University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team
- will take part in the 2018 Paradise Jam which returns to the Virgin Islands Nov. 16-19 after hurricanes forced it inland in 2017.
The field will also include Eastern Kentucky, Kansas State, Kennesaw State, Missouri, Old Dominion, Oregon State and Penn.
It will mark the third time UNI has competed in the tournament. The Panthers previously took part in 2009 and 2013, finishing 2-1 each time.
- Iowa State junior guard Bridget Carleton is one of 10 finalists for the
Cheryl Miller Award. Carleton is averaging 18.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in her junior campaign. She is the only power-5 player to lead her team in points, rebounds and assists. She has reached double figures in every game on the year and currently ranks 20th in school history with 1,299 career points.
In March, five finalists will be presented to Ms. Miller and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. Cyclone fans will also have the opportunity to vote for Carleton at www.hoophallawards.com.
The winner of the 2018 Cheryl Miller Small Forward Award will be announced during ESPN2’s telecast of the national semifinal games in the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus, Ohio on March 30.
- The Kiwanis Club of Greater Waverly will sponsor the Wartburg College Unified Sports Day Special Olympic or the 20th year Feb. 10 in the Wartburg/Waverly Wellness Center.
Registration for participants begins at 8:15 a.m. Opening ceremonies, including the Kiwanis Club’s gift of $1,000, are at 9:15 p.m. followed by events including basketball, volleyball, bocce ball, carpet bowling, arts and crafts.
Wartburg College students and athletes will partner with the special needs participants for the event.
Track and field
- University of Northern Iowa senior Lauren Frederick was named Missouri Valley Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week Tuesday.
Frederick won the pentathlon at UNI’s Jack Jennett Open Friday with an MVC-best score of 3,566.
Northern Iowa’s Big 12 Conference dual wrestling meet at Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. will be televised on ESPNU. The Panthers (5-3, 2-1) are ranked 13th nationally and have six wrestlers ranked in the top 20. Fifth-ranked Oklahoma State (9-2, 5-0) has ranked wrestlers at every weight.