Cooper Rush’s season will go down as one of the best by a quarterback in Central Michigan history.
The Lansing Catholic grad became the Chippewas’ all-time leader for passing yards in a season in Friday’s 35-28 victory over Eastern Michigan.
Rush, a junior, passed for 391 yards and two touchdowns to break Dan LeFevour’s mark of passing yards in season. LeFevour threw for 3,652 yards in 2007.
Rush, a Charlotte native, has thrown for 3,703 yards this fall and should have an opportunity to add to that total with the Chippewas (7-5) eligible to compete in a bowl game.
Rush’s numbers this fall also rank in the top five for a single-season in touchdowns (25, tied for fifth) and completions in a season (319, second). He passed LeFevour to move into second place with his 25 completions on Friday.
GRAND VALLEY: Tara Lierman (Holt) has been a contributor on the Laker women’s soccer team that will be competing in the NCAA Division II Final Four on Thursday. The freshman midfielder has appeared in 23 games and has four goals and one assist for the Lakers, who are 21-1-1. The GVSU soccer team is coached by East Lansing native Jeff Hosler.
CALVIN COLLEGE: Several mid-Michigan natives have been contributors for the top-ranked Knight men’s soccer team, which will play in the Division III national semifinal Friday. Sam Hanover (St. Johns) ranks second for Calvin (24-0-1) with 11 goals this fall. Defender David Waterson (DeWitt) has an assist this fall, while Jay Noyola (Lansing Christian) has a goal and two assists. Hanover, Waterson and Noyola have started every game this fall for the Knights.
WESTERN MICHIGAN: Breanna Mobley had eight points and 11 rebounds for the Broncos women’s basketball team in a 70-48 win over IPFW on Sunday. She has started four of Western’s six games and is averaging 8.2 points and 6.0 rebounds.
OREGON: Trevor Manuel (Everett) has appeared in five of six games for the unbeaten Ducks men’s basketball team. He is averaging 2.0 points in 8.4 minutes per game.
COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES: Freshman Grant Colligan (Holt) helped the Orediggers capture the Division II men’s cross country national title recently. Colligan was one of four All-Americans for CSM at the championship meet. He finished 33rd overall with a time of 30:24.9.
ALBION COLLEGE: Jay Bard (Mason) has been a contributor for the Briton women’s basketball team. The freshman guard had 14 points, three rebounds and three assists in a victory over Dominican (Ill.) last week and is averaging 7.0 points and 1.4 steals.
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