Mines’ Wages continues to pile up honors
GOLDEN - Colorado School of Mines junior Trevor Wages added yet another accolade to his brilliant campaign after he was named Second Team All-Region by Daktronics with the release of the 2012-13 Daktronics All-South Central Region men’s and women’s basketball squads on Thursday.
A first team All-RMAC selection, Wages finished second on the team and seventh in the league during the regular season with an average of 16.3 points per game.
Wages also finished second in the conference during the regular season while leading the squad with an average of 10.0 rebounds per contest. The Mechanical Engineering major also finished third in the conference rankings with 1.7 blocks per contest.
The Littleton native has started all 26 games for Mines and was named the RMAC Offensive Player of the Week on two occasions this season, while also taking the league’s weekly Defensive Player of the Week award three times.
Wages finished second in the league with 12 double-doubles, including a career-high 30-point performance with 14 rebounds in Mines’ win over New Mexico Highlands on December 1.
Wages was named the RMAC Male Athlete of the Month for December 2012 after averaging 24.8 points and 14.5 rebounds in leading Mines to a 4-0 record during the month.
Wages finished the regular season third in the league with a 55.0 field goal percentage and posted 22 games with 10 or more points, as well as eight games with 20 or more points. He recorded 12 games with 10 or more rebounds during the 2012-13 season as well.
This is Wages’ first-career All-Region accolade.
The Colorado School of Mines track and field teams began the outdoor season in Boulder as a small contingent of Orediggers collected a handful of top-five finishes at the Jerry Quiller Classic Saturday at Potts Field.
A week after helping the distance medley relay get All-American accolades for the sixth consecutive year at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships, senior Peter Jenkins won the men’s 400, bettering 27 runners, including 10 from the Division I ranks, with a time of 48.85.
Freshman Ian Rozier and sophomore Peter Eisinger placed fifth and sixth in the 400 hurdles with respective times of 58.07 and 1:03.96.
Senior Cody Walega was fifth in the pole vault, topping a height of 14-5.25 (4.40 meters) and junior Ryan Ewen was 13th overall and second-best among Division II throwers in the hammer with a heave of 154-8.25 (47.14 meters).
In addition, junior Kayla Johnson achieved a new personal-record in the women’s triple jump, clearing 38-0.25 (11.59 meters) on her sixth attempt to finish second. Johnson was also the top Division II runner in the 100 hurdles, finishing second in her heat and 12th overall in 16.15.
In the 400 hurdles, Mines went 4-5-6 as senior Erin Beach ran a 1:08.65, freshman McKenzie Zeman clocked a 1:09.16 and Johnson went 1:09.30.
Both Oredigger squads return to the track on March 22-23 for the CSU-Pueblo Open at the Neta and Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl in Pueblo, site of the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
No. 12 Colorado School of Mines softball team saw its 13-game win streak come to an end, falling 6-4 to Regis in Denver on Sunday at Auraria Field.
The Orediggers (20-3-1, 11-1 RMAC) were victimized by timely hitting and a momentum-clinching two-run sixth inning.
Mines outhit the Rangers 7 to 5, but were undone by a trio of two-run innings, including the sixth as Regis doubled in a run and took advantage of a fielding miscue to go ahead 6-3.
Junior Courtney Derus extended her hit streak to four in a row, going 3-for-3 for the second time this weekend against the Rangers with two RBI and a pair of doubles.
Junior Sami Springer was 1 for 3 with one RBI, giving Mines a 1-0 lead after one with a opposite field single that scored senior Macy Jones who led off with a five-pitch walk, her first of two free passes in the game.
Junior Melissa Marshall, sophomore Gianna Duncan and freshman Elise Dugwyler each had one hit in the loss, the first for Mines since an 8-7 setback to Upper Iowa on Feb. 16.