College update for Oct. 20-26

• Jorden Johnson, St. Olaf sophomore runner (Blaine), was named MIAC Cross Country Athlete of the Week after a runner-up finish at the Tori Neubauer Invite, hosted by UW-La Crosse. Johnson ran a personal best time of 21:54.3 on the six-kilometer course in her first season of competitive running.

• Seth Mathis, Bethel junior linebacker (Anoka), was named MIAC Football Defensive Player of the-Week for Oct. 1 after the Royals’ one-point win over Augsburg. Mathis had 15 total tackles (five solos) and had two interceptions to help No. 7 ranked Bethel to a 4-0 record. Mathis ranks third in the conference with 47 tackles and three interceptions is second most in the MIAC.

• Taylor Richart, Miami University freshman winger (Blaine), blocked nine shots as the Red Hawks swept the season opening series against Colgate Oct. 12-13. The No. 8 ranked Red Hawks won 3-0 and 5-1.

• Julia Clifford, St. Cloud State University freshman goalkeeper, has played in five games this fall and started twice earning a 1-1-1 record with a 1.64 goals against average and 20 saves. She played in three early season games recording her first win by a 2-1 score against MSU Moorhead Sept. 2.

• Spencer Rodriguez, University of Buffalo sophomore swimmer, started the 2012-13 season winning three events at the WNY Invite Oct. 15. She won the 200-yard individual medley (2:08.00) and 400 IM in 4:33.78 in addition to the 200 breaststroke in 1:06.90.

• Nick Auman, Concordia University, St. Paul, sophomore golfer, shot a two-round total 160 to tie for 14th place at the NSIC Fall Championship on the Classic course at Madden’s in Brainerd Oct. 8-9. He fired a five-over-par 77 in the opening round as the Golden Bears finished sixth among the 12-team field, two strokes behind Minnesota State Mankato and Minot State.

• Devin Holmes, St. Cloud State University junior golfer, finished the fall season with an eight-round average score of 75.4 strokes (three over par). He tied for first place at the Huskies Classic Sept. 23-24 at even par and finished the season in a fourth-place tie at the NSIC Men’s Fall Championship in Brainerd with a 12-over par, two-round total Oct. 8-9.

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