The Illinois State women's golf team carded a second-round score of 307 and is in fourth place heading into tomorrow's final round of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield. The Redbirds two-day total of 606 is just seven shots off the pace set by Bradley (306-599).
ISU was led by Rachel Powers and Hayley Guyton who share ninth place at 150 while Brianna Cooper is tied for 18th at 152. Bradley's Danielle Lemek broke par for the second consecutive round and her 5-under-par 139 is five shots better than McCall Christopher of Indiana State.
Davis, Ziemnik named IWU MVPs: Seniors Victor Davis and Andrew Ziemnik are the co-winners of the "Most Valuable Player" award for the Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball team.
Both were first team all-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin choices and Ziemnik was named to the first team of the D3hoops.com all-region squads as well as the all-Midwest Region squad selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Davis was a second team NABC all-region selection.
Ziemnik was the leading scorer at 12.5 points per game and second on the team with 5.8 rebounds per game. Davis averaged 11.8 points and a team-high 6.5 rebounds.
The Titans were 27-5, won the CCIW title for the second straight year and advanced to the final four of the NCAA Division III national tournament before losing to Wisconsin-Whitewater in the semifinals.
Slaughter, Duval net swimming honors: Sophomore Kirsten Slaughter was named "Most Valuable" for the IWU women's swim team, while senior Marcus Duval earned the same honor for the men't team for the second year in a row.
Sophomore Kayla Palczynski was awarded "Most Improved" on the women's side. Slaughter was named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Most Valuable of the Meet. She also qualified to the NCAA meet where she finished fifth in the 50-yard freestyle, 31st in the 200-yard freestyle, and 19th in the 100-yard freestyle. Her national performances earned her an All-American status.
Freshman Andrew Younger was named "Most Improved" on the men's team.
Duval earned all-CCIW honors and qualified to the NCAA meet, where he was 15th in the 400 IM, 23rd in the 1650 freestyle, and 34th in the 200 IM.
Eureka College's Ashley nets award: Eureka College junior first baseman Paige Ashley has been selected the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week. Ashley hit safely in all six games, going 10-for-19 (.526) with six runs scored, two doubles, her first collegiate home run and six RBI.