College Showcase: New schools, no problem for Veach siblings

Noah Veach, a 2010 Grand Haven graduate, is a member of an undefeated men's basketball team at Augsburg (Minn.) College.
Nate Thompson
Dec 6, 2011

Veach, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, has appeared in all five games for the Auggies, and is averaging 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.

Veach’s top performance came on Nov. 22, when he scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in Augsburg’s 91-55 win over North Central University.

The Auggies (5-0 overall, 3-0) are in first place in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Veach previously played at Trine University in Indiana last season, but transferred to the Division 3 school in Minnesota during the summer.

Veach’s older sister, Emma, is also enjoying a successful season at a new school. Veach began her career at Grand Valley State University before transferring to Michigan Tech University. She sat out last year due to NCAA transfer rules.

The Huskies, who are ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division 2, defeated rival Northern Michigan University on Saturday to improve to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Veach, a 5-9 junior guard, had eight points in the win, and earned praise from coach Kim Cameron for her other stats, including eight rebounds and nine assists.

“Emma did a great job starting it (rebounding) early,” Cameron said. “She should get credit for her play even though she did not score much. She does so much that is not in the points column.”

This season, Veach is averaging 8.8 points, a team-high 6.3 rebounds, and a team-best 3.0 assists per game.

After a pair of home games this week, Veach will return to West Michigan next week, where the Huskies will square off against Ferris State on Sunday, Dec. 18, and at Grand Valley on Monday, Dec. 19. The GVSU contest tips off at 5 p.m.

BEEBE, GVSU WIN CALVIN INVITE

Grand Haven graduate Aaron Beebe turned in a pool-record time of 48.26 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly, helping him take first-place honors at the Calvin College Winter Invitational on Sunday. GVSU won the meet for the third consecutive season. The Lakers finished with 1,183.5 points, while runner-up Indianapolis had 701.5.

Beebe, a senior, is coming off an impressive junior season in which he won a pair of GLIAC titles — coming in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly. At the NCAA Championships, he finished second in both events and also broke the school record in each event.

SEITZ COMPETING AT ALBION

Spring Lake graduate Rosie Seitz recently completed a strong freshman season with the Albion College women’s cross country team.

Seitz ran in every one of the Britons’ regular season meets this season, including their third-place finish at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships on Oct. 29, where Albion took third.

Seitz’s strongest showing came on Oct. 1 at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational at Loyola University in Chicago, where she finished in 21 minutes, 25 seconds. Albion placed 16th out of 35 teams at the event.

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