Dordt's Gesink earns setter honor

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa | Jamie Gesink of Dordt is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Setter of the Week. Gesink, a junior from Sioux Center, Iowa, averaged 11 assists per set as Dordt went 3-0 last week and earned a pair of victories over ranked opponents. In addition she averaged over three digs per set including 19 against no. 9 Midland. She totaled 134 assists over the three game span.

Dordt's Jansen honored by GPAC

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa | Summer Jansen of Dordt is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Defender of the Week. Jansen, a senior from Sheldon, Iowa, handled 52 serve receptions without an error in three match wins this week. She had 35 digs in a five set win over #9 Midland. For the week she had 63 total digs. Jansen currently leads the conference in digs per set.

Morningside golfers finish seventh

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. | The Morningside men's golf team finished seventh at the Southern Plains Intercollegiate Invite here Tuesday. The Mustangs shot a three-day total of 949.

Morningside was led by Ferran Cortilla's 233 to finish tied for 20th, and Jonathan Douglas and Matt McGee both shot 242. Corey Matthey and Cody Holck both shot 243.

Dunne, Kempt on watch list

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – College Football Performance Awards announced its 2017 midseason watch list for the CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy on Tuesday, with Northern Iowa quarterback Eli Dunne and Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt making the cut for the 36-player watch list.

This season Dunne has passed for 1,908 yards and 19 touchdowns, while completing 162 of his 267 attempts. The junior quarterback has earned six multi-touchdown games this season, with a pair of four-score games coming against Cal Poly and Western Illinois.

Kempt is one of 36 players listed from FBS.

A native of Massillon, Ohio, Kempt has led the Iowa State resurgence after taking over as the starting quarterback in the last four games.

Kempt is 4-0 in his four starts, including two wins over AP Top-5 opponents, to help the Cyclones sit in a tie for first in the Big 12 standings (4-1) and earn a No. 14 national ranking.

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