|College Scene: Powers selected golfer of the week (02-28-13)|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:20|
Editor's Note: The College Scene updates the activities of athletes from Wood County high schools and county residents who are playing sports at the college level. It is published once a month and includes sports currently in season as well as any recent college signings, and honors or awards.
Today's College Scene is for last names N through Z. Last names A-M were published Wednesday.
Caroline Powers, from Bowling Green High School, is a senior on the Michigan State women's golf team.
She was named the Big Ten golfer of the week for the sixth time in her career on Feb. 20. She is tied for second in Big Ten history for being honored as the golfer of the week.
Powers tied for first at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla., but Augusta State's Natalie Wille was named the medalist on a scorecard playoff. Powers and Wille both carded a 1-under 215. The 54-hole total of 215 for Powers tied for the ninth-best in MSU history.
"Caroline delivered another solid performance," said MSU head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll after the tournament, as Powers recorded her fourth top-five finish of the season and 13th of her career. "She was obviously disappointed with how her round ended, but what's impressive is that she puts her herself into a position to win just about every tournament she competes in."
Powers leads the team this season with a 73.06 scoring average through six tournaments, which is on pace to break her current school single-season record of 73.53 she set as a sophomore in 2010-11. She also owns a career average of 74.22, which is also on pace to establish a MSU record.
Katie Reiser, from Elmwood High School, is a junior sprinter on Kent State University women's track and field team.
At the Mid-American Conference indoor meet, Reiser won the 60-meter dash in 7.46 to break her own school record of 7.50, which she set a week earlier at the Kent State Tune Up. She was an all-conference first-team selection as Kent State won the MAC team title with 175 points.
Also this month, she was fourth in the Akron Invitational in the 60 (7.57) and eighth in the 60 (7.59) at the SPIRE Division I meet.
Lindsey Rich, from Perrysburg High School, is a sophomore pitcher on the Eastern Michigan University softball team.
She has pitched in three games this season and is 1-0 with a 7.00 earned-run average. She pitched 51‚Ñ3 scoreless inning against Butler, allowing three hits and two walks with one strikeout to get the win.
Last season Rich appeared in 37 games with 16 starts and was 6-9 with a 3.90 ERA and 76 strikeouts and a team-low 41 walks.
Mica Robinson, from Elmwood High School, has signed a letter of intent to play football at Notre Dame (Ohio).
Reid Rothenbuhler, from Elmwood High School, is a junior on the University of Findlay baseball team.
Through four games, he is hitting .462 with a double and two RBI.
Clayton Ruch, from Eastwood High School, is a junior pitcher on the Wayne State baseball team.
He has made one appearance in Wayne State's first three games this season, allowing two hits and one run in one inning.
Ruch played his freshman year at Cleveland State and was at Owens Community College last season.
Nathan Scanlan, from Lake High School, is a freshman on the Lourdes University baseball team.
Alec Schmenk, from Perrysburg High School, is a sophomore pitcher on the University of Toledo baseball team.
Schmenk has pitched two-thirds of an inning in two games this season.
Blake Schmenk, from Perrysburg High School, is a senior outfielder on the University of Findlay baseball team.
He is hitting ,500 through Findlay's first four game with a team-high seven hits. He has two doubles, an RBI and a team-high two stolen bases.
Erin Seiler, a Bowling Green resident, is a freshman pitcher on the University of Akron softball team. She attended Toledo Central Catholic.
So far this season, Seiler has made nine appearances, with seven starts. She has pitched 481‚Ñ3 innings with 45 strikeouts and nine walks and an earned-run average of 2.90.
In a 4-2 win over St. John's, Seiler went the distance allowed four hits and two earned runs with four strikeouts and two walks. In a 9-2 win over Tennessee Tech, she pitched all seven innings, allowing nine hits and two earned runs with eight strikeouts and no walks.
She has earned Mid-American Conference East pitcher of the week this season.
Alyssa Shimel, from Eastwood High School, is a junior on the University of Michigan women's golf team.
Shimel tied for 45th at the Florida State Match Up Invitational with a 234 total. She shot 1-over-par 73 in the final round and the 234 total was a season-best.
Joe Sickler, from Bowling Green High School, is a junior on the University of Findlay baseball team. He played two seasons at Owens Community College.
He has played in all four games this season for the Oilers.
Kyle Smithey, from Elmwood High School, is a freshman on the indoor track team at the University of Findlay.
At the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference league meet, he ran on the distance medley team which placed fourth in 10:05.80, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA meet.
At the NCAA Division II Team Challenge at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Smithey anchored the 1,600 relay team which placed second with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:16.48.
Jamie Sobczak, a Perrysburg resident, was a freshman on the women's basketball team at Wheeling (W.Va.) Jesuit University. She attended Toledo Central Catholic.
Sobczak played in 27 games this season, making 22 starts and led the team in scoring at 12.9 points per game and rebounding at 7.1 rebounds per game.
She scored in double figures 18 times and scored 20 or more points four times. Sobczak also had four double-doubles including 20 points and 20 rebounds against Ohio Valley earlier this month.
She was named to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference all-freshman team.
Wheeling Jesuit finished the season 8-19.
Jenna Stoner, from Bowling Green High School, is a freshman on the women's basketball team at DePauw University.
She has played in 18 games this season and has scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds.
DePauw is 28-0, winning the North Coast Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles, and will host the opening two rounds of the NCAA Division III championship.
Lorne Strausbaugh, a senior at Elmwood High School, has signed a letter of intent to run track at Malone University.
Kelly Titus, from Bowling Green High School, is a senior on the Ohio State University swimming team.
At the Big Ten championships, Titus was 13th in the 400 individual medley (4:18.04) and 17th in the 1,650 freestyle (16:42.23).
Adam Tyson, from Elmwood High School, is a sophomore pitcher on the University of Toledo baseball team. He sat out the 2012 season with an arm injury.
Tyson has pitched three innings in UT's first five games this season.
Justin Welch, from Eastwood High School, is a junior thrower on the University of Findlay track and field team.
Competing unattached in the Ohio State Tune Up, Welch won the weight throw with a 69-61‚Ñ4 effort. He was also second in the Findlay Open in the weight throw with a 69-51‚Ñ4 toss.
Matt White, from Perrysburg High School, is a forward on the BGSU club hockey team.
Alex Williams, from Perrysburg High School, is a sophomore pitcher on the University of Findlay baseball team.
He has made one appearance this season for Findlay.
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