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College notebook: Freitag’s soccer, academic feats honored

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One wonders how Jorie Freitag has time for it all.

Between captaining the No. 17-ranked University of Rochester soccer team, pursuing a medical career and singing in an a capella group, the senior from Seton Catholic juggles plenty of tasks.

Last week, the university honored her achievements. Freitag was honored with the Garnish Scholar Award, given for outstanding performance in the classroom, where she has a 3.98 GPA, on the soccer field, and in the community.

Freitag has led Rochester, an NCAA Division-III program to a 7-1 record. The forward scored her second goal of the season in a 2-0 win over Houghton on Oct. 1.

Freitag is majoring in Brain and Cognitive Science. She is working as a research assistant in the University of Rochester Medical Center Emergency Department.

To top it off, she also a member of an a capella singing group in the university’s Eastman School of Music.

Cross Country

Emma Jenkins’ trail has brought her closer to home.

The Columbian’s 2018 All-Region runner of the year at Camas High, Jenkins ran well in her first cross country race for the University of Portland.

The sophomore placed 28th among a host of talented runners at the Dellinger Invitational, hosted by the University of Oregon. She covered 6,000 meters in 20 minutes, 35 seconds — a personal best and the second fastest among 11 Portland runners.

Jenkins spent her freshman season at Washington State, where she was WSU’s top finisher in three of five races. She won her first collegiate meet, outpacing all runners at the Cougar Classic.

Amelia Pullen, a freshman from Washougal, set Warner Pacific’s school record for 5,000 meters, winning the Cascade Conference Preview meet in 17:46.

“I pretty much just went out there without too many expectations other than to do what I love and run,” Pullen, last year’s 2A state champion, told the school’s website.

Volleyball

Brooke Van Sickle, a redshirt junior from Battle Ground, notched her 100th kill of the season in Hawaii’s four-set win over Cal State Northridge on Sept. 29.

Van Sickle leads the team with 118 digs and ranks second on the team in digs.

Hawaii is 12-1 on the season.

Men’s Soccer

Brandon Wolter, a sophomore from Union, has started all six matches as Western Washington’s goalkeeper. Wolter has a 3-3 record, a goals-against average of 1.58 and one shutout.

Know of a notable performance by a college athlete from Clark County? Pass it on to sport editor Micah Rice via email at micah.rice@columbian.com.

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