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Mundelein's Brust approaching milestone with Badgers
 

Wisconsin senior guard Ben Brust will be looking to reach a milestone on Saturday when the Badgers travel to Iowa City to meet the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The former Mundelein star needs 2 points to become the 38th member of Wisconsin's 1,000-point club.

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Brust would be the 12th Badger to reach 1,000 points in coach Bo Ryan's 13 seasons directing the program.

Brust finished with 7 points on Sunday as No. 21 Wisconsin defeated No. 15 Michigan 72-65.

He also equaled his season-high with 9 rebounds.

Brust is the second-leading scorer for the Badgers with 13.2 points per game.

Women's basketball

Augustana freshman Olivia Mayer (Libertyville) hit a basket with 5:12 left to give the Vikings the lead for good at 55-53 in their 74-66 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin victory over Millikin.

Mayer leads the Vikings this season with 96 assists.

• In a 75-71 loss to Elmhurst, Augustana junior Valerie VanRoeyen (Libertyville) hit a jumper with 9:53 left in the game to give the Vikings their first lead after they had trailed by 16 points.

Softball

Charleston Southern freshman Amanda Matsumoto (Fremd) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Softball Player of the Week for games played the opening weekend of the 2014 softball season.

Matsumoto batted .545 (6-for-11) with a .545 on-base percentage, 5 runs and 5 stolen bases to help Charleston Southern to a 3-0-1 record.

The freshman started her career with a triple, RBI and run scored in the Buccaneers' 5-1 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore.

She added another hit, a run and a stolen base in the 2-1 win against UNC-Wilmington. In CSU's second meeting of the weekend with UMES, Matsumoto recorded her first career multi-hit game (2-for-3) while adding 3 stolen bases and 2 runs. She followed that up with another 2-for-3 game at the plate with a run scored in a 5-5 tie against Elon.

TEAMMSL

TEAMMSL basketball spring league begins in March. TEAMMSL is not AAU.

It is a program that focuses on the individual skill sets of the players through the mastery of fundamentals, muscle memory, and improving athleticism through low impact plyometrics. TEAMMSL is committed to working with any player who feeds into a Mid-Suburban League school or anyone headed to St. Viator.

Third through eighth grade boys will play at Harper Community College from March 11 to May 8 (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.).

There will be three divisions based on age and ability.

Camp details and registration for both programs can be found at http://www.teammsl.com/

Men's track

Wisconsin-Plattville Matt Smaga (Fremd) was one of 228 men to earn 2013 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors.

Smaga is a social science/history education major with a 3.43 GPA. He was the Pioneers' third best finisher with a 29th-place finish.

Honorees must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or greater and must have finished among the top 25 percent of finishers at their respective regional championships.

Women's cross country

Augustana junior Becca Sund (Palatine) was one of 308 women's cross country runners in NCAA Division III who garnered individual recognition in 2013.

She earned All-Academic honors from the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association.

Her Augustana team was also given team recognition.

Sund also shared the co-Most Valuable Runner award for Augustana in 2013.

Sund began her junior campaign finishing third place at the Fighting Bee Opener, one spot behind Bacon, and then ran to an individual title at the Bradley Intercollegiate Invitational, edging out her co-MVP by one spot. In the 33-team Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Sept. 27, she galloped to a 12th place finish at her home meet on the Saukie Golf Course in a race which hosted 415 runners.

She followed that up with a fifth place performance at the 29-team Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational the following week.

She was the team's top runner at the CCIW Championships placing eighth and then again at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing 26th overall.

Sund is a math major with a 3.97 grade point average. Augustana's team had a cumulative 3.10 grade point average and was selected along with 214 other schools for All-Academic team honors.

Men's swimming

Carthage freshman Jamey Hill (Hersey) was fourth in the 100 backstroke (53.24) at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin swimming & diving championship at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

• Please email Sports Notes items to jleusch@dailyherald.com.

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