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    NU win
since '97
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when his coach approached him
abort starting Wortmann.
'They played their whole
career to make one last impres
sion, and I met with a couple of
the guys before die game, and
they say you never get another
chance to mate a first impression
but you never get a second
chance to make a last impres
sion,” he said.
*1 think the impression they
left tomgxt was obviously a great
NU's margin of victory, 28,
was it's biggest since 1997 when
the Husters beat Western Illinois
The wfo left the Husters at 14
14 and 7-8 in die conference
heading into Saturday^ matchup
with Iowa State on the Cyclone’s
senior dayinAmes, towa.
Ffriend, who has still has a
bad taste in his mouth from NUIs
home loss to ISU, said don't count
out the Husters.
“We are capable of beating
anybody” Ffriend said. “I carit say
anymore than that”
Scott McOug/DN
Pepin, Owusu nab honors
Big 12 track and field coach
es honored Nebraska Coach
Gary Pepin and senior Leslie
Owusu on Wednesday.
Pepin was honored as being
the indoor men's and women’s
track coach of the year and
Owusuwas honored as women's
indoor performer of the year.
Pepin, coach for both
Nebraska women’s and men’s
track and field, led his teams to
Big 12 indoor titles last week
end, sweeping the conference
championships for the second
season in a row
Pepin received the award for
the second-straight year, and it
was the 13th women's confer
ence coaching honor he has
earned in his career.
Owusu, a three-time All
American, claimed conference
titles in the 200 and 400 meters
at this year's Kg 12 indoor meet
in the Bob Devaney Sports
The senior from Sough,
Berkshire, England, ran the
nation^ fastest400 time of5237
seconds on the banked curves of
NU% track. That time also estab
lished a Devaney and Big 12
Owusu was also a member
of die third place 4x400 meter
relay team.
Owusu scored a meet-high
21.5 points at the meet and
qualified for the NCAA indoor
championships held in
Fayetteville, Ark., in the 200 and
400 meters.
Texas A&M sprinter
Brandon Evans was named top
male performer. Iowa State
jumper Daniel Kaczmarczyk
and Colorado distance runner
Sara Gorton were selected for
freshman of the year honors.
The NU track and field
squads return to action in the
Last Chance meet on March 2 in
Lincoln. The NCAA indoor
championships are March 9-10.
18 named Academic All-Big 12
The Big 12 Conference
announced Academic All
Conference teams in several
sports on Wednesday and
Nebraska placed 18 athletes on
the first and second teams.
The women's basketball
team placed three players on the
first team. Sophomore general
studies majors Paige Sutton and
Steph Jones joined freshman
Greichaly Cepero, an interna
tional business major on the
first team.
Shahkhah Roberts, a general
studies major from Overland
Park, Kan., made the second
On the men's side of basket
ball, senior Craig Wortmann was
the lone Husker honored. The
finance major from Hartington
was named to the second team.
The wrestling team had
three wrestlers receive recogni
Todd Beckerman, a senior
family and consumer sciences
major and Bryan Snyder, a jun
ior sociology major, made the
first team. Brad Vering, a diversi
fied agricultural studies major;
was listed on the second team.
The men's swimming and
diving team landed the most
athletes on the team. Five
Nebraska swimmers were hon
ored on die first team and four
made the second team.
Sophomore mechanical
engineering major Raymond
Brush, senior Peter Fry, a
mechanical engineering major,
Jon Hahn, a junior mechanical
engineering major, Pedram
Nabegh, a junior criminal jus
tice major, and Congo Tbgnetti,
a sophomore general studies
major; all were listed on the first
On the second team were
Javier Botellom, a junior busi
ness administration major,
sophomore psychology major
Lucas Brown, junior finance
major Anthony Rogis and Erik
Wiken, a sophomore biological
sciences major.
Athletes must have a 3.2 or
higher GPA to be named to die
first team and a 3.0-3.19 GPA to
make the second team.
Huskers impress NFL scouts
■ Kyle Vanden Bosch, Correll
Budihalter, among others, raise
eyebrows at the NR Combine.
In the stock market environ
ment of the eminent NFL Draft
several former Huskers became
hot commodities at the NFL
Scouting Combine this weekend
in Indianapolis
Nebraska’s Kyle Vanden
Bosch, Dominic Raiola, Correll
Buckhalter, Dan Alexander and
Dan Hadenfeldt performed well
enough to catch the attention of
a few pro scouts. The NFL Draft
will be held April 21-22 in New
Vanden Bosch, a rush end,
impressed several scouts and
draft experts with his tremen
dous 4.5 second time in the 40
yard dash, the fastest time
recorded by a defensive line
man, as well as his relentless
wink ethic.
