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NMU Sports Three Stars (March 4-10)

March 11, 2013 - Matt Wellens

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team, as well as the Nordic ski team, competed in the NCAA Championships last week, creating plenty of noteworthy performances.

Meanwhile, hockey and women’s hoops has less than memorable performances in the league playoffs.

The NMU Sports Three Stars works just like three stars in hockey with the third star being the third best performance and first star being the top performer of the week. All NMU varsity NCAA teams are eligible — from hockey to skiing to golf — and a week will be considered Monday through Sunday. Honorable mentions are given out on rare occasions.

Here are the latest honorees. Congrats to the victors on such a prestigious award, which is chosen by such a prestigious panel — me.

NMU Sports Three Stars

March 4-10

Honorable mention

Rosie Frankowski, women’s Nordic skiing — The junior took seventh in the 15-kilometer freestyle at the NCAA Championships to earn her first All-American honor. She was also 25th in the 5-kilometer classic.

Third star

Madisen Sechena, swimming and diving — The sophomore swimmer took seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke, 12th in the 400-yard individual medley and 27th in the 200-yard individual medley at the NCAA Championship meet. She was named an All-American in the 200 breaststroke.

Second star

Erik Soderman, men’s Nordic skiing — The junior finished fourth in the 20-kilometer freestyle and 10th in the 10-kilometer classic at the NCAA Championships after winning the classic the year before. Both were good for NCAA All-American honors.

First star

Molly Kearney, swimming and diving — The sophomore diver took third in the one-meter dive and sixth in the three-meter dive at the NCAA Championship meet. Both earned her NCAA All-American honors.



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NMU sophomore diver Molly Kearney