University of Indianapolis sophomore Amy Thompson captured medalist honors at the NCAA D-II East Super Regional at the Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Ohio.
The NorthWood graduate rallied from a four strike deficit to claim the top spot. Thompson carded a 70-75-72—217 total. She shot par or better on 46 of the 54 holes.
The Greyhounds won the team title with a 300-307-304—911) to finish 16 strokes ahead of runner-up Grand Valley State.
It’s the first-ever regional championship for the Greyhounds who no advance to the NCAA D-II Championships at the Persimmon Ridge Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky, May 16-19.
Indianapolis has won a program-record eight team title this year, including an impressive seven of eight spring events.
Thompson was recently voted on to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference team by league coaches.
Facing elimination in the NAIA National Championship opening round, the No. 3-seeded Taylor baseball team scored six runs in the first two innings and held off No. 4 seed Mount Vernon Nazarene for a 6-4 victory at Indiana Wesleyan’s Wildcat Field.
Junior Luke Hofsommer (Northridge) was used as a pinch runner, scoring a pair of runs for the winners. Freshman Daimon Buck (Northridge) walked in his only plate appearance as a pinch hitter.
St. Mary’s sophomore pitcher Callie Selner (Elkhart Memorial) has been named to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association first team for the 2012 season. Selner pitched in 13 of the team’s 16 MIAA games. Her league ERA of 1.57 was the third-best among pitchers making at least 10 appearances. She tied for the fewest walks (11) among pitchers throwing a minimum of 50 innings and was second in wins (eight). Selner pitched 75 2/3 innings to lead the league and her 1.02 walks per seven innings was also best in the MIAA. Her three shutout wins and eight complete games were second best.
On the season, Selner had a 17-8 record and a 1.94 ERA. She had 101 strikeouts and 34 walks in 170 innings. As a batter, she sported a .354 average (46-for-130) with six doubles, a home run and 32 RBI.
IUPUI senior Ana Paez (Elkhart Memorial) placed 10th (12:06.10) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at The Summit League Championships at the Ellig Sports Complex at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. She missed her personal best time by less than a second.
Trine junior Dustin Stutzman (Westview) earned all-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors with third-place finishes in both the hammer (42.22 meters) and shot put (15.61) at the MIAA Field Day at Calvin College in Royal Oak, Michigan. Also for Trine, senior Kent Biller (NorthWood) was sixth in the 100 (11.27) and seventh in the 200 (23.86), senior Brock Goodman (Goshen) eighth in the 100 (11.44) and senior Jason Casteel (NorthWood) fifth in shot (1.4.57) . Biller and Goodman was also on the 4 x 100 relay that placed fifth (43.91).
Bowling Green State University junior Katie Grubb (Elkhart Memorial) has been named to the Mid-American Conference’s All-Tournament Team.
Grubb played a key role in the Falcons’ 4-0 win over Eastern Michigan in the quarterfinals. In No. 2 doubles play, she teamed with fellow junior Maddy Eccleston for an 8-4 win over Mariya Toncheva and Georgia de’Lisle-Tarr. That result came exactly one week after the Eccleston-Grubb had lost an 8-4 decision to those same opponents in the teams’ regular-season meeting.
At No. 5 singles, Grubb won a tiebreaker to capture a narrow first set against Toncheva, then rode that momentum to a 6-0 win in the second set. As was the case in doubles, Grubb’s decision marked a reversal from the previous Friday. Toncheva had captured a three-set match in the regular-season dual.
On Saturday, Grubb and Eccleston battled Miami’s Riekie Honiball and Nimisha Mohan to a 7-7 draw before the match was abandoned after the RedHawks won the other two doubles matches.
“This honor is well deserved,” BGSU head coach Penny Dean said on the school’s Web site. “Katie battled hard all weekend, especially against Eastern Michigan where she helped reverse last weekend’s results and help BG get the victory. She remains undefeated in MAC Tournament play.
“I am so happy for Katie, because she worked hard all year and was very coachable. I know this will give her momentum as she heads into a great senior year.”
This season, Grubb finished with an overall record of 34-23, including a 15-12 singles mark and a 19-11 doubles record. That doubles ledger included a 7-3 record when competing with Eccleston.
For her career, Grubb is now 85-61, and is only two wins away from moving into the top-30 on the BGSU career list. Grubb is now 38-29 in singles and 47-32 in doubles as a Falcon.
The Valparaiso Vikings dropped a 6-3 decision at Indiana Wesleyan in Marion. Junior Kristin Zakiewicz (Northridge) was a 4-6, 7-6 (7-1) 11-9 winner over Kim Mella for the Vikings at No. 5 singles and senior Stephanie York (Jimtown) teamed with freshman Kaitlyn Hamel for a 8-6 victory over Kristin Futrell-Rachael Heninger at No. 2 doubles.