NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 1/21

NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 1/21

NCAC Weekly Newsletter - Jan. 21

North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week 

Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week – Connor Seipel, Wittenberg

Connor Seipel (Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison) collected a double-double with 16 points and 14 boards, to go along with four assists and four blocks in Wittenberg’s first overtime win of the week at Ohio Wesleyan. The Tigers’ big man posted a career-high 33 points in Wittenberg’s second overtime road win (92-84) of the week at Oberlin, adding six rebounds and six assists.


Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week – Lauren Longbrake, Denison

Lauren Longbrake (Groveport, Ohio/Hamilton Twp) helped Denison to a perfect week by scoring 14 points in a 66-53 victory at Wooster and adding 13 points against Wittenberg in a 78-76 win on Saturday. Longbrake capped off the game against the Tigers with a game-winning put-back with 0.9 seconds in the second overtime.

 

Men’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week – Cameron Gelwicks, Wooster

Wooster senior Cameron Gelwicks (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville Community) had three first-place finishes last week for the Fighting Scots, headlined by a 10:09.58 in the 1,000 freestyle during Saturday’s 136-94 win over Ohio Wesleyan. Gelwicks’ time led the field by nearly 22 seconds, and it’s the 10th-fastest 1,000 freestyle time in program history. Gelwicks now has top-10 Wooster times in five different individual events, two of which are program records.
  

Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week – KT Kustritz, Denison
 
The Big Red posted four first-place finishes against the University of Pittsburgh, led by a pair of wins from junior KT Kustritz (St. Paul, Minn./St. Paul College) in the 50 breaststroke and the 100 breast. In the 50 breast, Kustritz hit the wall in 28.47 to win. She held off teammate Kate Mesaros in the 100 breast with a winning time of 1:02.15. She was also joined by Angela Le, Maddie Hopkins and Gabriella Nutter who tied for first place in the 200 medley relay with a ‘B’ cut time of 1:44.84.
 

Men's Indoor Track, Distance/Middle Distance Athlete of the Week – Darcy Isaiah, Ohio Wesleyan

Ohio Wesleyan junior Darcy Isaiah (Akron, Ohio/Firestone) won the 800-meter race in a time of 2:02.45 at the Tiffin Dragon Open on Friday. The time registered as the second-fastest time in the conference so far this season.
 
 
Men's Indoor Track, Sprints/Hurdles Athlete of the Week – Ra'Shawn Jones, Wabash

Wabash junior Ra’Shawn Jones (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) turned in the second-fastest time in Division III this season in preliminary round of the 60-meter hurdles at Saturday’s Mastodon Opener Meet at Purdue Fort Wayne. Jones posted a time of 8.09 to qualify for the finals of the event where he ran an 8.13 to win by 6/10ths of a second. 
 

Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – David Carter, Denison

David Carter (New Albany, Ohio/Westminster (Conn.)) recorded a leap of 13.17 meters (43’2.5”) in the men’s triple jump at Otterbein’s Dave Lehman Open on Saturday. His jump tallied a second-place finish and was the second-best mark in the conference this season.

 

Women's Indoor Track, Distance/Middle Distance Athlete of the Week – Meagan Balch, Denison

Denison freshman Meagan Balch (Thetford, Va./Thetford Academy) clocked in at 11:01.87 in the 3,000-meter race at the Dave Lehman Invitational on Saturday. Balch’s time was third-best among conference athletes this season.

 

Women's Indoor Track, Sprints/Hurdles Athlete of the Week – Danni Gutelius, Denison 

Denison sophomore Danni Gutelius (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orian) tallied a jump of 1.53 meters (5’0.25”) in the high jump at the Dave Lehman Open on Saturday. The jump was tied for the fourth-best in the conference this season. She also logged a 30.14 time in the 200-meter dash.


Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Maya English, Oberlin

Maya English (Chino Hills, Calif./Ayala) led the Yeowomen with a first-place finish in the weight throw. The junior won the event with a mark of 15.24 meters (50-00). The performance is the second-best mark recorded by a NCAC athlete this season and ranks 33rd in the nation. The junior also added an 11th-place finish in the shot put (10.41m / 34-02.00).
 


NCAC Milestones & Records (Jan. 14 - Jan. 20)


Wooster, Men’s Basketball -
Wooster junior Danyon Hempy (Waldo, Ohio/River Valley) became the 44th player in program history to score his 1,000th point during the 21st-ranked Fighting Scots’ 92-59 win over Denison University on Wednesday.

Allegheny, Men’s Basketball - Junior Jordan Rawls (Pittsburgh, Pa./Taylor Allderdice) eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in an 83-66 victory over Oberlin on Wednesday.

Wooster, Men’s Basketball - Wooster’s 18 three-pointers during Sunday’s 106-80 win over Hiram College marked the fifth-most in the storied program’s history and the most since the Scots hit 19 triples at Hanover College on Nov. 30, 2008.