Pioneers name athletes of the week

Pioneers name athletes of the week

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Women's Basketball - Allison Prestegaard, Junior (Amboy, Ill./Ashton Franklin Center), Center -  Prestegaard recorded only the second triple-double in the UW-Platteville women's basketball program's history in the Pioneers 83-75 win over UW-Stout on Jan. 3. Prestegaard scored 27 points on 12-for-16 shooting, grabbed 13 rebounds, and blocked 10 shots. The 10 blocked shots was the second highest total in the record books, just two shy of breaking the single-game school record.  

Men's Basketball - Robert Duax, Junior (Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead), Guard - Duax averaged 17.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in UW-Platteville's 2-0 week against the WIAC. He had 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists while seeing the court for 36 minutes in the Pioners' 74-64 win over UW-Eau Claire on Jan. 6.  In the conference opener against UW-Stout on Jan. 3 he had 11 points on 4-8 shooting. Duax shot 48 percent in the pair of wins and went 8-10 from the free throw line.

Wrestling - Cody Meyer, Senior (Spencer, Wis./Abbotsford-Colby), 197 pounds - Meyer finished in 6th place at the NCAA Division I dominated, Loras Open. All five of Meyer's opponents were Division I competitors and he finished 2-3 on the day. His two wins came by a 7-6 decision and a pin against opponents from the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa.