College update – November 21

Indiana University placekicker Griffin Oakes, a Greenwood Community High School graduate, has been named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after converting an Indiana record-tying four field-goal attempts from 39, 36, 51, and 24 yards in the Hoosiers’ 48-41 double overtime loss to Michigan.

The sophomore converted each of three extra-point tries and averaged 64 yards on eight kickoffs for the Hoosiers (4-6, 0-6 Big Ten) against the Wolverines.

Oakes leads the Big Ten and is ninth nationally in field-goal percentage with nine conversions in 10 attempts (88.9 percent); is first among conference kickers and eighth nationally with 42 touchbacks in 64 kickoffs; and is the second leading scorer in the Big Ten with 8.5 points per game.


  • Lee Campbell had two solo tackles for the Indianapolis football team (10-1, 8-0) in a 47-24 win against St. Joseph’s. The Greyhounds open play today in the NCAA Division II National Tournament at Colorado State-Pueblo.
  • Kole Stogner carried the ball five times for 33 yards and two touchdowns in Franklin’s 53-13 defeat of Hanover. The Grizzlies (8-2, 8-0) are the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference champions and host Ohio Northern today in the first round of the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
  • IU-Southeast tennis player Katie Walsh was named to the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference all conference team for the third time in four years.
  • Morgan Dangelo had three digs for the Point Park volleyball team (17-23, 9-3) in a 3-0 defeat of Rio Grande.


  • The Cincinnati swimmers lost to Bowling Green and Michigan State in a three-team meet. The Bearcats’ Caroline Sheehan was fifth of 12 in the 200 freestyle (1:55.26) and eighth of 12 in the 100 freestyle (53.49).
  • Kenyon’s Haley Townsend was fifth of nine in the 100 backstroke (1:00.42) and ninth of 12 in the 100 freestyle (53.72) in a dual meet loss to Denison.
  • Miami’s Chase Bettner was eighth of 10 in the 200 freestyle (1:46.39) and seventh of 10 in the 100 freestyle (48.12) in the Red Hawks’ dual meet loss to Ohio State.
  • Anderson’s women’s basketball team lost its season-opener 70-52 to Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Shelby Shaffer had eight points (3 for 11, 1 for 4, 1 for 2), three rebounds, four assists and four steals in 31 minutes for the Ravens.
  • The Indiana State women’s basketball team (0-2) lost 85-65 to Eastern Michigan and 73-67 to Northern Kentucky. Regan Wentland had nine points (4 for 5, 1 for 2, 0 for 0), one rebound and one assist in 22 minutes against Eastern Michigan and one point (0 for 3, 1 for 2), one rebound and one blocked shot in 16 minutes against Northern Kentucky.
  • The Oberlin women’s basketball team (2-0) defeated Olivet 75-44 and Thiel 85-57. Katie Lucaites had six points (2 for 3, 2 for 4), four rebounds and three assists in 13 minutes against Olivet and two points (1 for 2) and eight rebounds in 14 minutes against Thiel.
  • In a 78-64 basketball loss to Valparaiso, IPFW’s Joe Reed had seven points (3 for 7, 1 for 3, 0 for 1), two rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes.
  • The Indiana Wesleyan men’s basketball team opened its season with six wins. Jonny Marlin started each game and had 86 points (14.3) on 28 for 49 from the field (.571), 12 for 26 from 3-point range (.462) and 18 for 22 from the free-throw line (.818), with 15 rebounds and 36 assists.
  • Tennessee-Chattanooga wrestler Sean Mappes won 18-7 at 174 pounds in a 49-0 defeat of Cumberland.
  • Drew Ponder had four solo tackles for the Anderson football team (2-8, 2-6) in a 35-17 loss to Manchester. Teammate Luke Calvert completed 10 of 18 passes for 97 yards.
  • Starting linebacker Alex Aukerman had one solo tackle and assisted on two others for the Army football team (2-8) in a 34-31 loss to Tulane.
  • Starting defensive tackle Bryce Krebs assisted on two tackles for the Eastern Kentucky football team (6-4) in a 41-34 overtime win against Murray State.
  • Ben Wheeler converted his only extra-point try in 2-8 Hanover’s 53-13 football loss to Franklin.
  • Mario Swann played for the Indiana football team (4-6, 0-6) in a 48-41 double overtime loss to Michigan.
  • The Indianapolis football team (10-1, 8-0) defeated St. Joseph’s 47-24 and will open play today in the NCAA Division II National Tournament against host school Colorado State-Pueblo. Dillon Dallas had four solo tackles, including a sack, and two assists for the Greyhounds; and teammate O’rion Elder had two solo tackles and one assist.
  • Nate Wozniak started at tight end for the Minnesota football team (4-6, 1-5) in a 40-35 loss to Iowa.
  • Starting defensive tackle Joel Hale assisted on one tackle for the Ohio State football team (10-0, 6-0) in a 28-3 defeat of Illinois.
  • Tyler Mills had three solo tackles and one assist for the Taylor football team (7-3) in a 34-28 win against Trinity International.
  • Rose-Hulman’s Helena Bomber received honorable mention on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s all-conference soccer team.
  • The DePauw men’s soccer team (12-3-5) advanced in the NCAA Division III National tournament with wins against Westminster, Missouri (1-0) and Washington of St. Louis (8-7 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie). Alieu Musa assisted on the winning goal against Westminster and converted his penalty kick against Washington.
  • The Drake men’s soccer team won the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Division I National Tournament with wins against Central Arkansas (2-0), Bradley (1-0), and regular season champion Southern Illinois (1-0). Gabe Edel assisted on the first goal in the win against Central Arkansas.
  • The Illinois State volleyball team (21-9, 11-6) lost 3-0 to Southern Illinois and won 3-0 against Evansville. Ali Line had 20 kills and one block in the two matches.
  • The Ball State volleyball team (14-16, 8-8) lost 3-1 to Eastern Michigan and won 3-2 against Central Michigan. Mackenzie Kitchel had 23 kills, two assists, eight digs and nine blocks in the two matches.
  • Griffin Miller was sixth for IUPUI and 65th of 208 runners in 32:22.0 at the10K Great Lakes Cross-Country Regionals. In the 6K women’s race, Ball State’s Jordan Timmons was 156th of 215, second for the Cardinals, in 23:33.7; and Xavier’s Delainey Burnett was 133rd, seventh for Xavier, in 23:14.3.


