Sarah Hamm Butler Women's Basketball
Hometown: Winchester, Ind.
Hamm averaged 19.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in Butler's two wins last week. On Thursday, Hamm had 20 points in 21 minutes as Butler defeated Loyola, 72-46. On Saturday, Hamm had 18 points and two blocked shots as Butler defeated UIC, 51-48, to improve to 8-6 in conference play
Ben Averkamp Loyola Men's Basketball
Hometown: Germantown, Wis.
Averkamp carried Loyola (7-19, 1-14 Horizon) in two games last week, averaging 21.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. The preseason second team all-league honoree is the first Rambler to earn player of the week accolades since Justin Cerasoli won the award on Feb. 23, 2009.
Bob Akin Butler Baseball
Hometown: Carmel, Ind.
Akin led the Bulldogs with six hits during their four-game series at Fresno State. He finished second on the team with a .462 batting average. He singled in a run during Butler's 12-9 victory over Fresno State, in which the Bulldogs battled back from an early 8-0 deficit. In the third game of the series, he went 3-for-4 and in Sunday's series finale he was 2-for-4.
Tyler Deetjen Valparaiso Baseball
Hometown: Saint Charles, Ill.
Deetjen went seven scoreless innings in Valparaiso's season-opener at Murray State. He scattered four hits and walk one through the seven innings while also collecting four strikeouts. He left with a 2-0 lead before finishing with a no-decision. The Crusaders ultimately won their season-opener 5-2 in 13 innings.
Durell Busby Milwaukee Track and Field
Hometown: Canaan, Tobago
Busby competed in the 60m hurdles and finished first out of 11 competitors. His time of 7.79 broke his previous school record and is currently the 17th-fastest time in the nation. It is the first Athlete of the Week honor this season for him.
Ariel Kirby UIC Track and Field
Hometown: Lake Villa, Ill.
Kirby, a freshman for the Flames, competed at the Panther Tune-Up over the weekend in the 400m dash. She finished with a time of 56.94 for first place. It is the first time in her collegiate career she has been named Athlete of the Week.
Michael Tenzer Green Bay Tennis
Hometown: Neuried, Germany
Tenzer went 4-0 in singles play last week, turning in a 3-0 mark in doubles as Green Bay collected four victories.
Nicole Janek Cleveland State Tennis
Hometown: Clarkston, Mich.
Janek anchored the No. 5 singles slot, dropping just one set over the three matches. In Friday’s victory over the Cardinals, Janek breezed to a 6-3, 6-3 straight set win. The junior followed it up by rallying for a 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 win against Toledo, helping clinch the match for the Vikings. In her second match of the day, Janek did not drop a game in winning at love
Matt Jensen Milwaukee Track and Field
Hometown: Sauk City, Wis.
Jensen had two top-three finishes at the UWM Panther Tune-Up. In the shot put, he had a toss of 14.21m to take second place. He also competed in the weight throw and had a heave of 17.38m. Both marks are personal records and the weight throw now ranks second in school history.
Casey Crozier Youngstown State Softball
Hometown: Valparaiso, Ind.
Crozier started only one game in the tournament, hurling a complete game two-hitter against UNC-Wilmington. The right-hander notched eight of her 10 strikeouts in the tournament in that contest. Entering in the third inning against Howard, Crozier collected the wins with three innings of work. The sophomore allowed just one unearned run on the week, allowing opponents to hit just .135.
Vicky Rumph Youngstown State Softball
Hometown: Mount Forest, Ontario
Going 5-for-9 across the three games, collecting hits in YSU’s 6-1 win against UNC-Wilmington and in a 4-0 shutout at the hands of USC-Upstate. The junior saved her finest game for YSU’s 15-7 victory over Howard, turning in a 3-for-3 effort with a home run, double and three runs scored.