IPFW In the News for Dec. 22-30, 2014

IPFW in the News for December 30, 2014

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December 30

IPFW foe Cal Poly makes rare trip to state
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW dominated NAIA’s Judson 80-46 on Sunday and will face another non-conference opponent in Cal Poly at 8 p.m. today at the Gates Center, the first time the teams have met.

December 29

IPFW Men, Women Score Sunday Victories (VIDEO)
21 Alive
IPFW racked up both men's and women's basketball victories at home Sunday.

MBB: Career-Highs Abound as Mastodons Fly Past Eagles
Four IPFW players picked up a combined six career-bests on Sunday evening, as the Mastodons flew past the Judson Eagles by an 80-46 final score in front of 1,108 people at the Gates Sports Center.

IPFW rolls over Judson in home romp.
IPFW got balanced offensive production from several players, as it dominated Judson 80-46 in front of 1,108 fans Sunday at the Gates Sports Center.

Rinehart Named Summit League Player of the Week
IPFW's Rachel Rinehart was named The Summit League's Player of the Week for her performances Dec. 22-28. She was also named the Madness Summit League Women's Basketball Player of the Week award by College Sports Madness.

December 28

Center position is the primary focus of IPFW coach of late
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
No one ever promised IPFW first-year men’s basketball coach Jon Coffman that leading a program would be easy. And no one ever guaranteed that everything would go as originally planned either.

IPFW cruises to 80-46 victory over Judson (Illinois)
Bradenton Herald
Joe Reed scored 18 points and IPFW easily handled Judson (Illinois) 80-46 on Sunday. Jure Gunjina and Brent Calhoun each added a career-high 12 points off the bench for the Mastodons (7-5), who broke a two-game losing streak.

IPFW rally beats UW-Milwaukee women
Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel
The UW-Milwaukee women looked to be in control early in the second half Sunday. That was before IPFW hit the Panthers with a 10-0 run that turned the game around, leading to a 78-72 win for the Mastodons.

December 26

College notes: Emily Spencer caps volleyball career with second Player of Year award at IPFW
Michigan News
Emily Spencer has had one of the most dominant careers in the history of the volleyball program at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne University and she was awarded the Summit League Player of the Year for the second time in her career.

December 23

Seibert Leads The Nation In Free Throw Percentage
Coming off a 3-for-3 night at the free throw line against Oakland, IPFW women's basketball guard Haley Seibert became the NCAA Division I national leader in free throw percent at 96.7, for games played through December 22.

December 22

IPFW Volleyball Picked Third in MIVA Poll, Sellan And Rivera Honored
The IPFW men’s volleyball team has been voted third in the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) preseason poll, while Andrew Sellan and Omar Rivera were both named to the preseason All-MIVA team, the league recently announced.

MBB: IPFW Shoots 31 Percent From Field, Falls At Illinois State
The IPFW men’s basketball team fell behind 9-1 early, and were unable to recover in a 68-43 loss to the Illinois State Redbirds on Monday evening.

WBB: Oakland Uses Late Run To Topple IPFW
Freshman Allyson Bunch knocked down six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 18 points, but it was not enough as the IPFW women’s basketball team fell to Oakland 92-84. The Mastodons are now 4-7 on the season.