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  • Northern Iowa senior Brittney Roby and sophomore Sammey Bunch were named to the Missouri Valley Conference softball Scholar-Athlete first team Monday.

Roby, a native of Knoxville, had a cumulative grade point average of 3.36 while majoring in English teaching. During her second season, she ranked as the second-toughest hitter in the nation to strikeout with only three strikeouts in 182 at bats.

Bunch closed out her year with a 3.49 GPA in movement and exercise science. She led UNI in runs (30), triples (2), home runs (5), extra base hits (17) all while batting .341.


  • Wartburg College 2018 graduate Katie Sommer will have her jersey hung in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame ‘Ring of Honor’ in Knoxville, Tenn., in recognition of her outstanding play for the 2017-18 season.

The Ring of Honor opened in 1999 and has more than 100 jerseys displayed honoring high school and college all-Americans.

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