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Huskers Shake Up Personnel on Wednesday

The Nebraska football team continued its third week of the 2014 Fall Camp Wednesday afternoon, as the Huskers practiced for just under two hours inside the Hawks Championship Center.
Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini spoke with media following practice, noting that Wednesday's practice was a good one, mainly because the Huskers mixed and matched their personnel throughout practice, giving different guys different looks.

"We wanted to look at some specific guys, and look at specific (situations) with certain guys," Pelini said. "On both sides of the football we did that, there was a reason why we did that and at the same time it gave some of our more experienced guys a little bit of a rest."
Pelini also announced that junior defensive tackle Kevin Williams will be day-to-day with an ankle injury suffered Monday at practice. That prognosis is much better than originally thought according to Pelini, as Williams has been sidelined with two knee injuries throughout his NU career.

"Kevin is day-to-day, he is fine, it is more of an ankle injury than anything else," he said. "It is a very mild one, I think it scared him more than anything." \
Lincoln native and Lincoln Southeast graduate D.J. Foster has changed positions from offensive guard to defensive tackle according to Pelini. Foster, a true freshman out of Lincoln Southeast, is the brother of current NU sophomore tight end Trey Foster.

"Just looking at D.J. over there, he is obviously a tremendous athlete and a guy who was playing well at guard," he said. "When Kevin Williams went down, it got me to thinking to build our depth over there."

Pelini added that Foster so far has been impressing at defensive tackle.

"We put him in there yesterday and he looked really good. He did a really good job. Long term he is going to be an offensive lineman unless he chooses not to be. I know in the short term, he can help us out on the defensive side of the ball. Especially with what he has shown me in these first two days."
The Huskers will be back on the practice fields Thursday to continue the 2014 Fall Camp.


As the 2014-15 season approaches, the Tri-City Storm coaching staff have taken the next step towards putting together their opening night roster.

Storm Head Coach and General Manager Jim Hulton announced the team's training camp roster Wednesday, consisting of players who will make the trip to Kearney and battle for a spot on the roster during the preseason in September.

"We've worked diligently to try to improve the team and we're very happy with the group we have coming in," said Hulton.

Tri-City has 11 players reporting from last season's roster and an additional three players that suited up as members of the team's affiliate list.

"I think the thing that has us excited about the coming season is our experience coming back," Hulton said. "I look at Garrett Gamez and Kyle Eastman going into their third years and not only are they proven players on the ice but equally as important is their proven leadership away from the rink, which I think our group might have been lacking."

All players will be in Kearney for preseason camp by Aug. 27.

The team has made roster changes since their initial 30-man list was initially submitted last month, including a trade that sent a 5th round pick in the 2015 Phase II Draft to Cedar Rapids in exchange for forward Nick Master.

Master appeared in 27 games for the RoughRiders last season, scoring four goals and nine assists. The native of Broomall, Penn. is committed to play collegiately at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in the Hockey East conference.

"We're very excited to add Master into our lineup," Hulton said. "A former first round pick, he helps to lessen the blow of losing Sam Lafferty. Sam was accepted early into Brown University which is great for Sam and good for his career, but it put a dent in our center ice lineup. To be able to reach out and grab an experienced veteran in Master, who has an offensive pedigree, definitely helps improve our team."

All other players on the preseason roster participated in the team's annual tryout camp in Las Vegas in June.

While Tri-City will kick off their season in Lincoln against the Stars onSept. 26, they will host the Sioux Falls Stampede a week later for their home opener on Oct. 3.

Single game tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 2 through the Viaero Event Center Box Office.

Season tickets for the 2014-15 season are on sale now with packages as low as $375. Call the Storm office today at 308.338.8011 or for more information.

The preseason roster, in alphabetical order separated by position, is below.

