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COLLEGE ATHLETIC REPORT: Sept. 19 edition

Rochester’s Meess named Academic All-American

Karen Meess of Hamburg was among seven student-athletes from the University of Rochester to be named scholar all-Americans by the College Swim Coaches Association of America. Meess, a Frontier High School graduate, is a biomedical engineering major who will enter her senior season. She was a provisional qualifier in the 200-yard backstroke.

Additionally, the university’s women’s swimming and diving team were honored with the Team Scholar All-American Award for a cumulative grade point average greater than 3.0. Rochester’s women had a collective grade point average of 3.35 on a 4.0 scale.

Davis leads RIT spikers

Junior Bethany Davis of Blasdell will cocaptain the 2013 RIT women’s volleyball team. Davis, a libero/defensive specialist, led the team with 543 digs in 2012.

Despite being one of the youngest teams in the history of the program, with seven returning players and nine newcomers, the RIT volleyball squad has high hopes for the 2013 season, according to longtime head coach Jim Lodes. Last year, the Tigers finished 26 – 15 and advanced to the Liberty League semifinals. This season, the Division III Tigers will vie for their first Liberty League Championship.

Horvath leads Buffalo State to volleyball win

Sarah Horvath of Blasdell helped Buffalo State women’s volleyball team improve to 5 – 4 on the season, after scoring a win in its home opener, defeating the University of Rochester 3 – 1 (25 – 19, 25 – 16, 24 – 26 and 25 – 15) last week, at the college’s Sports Arena. The Immaculata Academy graduate gave an all-around effort with five kills, two aces and a game-high 19 digs.

Email news about locals playing at the college level to mpetro@thesunnews.net.
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