Each week, The Minot Daily News features a roundup of notable performances, news and results from teams in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Here’s what happened last week:
– The No. 3 Concordia-St. Paul volleyball team swept No. 4 BYU-Hawaii on Saturday to claim its seventh consecutive Division II national title, an NCAA record for all divisions.
Outside hitters Kayla Koenecke and Emily McDonough, setter Amanda Konetchy and middle blocker Riley Hanson were named to the all-tournament team. Konetchy and Koenecke were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America first team.
– Augustana forward Casey Schilling was named the NSIC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season after averaging a double-double as the Vikings split with Concordia-St. Paul and No. 17 Minnesota State-Mankato.
In a 79-70 win over C-SP, the 6-foot-6 sophomore had 22 points, a career-high 15 rebounds, five steals, four assists and two blocks. In a loss to Mankato the following night, Schilling scored a career-high 26 points to go with 11 rebounds and four assists.
– Concordia-St. Paul junior Anika Whiting was named the women’s player of the week after leading the Golden Bears to road wins against No. 10 Augustana and No. 17 Wayne State.
The 6-foot-2 forward averaged 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in the games while shooting 50 percent from the field and 8 of 8 from the foul line. She’s shooting 94.9 percent from the charity stripe, the second-best mark in the conference.
– Augustana women’s basketball coach Dave Krauth recorded his 500th career win Saturday when the Vikings knocked off No. 12 Mankato 86-82.
Krauth became the 20th Division II women’s coach to reach that milestone.
– Mankato senior Sam Brockshus was named one of 10 finalists for the Sam Mitchell Award, which is given to the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III, NAIA or NJCAA place-kicker that excels on the football field and in the community. A winner will be named Wednesday.
Brockshus finished his career as the Mavericks’ all-time leader with 372 points. This season, he made 14 of 20 field goals and converted a school-record 66 extra points.