Nolan Aibel – 5/26/1997 – Brookville, N.Y. – Tri-City Storm
Aleksi Ainali – 4/12/1995 – Vihti, Finland – HIFK U20
Wade Allison – 10/14/1997 – Myrtle, Man. – Omaha AAA
Mason Appleton – 1/15/1996 – Green Bay, Wis. – Notre Dame HS
Chase Berger – 11/14/1994 – St. Louis, Mo. – Tri-City Storm
Kyle Eastman – 1/31/1995 – Angola, N.Y. – Tri-City Storm
Matthew Freytag – 2/15/1997 – Wayzata, Minn. – Wayzata HS
Garrett Gamez – 2/17/1995 – Chino Hills, Calif. – Tri-City Storm
Joel Herbert – 6/24/1994 – Edson, Alb. – Whitecourt Wolverines
Cody Milan – 4/11/1996 – White Lake, Mich. – Tri-City Storm
Nick Master – 1/28/1995 – Broomall, Penn. – Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
Mark Petaccio – 3/26/1994 – Sicklerville, N.J. – Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL)
Conner Valesano – 2/10/1995 – Duluth, Minn. – Tri-City Storm
Jake Wahlin – 11/9/1996 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake HS
Chris Wilkie – 7/10/1996 – Omaha, Neb. – Tri-City Storm

Tory Dello – 2/14/1997 – Crystal Lake, Ill. – Tri-City Storm
Mattias Goransson – 3/10/1995 – Grums, Sweden – Byrnas J20
Grant Hutton – 7/25/1995 – Carmel, Ind. – Tri-City Storm
Kevin Kerr – 2/9/1996 – Bensalem, Penn. – Tri-City Storm
Jason Krych – 4/12/1997 – Champlin, Minn. – Totino-Grace HS
Gordie Myer – 2/28/1996 – Sylvania, Ohio – Cleveland Barons
Bobby Nardella – 4/22/1996 – Rosemont, Ill. – Sioux City Musketeers
Jalen Schulz – 4/29/1995 – Cambridge, Minn. – Tri-City Storm
Cameron Spicer – 2/22/1996 – Erie, Colo. – New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
Alec Dillon – 5/5/1996 – Victoria, B.C. – Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
Blake Weyrick – 2/5/1996 – Ojai, Calif. - USNTDP

Lopers 8th in MIAA Soccer Poll

Defending MIAA regular season champion Central Missouri has once again been selected by the coaches to finish atop the league earning ten first place votes. They are followed by Southwest Baptist who won the MIAA post-season tournament in overtime over Central Oklahoma who is picked two points behind them in third place after receiving a single first place vote.

Northeastern State is picked just seven points behind UCO in fourth place overall. Washburn sits in fifth place in the poll with 72 points, Lindenwood is one points behind in sixth place with 71 points and just one point behind that is Fort Hays State with 70 points in seventh place.

Nebraska-Kearney is picked in eight place by the coaches while just three points behind them is Emporia State who is picked to finish in ninth.

Missouri Southern has been picked in 10th place overall just three points ahead of Northwest Missouri who is picked 11th. Missouri Western rounds out the coaches selection with the 12th pick.

The MIAA soccer season is scheduled to get underway on Sept. 4 with many MIAA teams traveling to non-league competition.

2014 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Central Missouri (11) 121
2. Southwest Baptist 100
3. Central Oklahoma (1) 98
4. Northeastern State 91
5. Washburn 72
6. Lindenwood 71
7. Fort Hays State 70
8. Nebraska-Kearney 50
9. Emporia State 47
10. Missouri Southern 30
11. Northwest Missouri 27
12. Missouri Western 15

Farokhmanesh Hired as Graduate Assistant Manager

Tim Miles rounded out his basketball staff with the hiring of Ali Farokhmanesh as a graduate assistant manageron Wednesday.

"I'm fired up to have Ali part of our program," said Miles, the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year. "He's had a distinguished career as a player and has a great mind for coaching. He will definitely be a key addition for us as we try and move the program forward."

Farokhmanesh spent the last four seasons playing professionally overseas in Holland, Austria and Switzerland. Last year, he was the Sixth Man of the Year in the Dutch Basketball League, averaging 10.4 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game. His best season was with SAM Massagno Basket in the Swiss league in 2010-11, where he averaged 19.5 points, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 48 percent from 3-point range.

Farokhmanesh is best known for the two seasons he spent at Northern Iowa, helping the Panthers to a 53-16 record with two NCAA appearances, including the school's first-ever NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2009-10. He finished his career seventh on UNI's career 3-point chart with 152.

