College notes for the week ending March 28

St. Cloud State senior golfer Devin Holmes (Anoka) earned Northern Sun Collegiate Conference Golfer of the Week after tying for 11th place (75-71-74 – 220) at the Washburn/Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel Invitational played at the Topeka Country Club March 17-18. The Huskies placed seventh among 15 teams in the season-opener.

• Bemidji State freshman Ryan Rumpca (Anoka) gave up six runs on seven hits with one walk and one strikeout in 2.1 innings of work in an 18-9 loss to St. Cloud State in Tuscon, Arizona, March 11. It was his collegiate pitching debut. At the plate he is 2-for-7 with one RBI in four games (two starts at second base).

• St. Catherine’s senior outfielder Alyssa Luedtke (Spring Lake Park) is 4-for-9 at the plate with two RBI, one walk and two stolen bases in three games this spring. Junior Kaitlyn Luedtke (Spring Lake Park) is 2-for-8 with two RBI in three starts.

• North Dakota swimmer Dan Jacobson looked forward to his final collegiate season with a lot of optimism, especially since he was chosen to serve as a captain.

Jacobson, the son of Anoka swim coach John Jacobson, placed 14th in the 200 fly at the Western Athletic Conference Championships March 1 in San Antonio, Texas.

He also swam the third leg on the fifth-place team in the 400 free relay and anchored the 800 free relay team to a sixth place finish.

• Buffalo University junior swimmer Spencer Rodriguez (Blaine) added her name to the program record books during the Mid-America Conference championships in Geneva, Ohio.

Rodriguez won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:17.24, shattering her previous best time of 4:31.03. She also swam the first leg of the winning 800 free relay team and was second in the 200 individual medley in a personal best 2:00.64. Rodriguez placed third in the 1,650 free with another personal best time of 16:36.75, lowering her previous best from 17:27.34.

Rodriguez swam the opening leg of the winning 400 free relay to conclude the three-day event and was one of two Buffalo swimmers to garner All-MAC First Team honors.

• Minnesota State University Mankato 6-foot-8 junior forward Zach Romashko (Blaine) finished the season averaging 7.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 17.8 minutes in 35 games for the Mavericks (30-5) this season. Ninth-ranked Mankato ended its season with a 71-66 loss to Northwest Missouri State in the second round of the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament March 16. Romashko started three games in a span of 12 games in November and had a double-double (20 points and 14 rebounds) in a 117-56 win over Clarke, Nov. 19. Six days later he had a season-high 26 points in a 95-71 win against Dakota State.

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