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College update: Former Warrior earns all-American honors

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Marian football player Zach VanDeman has been named a first-team NAIA All-American by the American Football Coaches Association.

The Whiteland graduate, a senior, is one of five offensive linemen to receive the honor. There are 85 football-playing colleges in the NAIA.


The Butler women’s basketball team (7-9, 2-3) lost 70-48 to Villanova and 85-79 to Georgetown. Haley Howard led the Bulldogs in scoring with 17 points (5 for 11, 3 for 4, 4 for 6) and in rebounding (six) and had one assist and one steal in 34 minutes against the Wildcats and had 11 points (4 for 9, 1 for 5, 2 for 2), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes against the Hoyas.

Morgan Johnson had three rebounds and one steal in 14 minutes for the Lindenwood women’s basketball team (8-6, 3-4) in a 99-76 loss to Fort Hayes State.

Michaela Harris had four points (1 for 2, 2 for 2) and two rebounds in 14 minutes for the IU-Southeast women’s basketball team (8-6, 4-1) in an 80-60 defeat of Midway.

The Danville Community College women’s basketball team (12-6) defeated the MacMurray junior varsity 89-50 and lost 60-51 to Illinois Central. Kelsie Ratliff started and had 11 points (5 for 8, 1 for 4, 0 for 0), five assists, four rebounds and four steals in the win and had two points, two rebounds and one blocked shot in 14 minutes off the bench in the loss.

Franklin swimmer Seth Morin won the 1,650 freestyle in a field of 11 (17:34.56), was second of 17 in the 500 freestyle (5:03.26) and was eighth of 17 (1:53.54) in the 200 freestyle in the Centre College Colonel Classic, a five team event with teams from Berry, Centre, Asbury and Transylvania.

Swimming for Rose-Hulman at the Washington of St. Louis Invitational, Stephanie Wolfersberger was 22nd of 32 in the 50-yard freestyle (27.17) and 28th of 32 in the 200 freestyle (2:15.05).

Sarah Ebeyer competed in the vault and the floor exercises for the Ball State gymnastics team in a meet with Kentucky, Penn State and West Virginia. Six gymnasts from each school competed in each event. The freshman tied with a teammate for third and fourth among the six Cardinals in the vault and tied for second, third and fourth among six Ball State athletes in the floor exercise. In each event she had a higher score than one of the six participants from the opposing team.

Center Grove

Tanner Riley is one of three Indiana State football players named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic team. He carries a 3.45 GPA in marketing.

The Indianapolis wrestlers, competing at the National Wrestling Association Duals, defeated Mankato State 30-12 and lost 24-17 to Frostburg State and 24-18 to Kutztown. Shelby Mappes, wrestling at 174 pounds, won his three matches, defeating his Frostburg opponent 7-5, pinning his Mankato opponent in 36 seconds and pinning his Kutztown opponent in 1:06.

Wrestling at 149 pounds, Campbellsville’s Matt Milton won by a decision in a 36-6 defeat of Baker and lost by a decision in a 29-6 loss to Great Falls.

Competing at the Gene Edmunds Cup Indoor Track and Field Event against Indiana, Louisville’s Tori Schoettmer was fifth of five in the mile run in 5:17.01.

In the Eastern Michigan men’s swimming team’s win against Denison, Dakoda Johnson was  second of eight divers from the three-meter board and third of eight on the one-meter board. Grant Schwarz was sixth of nine in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.66) and seventh of nine in the 200 (2:16.80).

Regina Perez was third of eight in the 50 freestyle (25.84) and eighth of eight in the 100 (1:02.80) in the Indianapolis women’s swim team’s defeat of Hillsdale.

Urbana swimmer Siara Chupp had times of 5:56.66 in the women’s 400 IM, 1:10.38 in the 100 freestyle and 6:38.40 in the 500 freestyle in a loss to Ashland.

Xavier’s Mikaela Saugstad was sixth of 12 in the women’s 200 IM (2:18.32) and ninth of 10 in the 1,000 freestyle (11:07.83) in a three-way meet with Ball State and IUPUI.

J.T. Barton had eight points (3 for 6, 1 for 4, 1 for 2), two rebounds, two steals and a team-high six assists for the Franklin men’s basketball team (6-7, 3-3) in 32 minutes in a 67-65 loss to Manchester and 13 points (6 for 6, 1 for 3), one rebound and two steals in 17 minutes in an 82-79 loss to Anderson.

