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A collection of Horizon League releases and blog entries.

UW-Green Bay advances to second round of NCAA Tournament with 59-52 victory over New Mexico

Release  Horizon League · March 18, 2007

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March 18, 2007

(#9) UW-Green Bay 59, (#8) New Mexico 52 - Box Score | Quotes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Nicole Soulis scored 15 points and ninth-seeded UW-Green Bay opened the second half with a 20-5 spurt to extend its winning streak to 26 games with a 59-52 victory over No. 8 New Mexico on Sunday night in the first round of the Fresno Regional.

The streak is the second longest in the nation, trailing only Middle Tennessee State, which won its 27th consecutive game with a 85-46 victory over Gonzaga on Saturday.

Leading 29-26 at the break, New Mexico (24-9) scored the first basket of the second half. UW-Green Bay then ran off the next 11 points to take a 37-31 lead on Natalie Berglin's layup.

The Phoenix (29-3) extended the lead to 46-34 on Soulis' baseline floater midway through the second half. Soulis and Amanda Popp each scored eight points during the decisive run. Popp finished with 14 points and Berglin added 11.

How Sweet (16): Butler Does It Again in Buffalo

Release  Horizon League · March 17, 2007

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March 17, 2007

(#5 seed) Butler 62, (#4 seed) Maryland 59 Box Score * Post-Game Press Conference

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Butler can shed the mid-major label. A.J. Graves and company proved the Bulldogs can play with anyone - including Maryland.

Graves scored 19 points, including a clutch 3-point basket with 2:09 remaining to lift the Bulldogs to a 62-59 win over Maryland in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday.

Butler (29-6), the No. 5 seed in the Midwest Regional, advances to the round of 16 for the second time in school history. The Bulldogs did it previously in their last tournament appearance in 2003.

Dalman Places 18th In One-Meter At NCAA Championships; Freshman Dobies Places 28th in the 100 Breast

Release  Horizon League · March 16, 2007

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March 16, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Freshman Jakub Dobies placed 28th in the preliminary heat of the 100-yd. breaststroke at the NCAA Championships on Friday afternoon. Dobies clocked a 54.39 in the event, which included the top 41 breaststroke swimmers in the nation.

 

Dobies, a native of Poland who enrolled at Cleveland State in January, came into the event as the 13th-seed after clocking a 53.77 at the Horizon League Championships on Feb. 23 in Chicago. He cited a slow start off the blocks as his reason for slipping .62 seconds.

 

Butler to face Maryland in second round of NCAA tournament

Release  Horizon League · March 16, 2007

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Golf Weekly Release #1

Release  Horizon League · March 15, 2007

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March 15, 2007

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Horizon League Athletes of the Week

Mark Sommerfeld, Detroit
Junior * Waterloo, Ontario
Sommerfeld won his first college tournament title, claiming medalist honors at the Fort Lauderdale Invitational while leading Detroit to second place as a team. Sommerfeld broke par in both rounds, following his opening 70 with a career-low 66. The 66, along with his 6-under-par 136 total, were both tournament records, while the second-round total was one shot off the UDM standard.

Rachel McHenry, Detroit
Sophomore * Livonia, Mich.
McHenry twice medaled last week as she got the spring season off to a flying start. She led Detroit to its first tournament victory ever, winning the Grand Valley State Invitational. Her closing-round 68 set a school record, and she had a 79-68--147 (+3) card for the tournament. McHenry later led Detroit to a tri-match win over Loyola and Youngstown State, finishing first with a 77-71--148 (+4) card.

Threes the key as Butler moves on in NCAA tournament

Release  Horizon League · March 15, 2007

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March 15, 2007

(#5 seed) Butler 57, (#12 seed) Old Dominion 46 Box Score * Post-Game Press Conferences

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - When Butler needed a spark, Pete Campbell delivered.

Campbell hit three 3-pointers, his only baskets of the game, to spark a 17-0 run in the Bulldogs' 57-46 victory over Old Dominion in a first-round matchup Thursday between two of the six mid-majors in this year's NCAA tournament.

