College Sports 360 ...                                                Primetime Performers of the Week (2/13-19; D-I Sports)

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honorees for week of Feb. 13-19, 2012     
CONTACT: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesports360.com)

CollegeSports360 National Primetime Pacesetters of the Week:

• Versatile Florida sophomore swimmer Marcin Cieslak
• Duke junior women's golfer Lindy Duncan
• USC freshman men's tennis player Yannick Hanfman
• Minnesota junior heavyweight wrestler Tony Nelson

... plus 14 other Primetime Performers of the Week
and the full Primetime Weekly Honor Roll

Four Division I student-athletes were selected for top honors in the Feb. 13-19 edition of the Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll, presented by CollegeSports360.com: versatile Florida sophomore swimmer Marcin Cieslak (Warsaw, Poland), Duke junior women's golfer Lindy Duncan (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) ... USC freshman men's tennis player Yannick Hanfman (Karlsruhe, Germany) and Minnesota junior heavyweight wrestler Tony Nelson (Cambridge, Minn.). These fourcompetitors have been tabbed for the top national award, as the CollegeSports360 Primetime Pacesetters of the Week for all of Division I. athletics. They are joined by 14 others in comprising the Primetime Performers of the Week, from a sampling of 27 Division I sports that were in action during the week of Feb. 13-19 (note that often there are multiple top honorees from a specific sport and other times there may not be a top honoree for that particular week).

The CollegeSports360 Primetime Performer awards program goes beyond simply the raw stats or results, instead taking into account the quality of the opposition, contribution to team success and other situational factors (such as all-around play, leadership, clutch efforts, adversity overcome, etc.).

Marcin Cieslak A 200

MARCIN CIESLAK  (Florida men ... So. ... Fly/IM ... Warsaw, Poland) – Rare triple individual winner in a big-stage setting, winning distinctly different events while leading #7 Florida men to runner-up finish at talented SEC Championship (held at Tennessee; Gators battled eventual champ #6 Auburn to the end, with field including three other top-20 teams) ... registered NCAA automatic qualifying times en route to winning the 200 butterfly (1:42.23) and 200 individual medley (1:43.01) while further showing his tremendous versatility by touching the wall first in the 200 freestyle (1:34.39) ... also swam on four relay teams that reached the medal stand: the 2nd-place 400 free (2:53.69) and 800 free (6:20.86) relay units, along with 3rd-place showings in the 200 medley (1:26.28) and 400 medley (3:10.45) relay races.

Lindy Duncan A 170

LINDY DUNCAN  (Duke women ... Jr. ... Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  Proved her status as one of nation's top college golfers by winning Northrup Gruman Regional Challenge that featured 10 top-25 teams among the 15 in the field (led by #1 UCLA, #4 USC and #8 Arizona State) ... shot even-par or better (69-71-70) in all three rounds, at Palos Verdes (Calif.) Golf Club ... her 210 total (11 birdies) was four shots clear of runner-up Sophia Popov (USC) ... her 70.33 season scoring avg. includes a 68.8 avg. in closing rounds.

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YANNICK HANFMAN  (USC ... Fr. ... Karlsruhe, Germany) – Turned in stellar all-around week for #1 USC during ITA Team Indoor Championship (in Charlottesville, VA) ... breezed through his first three singles matches (at #5; ranked 36th), dropping a total of only 10 games while beating Edward Jones, 6-1/6-0, from #20 Tennessee (clinching 4-0 team win), Raphael Hemmeler, 6-0/6-2  from #10 Duke (4-0), and #72 Jernis Pieters (6-3/6-4) in 4-3 semifinal battle vs. #4 Georgia ... capped his 4-0 singles week by rallying vs. Devin McCarthy (3-6/6-3/6-4) in decisive match that edged #3 Ohio State, 4-3 in ITA final ... combined with Steve Johnson (#28 doubles team) to post pair of upets: 8-3 vs. #13 duo from Duke (Henrique Cunha & Fred Saba) and then 8-3 in semifinal showdown vs. UGa (#7 duo of Garrett Brasseaux & Wil Spencer) ... key factor in USC pushing its winning streak to 30 while winning ITA Indoor for first time since 1998. 

Tony Nelson A 200

TONY NELSON  (Minnesota ... Jr./So. ... Heavyweight ... Cambridge, MN) – Lived up to his #3 national ranking in pair of high-pressure situations, as the Gophers' semifinal and final in the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Dual Championship (held at Oklahoma State) both came down to his heavyweight bouts ... #3 Minnesota trailed #4 Iowa 15-13 in the semifinals, but Nelson's 2-0 win over #14 Bobby Telford secured the team's 16-15 win (program's first victory over the Hawkeyes since 2007) ... hours later, a similar scenario arrived but this time the Gophers had the 15-13 edge over top-ranked Oklahoma State and Nelson again closed things out with an 8-1 win over Cowboys' backup Austin Marsden (who had won his own deciding bout in semifinal vs. Illinois) ... the 18-13 final was Minnesota's first win over Oklahoma State since 2006 ... extended his season record to 24-2, with 17 straight wins ... Minnesota became third team ever to beat Iowa and Oklahoma State in the same National Duals tournament (most recently in 2001, also by the Gophers) and went on to be the new #1-ranked team in collegiate wrestling.

The 14 other Primetime Performers of the Week for their respective sports (all 17 are listed below) include: Boston College hockey sophomore forward Bill Arnold (Needham, MA) ... Stanford volleyball senior setter Evan Barry (San Diego, CA) ... Nevada rifle senior Dempster Christenson (Sioux Falls, S.D.) ... New Mexico men's basketball senior forward Drew Gordon (San Jose, CA) ... Bucknell track junior sprinter Justin Hicks (Wilmington, Del.) ... Notre Dame men's lacrosse junior goaltender John Kemp (Potomac, Md.) ... Tennessee junior women's diver Tori Lamp (Knoxville, Tenn.) ... St. Francis (PA) freshman women's bowler Christina Leid (Ephrata, Pa.) ... Air Force men's basketball junior guard Michael Lyons (Newport News, Va.) ... Boston College baseball senior shortstop Anthony Melchionda (Braintree, Mass.) ... Harvard sophomore slalom/GS skier Rebecca Nadler (Ottowa, Ontario) ... North Carolina women's swimming sophomore freestyler Stephanie Peacock (Cape Coral, Fla.) ... St. John’s women's basketball junior guard Shenneika Smith  (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Alabama senior women's gymnast Geralen Stack-Eaton (Horsham, Pa.). 

CollegeSports360's overall honorees on the Feb. 13-19 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll include an assortment of student-athletes (full list below) from 27 total sports that were in action over the past week.

Headshots of all honorees are included in the right-sidebar. More action photos and indvidual info./highlights are included below (scroll down; sorted alphabetcially, by sport) ... 

... Selection for these CollegeSports360 weekly awards is based on any/all of the following "primetime" criteria (i.e. not solely based on raw stats):

• Performed at a high level in a game/event that involves a nationally-ranked team (or, in the case of basketball, involving any team receiving votes in the national polls); or excelled in a game/event that is key to the team's postseason qualification (i.e. late in regular-season) ... typical criteria for track honorees requires participation in a tournament or event involving multiple nationally-ranked teams.

• In general, preference is given based on the quality of the opponent, contribution to team success and situational factors involved in the competitor's accomplishments.

• Exhibited strong leadership and/or involved in clutch performances, such as gamewinning goals, noteworthy comebacks, late scores, momentum-shifting play, all-around performance, team spirit, etc.

• Overcame adversity or extreme circumstances (for the team and/or individual).

• Bonus consideration is given for key performances away from team's home venue and/or against a traditional rival (and for historic performances, on a national level).


Be sure to check back later for the complete honors page (time permitting), as provided in past weeks. Thanks as always for the schools for providing the various photos on this page.

Previous CollegeSports360 Primetime Performers: 

Jan. 31 ... Dec. 20 ... Dec. 27 ... Jan. 3 ... Jan. 10 ... Jan. 17 ... Jan. 24 ... Jan. 31 ... Feb. 7 ... Feb. 14



PRIMETIME PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK #10  (Division I sports)
(top national honors, for week of Feb. 13-19, 2012 ... courtesy of CollegeSports360.com)

                "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."

