MIAC Athletes of the Week

MIAC Athletes of the Week
Baseball Athletes of the Week

Player of the Week
St. Olaf College junior third baseman Todd Mathison (Northfield, Minn.) had four multi-hit games to help the Oles to a playoff berth-clinching 5-0 week. He went 3-for-4 in Tuesday's win at Carleton, was a combined 3-for-6 in a sweep of Macalester and had a 4-for-9 day in Saturday's two wins at Saint John's. Mathison also hurled a four-hit shutout in Saturday's game one win over the Johnnies, striking out seven while allowing no walks. Weekly line: .526 BA, 10-for-19, 4 runs, 2 2B, 1 3B, 8 RBIs, .737 slugging %, .526 OB
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Pitcher of the Week

Bethel University sophomore pitcher Kyle McCracken (Johnston, Iowa) pitched nine and one-third innings of scoreless baseball to earn a win and a save during Bethel's 4-2 week. Against Macalester, he pitched the final three innings in the Royals 9-2 win to earn the save. Two days later, he pitched an additional three and two-thirds innings, earning the decision in Bethel's 4-1 win over Saint Mary's. In that game against the Cardinals, he came in with the bases loaded and just one out. The first batter he faced hit a come-backer to him, forcing an inning-ending, rally-killing double play. On Saturday, McCracken pitched two and two-thirds innings against Simpson, facing just one more batter than the minimum. He reduced his ERA from 2.70 to 1.93 in the past week, putting him among the top five pitchers in the conference. Weekly line: 3 APP, 1-0, 1 save, 0.00 ERA, 9.1 IP, 7 hits, 5 Ks, .233 opponent batting average.

Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Track Athlete of the Week
Gustavus Adolphus College junior Tyler Geyen (Watertown, Minn.) won the 110 meter hurdles in a NCAA provisionally qualifying time of 14.77 Sunday at the Meet of the UnSaintly. This time ranks him second in the MIAC this season. Geyen also placed third in the Javelin with a personal best throw of 51.91m (169’ 11 3/4”).



Field Athlete of the Week
Saint John's University senior Erik Diley (Prescott, Wis.) long jumped 7.17 meters (23-6 1/4) at the Ole Miss May Invitational at the University of Mississippi on Saturday. Diley's jump currently ranks as the top mark in the MIAC and fifth in NCAA Division III.  Diley, himself, is the only MIAC long jumper to have surpassed this performance in the last six years.



Women's Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Track Athlete of the Week
Gustavus
Adolphus College senior Laura Edlund (Forest Lake, Minn.) placed first in the 5000M on Sunday at the Hamline University Meet of the UnSaintly with a time of 18:06.29. This time currently leads the MIAC honor roll.





Field Athlete of the Week
Concordia College sophomore Leah Kay (Dassel, Minn./Dassel-Cokato) won the MIAC Heptathlon championship with an NCAA provisional national qualifying total of 4,550 points. Her score ranks her fifth in the nation and is the second best total in school history.




Men's Golf Co-Athlete of the Week
Augsburg College senior Andrew Womeldorf (Northfield, Minn.) shot a 1-under-par 71 to claim medalist honors in his final collegiate golf competition, as the Augsburg men's golf team scored a 304-315 dual-meet victory over Concordia on Tuesday at the Links at Northfork. Womeldorf led the way for the Auggies during the 2007-08 season with a 77.40 season-long stroke average, including a team-best 75.0 average in the spring half of the season.



Men's Golf Co-Athlete of the Week
University of St. Thomas sophomore Sean Barrett (Mahtomedi, Minn.) was medalist at the St. Olaf Invite with scores of 74 and 81 on Saturday and Sunday at the Summit Golf Club in Cannon Falls, Minn.





Women's Golf Athlete of the Week
Gustavus Adolphus College first-year Katie Schenfeld (Indianola, Iowa) shot an 81, which was the low round at LeSueur Country Club on Saturday, in a meet that included Gustavus, UW-Stevens Point and two individuals from Macalester. As a team, Gustavus defeated UW-Stevens Point 336-355.