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Southern Oregon athletes honored for recent performances

ASHLAND — Three Southern Oregon University athletes have been recognized for outstanding performances last week.

Football running back Brandon Baldwin, volleyball libero Corynn Jorgensen and cross country runner David Laney were named players of the week.

Baldwin was independent offensive player after rushing for 171 yards in Saturday's 22-15 setback to NCAA Division III Willamette. Baldwin rushed 33 times for an average of 5.2 yards per carry and also scored a touchdown. He also caught a pass for 35 yards.

Baldwin ranks fourth in the NAIA with 131 yards rushing per game.

Senior Jorgensen was singled out by the Cascade Conference as the top libero. A fill-in for injured Becky Johnstone, she led wins over Northwest and Evergreen State with a career-high 28 digs against Northwest and then eight digs against Evergreen.

Laney helped the ninth-ranked Southern Oregon men claim the team title at the NCAA Division II Humboldt State Invitational.

He won the 8,000-meter race in 25:25.

HALL OF FAME TICKETS — Tickets are on sale for Saturday's SOU Sports Hall of Fame Banquet.

The banquet will include a champagne brunch in the dance studio of McNeal Pavilion and speeches by the inductees at 11 a.m.

The 2009 class is made up of Shirley Huyett (women's basketball), Roger Duvall (wrestling), Neil Rivenburg (baseball), Dave D'Olivo (men's basketball) and the 1983 football team.

Tickets cost $10 and must be purchased in advance by calling 552-6772.