Bill Arnold cropBILL ARNOLD  (Boston College hockey ... So. ...F ... Needham, MA ... #24)  Became part of Beanpot history, scoring with 6.4 seconds to give #3 BC 3-2 win over rival Boston University (#2) in Beanpot title game, at TD Garden Arena ... wristed shot over glove of Kieran Miller, who had amassed 44 saves before thrilling GWG ... later assisted on first goal that helped spark sweep of #9 Merrimack (4-2; 2-1).

Evan Barry A 200EVAN BARRY  (Stanford volleyball ... Sr. ... S ... San Diego, CA ... #10) – Ran #4 Cardinal offense to high level of efficiency during road wins over #2 UC Irvine (3-0) and UC San Diego (3-1), extending team's win strak to seven matches and ultimately helping elevate Stanford to #1 ranking ... totaled 92 assists during the week while setting group of hitters who combined for impressive .459 team hitting pct. ... showed great distribution and block avoidance in both matches, as Stanford had three hitters with double-digit kills and .300-plus hitting in both wins ... in key win over Irvine, he set Brian Cook to 15 kills on .592 hitting, while Steven Irvin has 12 on .588, and Brad Lawson 12 on .321 hitting.

Dempster Christenson A 170

DEMPSTER CHRISTENSON  (Nevada rifle ... Sr. ... Sioux Falls, SD)  Delivered in the clutch during NCAA Qualifier at UTEP, compiling team's best combined score (1,174; 590 air-rifle & 584 three-position smallbore) as Wolf Pack scored 4,645 to ultimately secure their spot in the 2012 NCAA field (team's first NCAA appearance since 2009) ... team entered qualifier at UTEP ranked 7th in national point standings but part of tightly-bunched group between 5th-9th (only eight teams qualify for NCAAs) ... competed in NCAAs as an individual entrant during each of previous three seasons.

* MARCIN CIESLAK  (Florida men's swimming ... So. ... Fly/IM ... Warsaw, Poland) – See top of page for text.

* LINDY DUNCAN  (Duke women's golf ... Jr. ... Ft. Lauderdale, FL)   See top of page for text.

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DREW GORDON  (New Mexico basketball ... Sr. ... F ... San Jose, CA ... #32) – Helped lift Lobos into top-25 following pair of huge wins: 77-67 at #13 San Diego State (17 pts/17 rbs) and 65-45 vs. #11 UNLV (career-high 27 pts/20 rbs; 13-20 FG) ...8th D-I player in past 10 yrs w/ 20-plus pts & 20-plus rbs vs. top-25 opponent.   

* YANNICK HANFMAN  (USC men's tennis ... Fr. ... Karlsruhe, Germany) –  See top of page for text.

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JUSTIN HICKS  (Bucknell track... Jr. ... Sprints ... Wilmington, DE) – His stellar showing led home team Bison men to Patriot League title for first time in 19 years, edging the defending champ Navy by only 8.75 points ... set Bucknell record with 6.84 time in 60-meter prelims, followed by 6.88 in final to become program's first runner ever to win the 60m ... ran a career-best 21.95 in the 200-meter prelims and sliced that to 21.88 in winning the final, setting league and facility record (#2 all-time at Bucknell) ... also anchored 4x400 relay team to 4th-place finish ... first competitor ever to earn top rookie honors (2010) and MVP ('12) at the Patriot League meet. 

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JOHN KEMP  
(Notre Dame lacrosse ... Jr. ... G ... Potomac, MD ... #1) 
 Matched career-high with 14 saves in #9 ND's 7-3 win over #4 Duke ... combined with stellar defensive unit in front of him for 40-minute midgame shutout streak (as Irish were scoring seven straight goals).

Tori Lamp A 200TORI LAMP  (Tennessee women's diving ... Jr./So. ... Diving ... Knoxville, TN) – Wrapped up her SEC diver-of-the-year season with series of key performances at the SEC Championships (held in her hometown pool), playing important role in #10 Lady Vols impressive runner-up finish (behind only #5 Georgia and in front of #2 Florida, #3 Auburn and #23 LSU) ... posted top-2 finishes in all three diving events, highlighted by SEC Tournament records in the 3-meter (381.85; school record) and platform diving (335.5; also all-time SEC record and Lady Vols record) ... ended up second in the 3-meter when another diver later posted the all-time SEC top score, but still won the platform and the 1-meter (325.35; career-best & 2nd in school history) ... action photo at top of page.

Christina Leid A 150

CHRISTINA LEID  (St. Francis (PA) Univ. bowling ... Fr. .. Ephrata, PA)  Showed tremendos focus and mental toughness while making strides round-to-round, en route to impressivly compiling the top avg. (223) during traditional game play at the 23-team James Brown Invitational, held at the AMF Towson (Md.) Lanes ... posted top average among field that included 12 top-20 teams and 126 total competitors (several of them elite-level amateurs). 

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MICHAEL LYONS  (Air Force basketball ... Jr. ... G ... Newport News, VA ... #14)  Lead member of history-setting team that became second Falcons men's basketball squad (first since '92) ever to beat a top-25 opponent, 58-56 vs. #13 San Diego State (first AFA win ever vs. top-20 team) ... game-high 27 pts (6-10 on 3s; 4 steals) ... earlier led team with 24 points in 58-53 win at rival Wyoming (ending 7-game losing streak). 

Anthony Melchionda 2012 A 200

ANTHONY MELCHIONDA  (Boston College baseball ... Sr. ... SS ... Braintree, MA ... #11) – Hit .429 (6-14) with six RBI  in opening week & played error-free n 21 chances (helped turn 4 of 6 DPs), leading BC to impressive string of wins at Coastal Carolina tournament (5-3 vs. #24 Virginia; 8-5 vs. CAA favorite James Madison; 8-3 at #41 CC); slugged .857 (HR, 3 2B; w/ BB-3R) and did not strike out all weekend, despite facing several top pitchers.

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REBECCA NADLER  (Harvard skiing ... So. ... alpine/slalom & GS ... Ottowa, Ontario) ... Made history as first Harvard skier ever to win an EISA event, after finishing first in the giant slalom at the Williams Carnival (among 64 entrants, many from #2 Vermont and #5 Dartmouth, at Jiminy Peak in Williamstown, Mass.) ... her 1:47.73 winning two-run combined time was more than a second ahead of runner-up Kate Ryley from Vemont (1:48.84) ... also claimed 3rd-place in the slalom race (160 total pts in the tournament) ... had finished second in the slalom during previous two EISA events ... has taken over the EISA total-points lead. 

* TONY NELSON  (Minnesota wrestling ... Jr./So. ... Heavyweight ... Cambridge, MN) – See top of page for text.

Stephanie Peacock A 200STEPHANIE PEACOCK  (North Carolina swimming ... So. ... Freestlye ... Cape Coral, FL) – Flashed her ability to dominate at a wide range of freestyle races, winning at three distances during ACC Championship competiton in Christianburg, VA (women's field included #11 Virginia, #16 UNC,  #22 Maryland and #25 Florida State) ... closed meet winning by wide 26-second margin while setting ACC overall record in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:46.12) ... earlier repeated as 500 freestly champion (4:36.48), winning by almost five seconds for ACC Championship record ... also won 200 free with career-best 1:45.11 (close to school record) ... her strong leadoff leg led 800-free relay team to runner-up finish (7:06.91) ... also swam on 3rd-place 400-free relay team (3:19.28).

Sheneika Smith A smmallSHENNEIKA SMITH  (St. John’s women's basketball ... Jr. .. G ... Brooklyn, NY ... #35)  Took kick-back pass from Nadoran McKenith and cashed in last-second 3-pointer to bring a shocking end (57-56) to #2 Connecticut's home winning streak that had spanned 99 games ... finished with 11 pts, 6 rbs, 3 stls & a block while helping harass UConn into 18 total turnovers and 36% FG shooting in 2nd half ... game marked Huskies' first loss vs. a ranked opponent since 1993 (ending 261-gm streak), the same year that St. John's had posted its previous win over UConn.

