College update – October 24

Ball State tennis player and Center Grove graduate Luke Andersen and his partner won five straight matches in the ITA Regionals at the University of Tennessee before losing in the finals 6-1, 6-2 to a University of Indiana pair.

The Cardinals duo defeated teams from Tennessee Tech 8-2, Morehead State 8-3, Vanderbilt 8-5, Xavier 8-5, and Tennessee 7-5, 1-6, 10-4 to reach the championship match.


  • Wheaton tennis player Emily Jones won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles to help Wheaton to a 6-3 defeat of previously undefeated Augustana.
  • Competing at the Indiana Intercollegiate Swimming Championships, Ball State’s Kaiti Sullivan was 25th of 34 in the 200 IM (2:23.15) and 11th of 23 in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.78).
  • DePauw’s Abby Sheehan was 17th of 35 in the 200 freestyle (2:05.70) and 26th of 31 in the 100 butterfly (1:05.56). In the men’s 100 backstroke, Evansville’s Dan O’Brien was 16th of 39 (54.53).
  • The Cincinnati women defeated Xavier and Cleveland State in a three way swimming meet. The Bearcats’ Caroline Sheehan was second of 13 in the 100 freestyle (53.37) and third of 13 in the 100 IM (1:01.66). Xavier’s Mikaela Saugstad was ninth of 13 in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.79) and eighth of 13 in the 200 breaststroke (2:28.32).
  • The Miami men and women defeated Xavier in a dual swimming meet. The Red Hawks’ Chase Bettner was fourth of eight in the men’s 200 freestyle (1:47.16). fourth of seven in the 100 freestyle (48.33), and sixth of six in the 500 freestyle (5:10.21). Competing in the women’s events, Xavier’s Mikaela Saugstad was sixth of eight in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.38), fifth of six in the 200 breaststroke (2:34.6), and ninth of 11 in the 400 IM (4:44.79).
  • The Kenyon women finished second of eight at the Kenyon swimming relays. Haley Townsend swam on six relay teams and finished second in both the 200 backstroke and 200 freestyle relays.
  • The Hanover football team (1-6) defeated Anderson (1-6) 28-21. The Panthers’ Ben Wheeler converted field goals from 38 and 29 yards and was successful on each of two extra point tries. For Anderson, Luke Calvert completed 14 of 20 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns; Drew Ponder had two solo tackles and one assist; Eric Kwiatkowski caught two passes for 36 yards; and Drew Wozniak broke up one pass and had four solo tackles and two assists.
  • Alex Aukerman had two solo tackles and two assists for the Army football team (2-5) in a 21-14 defeat of Bucknell.
  • Mario Swann had one solo tackle for the Indiana football team (4-3, 0-3) in a 55-52 loss to Rutgers.
  • The Indianapolis football team (6-1, 4-0) defeated Quincy 26-20. Elder O’rion had 1.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry for the Greyhounds; and Dillon Dallas had a quarterback hurry, assisted on a tackle, and broke up a pass.
  • Joel Hale had one solo tackle and one assist for the Ohio State football team (7-0) in a 38-10 defeat of Penn State.
  • Nate Wozniak started at “Y” back for the Minnesota football team (4-3, 1-2) in a 48-25 loss to Nebraska.
  • Tyler Mills had three solo tackles and broke up a pass in the 4-3 Taylor Football team’s 63-21 football defeat of Siena Heights.
  • Halley Embree scored the 7-5 Anderson women’s soccer team’s only goal in a 1-0 defeat of Hanover.
  • Sarah Standley assisted on one of (8-4-2) Lee’s goals in a 5-0 soccer defeat of Delta State.
  • The Illinois State volleyball team (15-6, 5-3) defeated Evansville 3-0 and Southern Illinois 3-2. Ali Line had 16 kills, six blocks, and three digs in the two wins.
  • The Taylor volleyball team (12-12, 8-6) defeated Huntington and Marian by 3-1 scores and lost 3-1to Indiana Wesleyan. Jessi Arbuckle had 16 kills, nine digs, and two blocks in the three matches.
  • Competing in the women’s 6K Cross Country Pre-Nationals at Louisville, Jordan Timmons was 160th of 237, first for Ball State, in 22:56.9, 30 seconds better than her previous career best. After not running for a month Xavier’s Delainey Burnett was 56th of 126 in the women’s 6K open in 22:54.5 In the 8K men’s open race, the second tier event for men, IUPUI’s Griffin Miller was seventh of 133 in 24:51.7.
  • Franklin’s Jacki Rizzi finished 229th of 343 runners in 22:40.9 at the 5K Jenny Strong Fall Cross Country Classic at Wilmington, Ohio.


