COLLEGE CLIPBOARD: Football, cross country
FOOTBALL NDSU QB Jensen on Payton list FARGO - North Dakota State senior quarterback Brock Jensen is among the 20 nominees named to the watch list for the Walter Payton Award, which is presented by The Sports Network to the most outstanding playe...
NDSU QB Jensen on Payton list
FARGO - North Dakota State senior quarterback Brock Jensen is among the 20 nominees named to the watch list for the Walter Payton Award, which is presented by The Sports Network to the most outstanding player in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision on Dec. 16.
Jensen was the MVP of the FCS title game last season, leading NDSU to a 39-13 win against Sam Houston State.
He passed for 2,331 yards and 17 touchdowns last season with eight interceptions. He also rushed for 357 yards.
UND cross country coach Dick Clay has announced the 2013 schedule for his men's and women's program, both of which enter their second year of competition in the Big Sky Conference.
The 2013 schedule includes one home meet -- the 12th annual UND Ron Pynn Invitational at Ray Richards Golf Course -- and four road meets prior to the Big Sky Championship. UND opens the season Aug. 30 at North Dakota State's Bison Invitational, then travels to Minnesota's Oz Memorial (Sept. 6), Iowa State's Cyclone Classic (Sept. 21) and South Dakota State's SDSU Classic (Oct. 4).
The Big Sky Championship is slated for Nov. 2 in Bozeman, Mont., followed by the NCAA Division I Midwest Regional Championship on Nov. 15 in Ames, Iowa.
Clay, who enters his 29th season at North Dakota in 2013, guided the women's program to a seventh-place finish at the 2012 Big Sky Championship, while his men's team placed eighth. The men's program made history last September when it was ranked 14th in the USTFCCCA Midwest Regional rankings, UND's first appearance in the DI cross country rankings.
Bison add players
FARGO -- Three freshmen, two transfers and a former basketball player have joined the North Dakota State volleyball team for the 2013 season, coach Kari Thompson said Tuesday.
The high school players are 5-foot-9 setter Monica Claxton from El Paso, Texas; 5-11 setter Ali Moody from Dickinson, N.D.; and 5-6 defensive specialist Morgan Samec of New Hartford, Iowa.
NDSU also added Stony Brook transfer Katie Anderson, a 6-3 junior middle blocker from Anchorage, Alaska; Williston State transfer Jackie Lee, a 6-1 junior middle blocker/right side from Williston, N.D.; and former NDSU basketball player Dani DeGagne, a 5-10 senior right-side from Brandon, Manitoba.
-- Herald staff reports