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GERALEN STACK-EATON  (Alabama women's gymnastics ... Sr. ... Horsham, PA)  Entered all-around for first time this season and came up big on the big stage – winning the all-around (39.5), vault (9.95), uneven bars (season-high 9.9) and floor (9.95; tied career-high) – to pace nation's top score during the wee (197.65), as #6 Tide topped #5 Arkansas (196.125) ... her strong floor score led Alabama to a 49.6 (program's top floor score since 2008).


* CollegeSports360 National Primetime Pacesetters of the Week (for all D-I sports) 




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PRIMETIME PERFORMERS WEEKLY HONOR ROLL #10  (Division I sports)
(for week of Feb. 13-19, 2012 ... courtesy of CollegeSports360.com)
            "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."

SCROLL DOWN FOR EACH SPORT'S HONOREES (alphabetical, by sports) ...
 

BASEBALL  (CLICK HERE for full Primetime Performers honors from CollegeBaseball360.com)

Bucciferro 2012 A 200

TONY BUCCIFERRO  (Michigan State ... Sr. ... RHP ... Joliet, IL ... #41) – Beat #24 St. John’s on opening day (11-4; Dunedin, FL) while pitching opposite one of nation’s top prospects, Kyle Hansen (w/ bevy of pro scouts on hand); showcased pinpoint control (retired first 13; 6IP-1H-6K-19 BF).

Lucas Herbst 2012 A 200

LUCAS HERBST  (Santa Clara ... Sr. ... RF/CF ... Monterey, CA ... #4) – Key top-of-order batter played lead role in SCU’s 3-0 showing at Bobcat Invit., w/ pair of extra-inning thrillers (5-4 in 13 vs. #47 Texas State, 7-1 in 12 vs. #47 Wichita State, 8-5 vs. La.-Lafayette); reached base eight times (6-14; BB-HBP, 2 2B), factored into five key runs (RBI-4R); hit 3-for-6 & helped end SCU’s marathon 25-inn. day w. 1-out single/run that sparked 6-run top of 12th vs. Wichita (ended 1 AM).

John Hochstatter 2012 A 250

JOHN HOCHSTATTER  (Stanford ... Fr. .. LHP ... Danville, CA ... #33) – Clutch relief vs. #11 Vanderbilt, entering in 2nd w/ 4-0 deficit & runners on corners; went on to record 6.1 shutout, no-hit innings (2BB-2K-23 BF) as #3 Cardinal swept 8-3/9-5/ 18-5.

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* ANTHONY MELCHIONDA  (Boston College ... Sr. ... SS ... Braintree, MA ... #11) – Hit .429 (6-14) with six RBI  in opening week & played error-free n 21 chances (helped turn 4 of 6 DPs), leading BC to impressive string of wins at Coastal Carolina tournament (5-3 vs. #24 Virginia; 8-5 vs. CAA favorite James Madison; 8-3 at #41 CC); slugged .857 (HR, 3 2B; w/ BB-3R) and did not strike out all weekend, despite facing several top pitchers.

DAVID STARN  (Kent State ... Sr. ... LHP ... Hudson, OH ... #37) – Rose to challenge of opening-day start at #9 Georgia Tech (opposite Buck Farmer), facing only 28s, striking out nine and generally keeping  GT hitters off-balance in eight shutout innings as Flashes shocked hosts in 5-0 win (4H-2BB-9K).

Primetime Performer of the Week (action photo above)

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MEN’S BASKETBALL

TREY BURKE  (Michigan ... Fr. ... G ... Columbus, OH ... #3)  Key factor in 56-51 win over his hometown team, #6 Ohio State (17 pts/5 asts), giving UM three wins over top-10 teams for first time since '93 ... helped clinch win with pair of baskets in final 1:19.

Isaiah Canaan A 200

ISAIAH CANAAN  (Murray State ... Jr. ... G ... Biloxi, MS ... #3)  Came to play in "Bracket Buster" showdown with #21 St. Mary's, leading #16 Racers to 65-61 win (23 pts; 9-13 FG; 5-8 on 3s; 4 asts) ... also helped beat Southeast Missouri (76-66) to clinch OVC title ... guided Murray State to 23-0 start (now 26-1) ... has connected on nearly 50% of his 3-pointers this season, draining 84 spanning 27 games.

* DREW GORDON  (New Mexico ... Sr. ... F ... San Jose, CA ... #32) – Helped lift Lobos into top-25 following pair of huge wins: 77-67 at #13 San Diego State (17 pts/17 rbs) and 65-45 vs. #11 UNLV (career-high 27 pts/20 rbs; 13-20 FG) ...8th D-I player in past 10 yrs w/ 20-plus pts & 20-plus rbs vs. top-25 opponent.  (action photo at top of page)

* MICHAEL LYONS  (Air Force ... Jr. ... G ... Newport News, VA ... #14)  Lead member of history-setting team that became second Falcons men's basketball squad (first since '92) ever to beat a top-25 opponent, 58-56 vs. #13 San Diego State (first AFA win ever vs. top-20 team) ... game-high 27 pts (6-10 on 3s; 4 steals) ... earlier led team with 24 points in 58-53 win at rival Wyoming (ending 7-game losing streak).    (action photo at top of page)

Scott Machado A 150

SCOTT MACHADO  (Iona...Sr...G...Queens, NY...#3)  Opened week w/ first career triple-double (10 pts, career-high 11 rbs, 10 asts; 2nd triple-double in Iona histroy) in 83-74 win over Marist & then helped dispatch Rider (75-62; 16 pts/9 ast/4 stls) before guiding Gaels to key "Bracket Buster" win over Nevada, 90-84 (13 pts/15 asts) ... leads nation with 10.1 assists per game.

Frantz Massenat A 150

FRANTZ MASSENAT  (Drexel ... So. ... G ... Ewing, NJ ... #4)  Directed Dragons squad that shot 49% w/ only 7 team turnovers while leaving no doubt in 69-49 "BracketBuster" win over Cleveland State (10 pts, 4 ast, 1 turnover), extending win streak to 15 ... took over game earlier in week vs. William & Mary (63-61), scoring 10 of team's final 12 pts (22 pts/8 asts). 

Joe Ragland A 170Sherrod Wright A 150


JOE RAGLAND  
(Wichita State ... Sr. ... G ... West Springfield, MA ... #1)  Rose to the occasion in a big way during "BracketBuster" game at Davidson, leading Shockers to 91-74 win with 30 pts on 11-of-15 shooting (3-4 on 3s; 7 rbs) ... earlier in week helped beat MVC rival Missouri State (83-58; 9 pts and 5 asts), another BracketBuster participant.  



SHERROD WRIGHT  
(George Mason ... Jr./So. ... G ... Mt. Vernon, NY ... #10) 
 Drained a 3-pointer in transition, as the final horn sounded, lifting GMU to 62-61 win over Virginia Commonwealth (rec.-votes in national polls) ... crazy finish had included 3-pt by teammate Vertrail Vaughns w/ 0:06 left (VCU then made 1-of-2 FTs) ... key reserve who chipped in 11 pts, 4 asts & a steal in that game ... also helped beat Lamar, 75-71 (13 pts; 5-of-7 FG).

* – Primetime Performers of the Week (action photos at top of page)
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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

TIANNA HAWKINS (Maryland ... Jr. ... F ... Clinton, MD ... #21)  Shot 77% during week while averaging 22.5 pts/11.5 rbs, as #6 Terps won 73-56 at Virginia before claiming showdown vs. #5 Duke (63-61) ... her 19 pts (9-14 FG) vs. Blue Devils included go-ahead putback/3-pt play w/ 0:46 left (61-59), followed by other huge offenseive reb. & layup at 0:14 for 63-61 final (all 9 of her rbs were off., all in 2nd half) ... shot 12-of-13 en route to career-high 26 pts in game at UVa ... leads nation with 65% FG shooting (ACC leader w/ 9.7 rbs/gm) ... shooting 75% over past five games (20.0 ppg). 

MEL KHLOK  (San Francisco ... Jr. ... G ... Sacramento, CA ... #45)  Turned in strong all-around game to help lead Lady Dons to program's first road win over a top-25 opponent since 1996, besting WCC newcomer #23 BYU 71-64 ... scored or asisted on half of her team's baskets, with 12 pts, 7 asts (vs.  only pair of turnovers), 4 steals and 4 rbs while helping limit Cougars to 32% FG shooting ... guided underdog USF to its fifth win of season, coming in impressive fashion at Provo ... action photo to be added later. 

