MCC’s Hiraldo named Player of Week

Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball player JeAnn Hiraldo has been named this week’s Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

The sophomore scored 22 rebounds, pulled in 10 rebounds, had four steals and a block in a a 63-46 loss to Mount Mercy JV last week. Hiraldo, an Ames native, posted 22 points, hauled in 12 rebounds, had five steals and a block in a 77-50 win over Little Priest Tribal College on Saturday. Hiraldo leads the Tigers, averaging 18.8 points and 12 rebounds a game this season.

Niang, Morris added to watch list

AMES – Two members of the Iowa State men’s basketball team have been named to the Wooden Award Watch List. Senior Geroges Niang and junior Mont Morris have been put on the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50.

The two have helped the seventh-ranked Cyclones to season-opening wins over Colorado and Chicago State. Niang scored 17 points against Colorado and had 11 points and eight assists against Chicago State. Morris scored 14 points while dishing out eight assists against CSU.

Panther picked for Reese’s Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. – Northern Iowa defensive back Deiondre’ Hall has accepted an invitation to play in the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl. The game will be played on Jan. 30.

UNI will be represented at the Senior Bowl for the second year in a row. Former UNI and current Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson represented the Panthers last year.

Hall has 63 tackles this season. His six interceptions leads the Missouri Valley Football Conference, and is fourth in all of the FCS.

Hall has 47 career starts for the Panthers.

Iowa’s Brooks nabs wrestling honors

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior Sammy Brooks has been named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week as well as the Big Ten’s Wrestler of the Week.

The Oak Park, Illinois, native used four takedowns and eight nearfall points to earn a 17-2 technical fall over Oklahoma State’s Jordan Rogers at the “Grapple on the Gridiron” Saturday inside Kinnick Stadium.

Brooks’ bonus points at 184 pounds gave Iowa a 15-13 lead and proved to be the difference in the Hawkeyes’ 18-16 win over the top-ranked Cowboys.