Alumni Update: Hayfield grad named an All-American

Published 7:55 pm Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hayfield grad and Rochester Community and Technical College freshman Carrie Rutledge was named to the NJCAA Division III All-America team recently.

Rutledge, a 5-foot, 9-inch outside hitter, was a first team selection, along with 11 other players from across the nation.

Rutledge finished the season with 470 kills and 267 digs.

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RCTC took third place in the NJCAA Division III national tournament this season.


Austin native Both Gach has worked his way into the starting lineup at Utah and he had a career-high 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting in a 69-64 win over Tulsa on Dec. 1. Gach added three rebounds in the win for the Utes (4-3 overall).

Austin grad Duoth Gach had 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting for North Dakota State College of Science (7-1 overall) in a 77-67 win over Iowa Central Nov. 30.

Austin grad Gach Gach had a career-high 31 points and seven rebounds as he went 8-for-16 on three-pointers as West Texas A & M beat Cameron 91-79.

Gach added 11 points in a 93-70 win over MSU Texas for the Buffs (10-1 overall) on Dec. 1.

Austin grad Tate Hebrink played with University of Wisconsin-River Falls in USBank Stadium in an 85-70 loss to the University of St. Thomas.

Hebrink had three rebounds and three assists for the Falcons (4-2 overall).

Austin grad Deng Deng had 14 points, seven rebounds for Hibbing Community College as the Cardinals lost to Minnesota West 98-88.

Deng is averaging 7.5 points per game this season for Hibbing (2-4 overall).

Lyle grad Kristi Fett had eight points and seven rebounds for Minnesota State University as the Mavericks (4-1 overall) beat Concordia-St. Paul 83-60 on Dec. 1.

Grand Meadow grad Rio Landers had 13 points and six rebounds for Northwestern University as the Eagles (1-6 overall) lost to Bethany College 74-53 Wednesday.

Blooming Prairie grad Taylor Hagen had two points and five rebounds for University of Northern Iowa in a 64-60 win over University North Dakota Tuesday.

The Panthers are 5-3 overall.


Austin grad Abby Schammel, who is a member of the Gustavus women’s swimming team, took 38th place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:07.05 a the Pioneer Classic in Grinnell College on Dec. 1.

Schammel also swam on the fourth place 400-yard medley relay team that finished with a time of 4:15.84 and she was on the sixth place 200-yard medley relay team that had a time of 1:58.26 for the Gusties.