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BECCA MILLS  (Michigan State ... Fr. ... F ... Midland, MI ... #52)  Provided key spark off the bench in battle with #17 Purdue that extended to OT (67-52; 18-3 in OT) ... her 17 pts led all players and are her most in a Big Ten game this season (7-13 FG; 6 rbs; 31 min.) ... helped MSU win earlier in the week at Nebraska (62-46).

Meighan Simmons A 150

MEIGHAN SIMMONS  (Tennessee ... So. ... G ... Cibolo, TX ... #10)  Led team with 25 pts (10-17 FG; 3-5 on 3s; 3 ast, 2 stl, block) as #13 Lady Vols avenged mid-Jan. loss in stunning fashion, posting 91-54 win over #7 Kentucky ... also helped post 57-41 win at Mississippi State.

*SHENNEIKA SMITH  (St. John’s ... Jr. .. G ... 
Brooklyn, NY ... #35) 
 Took kick-back pass from Nadoran McKenith and cashed in last-second 3-pointer to bring a shocking end (57-56) to #2 Connecticut's home winning streak that had spanned 99 games ... finished with 11 pts, 6 rbs, 3 stls & a block while helping harass UConn into 18 total turnovers and 36% FG shooting in 2nd half ... game marked Huskies' first loss vs. a ranked opponent since 1993 (ending 261-gm streak), the same year that St. John's had posted its previous win over UConn.

* – Primetime Performer of the Week (action photo at top of page)

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Valerie Calberry A 150

WOMEN’S BOWLING

VALERIE CALBERRY  (Nebraska ... Sr. ... Brampton, Ontario)  Finished 8th in tradional game-play phase at James Brown Invitational in Towson, Md., with a 214 avg. while combining with teammate Kayla Johnson (7th; 217) in leading #8 Huskers to runner-up finish in 23-team field (behind #1 Fairleigh Dickinson; field had 11 other top-20 teams) ... helped Nebraska compile best team record (10-1) in the event, losing 4-2 to FDU in final.

Joely Carrillo A 150

JOELY CARRILLO  (Fairleigh Dickinson ... Sr. ... Clifton, NJ)  Backed up teammate Danielle McEwan (one of the world's top amateur bowlers) by posting the 10th-best avg. (212.6) in the traditional game competition phase, at the James Brown Invitational, as FDU won the 23-team event (w/ 12 top-20 squads) ... helped team go 9-2 (now 83-19 for season), capped by 4-2 wins over #6 Central Missouri (semifinal; avenging loss from previous day) and #8 Nebraska (final).

* CHRISTINA LEID  (St. Francis (PA) Univ. ... Fr. .. Ephrata, PA)  Showed tremendos focus and mental toughness while making strides round-to-round, en route to impressivly compiling the top avg. (223) during traditional game play at the 23-team James Brown Invitational, held at the AMF Towson (Md.) Lanes ... posted top average among field that included 12 top-20 teams and 126 total competitors (several of them elite-level amateurs). 

KARA RICHARD  (Central Missouri ... So. ... Tecumeh, MI)  Key member of  team that finished third among 23-team field at the James Brown Invitational in Towson, Md. ... #6 Jennies finished behind only #1 Fairleigh Dickinson and #8 Nebraska, while placing above nine top-20 teams (including #2 Sacred Heart & #5 Maryland-Eastern Shore) ... posted 2nd-best avg. (219.6) during traditional game play. (action photo not currently available; may add later).

* – Primetime Performer of the Week (action photo at top of page)

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Emily Childs A 170

GOLF  (men & women)

EMILY CHILDS  (California women ... Sr. ... Alameda, CA)  Shared medalist honors while leading Bears (#23, per golfstat) to team title at Peg Barnard Invitational (held at Stanford GC), which included #9 Washington and the host Cardinal in 12-team field ... shot 145 (71-74) on the par-71 course to finish atop 70-player field.

LINDY DUNCAN  (Duke women ... Jr. ... Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  Lived up to her status as one of nation's top college golfers by winning Northrup Gruman Regional Challenge that featured 10 top-25 teams among the 15 in the field (led by #1 UCLA, #4 USC and #8 Arizona State) ... shot even-par or better (69-71-70) in all three rounds, at Palos Verdes (Calif.) Golf Club ... her 210 total (11 birdies) was four shots clear of runner-up Sophia Popov (USC) ... her 70.33 season scoring avg. now includes a 68.8 avg. in closing rounds.

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AUSTIN ERNST  (LSU women ... So. ... Seneca, SC)  Her strong 5th-place finish (one shot out of 2nd) led #10 Tigers to team title at Puerto Rice Lay Classic ... finished even-par (216; 71-72-73) at Rio Mar CC, w/ 15-team field including #7 Oklahoma State and #11 Georgia (golfstat rankings) ... defending NCAA champion.

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MAX HOMA  (California men ... Jr. ... Valencia, CA)  Paced #11 Bears in closing deal to win team title at John Burns Intercllegiate ... runner-up after compiling 7-under 209 (66-71-72) on Arnold Palmer Course at Turtle Bay Resport in Kahuku, Hawaii ... 18-team field included #14 Texas A&M, #15 UNLV, #20 Duke and #25 New Mexico.

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ERYNNE LEE  (UCLA women ... Fr. ... Silverdale, WA)  Overcame adverse final-day weather conditions to place third, leading top-ranked UCLA to team title at the Northrup Gruman Regional Challenge (216/+3; 72-69-75), in elite 15-team field with nine other top-25 squads (#4 USC, #8 ASU, #12 Ohio State, #14 Florida, #18 Duke, #19 Oregon, #21 UC Davis, #23 Colorado & #25 Oklahoma_ ... two-time U.S. Open qualifier. 

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MARTA SILVA ZAMORA  (Georgia women ... Sr. ... Sandiago de Compostela, Spain)  Claimed sixth career college tournament title (one shy of UGa record) and nearly led Bulldogs to team title (two back of champ LSU), after finishing 3-under at the Lady Puerto Rice Classic  ... tied her career-best score in round-2 (74-66-73) ... 15-team field at Rio Mar CC included #7 Oklahoma State and #11 Georgia.

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VICTORIA TRAPANI  (Auburn women ... Fr. ... Hollywood, FL)  Finished 3-under (213; 68-72-73; 10 birdies) to win the Central Florida Challenge, leading #3 Tigers to top-spot in 18-team field that included #15 Texas and #22 Baylor (held at Red Tail Golf Club).

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CHENG-TSUNG PAN  (Washington men ... Fr. ... Bradenton, FL)  Combined with junior teammate Chris Williams (both are among the world's top-10-ranked amateurs) in leading #5 Huskies to San Diego Intercollegiate team title (at SD CC) ... closed strong with a 71 (matching his opening tound) to finish tied with Williams for third, amongst 15-team field that included three fellow top-10 powers (#4 Stanford, #5 Washington & #9 USC).

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GYMNASTICS  (men & women)

DENNIS MANNHART  (California men ... Jr. ... Neuhausen, Switzerland)  Led #5 Bears in rivalry win at #4 Stanford (344.9 to 343.6) ... won parallel bars (15-2) in meet that also included talented Japanrse All-Star team ... added key high-bar score (14.5) that was tops among all Cal & Stanford gymnasts.

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TAIRA NEAL  (Michigan State women ... Jr./So. ... Normal, IL)  Played lead role in team-best score (195.175) that forged tie at #18 Illinois, in Victory Plank rivalry matchip ... won vault w/ 9.925 that tied career-high ... competed on beam for first time this season and scored career-best 9.825 (part of team season-high 49.0).

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JAMES OKAMOTO  (Air Force men ... Jr. ... Yorba Linda, CA)  Won pommel horse (career-best 14.6) and the high bar (14.0), providing key points for #9 Falcons team that won the All-Academy Championships (in San Jose, Calif.), outscoring rivals #12 Army and #13 Navy.

