Your Prep Sports Area Alumni Report: Solon Graduate Gunnells Selected as NCAA Women of the Year Top 30 Honoree
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Solon and North Dakota State graduate Shelby Gunnells was named one of 30 honorees for the 2021 NCAA Woman of the Year Award last week.
The NCAA Women of the Year Award recognizes female college athletes who have exhausted their NCAA eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their college careers.
Gunnells was a 2020 first-team all-American in the indoor shot put and earned second-team honors in the 2021 outdoor season. She ranks in the top-10 in NDSU history in four events and contributed to eight team conference titles.
City High graduate and current Rice senior Naeem Smith had five solo tackles in a 48-34 win over Texas Southern on Saturday.
A 5-11, 197-pound safety, Smith ranks second on the team with 25 tackles and leads the Owls with 15 solo stops and three pass breakups in four games this season.
Former West High all-state and current senior quarterback at Pomona-Pitzer (California) Evan Flitz passed for 305 yards and five touchdowns in a 44-8 win over Willamette on Saturday.
Flitz also rushed for a team-high 29 yards in the win as the Sagehens improved to 2-2 on the season.
In four games this season Flitz has passed for 971 yards and 11 touchdowns with one interception.
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