College update – May 28

Ball State tennis player Luke Andersen has been named to the Mid-American Conference Co-Player of the Year after compiling a 6-1 conference record at No. 1 singles. The Center Grove graduate was named to the All-MAC first team and to the 15-member Academic All-MAC team. The junior biology major has a 3.75 GPA.

Center Grove

Franklin lacrosse players Carley Campbell and Jess Silva were named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Award winners.

The Notre Dame softball team (43-13), competing at the NCAA Regional, lost its opener to Miami, Ohio 3-2; defeated Valparaiso 8-0 and Miami 5-0; and was eliminated by Michigan 6-2. Kimmy Sullivan had two hits, including a home run, against Valparaiso, in 12 at-bats and finished the season with a .329 batting average (26 for 79).

The Grand Valley baseball team defeated Hillsdale 9-8 in the first game of the NCAA Division II Regional but was eliminated as a result of losses to Ashland (4-3) and Missouri Science and Technology (2-1). Zach Anderson was the losing pitcher in the 4-3 Ashland game, giving up four earned runs, eight hits, and two walks in eight innings and striking out seven. The senior finished with a 5-6 record and a 5.06 ERA.

The Indianapolis baseball team (38-21), competing at the NCAA Division II Regional, lost 8-1 to Ashland, defeated Hillsdale 4-1, and was eliminated by Quincy 5-1. Devon Hensley was hitless in seven at-bats in the three games and hit .268 (42 for 157) for the season in 56 games.

The Indiana-Southeast baseball team (43-15) defeated Lindsey Wilson 8-1 in the first game of the NAIA Opening Round, but then was eliminated as a result of losses to Georgia Gwinnett (8-2) and Lindsey Wilson (15-3). Brad Walker pinch-ran in the second game and pinch-hit unsuccessfully in the loss to Lindsey Wilson. The senior hit .433 for the season (13 for 30).


Franklin track and field athlete Ashley Myers received a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Award.

Indian Creek

The Marian men’s tennis team lost 5-1 to Cardinal Stritch in the first round of the NAIA National Tennis Championships. Taylor Kinney lost 8-2 at No. 3 doubles.


The Lindsey Wilson baseball team opened play in the NAIA Opening Round with an 8-1 loss to IU-Southeast but then won five consecutive games, including the final two against Georgia Gwinnett, the team which had won the winner’s bracket, to qualify for the NAIA National World Series. Aaron Doughty was the losing pitcher against IUSE, giving up four earned runs, 10 hits and three walks and striking out one in 41/3 innings. However, the senior right-hander came back to win the final game, a 4-3 defeat of Gwinnett, giving up no runs, three hits and one walk and striking out four in five innings of relief. He has an 8-6 record and a 3.94 ERA in 751/3 innings.

The Indiana baseball team (31-22, 15-9) lost to Louisville and then lost three games against Nebraska, scoring only one run in the three games with the Huskers. The Hoosiers are playing in the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 3 seed. Alex Krupa had three hits in 15 at-bats in the four games and is hitting .292 (45 for 154).

The Butler softball team (28-24) was eliminated from the NCAA Regional with losses to Kentucky (6-1) and Illinois (2-1). Chelsea Norwood had one hit in seven at-bats in the two losses and hit .175 (10 for 57) for the year.

The Georgia softball team (43-18) won the NCAA Regional and is playing Florida in the Super Regional. The Bulldogs defeated Maine 6-0 and Northwestern 5-2, lost 5-3 to Oklahoma State, and then defeated Oklahoma State 6-0. Brittany Gray was the losing pitcher in the loss to the Cowboys, giving up three earned runs, eight hits and two walks and striking out two in 31/3 innings. She has an 11-9 record with a 3.24 ERA.


The Marian women’s golf team finished 21st of 27 teams in the NAIA National Championships. Alexa West was fifth for Marian and 131st of 143 overall with scores of 91-93—184.

The Taylor baseball team was eliminated from the NAIA National Tournament with losses to Point and Freed-Hardeman. Jared Adkins had one unsuccessful at-bat in each game and finished the season with a .225 batting average (20 for 89).


The Rose-Hulman baseball team (32-13) won the winners bracket in the NCAA Division III Regional, defeating Wartburg, Washington of St. Louis, and Wisconsin Whitewater, but then lost twice to Whitewater. Donnie Waters had four hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored in 15 at-bats in the five games and hit .296 (40 for 135) for the season.

The Indiana State baseball team (34-19) defeated Evansville in two of three games. Pitcher Jeremy McKinney took the loss against the Aces, giving up one earned run, two hits, and one walk in 2/3 of an inning. His record is 6-4 with a 2.58 ERA.