Top News of the Week
Men's Basketball Drops Two in Arizona
The Scots dropped two games during a road trip to Arizona last week to Sul Ross State and No. 4 Whitman. Freshman Cole Kleiver (Williamston, Mich. / Williamston) led Alma in scoring in both games and was the only Scot named to the All-Tournament team, while junior Steven Harvey (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Eastern) posted 16 points and eight rebounds against Sul Ross State and senior Scott Maki (Grand Blanc, Mich. / Holly) had a season-high 10 points. Junior Ryan Stevens (Lowell, Mich. / Lowell) totaled eight and nine assists in the games.
Women's Basketball Falls to Division II Lake Superior State
The women's basketball team fell on the road last Tuesday (Dec. 18) at Division II Lake Superior State University by a score of 87-69. Freshman guard Stasha Warchock (Marquette, Mich. / Marquette) scored a team-high 13 points for the Scots. Sophomore center Jeny Brandt (Escanaba, Mich. / Escanaba) scored 10 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. This is the third time Brandt has finished with double-digit points, all coming in the last four games.
Swimming and Diving Competes Against Clarkson University in Florida
The swimming and diving team traveled to Pompano Beach, Florida over winter break and dropped a dual meet to Clarkson University on Wednesday (Dec. 19), 221-149. Five Scots finished in first place in individual events, Caitlin Jodway (Westland, Mich. / Livonia Franklin), Sydney Louis-Ferdinand (Southfield, Mich. / Birmingham Groves), Jennifer Ostrowski (Northville, Mich. / Northville), Will Brown (Spring Lake, Mich. / Spring Lake) and Eric Ferrara (Livonia, Mich. / Stevenson), who took first in two events. The team of Sarah Gaines (Colorado Springs, Colo. / Liberty), Paige Thompson (Sister Bay, Wisc. / Gibraltar), Claire Tembreull (Gladstone, Mich. / Gladstone Area), and Emily Kayden (Midland, Mich. / Bay City Western) took first place in the women's 200-yard freestyle relay.
Alma Earns NCAA Team Works Helper Helper Community Service Competition Award
Alma College has earned the NCAA Team Works Helper Helper Community Service Competition award for the athletic department's efforts in community outreach this school year thus far. This is the second time Alma has been honored with the award. Over 500 Alma student-athletes logged nearly 3,000 hours of community service, including writing Christmas cards, shopping for gifts, and packing and sending them to military troops in tandem with a local insurance company. Student-athletes have also been involved with volunteering at the local Masonic Home, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Habitat for Humanity, among others. Much of these efforts were led by Alma's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
What's Happening This Week
Friday, Dec. 28
Men's Basketball at St. Norbert College (WI), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 29
Women's Basketball at Aquinas College, 1:00 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. UW-River Falls/College of St. Scholastica (in DePere, Wisc.), 6:00 p.m.
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