The Illinois Wesleyan men's golf team posted a 12-over par 300 total and slipped into sixth place after Thursday's third round in the NCAA Division III Championship at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro, N.C.
The Titans, who were fourth after the second round, have an 889 total and are 13 strokes behind leader Berry College, which holds a one-shot lead over Wittenberg heading into Friday's final round. LaGrange (880) is third, followed by Methodist (881) and second-round leader Redlands (883).
Kenny Wienckowski shot a 2-over 74 on the East Course for IWU's best round Thursday, giving him a 54-hole score of 231. Teammate Tony Albano fired a 76 and is tied for 18th at 4-over 220. Other Titans competitors were Tim Tynan (75-222), Gabe Aprati (75-224) and Spencer Groessl (77-226).
Kelby Scharmann of LaVerne shot a 68 to move into a share of the individual lead with Oglethorpe's Anthony Maccaglia at 7-under 209.
Slaughter All-District: Illinois Wesleyan junior swimmer Kirsten Slaughter has been elected to the Capital One Academic All-District 7 Women's At-Large team and will be on the ballot for the Capital One Academic All-America Team.
Slaughter was the co-winner of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin "Female Swimmer of the Year" honor and was chosen the "Women's Swimmer of the Meet" in the CCIW championships for the second straight season. She won the 50, 100, and 200 freestyles and swam a leg on the first place 800 freestyle relay.
Romshek, Heineman make third-team all-Region: Illinois State softball pitcher Regan Romshek and outfielder Annie Heineman have been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Mideast Region third team.
Heineman, a sophomore center fielder from Normal West, led ISU in batting average (.356), hits (64) and stolen bases (11). She scored 42 runs, second on the team, and finished with nine doubles, a triple and seven home runs.
Romshek, a Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley product, batted .347 with 15 home runs and 37 RBIs. The junior was second in the Missouri Valley Conference in home runs and led ISU in doubles (11) and triples (2). In the circle, Romshek won a team-high 15 games.
Baseball rained out: ISU's baseball game scheduled for Thursday at Duffy Bass Field against Indiana State was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a noon doubleheader Friday.
Gymnast King honored: ISU gymnast Sami King has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Women’s At-Large Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
King finished her career at the NCAA Regionals last month, her fourth straight regional berth. She was named to the District 5 First Team and is eligible for Capital One Academic All-America honors. She had a perfect 4.00 grade-point average (GPA) as an exercise science major.
Hawks to face John Wood: Top-seeded Heartland (45-11) will face John Wood at noon Friday in the NJCAA Division II Region 24 Tournament at Springfield. The Hawks had a first-round bye, while fifth-seeded John Wood (36-20) advanced with an 11-1 win over Danville Area.
Mahler pitcher of week: Heartland's Keith Mahler was named the NJCAA Division II Pitcher of the Week. Mahler pitched eight shutout innings in his only start last week, allowing two hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.
Edwards nets Player of Year: Mount Mary University catcher Katie Edwards, a Deer Creek-Mackinaw product, was named the softball Player of the Year by the Association of Division III Independents. Edwards, a senior, led AD3I in home runs (7) and slugging percentage (.690) while ranking second in RBIs (28) and batting average (.417).
Mount Mary's Tim Edwards was named AD3I Coach of the Year award.