As a senior, he earned honorable-mention All-Missouri Valley Conference honors, averaging 9.7 points and 1.5 rebounds per game, as UNI went 30-5, including an upset of top-seeded Kansas to reach the Sweet 16. In that game, Farokhmanesh had 16 points, including a 3-pointer with 34 seconds left to clinch the victory and was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He also provided the heroics in UNI's second-round win over UNLV, finishing with 17 points, including a 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left for the final margin. Farokhmanesh scored in double figures 17 times as a senior, including a career-high 23 points against Old Dominion, while his 77 3-pointers were the third most in school history.

In his first season at UNI, Farokhmanesh started all 34 games and averaged 9.6 points and 1.6 assists per game en route to being named to the MVC All-Newcomer squad. He hit 75 3-pointers and totaled a pair of 20-point games that season, including a 20-pooint effort against Indiana State with all of his points coming in the second half and overtime.

He played two years of junior college basketball, earning first-team NJCAA Division II All-America honors at Kirkwood Community College, when he averaged 17 points, five assists and three rebounds per game. In his lone season at Kirkwood CC, the Eagles went 32-3 and placed third at the national tournament. Originally from Pullman, Wash. Before moving to Iowa, Farokhmanesh was a first-team all-state selection at Iowa City West High School, averaging 18.5 points and 5.5 assists per game as a senior.

Farokhmanesh received his degree in finance at Northern Iowa in 2010 and is currently studying educational administration at Nebraska. He married the formerMallory Husz in June of 2014.

Hastings Men's and Women's Soccer Nationally Ranked

Hastings College is ranked number six in the NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll. The Broncos finished 20-4 last year. Defending national champion Martin Methodist of Tennessee is ranked number one. Midland University is 19th. Hastings will open the season on August 30th at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.

The Hastings College women's soccer team is ranked 23rd in the preseason poll. The Broncos finished 16-5-1 last year. Concordia of Oregon is ranked number one. Hastings will open the season this Saturday at Graceland University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bronco Volleyball Opens Season Against #1

The Hastings College volleyball team will open their season on Friday in the Oklahoma Baptist Tournament in Oklahoma City against number one ranked Texas at Brownsville. The Broncos were 21-12 last year. Texas at Brownsville claimed the national championship with a 37-0 record. Three teams from the Great Plains Athletic Conference were named in the NAIA Volleyball Coaches Preseason Top 25 poll. Northwestern was fifth, Midland was seventh and Dordt was 13th. Hastings College was receiving votes.

Hastings VB Just Misses Top 25

2014 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll

1 1 Texas at Brownsville (20) 37-0 560
2 3 Concordia (Calif.) 27-3 542
3 4 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 36-7 516
4 5 Madonna (Mich.) 41-2 480
5 9 Northwestern (Iowa) 36-4 479
6 8 Grand View (Iowa) 34-14 446
7 7 Midland (Neb.) 37-5 442
8 2 Biola (Calif.) 27-4 405
9 11 Columbia (Mo.) 30-11 399
10 16 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 36-6 381
11 10 Georgetown (Ky.) 35-11 352
12 15 Park (Mo.) 35-7 344
13 11 Dordt (Iowa) 25-9 337
14 13 Oklahoma Baptist 33-7 333
15 RV Viterbo (Wis.) 34-13 324
16 14 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 27-4 308
17 18 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 25-9 280
18 24 College of Idaho 18-10 256
19 6 The Master's (Calif.) 23-9 254
20 17 Indiana Wesleyan 30-12 189
21 21 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 22-12 178
22 19 Vanguard (Calif.) 22-9 164
23 NR Eastern Oregon 25-6 146
T24 RV Davenport (Mich.) 31-10 140
T24 RV Missouri Baptist 27-7 140

Others receiving votes: Bellevue (Neb.) 121; Hastings (Neb.) 77; Trinity Christian (Ill.) 65; Westmont (Calif.) 61; Baker (Kan.) 52; Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 50; Southern Oregon 37; Cal State San Marcos 24; Cornerstone (Mich.) 15; Evangel (Mo.) 8; Asbury (Ky.) 4; Concordia (Ore.) 3; College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 3.

Webster Makes New Zealand FIBA World Cup Team

Sophomore Tai Webster survived the final round of cuts early Tuesdaymorning and was selected for the New Zealand National Team that will compete in this month's FIBA World Cup.

