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May 14, 2012

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: Amy Thompson earns medalist honors

University of Indianapolis sophomore Amy Thompson captured medalist honors at the NCAA D-II East Super Regional at the Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Ohio.

The NorthWood graduate rallied from a four strike deficit to claim the top spot. Thompson carded a 70-75-72—217 total. She shot par or better on 46 of the 54 holes.

The Greyhounds won the team title with a 300-307-304—911) to finish 16 strokes ahead of runner-up Grand Valley State.

It’s the first-ever regional championship for the Greyhounds who no advance to the NCAA D-II Championships at the Persimmon Ridge Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky, May 16-19.

Indianapolis has won a program-record eight team title this year, including an impressive seven of eight spring events.

Thompson was recently voted on to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference team by league coaches.

Baseball

Facing elimination in the NAIA National Championship opening round, the No. 3-seeded Taylor baseball team scored six runs in the first two innings and held off No. 4 seed Mount Vernon Nazarene for a 6-4 victory at Indiana Wesleyan’s Wildcat Field.

Junior Luke Hofsommer (Northridge) was used as a pinch runner, scoring a pair of runs for the winners. Freshman Daimon Buck (Northridge) walked in his only plate appearance as a pinch hitter.

Softball

St. Mary’s sophomore pitcher Callie Selner (Elkhart Memorial) has been named to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association first team for the 2012 season. Selner pitched in 13 of the team’s 16 MIAA games. Her league ERA of 1.57 was the third-best among pitchers making at least 10 appearances. She tied for the fewest walks (11) among pitchers throwing a minimum of 50 innings and was second in wins (eight). Selner pitched 75 2/3 innings to lead the league and her 1.02 walks per seven innings was also best in the MIAA. Her three shutout wins and eight complete games were second best.

On the season, Selner had a 17-8 record and a 1.94 ERA. She had 101 strikeouts and 34 walks in 170 innings. As a batter, she sported a .354 average (46-for-130) with six doubles, a home run and 32 RBI.

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