Morningside, BCU hoops games postponed
SIOUX CITY | Morningside College’s men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader against Dakota Wesleyan University that was scheduled for Wednesday in Sioux City has been postponed to Thursday with starting times of 6 p.m. for the women’s game and 8 p.m. for the men’s game.
Briar Cliff's dioubleheader with Mount Marty has been postponed from Wednesday to Thursday in Yanton, South Dakota beginning at 6 p.m.
The Mustangs’ men’s volleyball match against Graceland University that was scheduled for Wednesday in Lamoni, Iowa, has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.
Buena Vista games postponed
STORM LAKE, Iowa – Due to the winter weather conditions, Wednesday night’s Buena Vista and Nebraska Wesleyan basketball doubleheader scheduled to be played in Storm Lake has been postponed. The games will be made-up on Monday beginning at 6 p.m.
Buena Vista is now scheduled to play again on Saturday afternoon at the University of Dubuque in a 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. doubleheader.
Mustang swimmers earn honors
SIOUX CITY | Morningside College’s men’s and women’s swimming teams were each named Scholar All-America Teams by College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America for their academic work during the 2016 fall semester.
The Mustang women’s team had a cumulative gpa of 3.22 and the men’s team had a cumulative GPA of 3.06.
The CSCAA designates teams with cumulative GPAs of 3.00 and higher as Scholar All-America Teams.
USD's Nilsen claims second straight award
ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota freshman Chris Nilsen has captured his second consecutive Summit League Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week award.
Nilsen has broken the school record for the second straight week. He cleared 18-feet, 1-inch, to win the Jim Emmerich Invitational in Brookings, South Dakota on Saturday. Nilsen’s mark tops the Summit by more than six inches and ranks third in the NCAA.
Nilsen is the only freshman in the top-20 nationally this season. He’s also among world lists with the 21st-best mark internationally, with professional vaulters included, in 2017.
The Kansas City, Missouri, native broke the American high school record last spring with a clearance of 18-4 ¾ at the Missouri Class 5 sectional meet for Park Hill High School.
Parker leaves Iowa football team
IOWA CITY - - University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz that wide receiver Jonathan Parker will transfer from the Hawkeye program to play his final college season elsewhere. Parker earned his degree from Iowa in December 2016.
Parker, 5-foot-8, 188 pounds, is a native of St. Louis who just completed his junior season with the Hawkeyes. Parker played in just one game in 2016, missing the majority of the season due to a preseason injury. He moved from running back to wide receiver following his freshman season in 2014.