"In the shuttle run, he
looked as quick and nimble as
many of the receivers we wit
nessed later In the day,” report
ed TFY Draft Preview, an
Internet scouting site. "As the
drills started, Vanden Bosch
never went less than 100 miles
per hour and showed great foot
Raiola may well have justi
fied his decision to forgo his sen
ioryear of eligibility at Nebraska.
He timed in at 5.1 seconds in die
40-yard dash, impressive con
sidering he weighed in at 307
pounds. He also recorded the
quickest lineman’s 10-yard dash
time at 1.65 seconds, a workout
scouts use to determine quick
ness off the balL
After the combine, both and TFY Draft
Preview tabbed Raiola as die top
prospect available at center.
At the running back spot,
Buckhalter and Alexander both
earned favorable reviews from
Alexander is now projected to be one of the first
picks at fullback after recording
a 4.48 second 40-yard dash.
"Nebraska fallback Dan
Alexander showed a tremen
dous size-speed combination,"
said scout Gil Brandt, although
he did mention that Alexander
could raise his draft status by
improving his pass-catching
Buckhalter appealed to
teams with his diversified tal
ents. Not only did he run a very
respectable 4.55 seconds in die
40-yard dash, he exhibited out
standing overall athleticism fay
landing the second longest
broad jump among running
backs at 10 feet 4 inches.
"Another hack who looked
smooth and fluid as well as
explosive was Conell Buckhalter
of Nebraska," draft guru Tbny
Pauline said. "He caught the ball
well and showed a burst of speed
through the hole.”
, Pauline also urged NFL
teams looking for specialists to
consider Hadenfeldt at punter.
*For our money, Dan
Hadenfeldt was the best
(punter) on the turf. Hadenfeldt
showed distance, hang time and
consistency with his punts,”
Pauline said. “He was die best
directional punter on die field.”
The NU Water Polo dub finished
2-2 in the Iowa State Tournament
held Feb. 3-4. The dub tied for
3rd place in an 8 team field.
Nebraska was lead in scoring by
Tom Butler, Tim Daniel and Matt
Turner and on defense by
goalkeeper Jeff Markey.
Local results from the National Rifle
Assodation Collegiate Sectionals
held Feb. 17 - 18 at UNL.
Smallbore NU Team 2nd place
Becky Latimer 3rd
Jared Jochum 4th
Laura Johnson 6th
Tom Krause 8th
Carrie Anderson 9th
Dan Fricke 10th
Air Rifle NU Team 1st place
Becky Latimer 1st
Jared Jochum 2nd
Laura Johnson 3rd
Andy DeLong 9th
Bryan Campbell 10th
The NU Handball dub placed 4th
out of 30 teams in the Collegiate
Handball Tournament held in
Minnesota. The women placed 3rd
overall, with the men taking 5th.
Individual results are as follows:
Ben Johnson - Finalist Men’s B
Travis Kulwicki - Winner Men’s C
Katee Wolf - Winner Women’s A
Heather McPherson - Finalist Women’s A,
Semi Finalist Women’s Open Doubles
Emily McPherson - Quarter Finals
Women’s Open, Semi Finalist Women’s
Open Doubles
Mike Karlin - Quarter Finals Men’s Novice
Jason Meisner - Quarter Finals Men’s
Christian Knapp - Quarter Finals Men’s B
Jacob Knapp - Quarter Finals Men's B
Three members competed in the
American Taekwondo & Hapkido
Academy of Lincoln 1st Annual
Regional Taekwondo tournament
Feb. 24.
Michelle Yarmer
Adult Women’s Beginners Division
1st place in sparring
2nd place in forms
Josh Carmean
Adult 1st/2nd degree Men's Black Beit Division
2nd place in forms
3rd place in sparring
Daniel Barnes
Adult 3rd/4th degree Men’s Black Belt Division
1st place in sparring
2nd place in forms
Notable results from the Kansas
Open Indoor Race held Feb. 24
2nd Mike Baker Varsity Lightweight Men
2nd Ryan Kiatt Coxswain Race
4th Nadia Dahab 500m Invitational Sprint
Spring Schn&uim
March 18 Heart of Texas
Austin TX
March 31 Nebraska/Wichita/Colorado
Wichita, KS
April 21 Midwest Rowing Championship
Madison, Wl
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