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KU sports roundup

Dilsaver. Photo by Jeff Jacobsen.

Junior Manon Manning, sophomore Kate Steward, senior Elizabeth Amato-Hanner and senior Carly Straight began swimming and diving’s Feb. 1 dual meet with Arkansas by breaking Robinson Natatorium’s 11-year-old record in the 200-yard medley relay, which was promptly followed with pool records by Manning in the 100-yard backstroke and Dannie Dilsaver in the 200-yard individual medley, en route to a 178-118 victory. One week later, KU closed out the regular season 7-1 as senior Jenny Nusbaum won three individual races and a relay in a 204-111 victory at Iowa State. …

Women’s basketball zoomed through its nonconference season undefeated, capped by a 21-point performance by freshman guard Holly Kersgieter Dec. 30 against Wofford. Senior forward Mariane De Carvalho on Jan. 16 scored 16 to lead KU to its first Big 12 victory, 67-50 over Texas Tech. …

Senior Gleb Dudarev on Jan. 24 won the Jayhawk Classic weight throw with an 80-foot toss, the fifth-best mark in NCAA history. Earlier in January, Dudarev was named to the Bowerman Preseason Watch List, honoring the nation’s top 10 track and field athletes. …

Senior forward Katie McClure was drafted 23rd overall by the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League, and senior defender Addisyn Merrick was chosen 28th by the North Carolina Courage. …

Chris Harris Jr., c’12, and Aqib Talib, ’09, in December were named among the top 10 cornerbacks of the decade by, and Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers, d’75, g’77, was named college football’s all-time 10th-best player by ESPN.

Issue 1, 2020


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