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UND’s Lewis honored
TUCSON, Ariz. - UND’s Miles Lewis was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America Team by Collegiate Baseball on Wednesday.
Lewis, the Western Athletic Conference’s Freshman of the Year, was one of three WAC players honored, along with New Mexico State’s Kyle Bradish and Seattle’s Zach Wolf.
Lewis completed a rookie collegiate campaign that saw the Hudson, Wis., native lead UND in a host of statistical categories.
He hit .360, fifth-highest in the conference. The switch-hitting outfielder paced the Fighting Hawks with 63 hits, three homers, .463 slugging percentage and 20 steals.
Lewis recorded a team-high 20 multi-hit games, including a pair of four-hit contests, including hitting for the cycle on May 6 at Chicago State.
He becomes the first UND player to earn freshman all-America honors since Jeff Campbell in 2012.
Since UND dropped baseball at the end of the school year, Lewis will play next season at Michigan.
receive NSAA honors
Mayville State’s Scott Berry, Mike Moore, and Tim O’Brien all were recognized during the third annual North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) summit meeting held recently in Brookings, S.D.
The two-day summit meeting gave athletic department personnel the opportunity to get together and discuss the happenings of the past year within the NSAA. Mayville State is one of nine institutions that make up the conference.
Berry, the school’s baseball coach, was given special recognition for reaching the milestone of 1,000 wins during the 2015-16 season. The historic 1,000th win for Berry took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, against NSAA conference opponent, the University of Winnipeg on April 18.
Berry is one of just six active coaches in the NAIA who have won a total of 1,000 games during their careers. He has won them all as head coach at Mayville.
MSU Athletic Director Mike Moore was honored as the athletic director of the year in the conference. Moore recently finished his 12th year as athletic director at Mayville State. He has been instrumental in the 55 percent athletic enrollment growth at Mayville State over the past few years.
Mayville State’s athletic trainer, Tim O’Brien, was honored with the NSAA athletic trainer of the year award. O’Brien recently finished his 21st year at Mayville State.
At the summit, he was praised for his longevity at MSU and for his work in the completion of the university’s new athletic training room.
Potulny on WJC staff
Grand Forks native and current University of Minnesota assistant coach Grant Potulny was named assistant coach for the upcoming U.S. World Junior Championship team.
This is the second time that Potulny will be on the World Junior staff. He also was an assistant on the 2013 team that won the gold medal in Russia.
The World Juniors, featuring the top under-20 players, will be played in Montreal and Toronto in December and January.
Potulny, who graduated from Grand Forks Red River, has been an assistant at Minnesota for each of the past seven seasons.
Crookston finishes fifth
MINNEAPOLIS - Bobby Tiedemann and Andy Gregg won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, to lead Crookston to a fifth-place finish Wednesday at the Minnesota state Class A tennis tournament.
Tiedemann beat Erik Wohnoutka 7-5, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, while Gregg downed Jacob Jarchow 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 singles.
Crookston’s doubles teams of Ian Johnson-Jacob Roesch and Mitchell Olson-Jake Widseth also won their matches.
Crookston ended its season at 21-1.
- Herald staff reports