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SCOTT ROSENTHAL  (Penn State men ... Jr. ... Clearfield, PA)  Talented specialist who delivered in rare #2 vs. #3 matchup, winning still rings (15.6) en roue to earning Wettstone Award (outstanding gymnast) – as PSU lived up to its slight-favorite status (347.8 to 346.5) ... ranked #1 in nation for still rings (also holds NCAA record, 16.3).

* GERALEN STACK-EATON  (Alabama women ... Sr. ... Horsham, PA)  Entered all-around for first time this season and came up big on the big stage – winning the all-around (39.5), vault (9.95), uneven bars (season-high 9.9) and floor (9.95; tied career-high) – to pace nation's top score during the wee (197.65), as #6 Tide topped #5 Arkansas (196.125) ... her strong floor score led Alabama to a 49.6 (program's top floor score since 2008).

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 MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

* BILL ARNOLD  (Boston College ... So. ...F ... Needham, MA ... #24)  Became part of Beanpot history, scoring with 6.4 seconds to give #3 BC 3-2 win over rival Boston University (#2) in Beanpot title game, at TD Garden Arena ... wristed shot over glove of Kieran Miller, who had amassed 44 saves before thrilling GWG ... later assisted on first goal that helped spark sweep of #9 Merrimack (4-2; 2-1) ... action photo at top of page.  

CONNOR KNAPP  (Miami, OH ... Sr. ... G ... York, NY ... #31)  Totaled 59 saves and allowed a lone goal – in 5-on-3 situation – during #19 Redhawks' sweep of #13 Notre Dame (3-0; 4-1) ... opened series with 11th career shutout (third of season; 31 SV) ... helped deny 9-of-10 ND power-play chances ... 2nd in nation w/ 1.65 GAA.

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 LACROSSE  (men & women)

* JOHN KEMP  (Notre Dame men ... Jr. ... G ... Potomac, MD ... #1)  Matched career-high with 14 saves in #9 ND's 7-3 win over #4 Duke ... combined with stellar defensive unit in front of him for 40-minute midgame shutout streak (as Irish were scoring seven straight goals). 

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WILL MANNY  (UMass men ... Jr. ... A ... Massapequa, NY ... #1)  Played lead role in seven of his team's goals (3G-4A), as #11 UMass picked up key early-season win over #12 Bucknell (11-9) ... scored back-to-back goals early in 4th quarterm after Bison had closed gap to 8-6 (later assisted on Art Keil goal that pushed lead to 11-7 w/ 7:31 left to play ... has totaled 10 goals in first two games of season. 

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LINDSAY POWELL (Notre Dame women ... So. ... Honeoye Falls, NY ... #18)  Came to play in first college game of her career (missed 2011 season due to injury), scoring five times as #20 Irish opened season with 17-14 statement win over #6 Stanford ... scored twice in final seven minutes to counteract late push from the Cardinal.


7465792-1LOGAN SCHUSS  (Ohio State men ... Jr. ... A ... Ladner, B.C. ... #18)  Poured in five goals while playing on big stage in nationally-televised game vs. #5 Denver, leading OSU to 10-9 win at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL ... scored firs goal of the game, later added a pair of tying goals and then scored early in 4th for OSU's first lead (9-8) since the 1st quarter ... has posted points in 33 straight games. 

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TAYLOR THORNTON  (Northwestern women ... Jr. ... M/D ... Dallas, TX ... #9)  Continued to play lead defensive role for top-ranked Wildcats, during strong 13-5 road win over #5 Duke ... credited with four groundballs, a couple draw controls and two caused turnovers – as Wildcats forced 15 turnovers and help Duke's top scorer Emma Hamm (2011 player-of-the-year finalist) to no goals and one assist ... named IWLCA national defender of the year for 2011 seasaon. 

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RIFLE  (men & women)  

* DEMPSTER CHRISTENSON  (Nevada ... Sr. ... Sioux Falls, SD)  Delivered in the clutch during NCAA Qualifier at UTEP, compiling team's best combined score (1,174; 590 air-rifle & 584 three-position smallbore) as Wolf Pack scored 4,645 to ultimately secure their spot in the 2012 NCAA field (team's first NCAA appearance since 2009) ... team entered qualifier at UTEP ranked 7th in national point standings but part of tightly-bunched group between 5th-9th (only eight teams qualify for NCAAs) ... competed in NCAAs as an individual entrant during each of previous three seasons.

Monica Fyfe A 150MONICA FYFE  (Jacksonville (AL) State ... Jr. ... Winnipeg, Manitoba)  Provided key air-rifle scores during pre-qualifier (team-best 589) and NCAA Qualifier (585) competitions at #6 Alaska-Fairbanks (along with #12 Nebraska), as #9 Jax State ultimately bumped up enough in the national point standings to earn spot in 8-team NCAA field ... has helped team reach NCAAs for 11th time in the prorgam's history.

Anna Hjelmevoll A 150ANNA HJELMEVOLL  (Alaska-Fairbanks ... Jr./So. ... Ulvik, Norway)  Overcame up-and-down season to record key scores during pre-qualifier and NCAA Qualfier (both at home, while competing alongside #9 Jacksonville State and #12 Nebraska) ... placed third overall in pre-qualifier air rifle competition (588), as part of UAF's air-rifle score that tied season high ... also tied for third a couple days later in the Qualifier air-rifle competition (588) while stepping up her performance in smallbore (match-high 587, after shooting only 573 a couple days earlier in pre-qualifier smallbore) ... her 1,175 total played huge role in #5 UAF's aggregate score of 4,663 that helped secure spot in 8-team NCAAs (the #5-#9 teams were closely bunched entering final week's competitons) ... earned 2011 All-America honors, after placing 5th in NCAA air-rifle and helping Nanooks place sixth in team competition.    

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SKIING (men & women) ... 

ANNIE HART  (Dartmouth ... So. ... nordic/cross-country ... Stillwater, MN) ... Produced key 100 points by virture of winnning the 10K classical cross-country race at the Williams Carnival (held at Grafsbury, Vt., Center), finishing 13 seconds clear of the pack (which inclued 73 other skiers) ... her top finish took on greater significance due to the fact that the earllier classical relay sprint was canceled, putting more importance on the 10K along with the alpine (slalom & GS) ... #5 Dartmouth ultimately held off rival Vermont (#2) for the team title (869.5 to 840). 

Sean Higgins A 175SEAN HIGGINS  (Vermont ... Jr. ... alpine/slalom & GS ... Incline Village, NV) – Led a Vermont 1-2-3 finish in the slalom race at the Williams Carnival, later narrowly missing a return to the podium after taking 4th in the giant slalom (both at Jiminy Peak in Williamstown, Mass.) ... his 150 points nearly helped #2 Vermont overtake #5 Dartmouth at the top of the standings (840 to 369.5).

* REBECCA NADLER  (Harvard ... So. ... alpine/slalom & GS ... Ottowa, Ontario) Made history as first Harvard skier ever to win an EISA event, after finishing first in the giant slalom at the Williams Carnival (among 64 entrants, many from #2 Vermont and #5 Dartmouth, at Jiminy Peak in Williamstown, Mass.) ... her 1:47.73 winning two-run combined time was more than a second ahead of runner-up Kate Ryley from Vemont (1:48.84) ... also claimed 3rd-place in the slalom race (160 total pts in the tournament) ... had finished second in the slalom during previous two EISA events ... has taken over the EISA total-points lead.  

Gordon Vermeer A 150GORDON VERMEER  (Dartmouth ... Sr. ... nordic/cross-country ... Minneapolis, MN) – Made up for absence of All-American Eric Packer by turning in strong showing in the 10K classical cross-country race, finishing second for valuable 90 points in battle with #2 Vermont (#5 Darmouth ultimately won by only a 30-pt cushion, 869.5 to 840).

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SOFTBALL

MEAGAN BOND  (McNeese State ... Jr. ... RHP ... Lumberton, MS ... #27) – Helped lead team to 3-1 record during the week that included pair of wins vs. tournament host #17 Houston ... had complete game effort in 6-5 opener vs. Cougars (4 Ks), then another CG with career-high 12 Ks in 2-0, 2-hit shutout vs. UL-Monroe, also pitching three relief innings to earn second win over Houston (5-4).

