Alexis Conaway


Conaway receives All-Region honor

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State senior Alexis Conaway earned All-Midwest Region honorable mention honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Conaway, a former MOC-Floyd Valley prep, earned her first AVCA honor and was one of four Cyclones selected this season as teammates Jess Schaben, Hali Hillegas and Samara West were first-team selections.

Conaway, who moved from middle blocker to outside hitter in September, finished the season with 238 kills, 179 digs and 103 blocks.

Cannon recognized by GPAC

SIOUX CITY – Morningside College’s Joey Cannon, a freshman from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Wee.

Cannon defeated four opponents, including two by fall, to win the Class B 285-pound championship at last Saturday’s Buena Vista University Open in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Cannon won a 7-4 decision against Kendall Farr of Midland University, pinned Victor Garcia of Northwestern College in 6:51 in the quarterfinals, won a 1-0 decision against Matthew Wilke of Briar Cliff University in the semifinals and pinned Patrick DePiazza of Ellsworth Community College in 4:23 in the championship match.

Cannon had an 11-4 record with seven falls this season.

ISU's Montgomery named All-American

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State sophomore David Montgomery has been named First-Team All-American by Pro Football Focus.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Montgomery has had a sensational season, ranking second in the Big 12 in rushing yards per game (91.2) and rushing touchdowns (11).

His 1,094 rushing yards this year ranks 17th all-time on ISU’s single-season record chart.

Montgomery’s toughness and tenacity has been on display all season, leading the nation in forced missed tackles with 104. PFF began tracking forced missed tackles in 2014 and Montgomery’s total broke the previous national season record of 89 (Dalvin Cook, Florida State, 2016).

Smith, Brooks win half-marathon races

FREMONT, Neb. -- Northwestern senior Peter Smith and Dordt senior Audrey Brooks won the individual races at the recently completed Midland Warriorrs half-marathhon.

Smith, who crossed the line in 1:10.37, edged out Dakota State's Maxwell Cruse (1:11.37), Jamestown's Matthew Young (1:11.57) and teammate Tanner Goetsch (1:11.60).

Brooks, fresh off the highest finish at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships by a Dordt female, finished in 1:24.55 for a five second victory over teammate Sarah Van Wyk.

Former South Sioux City prep Michael Carson, who competed collegiately at Dakota State, finished 12th while running unattached in 1:14.30. Briar Cliff sophomore Dalton Demers was 14th in 1:14.39.


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