Webster, who has started for New Zealand during its most recent training swing in Lithuania this week, has helped the team to a 7-3 record during its current overseas tour following Monday's loss to Greece. New Zealand has two more pretournament games in Serbia before heading to Spain for the competition.

Webster will be in the second Husker to play in the FIBA World Cup, which until 2010 was known as the FIBA World Championships. In 1954, Bill Johnson was a forward on the gold medal winning United States team in Rio de Janeiro.

New Zealand is in Group C, a six-team bracket which includes Team USA (Sept. 2) along with Turkey (Aug. 30), Dominican Republic (Aug. 31), Ukraine (Sept. 3) and Finland (Sept. 4). A complete schedule is listed below.

Webster started 30 games for the Huskers in 2013-14, helping Nebraska make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998. He averaged 3.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He topped the Huskers with 63 assists and scored in double figures four times as a true freshman.

The FIBA World Cup will be Webster's second major international competition representing his country. In 2012, he made his national team debut, leading New Zealand in scoring three times in six contests in his first competition on the senior national team. He averaged 13.5 points per game in the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, while shooting 52.5 percent from the field. He made his debut at age 17, becoming the youngest player to make the New Zealand National Team at the time.

Webster is the second Husker to make a national team this season, joining forward Leslee Smith, who played for the British Virgin Islands earlier this summer.

New Zealand FIBA World Cup Schedule
Date Opponent Time
Saturday, Aug. 30 vs. Turkey 9 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31 vs. Dominican Republic 5:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 2 vs. United States 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 3 vs. Ukraine 8 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 4 vs. Finland 8 a.m.
Sat.-Sun., Sept. 6-7 Round of 16 TBA
Tues.-Wed., Sept. 9-10 Quarterfinals TBA
Thurs.-Fri., Sept. 11-12 Semifinals TBA
Saturday, Sept. 13 Third-place game 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept, 14 Championship 2 p.m.
All times listed are central

UNK Volleyball 9th In Preseason D2 Poll

The Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team is ranked ninth in the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Top 25 preseason poll.

Last year, UNK went 28-7 and finished the year ranked eighth.

The Lopers received 783 points to be one of six Central Region teams in the top 10. Seven-time defending national champion Concordia-St. Paul is No. 1 with Tampa second. The CSP Golden Bears tallied 1,186 points and 39 of the 48 first place votes.

Other Central teams in the poll are Minnesota-Duluth (3rd), Central Missouri (5th), Southwest Minnesota State (7th), Washburn (10th), Wayne State (20th) and Northern State, S.D. (21st).

NSU comes to Kearney Sept. 5-6 as part of the New Victorian Inn & Suites/Runza Volleyball Classic. The Lopers and Wolves play the tournament's final match (Sept. 6th at 7:00 p.m.).

This marks UNK's 266th week in the AVCA poll, the fourth most behind only UCM (358), Tampa (342) and UMD (283).

Lopers Under the Lights This Saturday

The University of Nebraska at Kearney invites all students and community members to join UNK Athletics for a night of fun and entertainment and a chance to meet the 2014-15 Loper Athletic teams with Runza Lopers Under the Lights.

The event will be held in conjunction with Blue & Gold Welcome Week on Saturday, August 23rd, from 8:00-10:00 p.m. at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field. Admission is free; activities will be moved to Cushing Coliseum in the event of inclement weather.

From 8-9:00 p.m., fans will be able to engage in a Fan Day atmosphere with interactive games hosted by the Loper athletes. Loper teams have been paired up with some of Kearney's finest supporters, who will be in attendance handing out prizes to all participants. Fans who participate will have the opportunity to win great prizes from businesses such as Runza, Little Caesars, the YMCA of Kearney, Wells Fargo, The Antelope Bookstore, Qdoba, Cellar Bar/Grill, and the Big Apple Fun Center.

The National Guard will also be on hand, along with the Antelope Artillery, providing exciting interactive games and inflatables which are more youth based. During this time, fans can engage with and get autographs from all Loper coaches and athletes.

From 9-10:00 p.m., fans will enjoy a "Pep Rally" which features a performance by "The Pride of the Plains." Teams and team captains from the fall sports will be introduced as Head Coaches Darrell Morris, Rick Squiers, Brady Bonsall and John Maessner address the crowd and preview their upcoming seasons.