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KENDRA KNIGHT  (Maryland ... Sr. ... RHP ... Virginia Beach, VA ... #10) – Logged strong complete-game efforts to beat pair of top-25 opponents, at FAU's Kickoff Classic ... struck out 17 in 16 innings (3 earned runs) ... limited #11 Michigan to one hit over final six innings (7-3; 2ER-2H-11BB-6K) before posting 9-inn. CG to beat #22 Kentucky (2-1; 4H-3BB-11K). 

7457515CASSIE REILLY-BOCCIA  (Alabama ... Sr. ... OF/1B ... Yorktown Hts, NY ... #18) – Key player in three wins at the SEC/ACC Big 12 Challenge (held at Auburn), reaching base eight times (6-for-9, 2 BB) with 7 RBI ... sparked 12-9 win over #20 Georgia Tech by batting 4-for-4 (career-high hit total) with 3 RBI ... followed with another 3-RBI game in 7-3 win over Virginia Tech before belting solo home run that slammed off the scoreboard in 3-1 win over #15 Oklahoma State.

SHAYLON ROBB  (Eastern Kentucky ... Fr.  ... RHP ... Martin, TN ... #1) – Her impressive debut included becoming a part of EKU softball history, as winning pitcher in upset vs. #5 Missouri (in Troy, AL), the highest-ranked opponent ever beaten in the program's history ... came on in relief vs. the Tigers and racked up eight solid innings en route to 6-5, 10-inning win (3R-BB-7K) ... worked out of jams in 8th and 10th innings to help secure the historic victory ... made four appearances during the team's 3-1 week (lone loss was 5-4 to host team Troy), with a 2-0 record, 1.7 ETa and 15 Ks in 21 innings ... action photo currently not available (may add later). 

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LAUREN SCHMALZ  (Auburn ... 5th-Yr.-Sr. ... RHP ... Pembroke Pines, FL ... #12) – Rose to the occasion when it mattered most, leading her team to pair of wins over top-25 teams (at SEC/ACC/Big 12 Challenge) that vaulted Tigers into national rankings ... logged 4.2 innings to help post 8-0, run-rule win (5 inn.) over #15 Oklahoma State (7H, all singles; 4K) ... provided clutch relief after entering game vs. #23 Georgia Tech with her team trailing 5-4 in the 4th (went on to retire 9 straight in 3.2 inn., 12-5 win; 2H-2BB-HB-2K) ... owns 4-0 season record with 0.36 ERA, 25 Ks and only 4 walks in 19.1 IP.

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SWIMMING & DIVING  (men & women)

VANESSZA BALOGH  (Oakland women ... Jr./So. ... Free/Breast/IM ... Budapest, Hungary) – Racked up plenty of points while leading Grizzlies women to 13th consecutive Summit League title ... reach NCAA "B" qualifying times while winning the 400-yd medley (4:16.34) and the 500 freestlye (4:53.36), also repeating as the 1,650-free champion (16:40.98) ... swam on winning 400 medley relay team (3:42.86) that set OU Aquatics Center record and 1st-place 400 free relay (3:23.89; league record & NCAA "B" time), also member of 800 free relay champs (7:33.03).

Bill Bass A 200BILL BASS  (Notre Dame men ... Jr. ... IM/Free/Fly ... Chesteron, IN) – Double winner and three-event podium performer whose strong tournament guided Notre Dame to winning BIG EAST Championship (at Pitt), upsetting two-time defending champ and #12-ranked Louisville (887 to 859.5) amidst conference field ... broke through with 1:44.81 winning time in the 200 individual medley, besting three-time BIG EAST champ Carlos Almeida of Louisville while setting BIG EAST, ND and Trees Pools records ... went on to set another ND record while winning the 100 butterfly (47.03), adding 3rd-place finish in the 200 fly. 

Tess Behrens A 200TESS BEHRENS  (Minnesota women ... So. ... Back/Free ... Maple Grove, MN) – Won two individual events and swam on four 3rd-place relay teams, playing huge role in #15 Gophers women winning the Big Ten Championships (held at Iowa) over field that included four other top-20 teams, namely #11 Indiana and #14 Ohio State ... swam to school records while reaching NCAA automatic-quaifying standards in both the 100 (52.35) and 200-yard backstroke (1:53.34) ... member of 3rd-place relay teams in the 200 medley (1:38.24), 200 free (1:30.31), 400 medley (3:34.09) and 400 free (3:16.22)  relay events.

Hailey Campbell A 200HAILEY CAMPBELL  (BYU women ... Fr. ... Back ... Lakeville, MN) – Another double winner in the backstroke, after finishing first in the 100 (53.47) and 200 (1:55.46; MPSF record) as part of Cougars women's team that sprinted away from the competition to win the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship (swimming events held in Monterey Park, CA) ... also swam on pair od 3rd-place medley relay team teams (200, 1:42.14; and 400, 3:45.90) ... her accumulation of points helped Gophers outdistance IU for team title (680.5 to 651).

* MARCIN CIESLAK  (Florida men ... So. ... Fly/IM ... Warsaw, Poland) – Rare triple individual winner in a big-stage setting, winning distinctly different events while leading #7 Florida men to runner-up finish at talented SEC Championship (held at Tennessee; Gators battled eventual champ #6 Auburn to the end, with field including three other top-20 teams) ... registered NCAA automatic qualifying times en route to winning the 200 butterfly (1:42.23) and 200 individual medley (1:43.01) while further showing his tremendous versatility by touching the wall first in the 200 freestyle (1:34.39) ... also swam on four relay teams that reached the medal stand: the 2nd-place 400 free (2:53.69) and 800 free (6:20.86) relay units, along with 3rd-place showings in the 200 medley (1:26.28) and 400 medley (3:10.45) relay races.

Laura Gorinski A 200LAURA GORINSKI  (Navy women ... Jr. ... Breast/IM ... Greensburg, PA) – Key member of Navy women's team that won Patriot League title for 11th time, contributing wins at the home pool in Lejune Hall during three individual events (all NCAA "B" times): 200 individual medley (2:00.33; PL/LH/Navy records), 100 breatstroke (1:00.72; first 3-time PL champ in event; LH record) and 200 breast (2:10.67; another 3-time champ; PL/LH/Navy records) ... also swam on four winning relay teams: 200 medley (1:42.18; NCAA "B"), 400 medley (3:43.63), 400 free (3:24.01) and 800 free (7:22.88; school record, NCAA "B").

* TORI LAMP  (Tennessee women ... Jr./So. ... Diving ... Knoxville, TN) – Wrapped up her SEC diver-of-the-year season with series of key performances at the SEC Championships (held in her hometown pool), playing important role in #10 Lady Vols impressive runner-up finish (behind only #5 Georgia and in front of #2 Florida, #3 Auburn and #23 LSU) ... posted top-2 finishes in all three diving events, highlighted by SEC Tournament records in the 3-meter (381.85; school record) and platform diving (335.5; also all-time SEC record and Lady Vols record) ... ended up second in the 3-meter when another diver later posted the all-time SEC top score, but still won the platform and the 1-meter (325.35; career-best & 2nd in school history).

Amber McDermott A 200AMBER McDERMOTT  (Georgia women ... Fr. ... Free/IM/Back ... Mill Creek, WA) – Standout newcomer who had helped take #5 Georgia women to another level, most recently logging several top performances in UGA's winning effort at the SEC Championships (held atTennessee) ... won the 500 freestyle with NCAA automatic-qualifying time (4:37.15)  while placing 5th in 1,650 free (16:09.78) and 9th in the 400 IM (4:11.52), both NCAA "B" times ... owns top 500-free time in collegiate women's swimming this season (4:34.55; 2nd in UGa history), also ranked 4th national in the 1,650 (15:59.77) ... hrr top 400 individual medley time (4:07.92) is 4th in UGa record book.

7484647KYLE OWENS  (Auburn men ... Jr. ... Back/Free/IM ... Johnson City, TN) – Key cog for #6 Tigers men that extended program's impressive SEC title streak to 16 years, outscoring #7 Florida by 30.5 pts (at Tennessee, 100 miles from his hometown) ... his seven podium finishes included six 1st-places efforts, highlighted by individul titles in the 100 backstroke (46.09; 46.03 prelim, NCAA auto. qual. & #2 in nation) and 200 backstroke (1:41.67; NCAA "B) ... narrowly missed winning the 200 individual medley (2nd, 1:43.30; 2nd in school history; #3 in nation this season) ... swam on four winning relay teams: 200 medlley (1:24.38), 800 free (6:20.63; NCAA auto. qual.; beat FL by 0.23), 400 medley (308.36; NCAA "B") and 400 free (2:51.66; NCAA "B).

