Pioneers name athletes of the week

Pioneers name athletes of the week
Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week – Robert Duax, So. (Dubuque, IA/Hempstead) Guard – Duax averaged 18.5 points, two rebounds, 3.5 assists, and three steals in two games last week while the Pioneers went 1-1 on the week.  In Wednesday’s 76-71 victory vs UW- Steven’s Point, he totaled 24 points and six assists in 36 minutes.  Saturday against UW-La Crosse, Duax had a perfect night at the free throw line going six-for-six to go along with his 50 percent shooting percentage from behind the three-point line, finishing with 13 points.

Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week – Morgan Horstman, So. (Bangor, Wis.) Guard – Horstman led the Pioneers to a 1-1 record in WIAC play last week as they split a pair of road games with UW-Stevens Point and UW-La Crosse.  The sophomore connected on six-of-13 from the floor including two-for-four from beyond the arc, good for 14 points and added eight rebounds and four assists in the Pioneers’ 67-63 win at UW-Stevens Point on January 18.  In Saturday’s loss at La Crosse, the sophomore scored 16 points on six-of-13 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds.  


Indoor Track Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Kyle Whaley, Sr. (Tomah, Wis.) Shot Put – Whaley won the shot put competition in his last throw at the WIAC Triangular hosted by UW-Stevens Point.  His winning mark of 16.27 meters (53’, 4.5”) ranks ninth on the NCAA Division III national list.  The senior also finished second in a weight throw with a toss of 16.41 meters (53’, 10.25”), which is ranked 28 on the national list. 

Indoor Track Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Ian LaMere, Sr. (Green Bay, Wis./Hempstead) Mile – LaMere ran a lifetime personal best winning the mile at the WIAC Triangular hosted by UW-Stevens Point.  His time of 4:13.7 is the fourth best time on the NCAA Division III national list.   
Indoor Track Women’s Field Athlete of the Week – Rachel Beuthin, Fr. (Mazomanie, Wis./Wisconsin Heights) Shot Put – Beuthin won the shot put at the WIAC Triangular hosted by UW-Stevens Point on January 21.  The freshman’s throw of 13.18 meters (43’, 3”) ranks second in the WIAC and ninth on the NCAA Division III national list.    

Wrestling Athlete of the Week – Alex Costello, Fr. (Fond du Lac, Wis./Campbelsport) 141 lbs. – Costello earned a pin over Freddy Terranova in the dual meet versus Augustana College on January 20.  Terranova came into the meet as a contender in the most recent D3wrestle.com national rankings.