Butler (28-6), the fifth seed in the Midwest and tournament-tested with six appearances in 11 years, set a school record for victories in a season.

UIC falls to Minnesota, 97-54, in opening-round action of the Women's National Invitational Tournament

Release  Horizon League · March 15, 2007

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March 15, 2007

Minnesota 97, UIC 54 - Box Score
Minneapolis, Minn. - UIC fell in the first round of the WNIT to Minnesota, 97-54, in its first postseason appearance in school history at Williams Arena on Wednesday night. The Flames finish the season with a 19-13 overall mark, while the Golden Gophers improve to 17-15 and advance to play Western Kentucky in the second round.

Senior Jacquay Holmes became the 13th player in school history to score 1,000 career points with a team-high 22 against Minnesota. Holmes hit 10-of-14 from the field, while adding four rebounds, three steals and a team-high four assists on the night. Senior LaShonda Grant contributed 10 points and a team-best seven rebounds.

Sophomore Emily Fox played led the Gophers with 19 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds and five steals. Freshman Korinne Campbell also recorded a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman Ashley Ellis-Milan was just shy of being the third Minnesota player tallying a double-double at 15 points and nine rebounds. Senior Kelly Roysland (13 points) and freshman Katie Ohm (11) also scored in double figures.

Minnesota shot 58.3 percent (42-of-72) for the game, including shooting 60.5 percent in the second half. Ninety-seven points was the highest Minnesota scoring output of the season, and the 64th consecutive game the Gophers won when they scored 70 or more points.

Detroit's Sommerfeld, Butler's Closser named Horizon League Scholar-Athletes of the Week

Release  Horizon League · March 13, 2007

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March 13, 2007

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INDIANAPOLIS -- University of Detroit Mercy junior Mark Sommerfeld (men's golf) and Butler University senior Jackie Closser (women's basketball) have been named the Horizon League Scholar-Athletes of the Week, League commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone announced Tuesday (March 13).

Sommerfeld set a pair of tournament records while winning his first collegiate championship last Friday (March 9). He carded rounds of 70 and 66 for a (six-under-par) 136 total and a four-shot victory at the Fort Lauderdale Invitational, leading the Titans to a second-place finish in the team standings. The final-round score and 36-hole total were both the best in the tournament's five-year history.

In the classroom, Sommerfeld owns a 3.385 grade-point average as an international business major. The League's Player of the Year and a First-Team All-League honoree on the links in 2005-06, he also earnedAcademic All-League honors and is a member of the League's Academic Honor Roll. In addition, Sommerfeld is a member of Detroit's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and has participated in the NCAA's "Stay in Bounds" program since 2005.

Women's Basketball Weekly Release #19 - NCAA Tournament and WNIT Preview

Release  Horizon League · March 13, 2007

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March 13, 2007

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2007 Horizon League All-Tournament Team

Nicole Soulis, UW-Green Bay (MVP)
Senior * Forward * Green Bay, Wis.
Soulis picked up MVP honors at the 2007 Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship after winning Player of the Year accolades for the second-straight season earlier in the week. The six-foot-two forward averaged 14.7 points and 9.3 rebounds while shooting 66.7 percent from the floor as the Phoenix took home the championship. She saved her best for last with 21 points and a season-high 13 rebounds in the title game. Soulis has now earned a spot on the All-Tournament team three times in her career at UWGB.

Natalie Berglin, UW-Green Bay
Senior * Guard * Green Bay, Wis.
Berglin earned All-Tournament recognition for the first time in her career, averaging 13.3 points and four assist per contest in the loop summit. She drained seven-of-14 shots from long distance and committed just five turnovers in three outings.

Softball Weekly Release #4

Release  Horizon League · March 13, 2007

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March 13, 2007

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Player of the Week

Jherica Williams, Wright State
Junior * OF * Piqua, Ohio
Williams led the Raiders to three wins in four games at the Eagle Round Robin in Morehead, Kentucky, hitting .538 with two homers, two doubles and eight runs scored in the four games. She went two-for-three in Saturday's game versus Oakland, hitting her first collegiate home run, and scoring twice. Williams then doubled and homered in Sunday's game against Oakland.

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