The IPFW men’s basketball team (14-5, 2-0) defeated North Dakota State 82-71 and South Dakota State 82-75. Joe Reed had nine points (4 for 9, 1 for 1), three rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes against North Dakota State and 11 points (4 for 7, 3 for 4), three assists, one blocked shot and a team-high five rebounds in 27 minutes against South Dakota State.

Shelby Shaffer had three assists, one rebound and a team-high 11 points (4 for 14, 1 for 3, 2 for 4) for the Anderson women’s basketball team (1-12, 0-6) in a 65-39 loss to Defiance. In a 66-50 loss to Franklin, the 5-foot-3 inch freshman led the Ravens with 17 points (3 for 10, 1 for 3, 10 for 14), seven rebounds, four assists and three steals, all team highs.

The Indianapolis women’s basketball team (13-2, 4-0) defeated Rockhurst 76-66 and William Jewell 89-73. Kirsten Gliesmann had a team-high 12 rebounds, two points (1 for 6, 0 for 1), three blocked shots and one steal in 24 minutes against Rockhurst and 14 points (7 for 7), three blocked shots and five rebounds in 18 minutes against William Jewell.

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team (8-7, 4-0) defeated Mercer 72-61 and Kennesaw State 79-51. Melody Doss had 21 points (7 for 16, 1 for 4, 6 for 6), 13 rebounds, four assists and five blocked shots, all team-highs, in 38 minutes against Mercer and a team-high 22 points (9 for 19, 1 for 4, 3 for 5), five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 29 minutes against Kennesaw.

The Manchester women’s basketball team (7-6, 4-2) lost 69-58 to Franklin and 75-63 to Transylvania. Kelcey Daugherty played 15 minutes in the two games and had one rebound.


The Elmhurst men’s basketball team (9-5, 1-2) lost 93-68 to Wheaton and won 69-64 against Millikin. Kyle Wuest led Elmhurst in scoring with 13 points (3 for 8, 2 for 3, 5 for 6) and assists (4) and had three rebounds in 27 minutes against Wheaton and had six points (1 for 5, 4 for 6), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes against Millikin.


IUPUI’s Jenny Oleksiak won the 200 IM in a field of 12 swimmers (2:10.02) and was second of nine in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.07) and second of eight in the 200 breaststroke (2:24.57) in a three-way meet with Ball State and Xavier. In the men’s meet, the Jaguars’ Mason Hamilton was 11th of 14 in the 50 freestyle (22.60) and ninth of 12 in the 100 (50.43). In a three-way meet with Western Illinois and St. Louis, Oleksiak won the 100 breaststroke (1:08.26), was second of eight in the 200 (2:25.60) and was second of 10 in the 200 IM (2:11.33). Hamilton was sixth of 11 in the 50 freestyle (22.45) and eighth of 11 in the 100 (50.57).

The Carleton women’s swimming team lost to Gustavus Adolphus and the College of St. Benedict in dual meets. Claire Wilson was seventh of 17 in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.04) and ninth of 17 in the 200 (2:50.93) against Gustavus Adolphus and eighth of 10 in the 100 breaststroke (1:20.03) and fifth of six in the 200 (2:53.98) against St. Benedict.

Evansville’s Abby Smith was sixth of nine in the 50-yard freestyle (25.13) and sixth of eight in the 100 (55.60) in a swimming and diving loss to Houston.

DePauw swimmer Alex Grissom was fourth of 30 in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.69 at the Washington of St. Louis Invitational.

Keenan Wood has left the Judson basketball team and is now a student at Franklin College but is not on the basketball team.

Shelby Parmer had five points (1 for 13, 3 for 4) and one rebound for the Vincennes women’s basketball team (11-3) in a 66-64 loss to Wabash Valley.

Indian Creek

In his first Big Ten meet, Indiana’s Ethan Raley won 6-4 at 141 pounds in the Hoosiers’ 30-10 wrestling loss to Nebraska.

The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team (6-7, 2-1) lost 73-71 to Toledo and won 77-54 against Eastern Michigan. Ally Lehman had 10 points (5 for 8), four rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes in the loss and eight points (4 for 7), five rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes in the win.

The Regis women’s basketball team (7-6, 5-4) defeated Colorado School of Mines 89-77 and lost 92-74 to Colorado Christian.

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

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