BBL Finals. Couisnard scored a team-high 17 points for the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders in an 85-80 victory over the Newcastle Eagles.

College Sports Madness Picks Its Preseason All-Summit Teams

College Sports Madness has selected its preseason all-league teams for The Summit League as the site continues the countdown to the 2013 softball season.

North Dakota State won three of the four league's individual preseason honors as Krista Menke was tabbed the Pitcher of the Year, Logan Moreland was picked the Freshman of the Year and Darren Mueller was selected as Coach of the Year.  Oakland's Ericka Polidori was picked the Field Player of the Year.
First Team
P - Krista Menke, North Dakota State
P - Miranda Kramer, Fort Wayne
P - Whitney Johnson, North Dakota State
IF - Amanda Grable, North Dakota State
IF - Caitlin Christopher, Kansas City
IF - Kassie Loe, South Dakota
IF - Ashleigh Bousquet, Fort Wayne   
IF - Sammy Marshall, Western Illinois
OF - Brittany Kachur, Fort Wayne
OF - Ericka Polidori, Oakland
OF - Larissa Franklin, Fort Wayne
UTIL - Emily Ott, Kansas City
Second Team
P - Deanna Friese, Kansas City
P - Megan Flenniken, Fort Wayne
P - Cinda Ramos, Kansas City
IF - Jackie Kisman, Oakland
IF - Briana Williams, Western Illinois
IF - Erin Galloway, Oakland
IF - Chelsea Hartwig, Kansas City
IF - Marlee Maples, Kansas City
OF - Devon Reick, South Dakota State
OF - Katie Dinning, South Dakota
OF - Shannon Cleveland, Oakland
UTIL - Amber Lutmer, Omaha