Breaking News: Ladies Eagles Place Fifth At NCAA Midwest Region Championships

first_imgUniversity of Southern Indiana Women’s Cross Country placed fifth at the NCAA II Midwest Region Championships Saturday at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course in Cedarville, Ohio.With only the top three teams automatically advancing to the NCAA II Championships, USI will look to receive one of eight at-large bids into the 32-team field.Junior Hope Jones (Cumberland, Indiana) was the first Screaming Eagle to cross the line in the 6k event, placing sixth in 21 minutes, 42.8 seconds. Jones narrowly missed automatically qualifying as an individual—the top two individuals and any individual in the top five not on an advancing team qualify for the national championships.Jones would have an opportunity to receive one of eight individual at-large bids if the Eagles did not receive a team bid.Next across for USI was junior Melina Gryschka (Garbsen, Germany) in 23rd with a time of 22:13.1. Jones and Gryschka each earned All-Midwest Region honors for finishing in the top 25.Following Jones and Gryschka, freshman Jennifer Comastri (Indianapolis, Indiana) placed 30th in 22:32.8. Completing the five scorers for the Eagles were Jessica Lincoln (Palatine, Illinois) and Kate Henrickson(Boonville, Indiana) in 36th and 42nd, respectively. Lincoln finished in 22:42.2 and Henrickson in 22:49.9The NCAA II National Championships are November 18 at Angel Mounds in Evansville, Indiana.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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CUNA corrects false banker attack in Wall Street Journal

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA and credit unions responded to the latest banker attack in the Wall Street Journal Thursday, with CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle leading the response letters to the editor. Nussle responded to claims by a Florida banking association on credit unions’ tax status.“Critics of the credit union tax status say credit unions use a tax advantage to create a stranglehold on the market, a claim that is patently false. While credit unions were established to provide many of the same services as banks, their tax status has always been about the structure and mission of credit unions; it has never been about the size or powers of credit unions,” Nussle wrote. “A credit union’s growth is a key indicator that it is doing exactly what Congress intended when it established their tax status: it is successfully serving its members.If the banking lobbyists had their way and credit unions were taxed, the consequences for consumers would be detrimental; for the government would be inconsequential; and for bankers would be a windfall,” Nussle’s letter adds. “It isn’t hard to see why the bank lobbyists continue their quixotic bid to get Congress to tax credit unions. It’s equally easy to see why that would be a bad deal for everyone but the banks they represent.” continue reading »last_img read more

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