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Jennings and Stigge named
student-athletes of the year
From Staff Reports
Nebraska women’s basketball
player Karen Jennings and
Comhusker football player Mike
Stigge were named male and fe
male student-athletes of the year
Sunday at the Nebraska student
athlete academic awards banquet.
The banquet honored upperclass
athletes who had accumulated a3.0
or higher grade point average.
Other finalists for the female
award included swimmer Leane
Maruk, cross country and track ath
lete Fran ten Bensel and golfer
Stephanie Hupp. Finalists for the
men’s award include gymnast Josh
Saegert, golfer Travis Hopper and
tennis player Matthias Mueller.
All Husker athletes attending
the banquet received gold, silver or
bronze medals in honor of their
The banquet’s speaker was
former Husker quarterback and
academic All-American Vince
Ferragamo, who spent 10 years with
the Los Angeles Rams.
Women golfers place 12th
at intercollegiate tournament
From Staff Reports _J_
Nebraska’s women’s golf team
finished 12th at the Women’s
Southern Intercollegiate Champi
onships this weekend at Athens,
The Huskers were paced by the
G;rformance of senior Stephanie
upp, who fired a closing-round
77 to finish at 241 for the tourna
ment and in a lie for 24th place.
Other golfers and their finish
ers for Nebraska included
Stephanie Flood (249 for 45lh
place), Kari Clesson (252 for a tie
for 53rd), Kim Lcfler (254 for a tie
for 58th) and Michelle Patterson
(263 for a tic for 83rd).
San Jose State was the team
champion, posting a three-round
926. As a team, Nebraska finished
70 strokes behind the Aztecs with a
The tournament closed out
Nebraska’s regular season. Ne
braska will now prepare to host the
1993 Big Eight Conference Cham
pionship April 26-27 at Firethom
Golf Club in Lincoln.
Officials sought for tourney
From Staff Reports
The Special Olympics stale bas
ketball tournament is coming to
Lincoln, and organizers of the event
are looking for refereeing volun
le tournament will be held on
May 1 from 10a.m.to6p.m.atlhe
Bob Devancy Sports Center.
Anyone interested in referee
ing the tournament or in keeping
score should contact Brenda
VanLengen at the Nebraska
women’s basketball office.
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Nebraska's Darin Petersen lays down a bunt in a game against Missouri earlier this season.
The Huskers will play Kansas at 7 p.m. today at Buck Bettzer Field.
Coach hopes NU will remain
in driver’s seat in KU series
By Tim Pearson
The Nebraska baseball team, with
four wins in five games, appears to be
reluming to its early-scason form,
Coach John Sanders said Monday.
The Comhuskcrs are hoping their
success continues in a two-game se
ries against Big Eight leader Kansas
at Buck Bellzer Field. The two teams
will play single games at 7 tonight and
at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Sanders said that the games against
the Jayhawks would be crucial to his
“These games are very important,”
Sanders said. “All of the Big Eight
games are important.”
The Huskcrs stand in a lie for fourth
with Missouri with a 6-7 conference
record. Kansas stands alone in first
with a 10-4 record in the Big Eight.
Sanders said that the Jayhawks,
who are 29-8 on the season, would
pose a big test for the Huskers.
“They arc an outstanding team,”
Sanders said. “They arc a really good
We’re In the driver’s
seat right now. I think
we can win our next
NU baseball coach
ballclub. They have a lot of confi
dence right now. They’re a very bal
anced and experienced team."
Nebraska is coming ofi" two wins
against Missouri. Sanders said that
the hilling and the pitching were starl
ing to come together well.
“We’ve played really well in
spots,” Sanders said. “Our pitching is
starting to come around now.”
Against Missouri, Nebraska’s start
ers pitched well, Sanders said.
Husker right-hander Brian Martin
pitched a complete game victory in
the first game of the scries. Freshman
Alvie Shepherd turned in 9 1/3 in
nings in a 7-6 loss to the Tigers, and
Troy Brohawn pitched a complete
game in the 7-4 victory Sunday.
Nebraska pitchers may face a lough
task against a Kansas team that has
scored 203 more runs than its oppo
nents. The Jayhawks are balling .334
as a team and .305 in the Big Eight.
Sanders said the Huskcrs could put
themselves back in the league race
with two wins over Kansas and three
over Iowa Slate.
“We’re in the driver’s scat right
now,” he said. “I think we can win our
next five games.”
Junior first baseman Matt McKay,
who went 3-4 with two RBIs in
Sunday’s game against Missouri,
agreed with Sanders.
“If we play as well as we can, I
think we can win both games against
Kansas,” McKay said.
Sanders said junior Tom Bergan,
2-5 on the season, will start tonight’s
game and Martin, 5-2, will start
Maturity leads KU, coach says
By Tim Pearson
If you looked at Kansas’ record
last year, you wouldn ’tcxpect them to
be cm top of the Big Eight this year.
But the Jayhawks arc silling on top
of the Big Eight with a 10-4 mark after
finishing last in the conference last
Kansas will try to hold on to first
place against Nebraska tonight and
Wednesday at Buck Beltzcr Field.
The Jayhawks are 29-8, compared
to last year’s 25*28 campaign.
Kansas coach Dave Bingnam said
the two-game scries against the
Comhuskers was important for his
“Every game in the Big Eight con
ference is important,” Bingham said.
“We’re in a good position, but there’s
a long ways to go.”
Bingham said that last year’s team
was better than its record showed.
“We had an outstanding club last
year, but some unfortunate things took
place,” he said. “Everything thalcould
happen, as far as adversity, happened
All eight position starters returned
from last year’s team, as well as four
pitchers with starting experience. This
year’s team is greatly improved from
last year, Bingham said.
“We have the maturity and ability
to handle things when they go wrong
this year," he said. “We have more
depth and more maturity/’
Bingham said Nebraska would be
tough to stop offensively.
“From what I’ve heard, Nebraska
has some outstanding offensive
people/’ he said. “I think Marc
Sagmoen is one of the premier Divi-,
sion 1 hitters in the country. He was
outstanding against us last year be
fore he got hurt.”
Bingham said that the Jayhawk.
bats must come back to life in Big
The Jayhawk offense is averaging
10 runs a game. In a four-game stretch
in March, the Jayhawks outscorcd
their opponents 98-5.
“Offensively, we’re not doing as
well as we were early in the season,”
Bingham said, “but our pitching has
been solid all along, which has kept us
He said the Jayhawks would send
senior right-hander David Soull, who
is 5-1 with a 4.72 ERA, against the
Huskers tonight. Chris Com, who is
6-2 on the season, will pitch Wednes
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