Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Health and Safety

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 | written by Steve Ulrich
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1. Health & Safety

A DIII AD with an athletic training background discusses how schools like hers are adapting to the ever-evolving health & safety environment and articulates the challenges she and her peers are facing.

>> Listen to Stevie Baker-Watson, DePauw AD, courtesy of NCAA
2. Net Generation

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association held some of its regional championships last weekend. The winners of the championship singles and doubles brackets qualify for the national tournament on Oct. 17-20 at Berry College.

Northeast (W) at Hobart William Smith
Singles: Karina Jensrud (NYU) d. Miriam Gandham (Vassar), 4-6, 7-5, 6-0
Doubles: Anastasiia Balyk/Anna Maria Buraya (NYU) d. Chanhtel Thongphok/Risa Fukushige (Skidmore), 2-6, 6-0, 6-2

Southeast (W) at Mary Washington
Singles: Danna Taylor (Carnegie Mellon) d. Claire Coleman (Mary Washington), 6-0, 6-4
Doubles: Lindy Cornwell/Bin Zheng (Carnegie Mellon) v. Courtney Ollis/Danna Taylor (Carnegie Mellon) - final to be played this week in Pittsburgh

Central (W) at Kalamazoo
Singles: Lauren Park (Chicago) d. Nicole Semenov (Chicago), 6-1, 6-0
Doubles: Hei Ching Claudia Ng/Perene Wang (Chicago) d. Daria Beshentseva/Erika Oku (Kenyon), 6-4, 6-3

Midwest (W) at Gustavus Adolphus
Singles: Grace Riermann (Bethel) d. Ginger Valentine (Gustavus), 7-5, 6-4
Doubles: Grace Riermann/Maggie Riermann (Bethel) d. Maddy Prins/Faith Yim (Carleton), 5-7, 6-4, 10-6

Southwest (W) at Hardin-Simmons
Singles: Nina Mitrofanova (Southwestern) d. Elisa Kendall (East Texas Baptist), 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)
Doubles: Zoe Kaffen/Mary Kaffen (Trinity) d. Stephanie Joseph/Samantha Wong (Texas-Dallas), 6-4, 6-2

South (M) at Berry
Singles: Antonio Mora (Emory) d. Andrew Esses (Emory), 6-4, 6-1
Doubles: Antonio Mora/Will Wanner (Emory) d. Aditay Iyer/Roberto Puig (NC Wesleyan), 6-4, 4-6, 10-8

Northwest (M) at George Fox
Will Leach (George Fox) d. Luke Lemaitre (GFU), 6-2, 6-2
Will Leach/Keaten Baker (George Fox) d. Ben Kirsch/Raj Chikkalingaiah (Whitman), 6-3, 4-6, 10-5

    3. Polls

    Football - D3Football.com
    1. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Saturday vs. Howard Payne)
    2. Mount Union (at #12 John Carroll)
    3. UW-Whitewater (idle)
    4. Saint John's (at Carleton)
    5. North Central (vs. North Park)
    6. St. Thomas (at UW-Eau Claire)
    7. Hardin-Simmons (at Louisiana College)
    8. Bethel (at Gustavus Adolphus)
    9. Muhlenberg (at Juniata)
    10. Berry (vs. Millsaps)
    11. Wheaton, Ill., 12. John Carroll, 13. Ithaca, 14. Wesley, 15. Delaware Valley, 16. UW-La Crosse, 17. Salisbury, 18. Johns Hopkins, 19. Redlands, 20. Wartburg, 21. Whitworth, 22. Linfield, 23. Trine, 24. Susquehanna, 25. Hobart.

    >> Moving Up: Ithaca (+9), Wheaton (+6), Salisbury (+6), Delaware Valley (+5)

    >> Moving Down: Whitworth (-11), Linfield (-11)

    >> Hello: Redlands, Wartburg, Trine, Hobart

    >> Bye-Bye: Washington & Jefferson, Illinois Wesleyan, Centre, Washington-St. Louis

    Football - AFCA
    1. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Saturday vs. Howard Payne)
    2. Mount Union (at #9 John Carroll)
    3. UW-Whitewater (idle)
    4. Saint John's (at Carleton)
    5. North Central (vs. North Park)
    6. St. Thomas (at UW-Eau Claire)
    7. Hardin-Simmons (at Louisiana College)
    8. Muhlenberg (at Juniata)
    9. John Carroll (vs. #2 Mount Union)
    10. Berry (vs. Millsaps)
    11. Wheaton, Ill., T11. Wheaton, Ill., 13. Bethel, 14. Ithaca, 15. Wartburg, 16. Salisbury, 17. Delaware Valley, 18. Johns Hopkins, 19. UW-La Crosse, 20. Redlands, 21. Linfield, 22. Hobart, 23. Whitworth, 24. Trine, 25. Case Western Reserve.

    Golf (M) - GCAA
    1. Illinois Wesleyan (last weekend, idle)
    2. Emory (idle)
    3. Huntingdon (1st, Rhodes Fall Classic, 846)
    4. Guilford (idle)
    5. Methodist (T5, B team, NCWC Don Scalf Invitational, 590)
    6. Wittenberg (idle)
    7. Carnegie Mellon (idle)
    8. Claremont-M-S (1st, Redlands Fall Invitational, 847)
    9. Washington and Lee (idle)
    10. Concordia, Texas (idle)
    11. Oglethorpe, 12. Hampden-Sydney, 13. Redlands, 14. Southwestern, 15. Saint John's, 16. North Carolina Wesleyan, 17. Trinity, Conn., 18. Hope, 19. Willamette, 20. Berry, 21. La Verne, 22. St. Thomas, T23. Greensboro, T23. Rhodes, T25. LaGrange, T25. UW-Eau Claire.

    Golf (W) - WGCA
    1. New York U. (last weekend, T-2, Mt. Holyoke Invitational, 622)
    2. Washington-St. Louis (lost to Lindenwood, 300-305)
    3. Williams (1st, Mt. Holyoke Invitational, 599)
    4. George Fox (tie) (idle)
    5. Rhodes (tie) (2nd, DePauw Invitational, 642)
    6. Claremont-M-S (2nd, Redlands Classic, 599)
    7. Carnegie Mellon (1st, B team, Allegheny Invitational, 596)
    8. Redlands (1st, Redlands Classic, 587)
    9. Carleton (2nd, St. Kate's Invitational, 635)
    10. Pomona-Pitzer (3rd, Redlands Classic, 604)
    11. Methodist, 12. Oglethorpe, 13. Washington and Lee, 14. DePauw, 15. St. Catherine, 16. UW-Whitewater, 17. Amherst, 18. Bethel, 19. Illinois Wesleyan, 20. Berry, 21. Christopher Newport, 22. Southwestern, 23. Gustavus Adolphus, T24. Chapman, T24. Grinnell.

    4.  Comings ... 

    and Goings ... 

    5.  Small College, Big NFL Production

    The things you find on Twitter ... worth your time if only for the photos of 
    • Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, Widener
    • Fred Jackson, Coe
    • Ken Anderson, Augustana
    • Sam Mills, Montclair State


    6.  Tweet of the Day

    From the college football writer for the Associated Press. So true!

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