College update – February 14

Georgia softball player Brittany Gray began her college career by pitching in four of the Bulldogs’ first six games, all wins, and not allowing a hit or a run in eight innings.

A Greenwood Community High School graduate and two-time Daily Journal Johnson County Softball Player of the Year, Gray was the winning pitcher in Georgia’s 9-0 season-opening win against Coppin State.

After that four-inning stint, she relieved three times, including one inning against Winthrop and Murray State and two more innings against Coppin State.

She struck out 14, walked four and didn’t allow a ball to be hit out of the infield in her eight innings of work.


Rachel Overton had six hits, including two doubles, and scored one run in 20 at-bats for the Lindenwood softball team in its first six games, all losses. The freshman was the starting and losing pitcher in the season-opening 6-4 loss to Florida Tech, giving up five hits, one walk and only one earned run in five innings while striking out five. She pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief in a loss to Palm Beach Atlantic and retired both of the batters she faced.

Chelsea Norwood is batting .385 (5 for 13) with three RBIs and one double for the Butler softball team (2-2).

Indianapolis’ Jessica Vleck, pitching in a 16-3 softball loss to North Alabama, retired the first three batters she faced. However, in the next inning she walked the first three batters, gave up a bases-clearing double and was charged with four earned runs without retiring a batter.

The IPFW softball team dropped its first five games, losing twice to Valparaiso and Jacksonville State and once to Mercer. Kelly Peavly started for IPFW in each game and had one hit and one RBI in 12 at-bats.

The Dayton women’s tennis team defeated Northern Kentucky 5-2 and Chicago State 4-1. Jackie Kawamoto won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 4 singles and 7-6 at No. 3 doubles against Northern Kentucky and lost 6-4 at No. 3 doubles to Chicago State.

Franklin’s Erica Christy was third of 14 in the shot put (40-0½) and 10th of 15 in the weight throw (30-9¾) at the Tiger Small College Track and Field Invitational at DePauw.

The Hanover basketball team (11-10, 8-6) defeated Franklin 75-63 and Earlham 76-29. Jaren Hornbeak had 10 points (3 for 4, 2 for 2, 2 for 2), two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 23 minutes in the two wins.

Nichole Thompson missed Franklin’s loss to Hanover due to injury. The senior played 17 minutes in a 67-61 loss to Bluffton and had seven points (2 for 7, 3 for 3), three rebounds and one assist. The Grizzlies are 11-9 overall and 9-5 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Center Grove

Emma Schoettmer won both the 100 breaststroke (1:00.34) and the 200 (2:11.66) in Arizona’s dual meet swimming win against Arizona State.

Kaiti Sullivan was eighth of nine in the 200 breaststroke (2:32.94) and eighth of eight in the 100 (1:11.57) in Ball State’s swimming loss to Toledo.

Sarah Thompson has appeared in two games as a reserve left fielder for the Indiana softball team (1-4) and walked once and scored a run.

Natalie Lalich has started each game for the Indianapolis softball team (2-3) and is batting .375 (6 for 16), with one double, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Kimmy Sulllivan has played in two games for the Notre Dame softball team (4-1), both starts, and is batting .200 (1 for 5) with two RBIs.

Melody Doss had 25 points (9 for 14, 3 for 6, 6 for 6), one rebound and one assist in 34 minutes for the Northern Kentucky basketball team (14-9, 5-3) in a 64-57 defeat of Lipscomb.

The Anderson basketball team (1-20, 0-14) lost 64-58 to Defiance and 98-51 to Transylvania. Shelby Shaffer, a 5-foot-3 sophomore, had a team-high 21 points (8 for 11, 3 for 5, 2 for 4) in 34 minutes against Defiance and also led the team in rebounds (11), assists (7) and steals (2). She had seven points (2 for 8, 1 for 5, 2 for 3), one rebound, one assist and two steals in 30 minutes against Transylvania.

The Franklin women’s basketball team (11-9, 9-5) lost 61-54 to Hanover and 67-61 to Bluffton. Madi Kolthoff had two points (1 for 3), one rebound, two assists and two steals in 16 minutes in the two games.

Katie Lucaites had two points (1 for 7), two assists and one steal in 20 minutes for the Oberlin basketball team (12-9, 8-4) in a 62-54 win against Denison.

Nikky Moan had 12 points (5 for 8, 2 for 2), two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot in 13-8 Trine’s 64-42 basketball win against Albion.

The Wittenberg women’s basketball team (17-5, 9-3) defeated Hiram 56-43 and Allegheny 70-59. Bobbi Clayton had five points (1 for 2, 3 for 4), two rebounds, and one assist in 17 minutes in the two games.

Tyler Bryant has played 26 minutes in five games for the Hanover men’s basketball team (11-10, 8-6) and has scored 13 points (4 for 8, 3 for 6, 2 for 2) and has one steal.

The IPFW basketball team (13-11, 6-5) defeated South Dakota State 84-74 and Oral Roberts 75-69. Joe Reed had 16 points (5 for 12, 1 for 2, 5 for 8), seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 52 minutes in the two wins.

Sean Mappes lost 4-3 at 174 pounds in Chattanooga’s 19-17 wrestling win against Appalachian State.

Rose-Hulman’s Ryan Meyer won the 1,000 meters (2:35.08) in a field of 18 runners at the Ohio Northern Track and Field Invitational.