  • Lee Campbell had three solo tackles and two assists (including 1.5 sacks), recovered a fumble, blocked a fourth quarter field goal try, and had one quarterback hurry for the Indianapolis football team (6-1, 4-0) in a 26-20 win against Quincy.
  • Griffin Oakes made his only field goal try from 27 yards, converted each of seven extra point attempts, and averaged 64 yards on nine kickoffs for the Indiana football team (4-3, 0-3) in a 55-52 loss to Rutgers.
  • Kole Stogner carried the ball four times for 60 yards, including a 56 yard TD run, and caught one pass for 17 yards for the Franklin football team (5-2, 5-0) in a 52-13 defeat of Mount St. Joseph.
  • Katie Walsh lost 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 at No. 2 singles and 8-5 at No. 1 doubles in IU-Southeast’s 8-1 tennis loss to Franklin.


  • Aaron Harris carried the ball nine times for 22 yards in undefeated (7-0) St. Francis’ 48-7 football win against Concordia.
  • Gabe O’Keefe was second for IPFW and 25th of 103 overall in 26:44.3 at the 8K Evansville Cross Country Invitational.
  • Bethany Davis was eighth of 28, second for 1st place Evangel, in 21:35.75 at a three team 5K cross country meet at The College of The Ozarks.


  • Ashley Myers was 12th of 343, first for Franklin, in 19:14.2 at the 5K Jenna Strong Fall Cross Country Classic at Wilmington, Ohio.
  • Emily Roberts won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 5 singles in Franklin’s 8-1 defeat of IU-Southeast. The Grizzlies defeated Anderson 5-0 in the Heartland Tournament semi-finals, and Roberts’ match at No. 4 singles was unfinished. In a 5-4 loss in the finals, she lost 6-4, 6-0 at No. 4 singles.


  • Bridget Marlow had two service aces and two digs for the Trine volleyball team (10-12, 6-5) in a 3-0 defeat of Kalamazoo.
  • The Cincinnati Christian volleyball team (11-10) defeated Miami-Hamilton and IU-Northwest by 3-0 scores and Purdue-North Central 3-1 and lost 3-0 to Mount Mercy of Iowa and 3-1 to St. Mary’s. Ellie Abel had 170 assists, 43 digs, 20 service aces, four kills, and three blocks in the five matches.
  • Morgan Morrison had six solo tackles and assisted on three others for the Hanover football (1-6, 1-4) in a 28-21 win against Anderson.
  • Brenden Smith assisted on two tackles for the Marian football team (5-2, 3-1) in a 69-13 defeat of Lindenwood-Belleville.
  • Despite being sacked seven times, Matthew Wray completed 27 of 41 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns and was intercepted once in 3-4 Olivet Nazarene’s 52-45 defeat of Missouri Baptist.


  • Madison Parker finished 54th of 343 runners, second for Franklin, in 20:01.2 at the 5K Jenny Strong Fall Cross Country Classic at Wilmington, Ohio. J.T. Sargent was 239th of 349 in 30:11.3 in the 8K men’s race.
  • DePauw’s Alex Grissom was 13th of 58 (1:46.43) in the 200 freestyle and ninth of 32 in the 500 freestyle (4:55.06) at the Indiana Intercollegiate Swimming Championships. Teammate Dan Rice was 26th of 58 in the 200 freestyle (1:50.90).
  • Indiana’s Adam Destrampe, competing in a three-team meet against Texas and Florida, was ninth of 16 in the 400-meter long course freestyle (4:06.53) and 12th of 12 in the 200 (1:57.11). The Hoosiers finished behind both opponents.
  • The Anderson volleyball team (6-15, 1-5) lost 3-0 to Bluffton and defeated Earlham 3-0. Karissa Wentzell had 12 digs in five games.
  • The Butler volleyball team (6-15, 3-6) defeated Georgetown 3-1 and lost 3-1 to Creighton. Jessie Admire had eight kills and one dig in seven games.
  • Caroline Rogers had 18 assists, five digs, and one service ace for the John A. Logan volleyball team (19-7) in a 3-0 defeat of Rend Lake.
  • The Trine volleyball team (10-12, 6-5) defeated Kalamazoo 3-0. Lauren Verkemp had 13 digs in the match; and Megan Verkemp had nine kills, 10 assists, one service ace, one dig, and two blocks.