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November 29, 2012

METRO/PREP ROUNDUP: Three ISU football players on academic team

TERRE HAUTE — Three Indiana State Sycamores have been named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Team as announced Wednesday by the league office.

Tight end Michael Mardis, linebacker Dillon Painter and wide receiver Tanner Riley all were honored by the league’s vote of sports information directors by being named to the honorable mention squad.

Mardis carries a 3.21 grade point average (GPA) in Nursing at ISU and earned the first Mary Card Harbaugh School of Nursing Scholarship this past year. Mardis also earned the State Farm Sycamore Scholar-Athlete of the Month honor for September.

He was named to the MVFC All-Academic Team last year and is a nominee for the FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team this season. He was the team’s leading receiver with 34 receptions for 408 yards and four TDs.

Painter holds a 3.48 GPA in Exercise Science as was also named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District as a sophomore in 2010. In 2012, Painter started four games at the linebacker position and played in 10 games where he made 37 total tackles, including 16 solos and 21 assists.

Riley owns a 3.34 GPA in Business Marketing and had five kickoff returns on the year for a total of 190 yards, including a kickoff return for a 93-yard touchdown in the annual Homecoming contest against Missouri State.

Basketball

n Eitel named MVC Scholar Athlete of the Week — Indiana State junior guard Lucas Eitel has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Of The Week.

This is the first MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week honor for Eitel, who garnered Second Team MVC All-Academic plaudits one year ago.

Eitel  hit 11 of 12 shots from the field, including 9-of-10 from three-point range, as the Sycamores won on the road at Ball State (68-48 on November 20) and at home versus High Point (76-62 on November 25).

Eitel, who has a 3.62 cumulative grade-point average in education, averaged 15.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. Against High Point, he earned his first career start and scored a career-best 25 points on the strength of 9-of-9 shooting, including an Indiana State record of 7-of-7 from behind the three-point arc.

He is currently the nation’s leading 3-point shooter through three weeks of action as he has connected on 14-of-19 attempts from long range (73.7 percent).

n Hoops For Hope fundraiser — Indiana State University athletics is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to host a Hoops for Hope cancer awareness fundraiser during the ISU men’s basketball game against New Mexico on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hulman Center.

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and Sycamore fans are encouraged to wear blue and come early as ISU student volunteers will be promoting cancer awareness by handing out cancer preventative information, giveaways and accepting donations.

All donations will go to the American Cancer Society and attendees who donate will receive a chance to win an opportunity to shoot from half-court to win the grand prize during half-time. There will also be a new book sale with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

The Hoops for Hope event was formed by a group of ISU students that needed to create an awareness campaign for a class project.

For tickets to the Hoops for Hope game, call (812) 237-3737 or 1-877-ISU-TIXS. More information about the American Cancer Society can be found online at www.cancer.org.

Soccer

n Engineer honored — Rose-Hulman junior Drew Belk has earned Capital One NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Academic All-American honors, according to results released Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Belk, an electrical-engineering major, carries a 3.74 grade-point average. His career totals include 13 goals and 28 points in 34 matches.

High school

Late Tuesday

Boys

n Casey 60, Sullivan, Ill. 57 —

At Sullivan, Ill., Casey won in overtime to open the season.

Brandon Wolfe led the Warriors with 34 points.

n Paris77, Lawrenceville 55  — At Paris, Ill., the Tigers trimmed Lawrenceville 77-55 to even their record at 2-2.

Landon Larrance had 21 points for the host team. He was an all-tourney pick at Danville last week.

n North Knox 74, Union 36 — At Edwardsport, North Knox defeated Union 74-36.

The Bulldogs are 0-2 and will play host to Clay City on Friday.

Girls

n Owen Valley 66, Linton 32 — At Spencer, the Miners lost a nonconference game to the Patriots.

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