MIAC Athletes of the Week – April 24, 2018

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners for golf, outdoor track and field and tennis on Tuesday. Student-athletes from Augsburg, Carleton, Gustavus, Hamline, and St. Thomas claimed the Conference's weekly honors for April 17-23, 2018.

The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated and selected by the Conference's sports information directors. Throughout the spring season, team sports (softball, baseball) Athletes of the Week will be recognized on Monday afternoons, with individual sports (golf, tennis, outdoor track and field) announced on Tuesday afternoons. The winners of the latest Athlete of the Week awards are listed below, along with details on their outstanding performances.

To view each sport's 2017-18 Athlete of the Week home page, navigate to the MIAC's Awards page, or visit the 2017-18 Athlete of the Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.

MIAC Men's Golf Athlete of the Week
Pete Sienko
University of St. Thomas

Sr.
Spring Lake Park, Minn.

Pete Sienko shot 65 on Monday with seven birdies and 11 pars to help No. 4-ranked St. Thomas rally to an eight-stroke team win at the Klinkner Classic in Sauk Centre, Minn. Sienko finished eight-under-par, claiming medalist honors for the third time in his career.

MIAC Women's Golf Athlete of the Week
Emily Thul
University of St. Thomas

Sr.
Alexandria, Minn. | Jefferson

Emily Thul logged two consecutive even-par 72 rounds to take medalist honors at the 12-team Wartburg Invite last weekend. Thul has scored a 72 in three rounds thus far in 2018, with her most recent par outing helping the Tommies finish second overall in the field.

MIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Mohanad Alhouni
Gustavus Adolphus College

Sr.
Tripoli, Libya | West Lutheran

Mohanad Alhouni won at both the No. 1 singles and doubles positions on Saturday as the Gusties earned their 300th consecutive regular season MIAC win, a streak dating back to 1985. Alhouni defeated regionally ranked opponents in both matches as Gustavus topped Carleton, 8-1.

MIAC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Briana Hartmann
Gustavus Adolphus College

Jr.
Owatonna, Minn.

Briana Hartmann remains unbeaten in Conference singles and doubles action after winning all of her matches from the No. 1 singles and doubles positions throughout three weekend matches for Gustavus. The junior's play was crucial in the Gusties' MIAC wins over St. Thomas and Carleton, as Gustavus handed both squads their first Conference losses of the season.

MIAC Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
Emmanuel Egbujor
Augsburg University

Jr.
Brooklyn Park, Minn. | Champlin Park

Emmanuel Egbujor ran the third-fastest time in NCAA Division III this season with a school-record 21.29 finish in the 200-meter dash at Friday's Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific. Egbujor's time was the fastest among Division III competitors at the meet, which featured entrants from all three NCAA divisions, as well as NAIA schools. His time is tops among MIAC competitors and broke his previous school record of 21.60 seconds, set in 2016.

MIAC Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
Eric Dols
Hamline University

Jr.
Prior Lake, Minn.

Eric Dols broke his own school record with a hammer throw of 200-1 to claim first place at the Concordia Snownami Open last weekend. Dols is just the second MIAC thrower ever to eclipse 200 feet on the hammer throw and his mark currently ranks second in all of Division III this season.

MIAC Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
Hannah Helstad
University of St. Thomas

Sr.
Sun Prairie, Wis.

Hannah Helstad ran a career-best 2:12.36 in the 800 meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific last Friday. Her time ranks fifth in all of Division III is nearly four full seconds faster than her previous best of 2:16 in 2017.

MIAC Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
Damali Britton
Carleton College

Sr.
Phoenix, Ariz. | Desert Vista

Damali Britton won the triple jump at the Cobber Snownami Open with a season-best mark of 11.48 meters, which ranks No. 20 in Division III this season. The Carleton senior was also the runner-up in the long jump with a leap of 5.32 meters, trailing only a student-athlete from Division I North Dakota State.