Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012 15:04
Gene Taylor Honored
NDSU Director of Athletics, Gene Taylor was honored on Tuesday night by NDSU, as he received the Blue Key Honor Society’s Doctor of Service award. The award is one of the most prestigious a faculty member can receive at NDSU. Taylor is in his 11th year as Director of Athletics.
Tod Brown Reaches Century Mark
NDSU baseball coach Tod Brown won his 100th game as head coach of the Bison baseball team. Brown’s Bison squad beat South Dakota State on Tuesday 6-1 in Brookings, S.D. Brown is the third coach in school history to reach the 100-win mark, joining Mitch McLeod and Jim Pettersen. Brown’s first win came against Murray State in 2008.
Bison Freshmen Wrestlers Earn High Honors
Freshmen Kameron Hamley and Hudson Buck of the NDSU wrestling team earned All-America titles last weekend at the 2012 FILA Junior Nationals. Hamley and Buck earned the awards in Madison, Wisconsin, where Hamley finished fourth in the 66-kilogram division, and Buck placed fifth in the 96-kilogram division. Anthony Caputo and Travis Kammerer also competed at the event for the Herd.
Menke Top Picher in Summit Once Again
NDSU softball freshman pitcher Krista Menke has received the Summit League Pitcher of the Week for the fifth time this season, tying her for second-most in Summit League history. Menke was 3-0 last week with 23 strikeouts, 11 hits, three earned runs given up and an impressive 1.00 earned run average. Menke won all three games against the University of South Dakota.
Softball Ranks 8 in Mid-Major Top 25
The Bison softball team is eighth in the Mid-Major Top 25, released on Tuesday. Lousiana-Lafayette is the top school with a 38-2 record, and the Herd is the top school from the Summit League on the list. IPFW is the only other Summit League school on the list at the 21 spot.
Bison Showcase Kicks Off Friday for Fourth Time
The athletic department at NDSU has released the timeline for the Bison Showcase this weekend. The event is for ages 21 and over and runs from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. today at the Fargodome. There will be a silent auction, a DVD showing of the review from last season and a $20 ticket includes a mug, food and entertainment.