BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners for tennis, and indoor track and field on Tuesday. Student-athletes from Bethel, Carleton Gustavus, and Hamline claimed the Conference's weekly honors for Feb. 5-11, 2019.
The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Through the conclusion of the winter season, team sports (basketball, hockey) Athletes of the Week will be recognized on Monday afternoons, with individual sports (tennis, indoor 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 2018-19 Athlete of the Week home page, navigate to the MIAC's Awards page or visit the 2018-19 Athlete of the Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.
MIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Minneapolis, Minn. | St. Louis Park
Aaron Goodman went 4-0 overall last weekend and celebrated his birthday on Sunday by rallying for a victory over perennial NCAA Tournament contender Wis.-Whitewater. That match was tied 4-4 before Goodman battled back for the 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7) result. Goodman also secured victories in singles and doubles play in Carleton's win at Carthage College on Saturday.
MIAC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Gustavus Adolphus College
Bri Hartmann started her spring on the right foot last weekend with decisive set victories of 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles to go along with an 8-1 No. 1 doubles victory in the Gusties' first match fo the year versus Saint Mary's. Hartmann went on to win her singles match against St. Scholastica 6-3, 6-1, as well as her doubles match against the Saints, 8-0.
MIAC Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Carl Klamm came away with a pair of first-place finishes at the Darren Young Invitational in Grinnell, Iowa over the weekend. The Bethel speedster crossed the finish line in 49.50 to claim the 11th-fastest 400-meter time in Division III this season. He also ran in the Royals' first-place 4x400 relay, which clocked in at 3:20.52, good for sixth-fastest in the nation.
MIAC Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Gustavus Adolphus College
North Branch, Minn.
Michael Hensch highlighted the CSB/SJU Invite for Gustavus, winning the weight throw with a McNeely Spectrum record heave of 60-5.25, breaking the previous mark by nearly two feet. Hensch's throw is currently 14th-best in NCAA Division III this season. He also took second place in the shot put with a throw of 52-0.
MIAC Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
St. Paul, Minn. | Johnson
Gabrielle Brown claimed first-place finishes at two different meets while racing in back-to-back days last week. Brown - who maintains the fastest time in the nation in the 60 hurdles thanks to an 8.79 finish back in December - clocked in at 8.94 in the event at the UST Showcase last Friday. That time would rank No. 8 in Division III this season, while no other MIAC hurdler has cracked nine seconds in the event this year. On Saturday, Brown won the 55 hurdles in 8.39 at the Meet of Hearts and aided the Pipers in claiming victory in the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:49.63. She also finished third in the 55-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 7.4.
MIAC Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Savanna Keiser placed first in the shot put at the Meet of Hearts hosted by Carleton College last Saturday with a throw of 40-9.75. The Hamline sophomore's toss ranks fourth in the MIAC and 48th in all of NCAA Division III this season.