Runza Lopers Under the Lights enters its ninth year of existence after being recognized as the winner of the 2011 National NCAA Division II Community Engagement Award of Excellence. This award honors a school whose program or event builds the most effective bridge between athletics and the community. The event typically draws 1200 students and community members.

"We are excited to give our student athletes the chance to meet other students and community members who support them as fans. This is our way of giving back to those who watch Loper Athletics," said UNK Assistant Athletic Director, Shawn Fairbanks.

For more information about the event, contact the UNK Athletic office at308.865.8514.

Northwest Missouri State Opens 2014 Season at No. 1

Northwest Missouri State, fresh off of their fourth Division II title in 2013, opens up 2014 as the preseason favorite to win the national championship. This is the third time since the AFCA Division II Coaches' Poll started in 2000 that the Bearcats have begun the season ranked No. 1. Grand Valley State (Mich.) comes in at No. 2, followed by Minnesota-Duluth, Colorado State-Pueblo and North Alabama rounding out the Top 5.
There will be four Top 25 matchups in the first week of action, highlighted by No. 2 Grand Valley State traveling to No. 22 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) and No. 4 Colorado State-Pueblo hosting No. 11 West Texas A&M. The last two Top 25 matchups have No. 7 Minnesota State-Mankato hosting No. 15 St. Cloud State (Minn.) and No. 21 North Carolina-Pembroke traveling to No. 14 Winston-Salem State (N.C.).

2014 American Football Coaches Association Preseason Division II Coaches' Poll – August 18, 2014
Rank School (1st votes) 2013 Rec. Pts. Prev.* Season Opener Head Coach
1. Northwest Missouri St. (31) 15-0 799 1 Sept. 4 vs. Nebraska-Kearney Adam Dorrel
2. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 12-3 725 3 Sept. 4 at No. 22 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Matt Mitchell
3. Minnesota-Duluth 11-2 634 8 Sept. 6 vs. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.) Curt Wiese
4. Colorado St.-Pueblo 11-1 619 7 Sept. 4 vs. No. 11 West Texas A&M John Wristen
5. North Alabama 10-3 589 10 Sept. 13 at Mississippi College Bobby Wallace
6. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 13-2 538 2 Sept. 6 vs. Point (Ga.) Ian Shields
7. Minnesota St.-Mankato 11-1 530 6 Sept. 4 vs. No. 15 St. Cloud State (Minn.) Todd Hoffner
8. Henderson St. (Ark.) (1) 11-1 523 13 Sept. 6 at Southern Nazarene (Okla.) Scott Maxfield
9. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 10-2 522 19 Sept. 6 vs. Northeastern St. (Okla.) Tim Beck
10. West Chester (Pa.) 13-2 477 4 Sept. 6 at New Haven (Conn.) Bill Zwaan
11. West Texas A&M 11-3 407 11 Sept. 4 at No. 4 Colorado St.-Pueblo Mike Nesbitt
12. Shepherd (W.Va.) 11-1 393 9 Sept. 6 at West Liberty (W.Va.) Monte Cater
13. Ohio Dominican 10-1 390 12 Sept. 6 vs. Malone (Ohio) Bill Conley
14. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) 10-2 389 14 Sept. 6 vs. No. 21 North Carolina-Pembroke Kienus Boulware
15. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 12-2 350 5 Sept. 4 at No. 7 Minnesota St.-Mankato Scott Underwood
16. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 10-3 333 17 Sept. 4 vs. Edinboro (Pa.) Ken Sparks
17. Tarleton St. (Texas) 7-3 266 NR Sept. 13 at No. 11 West Texas A&M Cary Fowler
18. Indianapolis (Ind.) 10-2 229 18 Sept. 6 at Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) Bob Bartolomeo
19. Delta St. (Miss.) 7-3 206 NR Sept. 6 at Fort Valley St. (Ga.) Todd Cooley
20. Indiana (Pa.) 9-2 167 24 Sept. 6 vs. St. Augustine's (N.C.) Curt Cignetti
21. North Carolina-Pembroke 9-2 140 15 Sept. 6 at No. 14 Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) Shane Richardson
22t. Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 10-2 133 NR Sept. 4 vs. No. 2 Grand Valley St. (Mich.) Victor Santa Cruz
22t. Emporia St. (Kan.) 9-2 133 20 Sept. 4 vs. Missouri Southern St. Garin Higgins
24. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 10-2 103 16 Sept. 6 at Stonehill (Mass.) Paul Darragh
25. Tuskegee (Ala.) 8-3 98 25 Sept. 6 vs. Alabama A&M Willie Slater
*– Ranking in final AFCA Division II Poll of 2013

