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Sports shorts: Rodriguez earns top honors

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Aurora University’s Lisa Rodriguez was named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Week for events of the week of Jan. 20 through Jan. 26, as selected by the league’s sports information directors.

Rodriguez, a Sugar Grove native and Aurora Central Catholic graduate, collected a pair of second-place finishes at the NCAA-NAIA Challenge last weekend.

She finished the 60-meter dash in 8.10 seconds and the 200 dash in 26.45. Additionally, she was part of the Spartans’ 800 relay team that placed first and set a school record with a time of 1:47.89.

Rosary grad honored by Midwest Conference

Carroll University’s Breann Maryanski was named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week after leading the Pioneer women’s basketball team to a pair of league victories two weeks ago.

Maryanski, a Rosary graduate, converted 15 of 20 field goal attempts to help the Pioneers to victories over Beloit College (76-37) and Knox College (92-78).

She scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds in the win over Beloit, then contributed 18 points and 17 rebounds in the victory over Knox.

Against the Prairie Fire, Maryanski also added three blocks and four steals.

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