UJ back in action with homestand
The University of Jamestown basketball teams will return to action on Sunday.
Northern New Mexico was scheduled to play at the Civic Center on Jan. 4, but those games were canceled.
Sunday’s games should be a pair of easy wins for the University of Jamestown as it hosts Oglala Lakota College (S.D.).
The No. 5 Jimmie women are 15-1. The men are 5-11.
It will be the first of a four-game homestand for both teams. They also have home dates against Johnson & Wales, Colo. (Jan. 16), Ashford University, Iowa (Jan. 19) and Mayville State (Jan. 22).
All-American Hannah Steele ranks eighth in the NAIA in assists (80). She’s over 500 in her stellar career, 513 to be exact.
Jordan Bridges ranks 10th in blocks with 31.
Team-wise, the Jimmies are 13th in scoring (82 ppg) and 21st defensively (62.5 ppg).
All-American Mark Hoge ranks in the top 35 in assists (63) and steals (35). The senior from Ironton, Minn., also averages a team-best 16.2 points per game.
UJ coach Dustin Jensen announced the signing of Bismarck Century standout golfer Annie Nelson on Monday.
Nelson was integral in Century’s state championship in 2013. She’s a two-time all-state selection.
“We are extremely excited that Annie has chosen the University of Jamestown,” Jensen said in a press release. “Annie brings her family tradition of winning. Her older sister, Katie, was a member of the 2010 state championship team, and her mother Cherlene, was a part of the 1982 and 1983 championship teams and was Century’s coach for the 2013 championship. In addition to being a great golfer, Annie is a phenomenal athlete, having competed in three national figure skating championships. We look forward to Annie’s future as a part of the Jimmie family.”
Three University of Jamestown track and field athletes posted 4.0 GPAs during the fall semester.
Miranda Charley, Rachel Perish and Kayla Schumacher each finished with 4.0s. In all, 12 Jimmies were named to the Dean’s List.
Nikki Iverson (3.98) and Sam Goff (3.95) finished just under 4.0. Other Jimmies honored were Taylor Taylor Brown (3.84), Josie Bopp (3.84), Jennifer Brandt (3.80), Brooke Grooters (3.73), Christa Lysne (3.72), Katie Blais (3.5) and McCall Manske (3.50).
Jim Clark’s team had a 3.2 GPA total.
The Jimmies’ indoor track season is approaching. They open up Jan. 18 in Aberdeen.
The Jimmie men’s wrestling team has its final home action of the season on Wednesday night.
They host another tough opponent in Northern State, an NCAA Division II team.
It’s the first of two outings this week. The Jimmies head to Nebraska on Saturday to compete in the Hastings Open.
The Jimmies were ranked 29th in the latest NAIA rankings.