Kiley Walsh shot an even-par 72 Monday to lead Illinois State's women's golf team to a round of 296, helping the Redbirds move up one spot to fifth place after two rounds of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan.
Walsh is tied for 11th with a 152 total heading into Tuesday's final round. The Redbirds are at 615 after shooting 23 strokes better than Sunday's opening round.
Missouri State leads with a 600, three shots ahead of Southern Illinois. ISU is one shot out of fourth place and five shots out of third.
Bradley's Frankie Saban is the individual leader at 146 after shooting 68. ISU's Paige Seiser is tied for 20th (76-155).
Baseball alters schedule: Illinois State's originally scheduled Wednesday baseball game at Northern Illinois has been changed to a 3 p.m. contest at Eastern Illinois. The Northern Illinois game was pushed back to May 2 at 3 p.m.
The Redbirds play SIU Edwardsville at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Duffy Bass Field.
Track in regional top 10: After sweeping Saturday's Redbird Invitational, the ISU men’s and women’s track and field teams have cracked the top-10 of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Regional Rankings. The Redbird men are ranked eighth in the Midwest Region and the women ninth.
'Bird Bash' set: The annual 'Bird Bash' fundraiser for Illinois State women's athletics will be April 26 at Redbird Arena.
New this year is online silent auction bidding and an expanded bidding timeline. Guests can go to a website to bid on more than 120 silent auction items in a variety of categories. Bidding opens at 8 a.m. April 23 and closes at 7:30 p.m. April 26. The event is open to the public.
Registration begins at 6 p.m. A formal program starts at 6:30 and silent auction winners will be announced at 7:30. Cost is $60 per person. To register, log onto GoRedbirds.com/promotions (promo code BirdBash). For more information, contact Marianne Riddell at 309-438-5455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engelbriet wins award: IWU’s Dani Engelbreit was selected as a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin women’s lacrosse Player of the Week. The junior midfielder helped the Titans hold Carthage to nine shots in a 17-2 victory and Elmhurst to 15 shots in a 19-4 win.
Grabarek honored: The Titans' JC Grabarek was tabbed a CCIW men's lacrosse Player of the Week. The junior face-off specialist totaled 42 ground balls and an 82 percent (51-of-62) face-off percentage in two wins.
Taylor earns SLIAC honor: Eureka College senior left-hander Isaiah Taylor has been named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference/Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Week. Taylor struck out a career-high 17 hitters in a nine-inning complete-game victory at Iowa Wesleyan on Friday.