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June 8, 2013

Sports in Brief: 06/08/2013

Julia Otwell on academic team

EAST LANSING — Traverse City’s Julia Otwell, a redshirt sophomore at Michigan State, has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District second team.

Otwell represents the Spartans on the District 4 women’s track & field/cross country team.

The former Central standout is majoring in biosystems engineering with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.82. Otwell is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a key contributor to MSU’s track and field and cross country teams. She placed eighth overall in her first-career 10,000-meter run at the recent Big Ten Outdoor Championships.

Otwell also earned her second-straight individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honor for the cross country season, becoming only the third Spartan in school history to be awarded back-to-back recognition. She represented MSU at the 2012 NCAA cross country championships in the 6,000-meter race and posted a top-25 finish at the Big Ten Championships in East Lansing.


Charity ride has been canceled

TRAVERSE CITY — The annual Cherry-Roubaix charity ride, slated for June 15, has been canceled.

The ride out Old Mission Peninsula benefits the Munson Healthcare Women’s Cancer Fund.

Cherry-Roubaix race officials expect the ride to return next year. A decrease in sponsorships contributed to the cancellation.

The remainder of the Cherry-Roubaix races and family events will go on, starting Friday, June 14, and concluding Sunday, June 16.


Bball league deadline June 10

TRAVERSE CITY — The registration deadline for the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA summer men’s basketball league is Monday, June 10.

Games will be played on Sunday nights, beginning June 16 and ending Aug. 18.

The team sponsor fee is $500.

There will be a round-robin format with an end of season tournament.

For more information contact the YMCA at 933-9622 or visit


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