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Catching up with former area athletes: Bormann tabbed as golfer to watch

After finishing third at the 2018 Summit League Championship, the South Dakota State University women's golf team was picked second in the 2019 league coaches preseason poll released Thursday. The women's team received 55 points from the league's...

After finishing third at the 2018 Summit League Championship, the South Dakota State University women's golf team was picked second in the 2019 league coaches preseason poll released Thursday. The women's team received 55 points from the league's head coaches. Last season, SDSU was picked fourth.

SDSU junior golfer and Parkston graduate Sydney Bormann was one of 11 golfers chosen by the league coaches to watch this season.

Bormann is second on the team and seventh in the league with a 76.20 stroke average. She has a pair of top-10 finishes.

The Jackrabbits turned in a pair of top-five and three top-10 finishes this fall. Three starters have a 76-or-lower scoring average. The team sports a 300.87 scoring average for 15 rounds and ranks behind Denver and is tied with Oral Roberts. SDSU has shot 300-or-lower in nine rounds.

SDSU opens its spring season Feb. 16-17 at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Collegiate in Greensboro, Georgia.

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Muilenburg leads Dakota State in blocked shots

Mount Vernon graduate Cody Muilenburg is making his mark on the defensive end for the Dakota State University men's basketball team.

The 6-foot sophomore has racked up a team-high 30 blocked shots, which ranks 18th most in NAIA Division II. He's also averaging three points and 3.7 rebounds per game for the Trojans.

Dakota State (8-15, 3-4 North Star Athletic Association) plays at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Friday.

Koepsell makes most of playing time at BHSU

Former McCook Central/Montrose standout Morgan Koepsell nearly posted a double-double in limited playing time for the Black Hills State University women's basketball team.

Koepsell recorded eight points and seven rebounds in BHSU's 67-55 loss against Colorado School of Mines. She almost registered the double-double in just 10 minutes of action.

The freshman is averaging 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds per game this season. Black Hills State (10-5, 6-5 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) hosts New Mexico Highlands and Colorado State University-Pueblo on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

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