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 highlights from the golf and tennis championships, baseball and softball regular season highlights and the campus spotlight on North Dakota State.
In league action this weekend, Fort Wayne hosts North Dakota State while South Dakota State hosts Omaha in four-game sets … Western Illinois hosts Illinois State in a three-game non-league series … Four of the five league teams are .500 or better in league play this season with Western Illinois in first place with a 9-7 record entering action this weekend.
The Denver women’s squad was selected to the NCAA West Regional which takes place at the Tumble Creek Club at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elumand, Wash., May 8-10 … The Pioneers are ranked No. 41 in the latest Golfstat rankings while Tonje Daffinrud checks-in at No. 15 as an individual.
All seven teams are competing in the final weekend of the regular season with six teams in league play and one team in non-league action … Third-place South Dakota welcomes league-leading North Dakota State, while IUPUI hosts second-place Fort Wayne and Western Illinois hosts Omaha … South Dakota State takes on UMKC in non-league action at home … The 2014 Summit League Softball Championship, a double-elimination tournament, starts on May 7th hosted by North Dakota State at the Ellig Sports Complex in Fargo, N.D. … 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-eight in three categories, third in strikeouts per seven innings (11.4), seventh in shutouts (10) and eighth in strikeouts (241) … Western Illinois’ Sammy Marshall is ranked in the top-10 in two categories, fifth in batting average (.472) and 10th in runs/game (1.14)
Tennis / Women’s
Following a sweep of The Summit League Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships, Denver received its NCAA Tournament pairings earlier this week and the men’s team will face Kentucky in Lexington while the women meet Rice in Waco, Texas … Individually, Summit League Player of the Year Henry Craig will compete at the NCAA Tennis Singles Championship and will team with Alex Gasson in the NCAA Doubles Championship.
Track & Field
All seven league teams are in action this weekend … North Dakota State, Omaha, South Dakota and South Dakota State are at Howard Wood Relays, a two day meet … Summit Leaguers have combined for nine times/marks ranked in the NCAA top-30, including three in the top-20.
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