Area notebook: Beck helps RCTC qualify for national tourneyLake City’s Joe Beck was named the MVP of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference men’s basketball state tournament after helping Rochester Community and Technical College win the title and advance to the national tournament.
By: Ryan Nilsson, The Republican Eagle
Lake City’s Joe Beck was named the MVP of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference men’s basketball state tournament after helping Rochester Community and Technical College win the title and advance to the national tournament.
Beck recorded 11 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks Sunday in a 74-70 overtime victory over Anoka-Ramsey in the championship game.
The freshman was just as productive in the semifinals the previous day, registering 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots in an 84-67 victory over Northland.
The Yellowjackets are ranked No. 2 in Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association and boast a 28-2 record.
The national championship begins Thursday in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y., and runs through March 12.
RCTC faces Delhi, which is part of the State University of New York system, in its first-round game Thursday night.
SUNY Delhi (29-3) is ranked fifth in Division III.
• Caleb Rosenow, a Carleton junior forward, was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Sixth Man of the Year after helping the Knights earn a share of the men’s basketball regular season championship.
The Red Wing graduate averaged 9.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. He accumulated 21 assists and 14 steals while playing in all 26 of the Knights’ games. Rosenow, who also was named all-conference honorable mention, finished with a 56.9 field-goal percentage.
Top-seeded Carleton lost to No. 5 Gustavus Adolphus in the semifinals of the MIAC playoffs and didn’t receive an at-large berth in the 61-team Division III NCAA Tournament.
Rosenow scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in 25 minutes of action in the Knights’ final game of the season.
Carleton finished the year with an 18-8 record.
• Red Wing native Reid Cashman was named one of the top 50 players in the history of the ECAC Hockey conference.
Cashman was an All-American at Quinnipiac in 2006 and 2007. He holds the school record for career assists with 125.
ECAC Hockey, one of six Division I ice hockey conferences, is recognizing its best players of all time as part of its 50th anniversary celebration.
Cashman was one of five players recognized Wednesday during the ninth installment of honorees.
He is playing for Black Wings of EHC Linz in Austria this season and has tallied five goals and 20 assists in 54 games.
• Lindsey Wilson of Red Wing was named a fall 2010 academic all-conference honoree Tuesday by the MIAC. She is a sophomore on the St. Ben’s women’s soccer team.
To be honored, student-athletes must be at least in their sophomore year of school and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.