* STEPHANIE PEACOCK  (North Carolina women ... So. ... Freestyle ... Cape Coral, FL) – Flashed her ability to dominate at a wide range of freestyle races, winning at three distances during ACC Championship competiton in Christianburg, VA (women's field included #11 Virginia, #16 UNC,  #22 Maryland and #25 Florida State) ... closed meet winning by wide 26-second margin while setting ACC overall record in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:46.12) ... earlier repeated as 500 freestly champion (4:36.48), winning by almost five seconds for ACC Championship record ... also won 200 free with career-best 1:45.11 (close to school record) ... her strong leadoff leg led 800-free relay team to runner-up finish (7:06.91) ... also swam on 3rd-place 400-free relay team (3:19.28).

Lauren Perdue A 200LAUREN PERDUE  (Virginia women ... Jr. ... Free ... Greenville, NC) –  Turned in strong tournamentt while helping her sister Meredith and the other Cavaliers women’s seniors become second UVA women’s swimming class ever to win four ACC team titles ... registered her sixth career ACC title in the 100 freestyle (48.27), helping secure team title on final day of action in Chsitianburg, VA (field included #11 UVa, #16 UNC, #22 Maryland and #25 Florida State) ... also helped accumulate numerous relay point, as member of winning teams in the 200 medley (1:39.03), 200 free (1:29.95), 400 free (3:16.50) and 800 free (7:03.56) relay events.

Alyssa Vavra A 200ALLYSA VAVRA  (Indiana women ... Sr. ... IM/Free ... Coaldale, PA) – Individual medley specialist who won both events at the Big Ten Championships (held at Iowa), while competing for runner-up IU vs. four other top-20 teams (including #14 Ohio State and #15 champion Minnesota) ... set Big Ten meet record while winning the 200 IM in school-record 1:55.44 (NCAA automatic qualifier) ... also qualified for NCAAs with her 4:01.41 winning time in the 400 IM (3rd-fastest in women’s college swimming this season) ... added yet another NCAA automatic qualifying time and school record, with 2:08.79 in the 200 breastroke (3rd-place).

(Recipients selected from conference championships held week of Feb. 13-19 ... ACC women, 
BIG EAST m/w, CUSA m/w, Big Ten women, MPSF m/x, SEC m/w and Summit m/w) 

Remi Boutillier A 200* – Primetime Performers of the Week  (action photos at top of page)

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MEN'S TENNIS  (includes 2/20 ITA final)

REMI BOUTILLIER  (Fresno State ... Sr. ... Briancon, France) – Won final match to give Bulldogs men's tennis program its first win ever over Stanford (#2), 4-3 ... Cardinal had won doubles point and were up 3-2, but Fresno rallied with Red DeLaubenfels' win at #6 singles (2-1 vs. Jamin Ball) before Boutillier (#14) delivered with the pressure on vs. fellow #1 singles player Ryan Thatcher (#37 in nation), staging his own 3-set thriller to win 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5), helping lift Fresno into top-25. 

Peter Kobelt A 200PETER KOBELT   (Ohio State ... Jr./So. ... New Albany, OH) – Registered biggest win of college tennis season by handing nation's #1-ranked singles player, Virginia freshman Mitchelll Frank, first loss of the season ... that 7-5, 7-6 win came in pivotal moment of ITA Team Indoor semifinals (in Charlottesville, VA), giving #OSU 3-1 lead (would have been 2-2 if Frank won) and Buckeyes went on to 4-1 win ... earlier combined with Connor Smith at #3 doubles to post tiebreaker win over Julen Uriguen and Frank, in decisive doubles match, 9-8 (7-5) ... he and Smith also won doubles tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-4) vs. Daniel Whitehead and Sudwana Sitaram, as part of 4-0 ITA rd-of-16 win over #14 Texas (was leading Sitaram 1-0 in third set at #3 singles, when OSU clinched) ... he and Smith were leading Alex Musiakek & Alejandro Gomez of #6 Kentcky, when doubles point was secured (Buckeyes won 4-3) ... closed ITAs with yet another doubles thriller, as he and Smith beat Emilio Gomez and Roberto Quiroz, 9-8 (7-4), to give OSU 1-0 lead vs. #1 USC (Trojans lost).

* YANNICK HANFMAN  (USC ... Fr. ... Karlsruhe, Germany) – Turned in stellar all-around week for #1 USC during ITA Team Indoor Championship (in Charlottesville, VA) ... breezed through his first three singles matches (at #5; ranked 36th), dropping a total of only 10 games while beating Edward Jones, 6-1/6-0, from #20 Tennessee (clinching 4-0 team win), Raphael Hemmeler, 6-0/6-2  from #10 Duke (4-0), and #72 Jernis Pieters (6-3/6-4) in 4-3 semifinal battle vs. #4 Georgia ... capped his 4-0 singles week by rallying vs. Devin McCarthy (3-6/6-3/6-4) in decisive match that edged #3 Ohio State, 4-3 in ITA final ... combined with Steve Johnson (#28 doubles team) to post pair of upets: 8-3 vs. #13 duo from Duke (Henrique Cunha & Fred Saba) and then 8-3 in semifinal showdown vs. UGa (#7 Garrett Brasseaux & Wil Spencer) ... key factor in USC pushing its winning streak to 30 while winning ITA Indoor for first time since 1998. 

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NATHAN PASHA (Georgia ... Fr. ... Atlanta, GA) – Youngster who performed like a veteran on the big stage in dual vs. state rival Georgia Tech and then at the ITA Indoor Championships (in Charlottesville, VA), winning all five of his matches during the week with the pressure on while facing players from various top teams ... part of 7-0 sweep vs. #29 GT, winning wiikd #5 singles match vs. Eduardo Segura, 6-7 (8-6), 6-4, 1-0 (12-10) ... opend ITA with 8-4 win at #3 doubles (w/ Ignacio Taboada) vs. Andrew Schlonick & Riki McLachlan and then a 7-5/6-3 win at #6 singles vs. Ahmed Ismail, the clinching win as UGa topped #13 California (4-0) ... came through in the clutch during quarterfinal battle vs. #5 Florida, beating Billy Federhofer at #6 singles, 6-3 & 7-6 (7-4), to deliver the 4-3 win (he and Taboada were 8-8 vs. the #29 duo Bob van Overbeek & Andrew Butz, when Gators clinched doubles point) ... scored his team's lone win – 6-3/6-1 vs. #86 Roberto Quiroz at #6 – in semifinal vs. #1 USC (4-1 team loss; he * Taboada were up 7-6 on Emilio Gomez & Quiroz when USC clinched doubles point).    

Jordan Wietoska A 200TORSTEN WIETOSKA  (Duke ... Sr. ... Leer, Germany) – Posted several key wins during ITA Indoors (in Charlottesvile, VA) for #10 Blue Devils ... with team score tied vs. #UCLA (2-2), he delivered key momentum win at #3 singles vs. #108 Marcos Giron (7-5/7-5) and Duke went on to the 4-2 upset ... earlier had won at #3 doubles with Raphael Hemmeler, 9-8 (7--5) vs. Warren Hardie and Clay Thompson (Bruins went on to win doubles point) ... helped team bounce back from quarterfinal loss vs. #1 USC by registering pair of wins in 4-0 win vs. # Florida: he and  Hemmeler had clinching doubles win vs. #29 Andrew Butz and Bob van Overbeek (8-6), followed by 6-4, 6-3 single win vs. Nassum Silam that clinched team victory.

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TRACK & FIELD

ALLISON BARWISE  (Boston Univ. women ... Jr. ... Jumps ... Orange, CT) – One of top performers for BU women's track and field team that captured program's 12th America East Conference championship (edging Albany, 164-159.5; at BU) ... placed second in the pentathon and then won high jump (1.82 meters), breaking her own America East record.

