Campus Corner

Two area football players chosen NAIA All-Americans

Benedictine senior running back Cameron Fore and Missouri Valley junior defensive lineman Ty Phillips were chosen first-team NAIA All-Americans by the American Football Coaches Association on Wednesday.

Fore, from Rolla, Mo., rushed for 1,436 yards and scored 25 touchdowns, including a school-record six in a win over Avila. Phillips was eighth in the NAIA with 10 1/2 sacks.

Ottawa junior defensive lineman Deron Bruce, from Olathe, and MidAmerica Nazarene senior linebacker Joe Camacho were second-team selections.

Benedictine beats No. 1 team

Benedictine defeated top-ranked Columbia College 73-59 in a men’s basketball game on Wednesday.

Charlie Wallrapp led the Ravens, ranked No. 13 in NAIA, with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Jallen Messersmith added 15 off the bench, and John Harris Jr. added 14 for Benedictine, 10-1.

MU lands two first-team volleyball All-Americans

Missouri senior setter Molly Kreklow and senior right-side hitter Lisa Henning of Blue Springs became the Tigers’ second and third first-team All-Americans in program history Wednesday when the American Volleyball Coaches Association released its honors.

Kreklow and Henning join current assistant coach Lindsey Hunter, who made the first team in 2005. Kansas senior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc made the third team and Missouri freshman outside hitter Carly Kan and junior middle blocker Whitney Little received honorable mention.