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For the second straight season, Illinois Wesleyan junior Tyler Brown has been chosen to the first team of the NCAA Division III All-American team selected by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

IWU junior Maddie Williams, who like Brown is a former Normal West High School star, was among 98 players in the country to earn honorable mention.

The awards were to be presented Wednesday night at the Division III Women's National Championship banquet in Grand Rapids, Mich., where the 2017 Player of the Year will be announced.

Brown was named to the AVCA All-Midwest Region Team and to the first team of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin all-league squads. She led IWU with 424 kills and 532 digs. After three seasons, she is No. 7 all-time at the school in kills (1,309) and attack attempts (3,324) and No. 8 in digs (1,392).

Williams had a team-high 106 blocks with 24 solo and 82 assists. She also had 212 kills and a team-high .299 attack percentage.


Barth, Reasnover win awards: Eight Eureka College football players have received All-Upper Midwest Athletic Conference honors, led by junior offensive tackle Ryan Barth and junior running back LeAnthony Reasnover.

Barth, a Fieldcrest High School gradaute, was voted UMAC Lineman of the Year and Reasnover was the UMAC Offensive Player of the Year.

Eureka College players joining them on the all-conference first team were senior linebacker Chris Friend, sophomore cornerback Trevon Moore, senior offensive guard Michael Slingsby, junior defensive tackle Macae Skaggs and senior defensive end Trever Zeibert. Senior defensive end Ray Vogel was voted to the second team.

Eureka won the league title and opens the NCAA Division III playoffs at noon Saturday at St. Thomas (Minn.).

Feehan scores 34 in win: Shea Feehan sank six 3-pointers and scored 34 points as the Eureka College men's basketball team downed Robert Morris-Springfield, 117-58, at Eureka.

Hank Thomas added 25 points for the Red Devils in their regular-season opener.

Dura nets triple double in loss: Eureka College senior guard Kerrigan Dura had the first triple double on record in program history with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, but the Red Devils suffered an 82-77 season-opening loss to Knox at Galesburg.

Knox overcame a three-point deficit in the final two minutes. Hayley Rreneau led Eureka with 19 points.


Schultz earns MVP honor: Monmouth senior linebacker Kyle Schultz of Heyworth was named the Midwest Conference South Division Defensive Most Valuable Player. Schultz had a team-high 104 tackles with two interceptions and six tackles for loss.

Also on the South Division all-conference first team were junior wide receiver Yansay Williams, a Normal West graduate, and senior tight end Konnor O'Keefe of Tremont. Williams had team-highs of 35 catches, 542 yards and 11 touchdowns. O'Keefe's blocking helped Monmouth average 37 points per game.

Senior defensive back D.J. Frank, a Normal Community product, earned second-team honors as Monmouth (9-1) won its second straight league title.

Jensen honored: William Woods University sophomore Jessica Jensen, a Tri-Valley graduate, was named the Libero of the Year and a second-team choice on the American Midwest Conference all-conference volleyball team.

She has 550 digs this year and more than 1,000 in her college career.

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