Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012 14:04
Lawrence Alexander Receives Honors
On April 9, NDSU guard Lawrence Alexander was announced as one of 25 players to be selected to the CollegeInsider.com’s Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team.
The league’s highest scoring newcomer, Alexander is ranked fourth among all players with an average of 12.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. Alexander was named the Summit League Newcomer of the Year.
Bison Baseball Winning Streak Ends
NDSU lost to Nebraska Omaha 9-1 last Sunday at the Ballpark at Boys Town, which marks the end of a 16-game winning streak. In Summit League history, it was the third longest streak behind Missouri State’s and Oral Roberts’ 18 and 17 game winning streak respectively. The 16-game streak was the longest in Division I history.
The Bison will continue their Summit League play on Friday, April 13, at Western Illinois for a four-game series.
Softball drops first Summit-series
The NDSU softball team dropped their first Summit-League series of the season last weekend, losing two out of three to Western Illinois. The Bison are now 9-3 in the league, good for second place behind Western Illinois.
Men’s Track and Field
The men’s track and field team ended their weekend on last Saturday with four top eight finishes at the Sun Angel Track Classic in Tempe, Arizona. With a mark of 148 feet 2 inches, Blake Elsen would finish fourth in the discus, while Casey Orgon took seventh in the shot put with a throw of 50-4 ¾. Josh Hintz placed fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 1 minute 54.63 seconds and Spencer Uetz came away sixth with a time of 1:55.78.
Moses Heppner took ninth in the premier section of the 800 meters with a time of 1:50.68, and Tyler Leverington took 19th in the premier section of the 1,500 meters, placing a time of 3:53.46.
Women’s Track and Field
Last Saturday the women took part in the Sun Angel Classic, as well. Finishing with a time of 2 minutes 9.10 seconds, Brittany Schanandore took third in the 800 meters. Ashlynn Simon took fifth at 2:09.57, ranking 10th all-time at NDSU. Taking eighth was Faith Kruchowski at 2:11.95. Maddie McClellan took fourth in the steeplechase with a time of 10:53.0, ranking fifth in NDSU history. Taking seventh was Amy Jo Thorne at 10:59.63. Schanandore, Simon, Goodman, and Stratioti earned the 4x400 relay team seventh place in 3:45.52.
In the 400 meter premier section, Paige Straioti placed seventh at 55.12, ranking seventh all-time. In the 100 and 200 premier races, Antoinette Goodman placed sixth, with times of 11.89 and 24.34.
On Tuesday, April 3, the Bison finished fourth with an 893 in the Western Illinois Beu/Mussatto Invitational at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course. Tying for eighth with a 4-over-par 220 were Nathan Anderson and Bill Carlson. Competing as individuals, Zach Stenstad tied for 18th with 224; Nate Varty tied for 36th with 231; Kyle Jandro tied for 38th with 232; Trent Olson tied for 30th with 229; Josh Weismantel finished 67th with 244.
NDSU Football Gearing Up for Spring Game
The NDSU football team held their first scrimmage of the spring schedule last weekend, gearing up for their Annual Green and Gold Game in the Fargodome next weekend. Kickoff for the spring game will be at 1:00 p.m. next Saturday.