  • Kyle Wuest had seven points (2 for 3, 1 for 1, 2 for 2), three assists, one rebound and one steal in 15 minutes for the Elmhurst basketball team (1-0) in an 83-61 defeat of Curry.
  • The Franklin men’s basketball team (0-2) opened its season with losses to Wheaton (80-68) and DePauw (84-79). Caleb Giles played 29 minutes in the two games and had six rebounds, two assists and one steal.
  • Competing at the 6K NCAA Division III Great Lakes Cross-Country Regionals, Franklin’s Ashley Myers was first for the Grizzlies and 49th of 243 runners in 23:20.1.


  • Morgan Morrison led the Hanover football team (2-8) with seven solo tackles and three assists in a 53-13 loss to Franklin. Teammate Charles Snodgrass had one solo tackle.
  • Brenden Smith assisted on three tackles for the Marian football team (8-2) in a 45-17 defeat of Siena Heights. The Greyhounds open play today at home against Campbellsville in the NAIA National Tournament.
  • Matthew Wray completed 11 of 27 passes for 103 yards and was sacked four times in 3-8 Olivet Nazarene’s 40-0 football loss to St. Francis of Illinois.
  • The Asbury women swimmers defeated Union. The winners’ Kaitlin Smith was fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:12.51), fourth in the 50 freestyle (29.36), and fifth in the 500 freestyle (6:13.25).
  • The Northern Illinois basketball team (0-1) lost 93-67 to Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Ally Lehman had 11 points (5 for 15, 1 for 2), 12 rebounds, two blocked shots and two assists in 33 minutes in the loss.
  • The Cincinnati Christian volleyball team (18-12, 7-5) lost 3-0 to IU-East. Ellie Abel had 29 assists, seven digs and one service ace in the match.


  • Zach Rudolf had two solo tackles for the Manchester football team (5-4, 5-3) in a 35-17 defeat of Anderson.
  • Aaron Harris caught one pass for five yards for the St. Francis football team (9-0) in a 64-6 win against Missouri Baptist, and the Cougars open play today at home against Reinhardt University of Georgia in the NAIA National Tournament.
  • Starting center Kyle Stucker and the Wabash football team defeated DePauw 45-17 and open play today in the NCAA Division III National Tournament at home against Albion.
  • Gabe O’Keefe was fifth for IPFW and 192nd of 208 runners in 36:29.4 at the 10K NCAA Great Lakes Regional Cross-Country Championships.
  • The IU-Southeast women’s basketball team (2-1) defeated St. Mary-of –the-Woods 121-79 and lost 80-60 to Berea. Michaela Harris had 19 points (7 for 11, 5 for 8), nine rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and two steals in 30 minutes in the win and three points (0 for 2, 3 for 4) and four rebounds in 24 minutes in the loss.
  • Franklin diver Bria Gunning was second of four at one meter and second of two at three meters in a three-team meet against Coe and Millikin. Franklin defeated both opponents.


  • Madison Parker was second for Franklin and 126th of 243 runners in 24:50.7 at the 6K NCAA Division III Great Lakes Cross-Country Regionals.
  • The St. Mary-of-the-Woods women’s basketball team (1-2) lost 121-79 to IU-Southeast. Tara Parmer had 20 points (7 for 20, 5 for 12, 1 for 2), 10 rebounds, two assists and three steals in 22 minutes. Shelbi Parmer did not play.
  • Indiana swimmer Adam Destrampe was third of 14 in the 800-meter long course event (8:31.58), fourth of 15 in the 400-meter long course (4:06.85) and seventh of eight in the 200-meter long course (1:57.83) in the Hoosiers’ dual meet defeat of Wisconsin.
  • Wrestling for Indianapolis at 125 pounds at Maryville’s Kaufman-Brand Open, D.J. Smith won four matches and lost two.