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Local briefs: Kaneland graduate earns athlete of the week honors

Kaneland graduate and Wisconsin-Platteville junior Ryley Bailey was named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Athlete of the Week.

Bailey caught 11 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns in the 49-19 win against UW-Eau Claire in a nonconference game.

Both the 11 receptions and 191 yards were a career best for Bailey and marked the second time in 2012 that he has caught two touchdown passes in a game. The 11 receptions and 191 yards are the most by a Pioneer since Sept. 11, 2010, against the University of Dubuque (Iowa).

Former NIU coach chosen as BCA board president

INDIANAPOLIS – The Black Coaches & Administrators selected Notre Dame associate head coach Carol Owens as its new president.

BCA executive director Floyd Keith announced the decision Tuesday.

Owens is serving her second stint on Notre Dame’s coaching staff. She was Muffet McGraw’s top assistant from 1995-96 through 2004-05, then returned to the staff in the same role in 2010-11. She also spent five seasons as head coach at Northern Illinois. During her two stints at Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish went to three Final Fours and won the 2001 national championship.

In 2008, she joined the Women’s Basketball Coaching Association board of directors, where she served as the executive committee secretary until 2011, when she stepped down to join the BCA’s 11-member board.

–The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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