Indianapolis’ Kyle Schwartz was 11th of 12 in the 400 meters (51.46) at the Hillsdale “Wide Track” Track and Field Classic.

Taylor’s Noah Clayton was ninth of 36 in the 400 meters (53.09) and fourth of 40 in the 200 (23.68) at the Anderson Indoor Track and Field Invitational.

Xavier’s Delainey Burnett was 13th of 27 (18:51.91) in the 5,000 meters at the Akron Track and Field Invitational.


The Elmhurst basketball team (17-5, 7-4) defeated Carthage 78-75 and lost 76-68 to Wheaton. Kyle Wuest led the team in scoring and assists in each game, with 17 points (5 for 10, 1 for 2, 6 for 6) and five assists against Carthage and 17 points (7 for 18, 1 for 6, 2 for 3) and three assists against Wheaton. He had nine rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot in the two games.

Franklin’s Ashley Myers was third of 22 in the 800 meters (2:26.96), eighth of 12 in the long jump (15-6¼), and fourth of nine in the triple jump (33-1¼) at the Tiger Small College Track and Field Invitational at DePauw.


Evansville’s Abby Smith was second of seven in the 25-yard freestyle (11.42) in a dual meet swimming loss to Southern Illinois.

Competing for Franklin at the Tiger Small College Track and Field Invitational at DePauw, Clay Warner was sixth of 13 in the long jump (20-3), and Adam Shepherd was 19th 0f 24 in the 60-meter dash (7.75).

Luke Kriech, wrestling at 184 pounds for the University of Indianapolis, was pinned in 4:14 in a 32-10 loss to McKendree.

The St. Mary-of-the-Woods basketball team (10-11) lost 100-79 to Wilberforce. Shelby Parmer had 14 points (6 for 17, 1 for 5, 1 for 2), one rebound and two assists in 26 minutes. Tara Parmer had six points (2 for 7, 1 for 3, 1 for 2), five rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes.

Indian Creek

Franklin’s Anna Murdock was second of 10 in the 400 meters (1:00.37) and second of 22 in the 800 (2:26.18) at the Tiger Small College Track and Field Invitational at DePauw.

Indiana State’s Katie Wise had the best preliminary time (7.38 seconds) among 65 runners and the second best semifinal time (7.35) before finishing fourth in the finals (7.45) in the 60-meter dash at the Meyo Track and field invitational at Notre Dame.

The Northern Illinois basketball team (10-10, 6-4) defeated Miami (Ohio) 60-49 and Akron 62-56. Ally Lehman led Northern Illinois with 15 points (4 for 6, 1 for 3, 6 for 6) and had eight rebounds, one blocked shot and team high in assists (5) and steals (3) in 35 minutes against Miami. In 39 minutes against Akron, she had 10 points (5 for 12), five rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and one steal.

The Regis women’s basketball team (14-7, 10-7) defeated Colorado Christian 77-76 and Colorado Mines 77-59. Erica Von Stein had nine points (3 for 10, 3 for 10, 0 for 0), five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 36 minutes against Christian and six points (2 for 7, 2 for 7, 0 for 0), four rebounds, two steals and a team-high six assists in 36 minutes against Mines.


Indiana State’s Danielle Muse was 68th of 72 in the 3,000 meters (10:41.42) at the Meyo Track and Field Invitational at Notre Dame.

Indianapolis’ Farin Hickman was seventh of 40 in the shot put (42-9½) and ninth of 41 in the weight throw (53-2¼) at the Hillsdale “Wide Track” Track and Field Classic. Teammate Melissa Rios was 22nd of 43 in the 60-meter dash (8.12) and 27th of 64 in the 200 (26.92). In the men’s 60-meter hurdles, the Greyhounds’ Robert Geis was ninth of 34 (8.56).

The Lindenwood basketball team (9-12, 2-12) lost 61-47 to Lincoln and 80-50 to Missouri Western State. Morgan Johnson had nine points (3 for 12, 3 for 9, 0 for 0), five rebounds and one blocked shot in 29 minutes in the two games.

Kelsie Ratliff had 33 points (11 for 25, 8 for 17, 3 for 4), six rebounds, five steals and two assists for the Danville Community College basketball team (19-6) in an 87-31 win against Lincoln. In an 89-64 loss to Parkland, she had 13 points (5 for 11, 3 for 7), three rebounds, four steals and one blocked shot.

The Tennessee-Martin basketball team extended its winning streak to 11 games with victories against Austin-Peay (71-61) and SIU-Edwardsville (69-68). Haley Howard had two points (1 for 4), one rebound and one steal in 18 minutes in the two games.

The IU-Southeast basketball team (17-9) lost 71-59 to Rio Grande and 91-88 to Midway, and defeated Oakland City 77-70. Michaela Harris had 14 points (4 for 12, 1 for 5, 5 for 5), 15 rebounds, two assists, three blocked shots and three steals in 65 minutes in the three games.

Sarah Ebeyer was third of 12 in the vault and on the beam and fourth of 12 in the floor exercises for the Ball State gymnasts in a loss to Bowling Green.

Kim Ebeyer was sixth of 12 on the beam for the Eastern Michigan gymnastics team in a win against Kent State.

Brooke Harmening had seven hits, five RBIs and five runs scored in 18 at-bats (.389) for the Southern Indiana softball team, which won its first six games. She was the starting pitcher in four games and is 4-0 with an ERA of 0.75 after allowing 18 hits and four walks in 28 innings while striking out 24.