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home : sports : sports   May 27, 2016

2/11/2014 11:00:00 AM
College Check-Up: Schwab has big night for William Penn

Jackie Pokryfke
NT Correspondent

To say Alec Schwab turned in a dominant performance on the basketball court over the weekend would be a bit of an understatement.

The William Penn University junior from St. Bede and IVCC scored 43 points and had six rebounds and a steal in a 100-81 win over Clarke College on Saturday.

His point total was the fourth-best in William Penn history. He was 13-for-28 from the field — including 9-for-20 from 3-point range, one shy of the school record — and was 8-for-9 from the free throw line. He made six of his first eight 3-pointers in the win.

For his effort, he was named the Midwest Collegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday. Schwab is averaging 13.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game with 29 assists, 20 steals and three blocks.

Also on the basketball court, Judson University’s Emily Ragsdale (Jr., Ottawa) has been on a roll. She registered her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds in a 76-72 overtime loss to Indiana University-South Bend on Feb. 1.

She then followed that up with another double-double — the 10th of her career — with 12 points and 16 rebounds in a 75-71 loss to Robert Morris on Feb. 5. She also finished with four blocks, which put her third all-time at Judson in that category.

Ragsdale is averaging 6.5 points and 6 rebounds per game with 35 assists, a team-high 32 blocks and 20 steals.

Indoor Track and Field
Illinois Wesleyan University’s Ellen Renk (So., L-P) won the triple jump (36-10.5) at the IWU Keck Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Also at the meet, Illinois State University’s Kimi Sanden (So., BV) placed second in the 800 meters (2:22.03) and third in the mile run (5:17.68), while ISU’s Scott Janusick (RS So., Hall) was second in the 3,000 meters (9:02.47). Judson University’s Cassie Criminger (Sr., BV) placed 11th in the 3,000 meters (12:03.06).

IWU’s Renk also won the triple jump (37-0.25) and was third in the long jump (17-3.5) at the Illinois Wesleyan Titan Open on Feb. 1.

Mount Mercy University’s Liz Mosbach (So., Hall) won the 400 meters (1:01.35), finished sixth in the 200 meters (27.57) and placed eighth in the long jump (15-8.25) at the Cornell College Hilltop Invite on Feb. 1. She also was part of the 1,600-meter relay team that placed fifth (4:22.70).

On the men’s side at the meet, Mount Mercy’s T.J. Mosbach (Sr., Hall) placed second in the 3,000 meters (9:12.95) and was third in the mile run (4:36.47).

North Park University’s Natalie Swanson (So., BV) won the weight throw (43-6) and was second in the shot put (35-1.25) at the University of Chicago Windy City Rumble on Saturday. On the men’s side, Concordia University’s Logan Hoffert (Fr., BV) placed ninth in the 400 meters (56.33), 26th in the 200 meters (25.93) and was part of the 1,600-meter relay team that placed sixth (3:54.17).

North Central College’s Adam Weidner (So., BV) placed third in the weight throw (53-2.75) and fifth in the shot put (48-10) at the Carthage College Red Invitational on Friday. He now ranks third all-time at North Central in the weight throw.

A week earlier, Weidner placed seventh in the shot put (15.33m) and seventh in the weight throw (15.13m) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Leonard “Squig” Converse Invitational. Also at the meet, Whitewater’s Anthony Urbanski (Jr., Hall) placed seventh in the 800 meters (1:56.66).

Lewis University’s Phoenix Smallwood (Fr., Princeton) finished third in both the triple jump (11.17m) and the long jump (5.48m) at the University of Indianapolis Relays on Friday and Saturday. Lewis University’s James Weissensel (So., Marquette) also placed 29th in the 5,000 meters (15:59.26) at the meet.
Smallwood also placed 10th in the long jump (16-3.25) and 17th in the 200 meters (27.88) at the Grand Vallley State University 5-Way Meet on Feb. 1.

Augustana College’s Lorraine Stamberger (Jr., LaMoille) placed fifth in the mile run (5:29.55) and was part of the 1,600-meter relay team that placed 10th (4:32.40) at the Wartburg Invitational on Saturday. She also placed 12th in the 800 meters (2:29.65) and was part of the 1,600-meter relay team that finished 10th (4:28.28) at the UW-Whitewater Warhawk Classic on Feb. 1.

Also at the Warhawk Classic, St. Norbert College’s Taylor Miller (So., St. Bede) placed eighth in the mile run (5:24.0) and was 16th in the 800 meters (2:33.02).

King College’s Tom Lamkin (Jr., Mendota) placed sixth in the weight throw (39-1) and 11th in the shot put (38-6.75) at the Appalachian State Mountaineer Open on Friday and Saturday. He also finished 30th in the weight throw (37-3.25) at the Hilton Garden Invitational on Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

Eastern Illinois University’s Derrick Johnson (So., BV) placed ninth in the 3,000 meters (9:02.18) at the Northern Iowa Invitational on Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

Olivet Nazarene University’s Alex Ortiz (Jr., Ottawa) ran a 59.75 in the 400 meters to win her section and was part of the 1,600-meter relay team that placed second in its section at the Indiana Relays on Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

Sauk Valley Community College’s Mo Dean (Fr., St. Bede) scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds in a 64-44 win over Carl Sandburg College on Jan. 30 and then had 12 points in a 63-45 win over IVCC on Feb. 3. She is averaging a team-high 13 points per game and also averages 5.5 rebounds per game with 28 assists, 27 blocks and 13 steals.

Elmhurst College’s Taylor Baxter (Sr., Fieldcrest) had 14 points and four rebounds in an 80-68 loss to Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday. He is averaging 9.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game with 46 assists, 17 steals and two blocks.

Sauk Valley Community College’s Jacob Fisher (So., Princeton) is averaging 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game with 21 steals, 13 assists and five blocks.

Benedictine University’s Michelle Batty (Jr., L-P) is averaging 4.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game with 26 assists and 10 steals.

Grinnell College’s Lydia Stariha (Fr., St. Bede) is averaging 3.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game with 17 assists and nine steals.

Monmouth College’s Reed Goodbred (So., Earlville) is averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per game with seven assists, one steal and one block.

St. Bonaventure University’s Kelcie Rombach (So., Ottawa) is averaging 1.6 points and 1 rebound per game with 10 assists, four steals and two blocks.

Gustavus Adolphus College’s Kelle Nett (So., Hall) is averaging 1.2 points and 2.3 rebounds per game with four assists, two steals and a block.

Robert Morris University-Peoria’s Ivy Martinez (Sr., L-P) and her squad placed 13th of 25 teams at the McKendree University Bearcat Baker Challenge on Feb. 1-2. Following nine sets of four-game Baker matches, RMU produced a total of 6,193 pins.

On the men’s side of the tournament, the University of St. Francis’ David McManus (Fr., Hall) and his team placed 17th of 27 teams. USF had a total of 6,405 pins after nine sets of four-game Baker matches.

Jackie Pokryfke can be reached at 220-6939 or at

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