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Basketball standout Gliesmann started at Wright State but now plays for Indianapolis

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After two years at Wright State, where she was hampered by injuries, Center Grove graduate Kirsten Gliesmann transferred to the University of Indianapolis.

She made her debut in a Greyhounds basketball uniform against her former school and led her team in scoring (15 points) and rebounds (10) in 34 minutes of action in a 66-57 exhibition game loss at Wright State.

In a second exhibition game, a 67-51 loss to Xavier, she again led her team in rebounds with nine and had four points, two steals and one blocked shot in 23 minutes.

Center Grove

  • Joe Reed played 18 minutes for the IPFW basketball team and had six points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist in a 71-43 exhibition win against Alma.
  • Tennessee-Chattanooga freshman wrestler Sean Mappes won his first collegiate match, a 4-0 decision at 165 pounds against Anderson University of South Carolina. Competing in the Hokie Invitational, Mappes pinned a Citadel opponent and won a 7-5 decision against Rutgers in the winners’ bracket before losing 9-3 to an Indiana wrestler. In the consolation bracket, he defeated Duke 3-2 and lost 14-6 to North Carolina.
  • The Toledo swimmers lost 173.5-136.5 to Eastern Michigan. Kristen Nunnelly was second of eight in the 500 freestyle (5:01.46) and third of eight in the 200 freestyle (1:53.99).
  • The University of Indianapolis swimmers defeated Ashland 161-92. Greyhounds athlete Regina Perez was fifth of eight in the 50 freestyle (25.98) and seventh of seven in the 100 freestyle (58.63).
  • Siara Chupp was second of four in the 200 backstroke (2:53.05) and third of four in the 1,000 freestyle (13:10.14) for the Urbana swimmers in a 95-93 loss to Bethany.
  • The Eastern Michigan swimmers defeated Wayne State 167-79. Diver Dakoda Johnson was eighth of 10 at 1 meter and ninth of 10 at 3 meters.
  • The Purdue swimmers lost 156-144 to Notre Dame and defeated Northwestern 172-126. Noah Pashley was fifth of seven in the 100 freestyle (46.86) and eighth of eight in the 200 freestyle (1:44.85) against the Irish and seventh of eight in the 50 freestyle (21.32) against the Wildcats.
  • Jordan Luallen carried the ball six times for 32 yards and completed his only pass for 14 yards in 6-2 Cincinnati’s 35-24 football win against Syracuse.
  • Mike Wood averaged 56.4 yards on five kickoffs in Franklin’s 23-9 football win against Bluffton.
  • Nick Stoner returned a punt five yards for Indiana (4-5) in a 24-21 defeat of Iowa.
  • The Indiana State football team (7-3, 5-2) lost 17-10 to Illinois State. Tanner Riley caught two passes for 11 yards.
  • Joel Hale had one solo tackle for the Ohio State (10-0, 6-0) in a 52-22 football win against Illinois.
  • Chelsea Kirkpatrick had three kills for the Butler volleyball team (16-11, 6-7) in a 3-0 win against LaSalle.
  • The Indianapolis volleyball team (25-5, 14-2) defeated St. Joseph’s 3-1 and lost 3-2 to Lewis and Wisconsin-Parkside. Arielle Knafel had 24 kills, 13 digs and two assists in the three matches.
  • The St. Joseph’s volleyball team (6-23, 1-15) lost 3-1 to Indianapolis and 3-0 to Wisconsin-Parkside and Lewis. Hannah Bedan had seven kills, six digs and six blocks in the three matches.
  • The Toledo volleyball team (8-19, 2-12) lost 3-1 to Northern Illinois and Western Michigan. Adria Prior had double-doubles in each match (assists and digs) and totaled 102 assists, 22 digs, one kill and one block in the two matches. It was senior night, and senior Bethany Irwin, who has been unable to play due to shoulder surgery, started and had one kill.
  • The Southern Indiana volleyball team (16-13, 12-4) won 3-0 against Kentucky Wesleyan, Bellarmine, and McKendree. Kayla Heldman had 43 digs and nine assists in the three matches.
  • Valparaiso’s volleyball team (18-11, 8-4) defeated Chicago State and Youngstown 3-1 and lost 3-2 to Cleveland State. Sarah Dooms had 27 kills, 43 digs, four blocks, and two assists in the three matches, including a double-double (12 kills and 24 digs) against Youngstown.
  • The St. Joseph’s cross-country team ran at the 5K NCAA D-II Midwest Regional, and Kelli Lippold was sixth for the Pumas and 119th of 158 overall in 24:02.
  • Alan Huffman was 90th of 119 runners, ninth for Huntington, in 29.50 at the 8K Crossroad League Cross Country Championships.


