Borchers earns GPAC hoops honor

SIOUX CITY -- Morningside College’s Tyler Borchers, a 6-foot-7 sophomore center from Le Mars, is the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Borchers averaged 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game and drilled 17 of 21 field goal attempts for 81.0 percent to lead the 10th-ranked Mustangs to an 84-83 victory against No. 17 Dakota Wesleyan University and an 86-68 win against Concordia University.

Borchers made a game-winning shot at the buzzer in the Mustangs’

triumph against Dakota Wesleyan. He posted his seventh double double of the season with game-high totals of 27 points and 12 rebounds in the Mustangs’ win against Concordia.

Falda garners first Summit honor

ELMHURST, Ill. — South Dakota sophomore pole vaulter Helen Falda has been named the Summit League Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

A transfer from UT Arlington, Falda collects the award for the first time of her career. She becomes the fifth-straight Coyote pole vaulter to collect the weekly award this season.

Falda cleared an indoor best of 14 feet, .75 inch, to capture the collegiate section of the women’s pole vault on Saturday. The height tops the Summit League and ranks 11th in the nation this season. Falda also moves to third on USD’s all-time charts behind alumnae Bethany Buell 2014 and Emily Grove 2017.

Fry to receive Legends Award

IRVING, Texas – The National Football Foundation Gridiron Club of Dallas Chapter announced that College Football Hall of Fame Coach Hayden Fry will receive the chapter’s 2018 Legends Award. Fry will accept the honor during the chapter’s 10th Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria.

For 37 years, Hayden Fry was one of the most recognizable faces in college football, and when he retired, his 232 wins placed him 10th all-time in college history. He received college football’s ultimate honor when he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

Sullivan earns NSIC award

WAYNE, Neb. -- Wayne State College junior Robert Sullivan was named the NSIC Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week Tuesday. He repeated as champion in the NSIC Heptathlon held Sunday and Monday in Mankato, Minnesota. It’s the first time this season Sullivan has received the honor.

Sullivan, a junior from Bennington and a graduate of Omaha Burke HS, set a new school record and reached an NCAA provisional qualifying mark by scoring 5,202 points to win the NSIC Heptathlon for a second year in a row. He won three of the seven events contested, taking first in the shot put (41-1), high jump (6-8.25) and 60-meter hurdles (8.47) while taking second in the long jump (22-6.25) and fifth in the 60-meter dash (7.40).

Lard named freshman of the week

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State redshirt freshman Cameron Lard has been named the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week by the United States Basketball Writers Association following his performances against Texas Tech and Oklahoma last week.

Lard, a Natchitoches, Louisiana, product, averaged 20.5 points, 11.0 rebounds 2.0 blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals for the week. He had 19 points and 17 rebounds against Oklahoma, his second 15-15 games of the season.

Lard was also named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Monday, his second such honor this season.

Dufrane leads USD golfers

VERMILLION, S.D. – Led by a fourth-place finish by senior Abby Dufrane, the South Dakota women’s golf team earned a sixth-place finish in the Battle at Boulder Creek which concluded Tuesday in Boulder City, Nevada.

Dufrane shot three-over-par in the final round to climb the leaderboard by three positions in the round. She totaled 227 strokes over the three rounds to place fourth overall.

The Coyotes as a team shot 942 strokes and improved by two positions from the first day of action. South Dakota totaled 313 strokes at the Boulder Creek Golf Club.

Lexi Petersen placed in a tie for 13th with 233 strokes over the three rounds while Katie Bartlett placed in a tie for the 23rd position with 237 strokes. Bartlett fired a 79 in each round of action.

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