MIAC Athletes of the Week – October 1, 2019

Athletes of the Week

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners for golf on Tuesday. Student-athletes from Carleton, Concordia, and Gustavus claimed the Conference's weekly honors for September 24-30, 2019.

The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Throughout the fall season, team sports (football, soccer, and volleyball) Athletes of the Week will be recognized on Monday afternoons, with individual sports (cross country and golf) 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 2019-20 Athlete of the Week home page, navigate to the MIAC's Awards page or visit the 2019-20 Athlete of the Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.

MIAC Men's Golf Athlete of the Week
Gage Stromme
Concordia College

Fargo, N.D. | Park Christian

Gage Stromme chipped in for eagle on the 18th hole in the final round of the Gustavus Twin Cities Classic held at Minnesota Valley Country Club to tie for individual medalist honors. His two-under 71 on Day 3 of the tournament helped the Cobbers jump up three spots to finish in third place in the final team standings. The win is Stromme's second in the last three tournament and his three rounds over the weekend dropped his season average to 73.9 for the year.

MIAC Men's Golf Athlete of the Week
Jacob Pedersen
Gustavus Adolphus College

Minnetonka, Minn.

Jacob Pedersen shot two rounds of one-under-par golf followed by an even-par 73 on Monday to finish in a tie for medalist honors at the Twin Cities Classic over the weekend. The sophomore helped the Gusties claim a team victory in the final regular season meet before the upcoming MIAC Championships. Pedersen led or was tied for the lead through all three rounds of the tournament.

MIAC Women's Golf Athlete of the Week
Alyssa Akiyama
Carleton College

Terrace Park, Ohio | Seven Hills School

Alyssa Akiyama earned medalist honors for the second time in her career by setting the MIAC 54-hole championship record for the third time in four seasons and the second year in a row, this time shooting a 220 (73-73-74) over the three-day MIAC Championship tournament this past weekend. Akiyama - who also holds the 18-hole championship record at 70 - tied the 54-hole conference record with a 224 in 2016 and briefly set a new mark last year at 223 in 2018 before teammate Ziyi Wang finished with a 221 later in the day.