 

JoANN BLAKNEY  (Charlotte women ... So./Fr. ... Sprints/Jumps ... Charlotte, NC) – Double event winner for 49ers women's team that surged on final day to win Atlantic-10 Conference title (held in Amherst, MA), running away from runner-up Dayton (160-106.5) ... won the 60-meter dash (7.46) and the 200 (24.44) ... action photo currently not available (may add later).

RENEE BRZYSKI  (St. Peter's women ... Jr. ... Hurdles/Jumps ... Princeton, NJ) – Displayed her versatility by posting three top-3 finishes at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships (in New York City), with Peahens repearing as champions (first St. Peter's team in any sport to win conecutive conference titles since the 1999-200 women's basketball teams) ... won 60-meter hurdles (8.85), was  the long jump runner-up (5.69m) and took third in the high jump (1.60m) ... action photo currently not available (may add later).  

Mitch Goose A 200MITCH GOOSE  (Iona men ... Grad. ... Distance ... Norwich, England) – Broke the 4-minute mile barrier (3:59.26) to highlight the various events contested at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships (in New York City) ... set MAAC Championship record while becoming second Iona runner ever to run a sub-4:00 mile.  

BRIAN GRAHAM  (Kennesaw State men ... Sr. ... Heptathlon ... Hochston, GA) – His win in the heptathlon provided key boost to team's point total at Atlantic Sun Championship (held at East Tennesse), as Owls men edged ETSU (177-172) to win third A-Sun title over past five years ... set meet record with 4,954 point total, nipping ETSU's K'Vonte Scott by a single point ... won the heptathlon's 60-meter dash phase (7.23) and the 60m hurdles (8.25), also finishing as the pole-vault runner-up (14-7.25), placing 3rd in long jump (21-6.25) and taking 4th in shot put (36-5), plus 7th in both hugh jump (5-7.75) and 1,000-meters (3:00.12) ... action photo currently not available (may add later). 

* JUSTIN HICKS  (Bucknell men ... Jr. ... Sprints ... Wilmington, DE) – His stellar showing led home team Bison men to Patriot League title for first time in 19 years, edging the defending champ Navy by only 8.75 points ... set Bucknell record with 6.84 time in 60-meter prelims, followed by 6.88 in final to become program's first runner ever to win the 60m ... ran a career-best 21.95 in the 200-meter prelims and sliced that to 21.88 in winning the final, setting league and facility record (#2 all-time at Bucknell) ... also anchored 4x400 relay team to 4th-place finish ... first competitor ever to earn top rookie honors (2010) and MVP ('12) at the Patriot League meet. 

Sean Holston A 200SEAN HOLSTON  (Norfolk State men ... Sr. ... Sprints ... Springfield, VA) – Posted top 200-meter time in the 2012 college track-and-field season, after running in a meet-record time of 21.08 on flat track (converted to banked-track time of 20.68) at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship (in Landover, MD) ... broke his own meet record in that race and did so as well in the 400 (47.24), helping NSU program win its 7th straigh MEAC title ... has won three straight MEAC 60-meter titles ... first D-I competitor to autoamtically qualify for the NCAA 60-meters (20.73 cutoff) ... owns nation's 10th-fastest time this season in the 400 (46.54).  

Tim Nedow A 200TIM NEDOW  (DePaul men ... Sr. ... Throws ... Brockville, Ontario) – Already owned the top shot-put throw this seson in D-I (20.35m), but he topped that distance by reacking 20.51 at the BIG EAST Championships in New York City – impressively doing so on his final throw of the day (and setting a meet record).

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LUCY VAN DALEN  (Stony Brook women ... Sr. ... Distance ... Wanganui, New Zealand) – Closed  America East Conference Championships (in Boston) by winning the mile (4:36.43) and 3,000-meter (9:17.35) races, both league records ... her 3K time broke the A-East record held by her twin sister Holly (who also runs for Stony Brook).

(Recipients selected from conference championships held week of Feb. 13-19 ... America East, Atlantic 10, Atlantic Sun, BIG EAST, MAAC, MEAC & Patriot)

* – Primetime Performer of the Week  (action photo at top of page)

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MEN'S VOLLEYBALL

JOHN La RUSCH  (Long Beach State ... Fr. ... OPP ... Long Beach, CA ... #6) – His season-high 21 kills paced #10 49ers to five-set upset vs. top-ranked UCLA (25-16, 25-18, 20-25, 25-27, 15-9) ... hit .325 in that match, adding five digs and a pair of blocks ... was making only his second start of season – but setter Connor Olbright showed plenty of confidence in him throughout the match ... registered three straight kills in decisive fifth set (final kill yielded 14-8 lead) ... also started three days later in 3-1 win over #15 UC Santa Barbara (9K-3D-3B). 

* EVAN BARRY  (Stanford ... Sr. ... S ... San Diego, CA ... #10) – Ran #4 Cardinal offense to high level of efficiency during road wins over #2 UC Irvine (3-0) and UC San Diego (3-1), extending team's win strak to seven matches and ultimately helping elevate Stanford to #1 ranking ... totaled 92 assists during the week while setting group of hitters who combined for impressive .459 team hitting pct. ... showed great distribution and block avoidance in both matches, as Stanford had three hitters with double-digit kills and .300-plus hitting in both wins ... in key win over Irvine, he set Brian Cook to 15 kills on .592 hitting, while Steven Irvin has 12 on .588, and Brad Lawson 12 on .321 hitting.

* – Primetime Performer of the Week  (action photo at top of page)

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WOMEN'S WATER POLO

KATHERINE BIEHLE  (UC San Diego ... Sr. ... Driver ... Visalia, CA ... #10) – Played lead role in UC San Diego's 9-7 win at #18 Long Beach State, contributing three goals, an assist and a field block in the upset effort (giving UCSD a 3-1 record over LBSU during the past four meetings) ... her final goal with 2:31 to play provided decisive 8-5 cushion ... has 9G-7A and eight steals so far this season.

Danielle Warde A 200DANIELLE WARDE  (UC Irvine ... So. ... UTIL ... Huntington Beach, CA ... #7) – Entered weekend with only seven goals all season but had breakout effort in 12-9 win at #10 Loyola Marymount, registering hat trick before the first period was over and finishing with five goals in quality win for #7 UCI. 

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WRESTLING

JUSTIN LISTER  (Binghamton ... 5th-Yr.-Sr. ... 157 pounds ... Rodman, NY) – Pinned Jacob Kingett for win that helped lock up #19 Binghamton's win over CAA rival #23 Old Dominon (23-9), which had been a thorn in the Bearcat' side during recent years ... his win vs. ODU came on Senior Night and represented the 100th victory of his Binghamton career.

* TONY NELSON  (Minnesota ... Jr./So. ... Heavyweight ... Cambridge, MN) – Lived up to his #3 national ranking in pair of high-pressure situations, as the Gophers' semifinal and final  in the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Dual Championship (at Oklahoma State) both came down to his heavyweight bouts ... #3 Minnesota trailed #4 Iowa 15-13 in the semifinals, but Nelson's 2-0 win over #14 Bobby Telford secured the team's 16-15 win (program's first victory over the Hawkeyes since 2007) ... hours later, a similar scenario arrived but this time the Gophers had the 15-13 edge over top-ranked Oklahoma State and Nelson again closed things out with an 8-1 win over Cowboys' backup Austin Marsden (who had won his own deciding bout in semifinal vs. Illinois) ... the 18-13 final was Minnesota's first win over Oklahoma State since 2006 ... extended his season record to 24-2, with 17 straight wins ... Minnesota became third team ever to beat Iowa and Oklahoma State in the same National Duals tournament (most recently in 2001, also by the Gophers) and went on to be the new #1-ranked team in collegiate wrestling.

CASHE QUIROGA  (Purdue ... Jr./So. ... 133 pounds ... Indianapolis, IN) – Delievered the key win early in matchup vs. #25 Central Michigan, posting a 12-4 major decision over Zach Horan ... that bonus point ended up being the difference, in 19-18 win for the Boilers (who moved into the national top-25 a few days later) ... action photo currently not available (may be added later) ... action photo not currently available (may add later).

* – Primetime Performer of the Week  (action photo at top of page)

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