  • Franklin swimmer Seth Morin won the 1,000 freestyle (10:38.47) and the 500 freestyle (5:16.87) and was a member of the winning 400 freestyle relay team in the Grizzlies’ 159-13 win against Defiance. The sophomore won the 400 meters (4:32.95), was second in the 800 (9:26.72) and was a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay team to help Franklin remain undefeated in a 107-97 win against Wilmington.
  • Stephanie Wolfersberger was a member of Rose-Hulman’s winning 200 freestyle relay team, was second of four in the 50 freestyle (26.27) and was third of four in the 100 freestyle (1:00.05) in a 222-50 win against Illinois Wesleyan.
  • Haley Howard scored 12 points for the Butler women’s basketball team in a 68-53 exhibition win against Kentucky Wesleyan.
  • Starting right guard Zach VanDeman had one solo tackle for the Marian football team in its first loss of the season, 23-6 against St. Xavier.
  • Starting nose tackle Jordan Sharp had one solo tackle for the Indianapolis football team (8-2) in a 33-18 win against Delta State.
  • Earlham’s Kollin Wheat had two solo tackles in a 42-14 football loss to Mount St. Joseph.
  • Mitch Meador had one solo tackle for the Cincinnati football team (6-2, 2-1) in a 35-24 defeat of Syracuse.
  • Butler’s Samantha Turley was 16th of 38 runners (19:54.62) in the 5K Hoosier Cross Country Invitational.
  • The Calumet of St. Joseph volleyball team (11-32, 4-15) defeated IU-South Bend 3-0 and lost 3-0 to Olivet Nazarene. Abby Hunsucker had 14 kills, five digs, two blocks and one assist in the two matches.


  • Corey Burton scored 11 points (4 for 4, 1 for 1, 2 for 3), six assists, five steals and one rebound for the Ancilla basketball team in a 116-63 win against Concordia Theological Seminary.
  • Jordan Burton had five points (2 for 3, 1 for 4), six rebounds and one block in 36 minutes in IU-South Bend’s 60-56 win against Andrews.
  • The IU-South Bend volleyball team (16-19) defeated Purdue-Calumet 3-0 and Goshen 3-2 and lost 3-0 to Calumet College of St. Joseph. Samantha Stinson had 11 kills, seven assists, five digs and three blocks in the three matches.


  • Indiana State’s Amy Hicks finished 25th of 38 runners in 20:34.22 at the 5K Hoosier Cross Country Invitational.
  • The Hanover volleyball team (18-14, 5-4) lost 3-1 to Anderson in the first round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. Ashley Burakiewicz had six kills, eight digs and one block.
  • The Bellarmine basketball team lost exhibition games to Indiana State (51-39) and Kentucky (113-33). Allie Osen had three points, seven rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 26 minutes against the Sycamores and one point, three rebounds and one blocked shot against the Wildcats.


  • The Trine volleyball team (18-12) lost 3-2 to Calvin. Lauren Verkamp had 10 kills, nine digs, and one assist; and Megan Verkamp had three digs and two blocks.
  • Abby Smith won the 50 freestyle (24.19) and the 100 freestyle (53.45) and was a member of the winning 400 freestyle relay team in Evansville’s 125-112 swimming loss to Missouri State.
  • DePauw swimmer Alex Grissom won the 200 freestyle (1:45.50) and was second of 11 in the 100 freestyle (48.68) in a 164-121 win against Wittenberg.

Indian Creek

  • Josh Bales had four solo tackles and two assists, including 1.5 sacks, for the Franklin football team (7-2, 7-0) in a 23-9 win against Bluffton.
  • Ethan Waltz had one solo tackle, and Vince Peiffer had two solos and one assist for the Hanover football team (6-3, 6-1) in a 35-34 loss to Manchester.
  • Kylee Hamilton had five points and one rebound in 10 minutes for the Bellarmine basketball team in a 51-39 exhibition loss to Indiana State and four points, six rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes in a 113-33 exhibition loss to Kentucky.
  • Erica Von Stein played nine minutes and missed her only shot in Regis’ 73-44 basketball loss to Northern Colorado.
  • Catie Reese won the 100 butterfly (1:02.33) and swam on the winning 200 yard medley relay team in Lewis’ 186-38 win against Illinois Tech.
  • The Indianapolis swimming team defeated Ashland 158-96. Richard Gregg was eighth of 13 in the 50 freestyle (23.13) and ninth of 11 in the 100 freestyle (51.50).

Walt Vanderbush is a former principal of Franklin Community High School. Send comments for the College Update column to rmorwick@dailyjournal.net,

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