Now in its second season, “Inside The Summit League” is hosted by Tom Nieman. Visit thesummitleague.org/itsl to view the list of channels and times or to watch online. This week’s show includes an interview with North Dakota State’s new head women’s basketball coach Maren Walseth, highlights of baseball and softball action, and the campus spotlight on Omaha.
In league action this weekend, Omaha hosts North Dakota State and Western Illinois hosts Fort Wayne in four-game sets … Meanwhile, South Dakota State is playing at Iowa in a three-game non-league series … Four of the five league teams are .500 or better in league play this season with Omaha in first place with a 5-3 record entering action this weekend.
Denver swept The Summit League Golf Championship titles this week and will receive the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals … IUPUI’s Rob van de Vin received an automatic bid as an individual as a result of earning individual medalist honors … van de Vin, along with Denver’s Tonje Daffinrud earned the Championship MVP awards.
Six teams are in league action with only two weekends left before the league championship … South Dakota State hosts in-state league rival South Dakota, while North Dakota State welcomes Western Illinois and IUPUI is at Omaha … A pair of Summit League players are ranked in the NCAA top-10 in multiple categories … Fort Wayne’s Miranda Kramer is ranked in the top-four in three categories, second in shutouts (10), third in strikeouts per seven innings (11.4) and fourth in strikeouts (241) … Western Illinois’ Sammy Marshall is ranked in the top-10 in two categories, third in batting average (.477) and sixth in runs per game (1.21).
Tennis / Women’s
The 2014 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships are April 25-27 at Denver … Click here to stay up-to-date on the championships … The Denver women’s team is ranked No. 69 in the latest ITA national rankings … The Pioneer men’s squad is represented in the ITA rankings by Henry Craig at No. 102 in the singles list, while Craig/Alex Glasson (No. 58) & Aidan Talcott/Diogo Rocha (No. 88) are ranked in the doubles poll.
Track & Field
All seven league teams are in action this weekend … North Dakota State, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois are all competing at the Drake Relays … Summit Leaguers have combined for seven times/marks in the NCAA top-30 … North Dakota State’s women’s 4x400 relay team is ranked 15th with a time of 3:34.84.
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