Kluting

Alaska Nanooks forward Michael Kluting looks to pass during a game against Western Oregon on Jan. 5 at the UAF Patty Center. Kluting and Nanooks guard Tymoryae Glover received honorable mention selections Tuesday on the All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Team.

FAIRBANKS — Michael Kluting and Tymoryae Glover, 6-foot-7 juniors for the Alaska Nanooks, received honorable-mention selections Tuesday for the All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Team.

Kluting, a forward from Palmer, and Glover, a guard from Pasadena, California, were the only Nanooks from this season to garner all-conference recognition.

Kluting averaged 9.0 rebounds to lead the 11-team NCAA Division II conference. He also was the Nanooks leading scorer with 13.6 points per game, which ranked 10th in the GNAC.

Glover finished his first season with the Nanooks as their second-leading scorer after averaging 13.3 points, which ranked 13th in the conference.

The transfer from California’s San Bernardino Community College led Alaska in steals with 21 total.

The Nanooks finished 11th in the conference at 5-22 overall and 2-18 GNAC.

Northwest Nazarene junior guard Adonis Arms was selected as the GNAC Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. The transfer from Arizona’s Mesa Community College led the conference with 20.9 points per game.

Saint Martin’s, which captured the regular-season title  at 24-4 overall and 17-3 GNAC, had two yearly honorees. Alex Pribble was selected as the Coach of the Year and senior guard/forward Jordan Kitchen received the Defensive Player of the Year award.

The complete all-tournament team is available at gnacsports.com.

 

Nanooks skiers start NCAAs 

Four Alaska Nanooks will be on the Nordic ski trails of the Trapp Family Lodge today for the NCAA Championships in Stowe, Vermont.

Senior Max Donaldson, a former West Valley High School standout, and redshirt senior Seiji Takagi, a former South Anchorage High School standout, are racing at 6 a.m. AKST in the men’s 10-kilometer, individual-start freeestyle race.

Sophomore Anja Maijala, from Wrenshall, Minnesota, and senior Kati Roivas, from Liperi, Finland, are competing in the women’s 5K freestyle, which is scheduled for 8 a.m. AKST.

The quartet return to the trails Friday for the mass-start classic technique races. The women power on the trails for 15K, beginning at 6 a.m. AKST, and the men go for 20K, starting at 8 a.m.

The top-10 finishers in each race earn All-America status. 

The most recent All-American for the Nanooks was Sarissa Lammers, who placed eighth in the women’s 15K freestyle in 2017.

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