Northwest Missouri State senior quarterback Trevor Adams was chosen Academic All-American of the Year in Division II football by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Adams is a biology/psychology double major who has a 3.94 grade-point average. The Bearcats, 12-0 and ranked No. 2 in the country, play St. Cloud State (Minn.) at home Saturday in the national quarterfinals.
Rockhurst makes its first appearance in the Division II men’s soccer Final Four at 4 p.m. Thursday against Southern New Hampshire, but coach Tony Tocco’s program has been knocking on the door for the past few seasons with appearances in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight. The nucleus of the team has been together in that span.
For the third straight year, the Big 12 has arranged games that directly impact the league championship on the final weekend. All four teams playing Saturday have a chance at a piece of the title. Oklahoma State plays host to Oklahoma at 11 a.m., and the Longhorns visit Baylor at 2:30 p.m. in the final game at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.
The Kansas volleyball team had four players selected all-Big 12, including setter of the year Erin McNorton, and Ray Bechard won coach of the year for the second straight time.