More honors for Nelson, Warner


Share
Posted Online: May 25, 2011, 8:00 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Staff report, sports@qconline.com
Already named first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference, Illinois State University softball players Kara Nelson and Megan Warner added to their personal trophy cases this week.

Nelson, a senior second baseman from Moline, was named second-team All-Mideast Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. That honor came just before the conference champs ended their 36-19 campaign in the postseason over the weekend.

Warner, a Sherrard product and junior pitcher, added to her league ledger earlier this week by being named to the MVC's 12-player All-Scholar Athlete Team.

Warner, who outdueled Big Ten Pitcher of the Year Morgan Melloh of Indiana in the postseason, was honored for posting a 3.76 grade-point average in exercise science. Candidates need a 3.2 GPA or higher and at least be a sophomore. The league's softball sports information directors vote for the award.

Nelson, recently named the league's MVP for a second time, finished her sensational college career with school records in several hitting categories.The four-time all-conference first-team selection hit over .400 this season to lead the Redbirds.




















 



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




(More History)