North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week – Feb. 3
Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week – Kellen Schreiber, Wabash
Wabash sophomore Kellen Schreiber (Indianapolis, IN/Roncalli) recorded a double-double on Wednesday with 10 points and 10 rebounds to lift the Little Giants to an 80-77 victory at Ohio Wesleyan. Saturday, Schreiber produced 15 points and six rebounds in the Little Giants’ 68-67 victory over 17th-ranked Wooster. Schreiber hit what proved to be the game-winning basket with 5.2 seconds left in the contest, moving Wabash into a tie for second place in the NCAC standings.
Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week – Maria Janasko, Wooster
Wooster junior Maria Janasko (Sheffield Lake, OH/Lake Ridge Academy) scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Fighting Scots to an 84-79 win against Allegheny. Janasko scored the first nine points for the Scots and was 10-of-14 from the field and 9-of-13 from the foul line. She also tied for a game-high eight rebounds.
Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week – Connor Rumpit, Kenyon
Kenyon senior Connor Rumpit (Brookfield, WI/Brookfield Central) continued performing at his best in long-distance events as the Lords defeated Ohio Wesleyan and fell in a close meet to Division I Cleveland State this past weekend. He earned four victories across the two meets, the most wins individually among the team. He won the 200 (1:39.96) and 500 (4:31.05) freestyle events against Ohio Wesleyan and the 500 (4:29.03) and 1,000 (9:23.83) freestyle events against Cleveland State.
Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week – Caylee Hamilton, Kenyon
Kenyon junior Caylee Hamilton (Wadsworth, IL/Woodlands Academy Sacred Heart) recorded three victories against Cleveland State, a meet the Ladies won 114-113. Her victories in the 50- (23.65) and 100-yard (51.67) freestyle events were both season-bests and met NCAA ‘B’ cut standards. She was also part of the Ladies’ 200 free relay (1:42.16) victory. Against Ohio Wesleyan, Hamilton posted a second-place finish in the 100 fly with a time of 56.69.
Men's Indoor Track, Sprints/Hurdles Athlete of the Week – Adriano Atallah, Oberlin
Oberlin junior Adriano Atallah (New Rochelle, NY/Regis) excelled last week at the Dr. Taraschke Team Challenge, winning the 200-meter dash with the second-fastest time in the conference so far this season (22.76). He also took second in the 55-meter dash (6.59) and won the long jump (6.38m) to move into sixth in the NCAC.
Men's Indoor Track, Distance/Mid-Distance Athlete of the Week – Zane Williams, DePauw
DePauw sophomore Zane Williams (Carmel, IN/Carmel) won the 3,000-meter race at the Friday Night Spikes Engineering Invitational. Williams beat out a field of 28 competitors, crossing the line in 8:51.99. His time was the second fastest among conference competitors this season.
Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Bryce Stricker, Denison
Denison senior Bryce Stricker (Cincinnati, OH/Moeller) found early success with a pair of wins over Wooster in the weight throw and shot put. Stricker’s best performance came in the weight throw where he placed first overall and broke his own school record with a new PR launch of 16.55 meters. In the shot put, Stricker tallied his second personal record of the day when he captured the event title at 13.86 meters.
Women's Indoor Track, Sprints/Hurdles Athlete of the Week – Courtney Owens, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan junior Courtney Owens (Gahanna, OH/Lincoln) won the 55-meter hurdles (8.59) at the Dr. Taraschke Team Challenge. Her converted hurdles time of 9.24 seconds ranks second among conference athletes. She also finished fifth in the 200-meter dash (27.25), a time that also ranks second among conference athletes.
Women's Indoor Track, Distance/Middle Distance Athlete of the Week – Alexis Gray, Wittenberg
Wittenberg junior Alexis Gray (Washington Court House, OH/Washington Court House) posted a winning time of 2:12.69 in the 800-meter run at the Joe Banks Invitational over the weekend. Gray’s time not only was the fastest conference time of the season, but was tops among all Division III athletes this year.
Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Alexis Johnson, Wittenberg
Wittenberg junior Alexis Johnson (Southfield, MI/The Roeper School) posted a winning leap of 5.81 meters in the women’s long jump at the Joe Banks Invitational. Johnson’s mark broke her own school record and was the best among all Division III athletes so far this season.
Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week – Jacob Zalenski, Kenyon
Kenyon senior Jacob Zalenski (Canton, OH/Jackson) clinched the match for the No. 11 Lords against a tough and ranked University of Northwestern Ohio squad on Feb. 1. His singles win came against 14th-ranked NAIA player Marcos Salazar (6-4, 4-6, 6-2) while his No. 1-doubles victory (6-4) came with classmate Austin Diehl.
Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week – Anna Winslow, Kenyon
Kenyon sophomore Anna Winslow (Sunrise, FL/South Plantation) started her spring season with the most dominant of singles victories (6-0, 6-0) among the Ladies roster as No. 14 Kenyon blanked University of Northwestern Ohio 7-0 on Feb. 1. She also paired with teammate Ilana Blackwood to help Kenyon earn a doubles point (6-4) against the Racers.
NCAC Milestones & Records (Jan. 28 - Feb. 3)
Hiram, Swimming & Diving - Senior Jenna Nelson (Bellevue, WA/Home School) broke a school record in the 100-yard IM in a time of 1:06.87 at the double dual meet at Oberlin, Saturday afternoon. The previous record was set by Rachel Patten in 2013 in 1:10.15.
Denison Track & Field - Senior Bryce Stricker (Cincinnati, OH/Moeller) broke his own school record in the in the men's weight throw with a mark of 16.55 meters in a dual meet against Wooster.
Wittenberg Track & Field - Junior Alexis Johnson (Southfield, MI/The Roeper School) broke her own school record with a 5.81-meter leap in the women's long jump at the Joe Banks Invitational.
Wittenberg Track & Field - Junior Alexis Gray (Washington Court House, Washington Court House) broke the Wittenberg school record in the women’s 800-meter run with a mark of 2:12.69 at the Joe Banks Invitational.