MIAC Athletes of the Week – April 9, 2019

MIAC Athletes of the Week - 2018-19

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

The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Throughout the spring season, team sports (baseball, softball) 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 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 Golf Athlete of the Week
Emmet Herb
University of St. Thomas
Middleton, Wis.

Emmet Herb had the low score among 20 players in Sunday's dual meet between No. 17-ranked Saint John's and No. 24-ranked St. Thomas. Herb shot a one-under-par 70, though the Tommies fell to the Johnnies, 6-4, in match play. Herb's 73.2 average over 17 rounds in 2018-19 ranks second-best in the conference.

MIAC Women's Golf Athlete of the Week
Ziyi Wang
Carleton College
Beijing, China | Lighthouse Christian Academy

Ziyi Wang was Carleton's top finisher - taking third place overall - at the WashU Spring Invitational, a tournament that included four programs ranked in the Golfstat top-10, along with six other programs ranked inside the top-40. Wang started the weekend off with a 76 and responded with a career-best 69 (-3) during the second round. That matched the second-best single round score in team history, while her tournament total of 145 (+1, 76-69) matched her career-best figure and tied for second in program history. The Knights won the tournament by 10 strokes.

MIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Jake Trondson
Hamline University
St. Paul, Minn. | Mounds View

Jake Trondson extended his singles win streak to eight in a row last week with victories at No. 1 singles over Saint Mary's and Macalester. The nationally-ranked Piper improved to 13-2 on the year with wins of 6-2, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-2 against the two conference foes. Trondson also went 1-1 in doubles action.

MIAC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Julia Boeve
Saint Mary's University
St. James, Minn.

Julia Boeve went 3-0 at No. 4 singles and 2-1 in doubles action for the Cardinals last week, becoming the program's all-time leader in singles victories with 60 over four seasons at SMU. Boeve dropped just five games in her three singles matches and has now won 11 in a row, thanks to conference victories against Hamline and Saint Benedict, as well as a non-conference triumph over UW-River Falls.

MIAC Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
Carl Klamm
Bethel University
Evanston, Ill.

Carl Klamm ran the fastest 400-meter time in the nation over the weekend, clocking in at 47.70 to win the Hamline Invitational. Klamm topped a slew of MIAC competitors at the meet, as well as a pair of Division I runners. His time is No. 1 in Division III by 0.09 seconds.

MIAC Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
Christian Velishek
Hamline University
Elko-New Market, Minn. | New Prague

Christian Velishek opened his outdoor season with a high jump of 2.00 meters to earn first place honors at Hamline's home invite. The first-year jumper leaders the MIAC in the event this spring and is tied for 14th in all of D-III. Velishek also finished third in the long jump at 6.38 meters.

MIAC Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
Mallory Adamson
University of St. Thomas
Rochester, Minn. | Lourdes

Mallory Adamson ran 1:02.61 in the 400 hurdles, just off her career best, last Saturday at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational. That time ranks No. 6 nationally and first in the MIAC this season. Adamson also ran on the Tommies' 4x400 relay team that clocked 4:00.31, the 17th-fastest time in Division III this year.

MIAC Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
Jessie Juenemann
Hamline University
Two Harbors, Minn.

Jessie Juenemann won the discus with a toss of 45.40 meters at the Hamline Invitational over the weekend. The throw is the best in the MIAC by 17 feet and ranks No. 3 in all of Division III this season.