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March 2021 TIB Newsletter

Dan Aronovic - Sunday, April 04, 2021



    HOBOKEN, N.J. – The No. 5 Yeshiva University men's basketball team once again earned a victory over a reigning D3 NCAA Tournament team, this time defeating Stevens Institute of Technology by a score of 88-70, at Canavan Arena on Monday evening. The Maccabees now move into a tie with University of Wisconsin-Platteville for the second longest winning streak in Division III men's basketball history at 36 games.  The Ducks were able to close the gap a bit before the end of the game, but it was not nearly enough as Yeshiva picked up the historic win, 88-70, to earn a tie for the second longest unbeaten streak in NCAA Division III men's basketball history.

For Yeshiva, Reef netted 10 points, grabbed three rebounds, and forced just as many steals. Leifer had six points, seven assists, and blocked four shots. Sophomore guard Matan Zucker generated six points, seven boards, and three assists, while freshman forward Nadav Altit (Netanya, ISRAEL) chipped in with five points.

  Tomer Frankel Earns All-American Status as Freshman 

Freshman Tomer Frankel (Jerusalem, ISRAEL) earned Honorable Mention All-America status with a career-best time of 1:40.68 in the 200 Butterfly, the 10th-fastest mark in program history in the event. He closes the season as the third-best performer in the history of the 200 Fly at Indiana.



Adva Cohen, University of New Mexico

Finished 22nd overall in the NCAA Women's Cross Country Championships, leading the Lobos to a sixth place finish as a team. Also named All-American for the 3rd time in 3 different events (Cross Country, 3000m Steeplechase and 5000m.)



74 SJSU Spartans Honored At 2021 Women's Scholar Athlete Celebration

Women's Water Polo player Lior Ben David (Kibbutz Ramot Menashe, ISRAEL) was named one of 74 Women's Scholar Athletes on March 29th.  Seventy-four student-athletes across all sports and disciplines earned GPAs of 3.5 or higher during the 2020 fall semester and/or a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA celebrated virtually with teammates, fellow student-athletes, administrators and supporters of San José State Athletics.






 Dor Saar to Use Fifth-Year of Eligibility as Grad Transfer

Orono, Maine – University of Maine women's basketball senior guard Dor Saar (Ma'anit, ISRAEL) will enter the transfer portal as she plans to explore her additional year of eligibility, offered by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a graduate transfer.
"After much time and consideration, as well as council with both my family and my coaches, I have decided to enter the transfer portal," said Saar. "In my four years here, I never thought about playing anywhere else other than UMaine because this program is so special. I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to play in Maine and to represent not only the school but the state. With the NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have decided to use my fifth year to try and play in a different conference. This four-year experience has been an amazing one for me. Thank you Black Bear Nation for your endless support during my time. I could not have asked for a better program or community to have been a part of during my journey. Forever a Black Bear."
Saar, a three-time America East All-Conference selection, leaves Maine as the program's top three-point shooter after knocking down 235 triples during her time in Orono. Saar ranks second on Maine's all-time assists list (507) and is the only player in program history to eclipse 1,000 points and 500 assists in a career. Saar, who ranks 21st on Maine's all-time scoring list with 1,069 points, averaged 9.1 points and 4.3 assists over her 117 games with the Black Bears.
"Dor has given everything to Maine Women's Basketball over these last four years," said UMaine head coach Amy Vachon. "She will leave Maine as one of the best point guards to ever wear the blue and white. With the NCAA granting student-athletes an additional year of eligibility, Dor will be looking to play in a different conference for her fifth year. While it will be strange seeing Dor wear a different uniform, I will always be a fan and cheer for Dor Saar. I wish her nothing but the best in her future!

Orel Ovil, Wichita State University

WICHITA, Kan. - 
No. 34 Wichita State men's tennis swept UT Arlington to finish a long weekend 3-0 at the Genesis Health Club on Rock Road on Monday. The Shockers played to clinch and the bottom half of the lineup ensured it'd be a short affair. Orel Ovil (Petach Tikva, ISRAEL) won the first singles point of the afternoon, a 6-4, 6-3 win over Hayen on court five. 

                                              Daniel Dudockin, University of Nevada, Reno

Match Recap: Men's Tennis | March 26, 2021

Pack opens Mountain West play in winning fashion

RENO, Nev. – Nevada opened Mountain West play with a win Friday, bouncing back from losing the doubles point to claim a 4-3 victory over Air Force at McArthur Tennis Center.  The teams traded points over the first four singles matches, giving Air Force (4-5, 0-1 MW) a 3-2 lead. But the Pack (5-5, 1-0 MW) had the inside track on the dual, with Isaac Nortey (at No. 2) and Daniel Dudockin (Kibbutz Kefar Masaryk, ISRAEL) at No. 4 each leading their opponents by a set.

Dudockin would even the dual at 3-3, finishing off Sean McKendree in straight sets, 7-6 (4), 6-2. And Nortey would clinch the victory for Nevada (5-4, 1-0 MW), 7-6 (3), 6-4, over Justin Waldman.


                             Eddie Winner, Illinois State University 

Redbirds Open Outdoor with Strong Showing at Ole Miss Classic

OXFORD, Miss. – The Illinois State track & field program concluded day two of the Ole Miss Classic with multiple personal bests and ISU top-10 performances at their first outdoor meet since 2019.  Eddie Winner (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) jumped onto the ISU outdoor top-10 list after his first outdoor competition as a Redbird, placing third overall with a clearance of 5.07 meters (16-7.5 ft.). That mark is the eighth-best in school history.





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