Others Receiving Votes: Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 87; Central Missouri, 82; West Alabama, 67; Valdosta St. (Ga.), 59; American International (Mass.), 51; Ferris St. (Mich.), 41; California (Pa.), 38; Missouri Western St., 38; Albany St. (Ga.), 32; Midwestern St. (Texas), 31; Harding (Ark.), 27; Colorado School of Mines, 20; Newberry (S.C.), 20; Concord (W.Va.), 19; East Stroudsburg (Pa.), 19; Slippery Rock (Pa.), 13; Eastern New Mexico, 12; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 9; Winona St. (Minn.), 9; Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 7; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 7; Truman St. (Mo.), 5; Findlay (Ohio), 3; Miles (Ala.), 3; Chadron St. (Neb.), 2; Michigan Tech, 2; Washburn (Kan.), 2; West Georgia, 2.

Nebraska #22 in AP Preseason Poll

Nebraska will start the season ranked number 22 in the Associated Press preseason college football poll. It's the lowest ranking in the poll since 2009. Florida State is ranked number one followed by Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma and Ohio State. Rounding out the top ten were Auburn, UCLA, Michigan State, South Carolina and Baylor. Stanford was 11th followed by Georgia, LSU, Wisconsin and USC. Clemson was 16th, and then it was Notre Dame, Mississippi, Arizona State and Kansas State. The final five teams in the poll were Texas A & M, Nebraska, North Carolina, Missouri and Washington.

AP Top 25
1 Florida State (57) 0-0 1496
2 Alabama (1) 0-0 1361
3 Oregon (1) 0-0 1334
4 Oklahoma (1) 0-0 1324
5 Ohio State 0-0 1207
6 Auburn 0-0 1198
7 UCLA 0-0 1106
8 Michigan State 0-0 1080
9 South Carolina 0-0 1015
10 Baylor 0-0 966
11 Stanford 0-0 885
12 Georgia 0-0 843
13 LSU 0-0 776
14 Wisconsin 0-0 637
15 USC 0-0 626
16 Clemson 0-0 536
17 Notre Dame 0-0 445
18 Ole Miss 0-0 424
19 Arizona State 0-0 357
20 Kansas State 0-0 242
21 Texas A&M 0-0 238
22 Nebraska 0-0 226
23 North Carolina 0-0 194
24 Missouri 0-0 134
25 Washington 0-0 130
· Others receiving votes: UCF 94, Florida 87, Texas 86, Duke 71, Iowa 68, Louisville 48, Marshall 41, Oklahoma State 37, Virginia Tech 26, TCU 23, Mississippi State 22, Michigan 19, Texas Tech 19, Miami (FL) 16, Cincinnati 15, Boise State 10, Oregon State 10, Northwestern 8, BYU 8, Penn State 5, Vanderbilt 2, Navy 2, Nevada 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Utah State 1

Nebraska-Kearney track & field team members Kevin Carder, Dillon Schrodt and Jackie Ziemke have been selected to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 7 teams, as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).

To be eligible for this squad, a student-athlete must carry a 3.30 cumulative GPA, be a starter or key reserve and been at his/her current school for one academic year. Finally, sports information directors (SID's) vote on the makeup of the Academic All-American and All-District teams.

District 7 includes schools from the MIAA, NSIC (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) and GAC (Great American Conference).

This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

Carder maintains a 3.99 GPA as Political Science major. Currently running across Europe, the Albion native was the Lopers team MVP in cross country in each of the past two years while being an NCAA provisional qualifier at 10,000 meters this spring.

In the ring, Ziemke (Waco) earned All-American honors in the shot this past March thanks to a third place finish. Also qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, she has a 3.93 GPA in Business Administration.

A junior from Lincoln North Star, Schrodt was an All-American in the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor meet with a third place finish. At last week's NCAA Outdoor meet, he placed ninth in the decathlon and also was a qualifier in the 110 hurdles. He maintains a 3.86 GPA in Math (grades 7-12).

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