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Alumni Update: Austin’s Gach is catching up to his brother

Austin grad Duoth Gach is closing in on the older brother Gach Gach’s career three-point record at North Dakota State College of Science.

Duoth was just eight three-pointers short of Gach’s school record 178 threes entering today’s game against Bismarck State. Gach also has the record for single-season threes (132) at NDSC.

Duoth is averaging 14.4 points per game, while shooting 49 percent from the field, 46.3 percent on three-pointers and 77 percent on free throws.

The Wildcats have a record of 22-4 overall this season.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Austin grad Shayley Vesel had seven points and five rebounds for Saint Mary’s University in Winona as the Cardinals (3-19 overall) lost 68-58 to Carleton College Wednesday.

Vesel is averaging a team-high 15.6 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for SMU.

Lyle grad Kristi Fett poured in 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting as she grabbed seven rebounds in Minnesota State’s 84-62 win over Bemidji State University on Feb. 8.

Fett is averaging 9.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Mavericks (13-9 overall).

A pair of Grand Meadow grads squared off on the hardwood when Northwestern-St. Paul (15-8 overall) beat Bethany Lutheran (18-3 overall) 74-61 Wednesday.

GM grad Rio Landers, a senior at Northwestern, had 13 points and nine rebounds and GM grad Skylar Cotten, a freshman at Bethany Lutheran, had a rebound and a steal.

Landers is averaging 9.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.

Pacelli grad and Luther senior Sarah Holtz had 16 points and nine rebounds as the Norse (12-9 overall) lost to 58-56 to Central College Wednesday.

Grand Meadow grad Jordyn Glynn had a steal and an assist for the University of Saint Thomas (17-5 overall) as the Tommies lost to Bethel 65-49 Wednesday.


GYMNASTICS

Austin grad Maddie Mullenbach scored a 9.300 on floor and an 8.650 on beam for UW-Stout in a 188.800-187.625 dual win over UW-Wisconsin Whitewater recently.


TRACK AND FIELD

Austin grad Madison Overby set a new personal record in 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:54.64 at the Dakota Realty Alumni Meet in South Dakota recently.

Overby’s time was the fourth best time in University of North Dakota history and she was just two seconds behind her teammate Hannah Oscarson, who ran the third fastest mile in UND history at the meet.


FOOTBALL

Austin grad Nate Johnson has landed the defensive coordinator position at Central Washington University, a place where he served as the safeties coach from 2015-2017.

Johnson, who was a four-year letter winner in football and baseball at St. Cloud State University had coached the safeties at Stephen F. Austin last season.