August 30, 2013

Denver's Daffinrud Named to GolfWorld Player to Watch List

NEW YORK – ( University of Denver women’s golf student-athlete Tonje Daffinrud was named one of 50 top female Players to Watch by GolfWorld. The list was compiled by GolfWorld Senior Writer and Campus Insider Ryan Herrington.

The complete list can be viewed by CLICKING HERE and will also appear in the September 2 issue of GolfWorld.

“Tonje had a great season last year and was ranked #36 in the individual rankings. She has worked hard the last three seasons and has continued to improve each year while at DU.  This is a great honor for her to be named to the 50 players to watch this season and we look forward to another great year with senior, Tonje Daffinrud.

Daffinrud competed in nine tournaments last season, notching four top-5 finishes and six top-10 finishes. She shot a season-low of 65 at the University of Hawaii Spring Break Invitational, finishing the tournament in second place. She also won the Western Athletic Conference Individual Title with a season-low of 7-under par 209.

August 29, 2013

The Sporting News Previews The Summit League Men's Basketball Season

The 2013-14 Sporting News College Basketball Yearbook is the first to hit newsstands this season. In its breakdown of The Summit League, written by John Akers of the Basketball Times, North Dakota State was tabbed as league favorite and Denver’s Chris Udofia as top player. Below is a summary of TSN’s picks:

1. North Dakota State
2. Denver
3. South Dakota State
4. Omaha
5. Western Illinois
6. South Dakota
7. Fort Wayne

Marshall Bjorklund, North Dakota State
Taylor Braun, North Dakota State
Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State
Justin Simmons, Omaha
Chris Udofia, Denver

Top Player: Chris Udofia, Denver
Top Newcomer: Ja’Rob McCallum, IUPUI
Top Coach: Jim Molinari, Western Illinois

To read the full analysis of The Summit League, pick up a copy of The Sporting News College Basketball Yearbook at your local newsstand or order online.