NCAC Athletes of the Week

Monday, December 11, 2017

   
  Men's Basketball (Click here for a complete list of 2017-18 NCAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week)
                  

Spencer Williams, Wooster
(Warrensville Hts., OH/Orange) 

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 43 (21.5 ppg)
FG/FGA: 15/25 (.600)
3FG/3FGA: 6/10 (.600) 
FT/FTA: 7/9 (.778)
Rebounds: 6 (3.0 rpg)
Steals: 5 (2.5 spg)
Assists: 8 (4.0 apg)

Wooster senior guard Spencer Williams recorded a pair of 20-point performances last week in wins over Hiram, 91-70, and DePauw, 83-63. Against Hiram, Williams poured in 21 points, dished out six assists and pulled down five rebounds, before scoring a game-high 22 on Saturday at DePauw after shooting 8-for-11 from the field, 4-for-5 from three-point range and a perfect 2-for-2 from the line. In the two games combined, Williams shot 60 percent (15-for-25) from the field, 60 percent (6-for-10) from beyond the arc and 78 percent (7-for-9) from the free throw line.

  Women's Basketball (Click here for a complete list of 2017-18 NCAC Women's Basketball Players of the Week)
        

Erica Johnson, Hiram
(Salem, OH/West Branch) 

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 25 (12.5 PPG)
FG/FGA: 10/13 (.769)
FT/FTA: 4/4 (1.000) 
Rebounds: 20 (10.0 RPG)
Steals: 5 (2.5 SPG)
Assists: 2 (1.0 APG)

Hiram junior forward Erica Johnson was the most efficient player on the floor for the Terriers in a pair of wins over Wooster and Allegheny last week. Johnson shot over 75% from the field, while averaging a double-double with 12.5 points and 10 rebounds. Her top game came against Allegheny, as she tallied her first-career double-double, while dropping a career-high 15 points. 

   
  Men's Indoor Track & Field (Click here for a complete list of 2017-18 NCAC Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week)  
 

Distance/Middle Distance

Hayden Baehl, Wabash 
(Haubstadt, IN/Gibson Southern) 

Wabash senior Hayden Baehl raced to the top spot in the 800-meter run at the Olivet Nazarene Invitational by finishing in 2:01.51. His time ranks among the top-30 in Division III through the first two weeks of the season.

Sprints/Hurdles

James Tanford, Oberlin
(Bloomington, IN/Bloomington South) 

Oberlin senior James Tanford earned a seventh place finish in the 400-meter (51.22) on day two of the Golden Flash Gala. Tanford was also the second leg for the 4x400-meter relay team that currently has the seventh fastest time in the nation of 3:24.5. The relay time was also just shy of the school record (3.22.77).

   

Field Events

Jahkeem Wheatley, Oberlin
(Mount Vernon, NY/Iona Prep) 

Oberlin junior Jahkeem Wheatley led the Yeomen in the field events with his victory in the unseeded pole vault. He cleared 4.27 meters for the first time in his career. Wheatley is tied with two other individuals for the 26th best vault in the country.

   
  Women's Indoor Track & Field (Click here for a complete list of 2017-18 NCAC Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week)  
 

Distance/Middle Distance

Linnea Halsten, Oberlin 
(Madison WI/Madison East) 

Oberlin junior Linnea Halsten set the Oberlin record in the 5,000-meter with her time of 17:01.00. Halsten finished first on day one of the Golden Flash Gala and bested the school record time of 17:02.46 set by Joanna Johnson at the 2011 NCAA Championships. Halsten’s time is currently third in Division III. 

Sprints/Hurdles

Lilah Drafts-Johnson, Oberlin
(Melrose, MA/Melrose) 

Oberlin senior Lilah Drafts-Johnson set a school record in the 400-meter at the Golden Flash Gala. Drafts-Johnson bested her own time of 57.12 seconds set back at the All-Ohio Championships last year, with a finish of 57.01. Drafts-Johnson’s time is the best in Division III.

    Field Events

Ana Richardson, Oberlin
(Eugene, OR/South Eugene) 

Oberlin senior Ana Richardson led the Yeowomen throwers with a sixth place finish in the weight throw at the Golden Flash Gala. Richardson hit a season best mark of 17.45 meters on Friday, which is currently the fourth best in the nation. 

   
  Swimming & Diving (Click here for a complete list of 2017-18 NCAC Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week)
  

Men
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          Women

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