College notebook: King receives All-MIAA honors, Anderson picks up A-10 all-rookie team plaudits


Central Missouri junior defensive tackle Weston King, a Palmyra, Mo., product, received All-MIAA second-team honors. | Photo courtesy UCM Athletics/Andrew Mather Photography

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — A former Clarence Cannon Conference Defensive Player of the Year is now an All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association wrecking ball.

Weston King is doing so for one of the hottest teams in the country.

The Palmyra, Mo., product was named to the All-MIAA second team this week, one of 16 players on the University of Central Missouri football team to receive all-conference plaudits. The Mules (10-1) won the MIAA championship and play host to Henderson State at 1 p.m. Saturday in the NCAA Division II playoffs.

King, a 6-foot-2, 286-pound junior defensive tackle, has racked up 36 tackles, five tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and a fumble recovery this season as part of a defense that has forced 22 turnovers this season.

Anderson receives A-10 postseason honor

ST. LOUIS — Saint Louis University freshman forward Tanner Anderson, the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer program’s all-time leading scorer, received postseason honors from the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Anderson was one of two Billikens named to the A-10 All-Rookie team, joining SLU freshman midfielder Carlos Leatherman.

Anderson scored four goals and registered one assist while appearing in 17 games for the Billikens, whose season came to an end with a PK shootout loss to UMass in the A-10 Tournament quarterfinals. Anderson’s older brother, Seth, a junior midfielder, led the Billikens with five assists in their 8-4-5 season.

Three C-SC runners qualify for NAIA marathon

CANTON, Mo. — Three members of the Culver-Stockton College track and field team are headed to California to run in the NAIA marathon national championship, which is being held Dec. 3 in Sacramento, Calif.

Allison Morris, a graduate student from Antioch, Ill., Faith Younce, a junior from Bonney Lake, Wash., and Kile Dowd, a junior from Danville, Iowa, each qualified for the marathon championship, which previously was held as part of the NAIA outdoor track and field championships.

To qualify for the NAIA marathon championship, student-athletes were required to average 50 miles per week during a 12-week training period that ran Aug. 9-Nov. 5. Additionally, each runner had to complete at a minimum a pair of two-hour runs.

The trio of C-SC runners logged more than 1,750 miles during training to earn three of the 100 spots — 50 men, 50 women — available for the championship.

Boyer earns first-team All-Midwest Conference honor

MONMOUTH, Ill. — Monmouth College quarterback Carter Boyer, an Illini West graduate, received first-team All-Midwest Conference honors after guiding the Fighting Scots to an 8-2 overall record and 8-1 league mark.

Boyer and Illinois College quarterback Destin Chance, who was named the MWC Offensive Skill MVP, were both named as first-team quarterbacks.

Boyer started all 10 games for Monmouth, completing 61 percent of his passes for a career-high 2,752 yards and 25 touchdowns. He finished second in the MWC in passing yards, touchdowns and efficiency while ranking third in completion percentage. Boyer also ran for 449 yards and six touchdowns.

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