On campus: Catching up with former area stars

On campus: Catching up with former area stars

Senior Randa Harshbarger, from St. Thomas More, has started all 12 games for Southern Indiana. She is second in the Great Lakes Valley Conference at 3.3 steals per game, sixth with 3.3 assists, and seventh with a 1.1 assist/turnover ratio. Harshbarger recently achieved two milestones, reaching the 300-career assist plateau, which is the sixth-best total in program history, and putting up a career-high 21 points against the University of Indianapolis. Currently ranked 22th in the latest WBCA/Division II Coaches Poll, the 12-2 Screaming Eagles head to Louisville, Ky., to face Bellarmine at 4:45 p.m. on Monday.

Freshman Brynna Sentel, from Sullivan, recently earned her first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Week honor. Competing for Franklin College, Sentel set individual program records in both the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke and was a member of the 800 free and 200 medley relay teams that set both program and conference records in her last meet. The Grizzlies finish off action today at the Colonel Classic hosted by Centre College in Danville, Ky.

A pair of ex-St. Joseph-Ogden grapplers are sporting impressive records for the Millikin wrestling squad. Junior Austin Hedrick is 13-4 at 174 pounds with seven pins while freshman Griffin Meeker is 13-3 at 184 pounds with six tech falls and five pins. The Big Blue, who are ranked 23rd in NCAA Division III by D3Wrestling.com, are at the Budd Whitehill National Duals hosted by Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa., today.

Senior Max Stutsman, from Salt Fork, has started each of Illinois College's first 11 games. The forward/center is averaging 13.5 points and a team leading 5.6 rebounds per game, both of which place him in the top 20 in the Midwest Conference. Stutsman was also earned All-Tournament honors at the Bluffton McDonald's Holiday Tournament over the holiday break where he averaged 21.5 points. The 6-7 Blueboys return home for games against St. Norbert College at 5:30 p.m. today and Lawrence University at1 p.m. on Sunday.

Freshman Martrellian "Duck" Gibson, from Rantoul, has started nine of Illinois Central College's first 10 games. The shooting guard is averaging 10.1 points and a team high 5.6 rebounds per game. Gibson scored a collegiate career-high 18 points in a win at the Willie Little Classic. ICC returns to the hardwood on Thursday Jan. 25 when it hosts the St. Ambrose JV squad at 7 p.m.

Junior Brittin Boyer, from Sullivan, has started all 15 games for Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn. Boyer, who transferred from Eastern Illinois, is averaging 8.0 points per game and is tied for the team lead with 6.1 rebounds. The Trojans host Great Midwest Athletic Conference foe Kentucky Wesleyan on at 6 p.m. on Monday.