Catching up with former area athletes: Selland, Vikings win NSIC tournament
Junior Shelby Selland helped the Augustana University women's basketball team win the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament with a 64-45 dismantling of Winona State on Tuesday at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
Selland, a Letcher native, finished the championship game with eight points and a team-high eight rebounds along with one block and one steal. On the season, the 6-foot-2 Selland has started 29 games and is averaging 10.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
The No. 10-ranked Vikings improved to 27-3 on the season and will compete in the NCAA Division II national tournament, which will be set on Sunday and start on March 9.
Huber sets school record, wins NSIC title in weight throw
Augustana University thrower Anthony Huber won the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference indoor championship in the weight throw with a school-record mark of 63-feet and nine-inches on Friday in Mankato, Minnesota.
The senior Ethan native broke the school record which he held with former standout C.J. Ham of 62-4. His weight throw mark ranks 14th in NCAA Division II. On Saturday, Huber finished in fifth place in the shot put with a mark of 50-4.50.
Huber will compete in the NCAA DII men's and women's indoor track and field championships March 9-10 in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Kocer ranked 10th for SDSU wrestling
South Dakota State University senior wrestler David Kocer was ranked No. 10 at 174 pounds in the final regular season NCAA Coaches' Panel Rankings. The Wagner native and two-time NCAA qualifier has a record of 21-5 this season.
He was also named to the academic all-Big 12 wrestling first team, which consists of members who have maintained a 3.20 or better grade-point average. Kocer and the Jackrabbits compete in the Big 12 wrestling championships Saturday and Sunday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Lickteig records two eagles in Arizona
Wyoming senior Arron Lickteig was one of five golfers in a 16-team field to record two eagles at the Arizona National Invitational Tournament on Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Tucson, Arizona. In his final round, the Freeman graduate shot a three-under 69 and finished the tournament at even par to tie for 41st place. He had the second-best tournament for the Cowboys, who placed 10th. Lickteig and Wyoming will compete in The Goodwin tournament, hosted by Stanford on March 29-31 in Palo Alto, California.