Julia Sanders finished with seven digs to help Indiana University Kokomo defeat Indiana University East Saturday to capture the volleyball program’s sixth-straight River States Conference championship.
The Cougars defeated IU East, 15-25, 25-20, 25-11, 25-14 to win their 27th-consecutive match this season and improve to 32-3.
IU Kokomo opened the conference tournament Thursday with a 25-11, 25-16, 25-16 win over IU Southeast. Sanders, a Triton Central graduate, had three assists and seven digs in the win.
On Friday, Sanders (photo, front row, second from right) collected two kills, four assists and 10 digs in a 25-15, 25-13, 25-19 win over the University of Rio Grande (Ohio).
The Cougars now advance into the NAIA Tournament and host Morningside University (17-16) Saturday in the Opening Round of the tournament.
Here is a look at other collegiate athletes competing at the collegiate level.
The Morristown graduate had seven points, one rebound and two assists Sunday in Hanover College’s 96-69 win over Wilmington College in the Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati.
The win improved the Panthers to 2-1.
Hanover lost to Trine University Friday, 85-63, in the tipoff classic opener. Crim had two points, two rebounds and one assist.
Hanover opened the men’s basketball season Thursday with a 94-60 win over Spalding University. Crim finished with two points, two rebounds and five assists.
The Waldron graduate had six points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal Saturday for Anderson University in a 101-62 loss at Webster in the championship game of the Webster Tip-Off Classic in St. Louis.
The Ravens opened the event Friday with a 66-60 win over Milwaukee School of Engineering. Larrison had nine points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.
The Triton Central graduate had 16 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal Saturday in SMU’s 96-47 win over Alabama State.
The Mustangs improved to 2-0 Tuesday with a 69-54 win over Nicholls. Chandler had one rebound and one assist in nine minutes of playing time.
The Triton Central graduate was credited with one steal Saturday in Samford’s 65-62 win over Central Arkansas.
On Tuesday, Samford improved to 3-0 with a 65-61 win at Troy. Stephens had three rebounds in the win.
The Triton Central graduate scored two points Friday for No. 6 Marian in an 82-43 win over St. Xavier (Illinois) in the Catholic Classic in Joliet, Ill. The points were the first for Faust since suffering a season-ending knee injury in the 2022-23 season.
On Saturday, Marian defeated the University of St. Francis (Ill.), 95-55. Faust had three points and one steal.
The Knights are 4-1 this season.
The Morristown graduate scored 18 points and had one rebound, one assist and one steal Friday in Oakland City’s 80-70 loss to Central Baptist College in the Dunn Hospitality Classic hosted by Oakland City.
On Saturday, Moore finished with 17 points, one rebound and three assists in a 73-69 loss to the University of Northwestern Ohio.
Oakland City is 1-3 this season.
Tenleigh Phelps and Lizzie Graham
Phelps, a Triton Central graduate, scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds Saturday to help No. 25 Indiana University South Bend to a 98-50 win at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Graham, also a Triton Central graduate, scored a career-high 11 points and had two rebounds and one steal as the Titans improved to 5-0.
The Triton Central graduate played his final game for Rose-Hulman Saturday in a 68-20 loss to Mount St. Joseph in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship game.
Gipson, a member of Rose-Hulman’s starting offensive line, and the Engineers finished the season 7-3.
The Triton Central graduate had three tackles in Olivet Nazarene’s 47-7 win over St. Ambrose in the season finale.
Olivet Nazarene finished the season at 6-4.
The Triton Central graduate had a team-high seven tackles Saturday for Franklin College in a 36-17 loss at Hanover.
Franklin closed out its season with a 4-6 record.
The Triton Central graduate was credited with seven tackles Saturday in Anderson’s 37-7 loss at Manchester.
The Ravens finished the season 0-10.
The Shelbyville graduate helped Manchester to a ninth-place finish Saturday in the NCAA DIII Great Lakes Region cross country race in Norton, Ohio.
The finish was the best for Manchester since 2013.
Fox completed the course in 27 minutes, 19 seconds.
The Triton Central graduate had one kill and four digs Friday for Jacksonville State in a 25-15, 25-21, 25-20 loss at Louisiana Tech in the regular-season finale for the Gamecocks (5-21).
Schiffli finished with one assist, one service ace and 13 digs Thursday in a 25-15, 26-24, 25-19 loss to Louisiana Tech in the start of the final Conference USA series of the season.
Jacksonville State secured the No. 8 seed in the CUSA postseason tournament and will face Western Kentucky Friday in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Hanover volleyball lost its HCAC tournament opener to Rose-Hulman on Nov. 8, 25-22, 12-25, 31-29, 25-17.
Schweitzer, a Triton Central graduate, had 21 assists and four digs for the Panthers (20-8).
The Shelbyville graduate scored a pair of third-place finishes for Franklin College Friday in a 191-106 dual meet loss at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.
Baker placed third in each of the one-meter diving competitions.
On Saturday, Baker won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events in a 169-115 win at Transylvania in Lexington, Ky.
Baker scored 232.90 points in the one-meter competition and 227.10 in the three-meter event.
The Shelbyville graduate finished sixth in the one-meter diving competition and seventh in the three-meter event Saturday for Franklin College in a 221-78 win at Transylvania.
Helfer-Vazquez scored 139.4 points in the one-meter competition and 149.95 in the 3-meter event.
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