On campus, March 17, 2018

On campus, March 17, 2018

— Redshirt senior Darren Wynn, from Centennial, fell just short of his second national title at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships last week. The McKendree grappler came into the championships as the top seed at 141 pounds after going undefeated during the regular season. Wynn won two decisions and scored a pinfall on his way to the finals where he fell 4-2. In the process Wynn became the first four time NCAA All-American at McKendree since the program went to Division II in 2012.

— Junior Matt Norvell, from Monticello, earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III National Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Birmingham, Ala. Running for North Central, Norvell finished eighth in the 5,000 with a time of 14 minutes, 44.19 seconds to earn his first All-America honor. The Cardinals, who finished second in the team standings at the championships, open their outdoor season on March 30 at the Washington University Invite in St. Louis, Mo.

— Two area players were recently named to the Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin's women's basketball all-conference teams. Millikin senior Devin Curry, from Watseka, earned second team honors after leading the conference in free throw percentage at 89.0 percent and three-pointers after she sank 68 from beyond the arc as well as finishing second in scoring at 16.3 points per game. Wheaton junior Devin Kyler, from Centennial, also earned second team honors. The two-time honoree finished in the top five in the conference in rebounding, field goal percentage, assists, blocked shots and assist/turnover ratio.

— Senior Randa Harshbarger, from St. Thomas More, earned a place on the third team all-Great Lakes Valley Conference squad. Harshbarger led Southern Indiana with 117 assists and 74 steals and finished fifth in the conference with 3.8 assists per game. She finished her career at Southern Indiana with 376 assists, good for second in program history.

— Sophomore Joe Aeilts, from Champaign Central, has started 14 games at third base for Illinois State. Going into Friday, Aeilts led the Redbirds with 16 RBI and was hitting .316 with three home runs and a .561 slugging percentage while appearing in the Missouri Valley Conference leaderboards in RBI and slugging percentage. ISU wraps up its West Coast trip with games against Hawaii today and Sunday before returning to the mainland with a home game against Illinois on Tuesday.

— Senior Cully Day, from Mahomet-Seymour, has started every game in center field for Belmont University. Through the first 16 games of the 2018 season Day, who also played two seasons for Parkland, was hitting .317 with a team-leading .617 slugging percentage, four home runs and 1.063 OPS. Belmont wraps up a weekend series at Morehead State with a 10 a.m. game on Sunday.

— Freshman Harlie Duncan, from Unity, has made 10 mound appearances with eight starts for Anderson University (S.C.). The 2017 News-Gazette All-Area selection is 8-1 with a 1.85 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 451 / 3 innings. Anderson opens South Atlantic Conference play today when the 18-6 Torjans host Coker College in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

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