HILLSBORO, Ore. – The Northwest Conference is proud to announce Student-Athletes of the Week for the week ending February 18th.
Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week – Jimmy Wohrer, Puget Sound (Sr., G)
In his last-ever game in Memorial Fieldhouse, Wohrer (Redwood City, Calif.) recorded his first double-double of the season with 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Loggers upset No. 12 Whitworth to clinch a NWC Tournament berth.
Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week – Molly Danielson, Linfield (Jr., C)
Danielson (Beaverton, Ore.) joined the 1,000 point-club and becomes the eighth Wildcat in Linfield Women's Basketball history to score 1,000 career points in a 60-57 win over Pacific. She ranks sixth all-time with 1,003 points.
Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week – Sean Murphy, Pacific (Ore.) (Jr.)
Murphy (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) picked up a pair of wins at No. 1 singles in the opening weekend for Pacific men's tennis, this spring. In the win over PLU, he teamed up with Jonathan Chung for a win at No. 2 doubles as the Boxers blanked both of their opponents, PLU and Bellevue, 9-0.
Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week – Alysse Nakasato, Linfield (Jr.)
Nakasato (Mililani, Hawaii) picked up a singles win at the No. 4 spot against Lewis & Clark, 6-1, 6-0, as well as a win in doubles with partner Michelle Ly, 7-6.
Baseball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week – Casey Brown, Pacific (Ore.) (Sr., P)
Brown (Peoria, Ariz.) allowed just five hits and an earned run in a complete game, 4-1 win over Willamette. Brown fanned eight Willamette batters in the process for his second career complete game. Of the five hits he gave up, only one was for extra bases and his command was effective allowing just one walk.
Baseball Position Student-Athlete of the Week – Cole Pursell, Willamette (Sr., C)
Pursell (Oceanside, Calif.) batted .556, with a .778 slugging percentage and a .600 on-base percentage. He was 5 of 9 with 2 doubles, 4 runs and 3 RBIs. The starting catcher, he played in two of three games and recorded 2 or more hits and 2 or more runs in each game. In the 5-4 win over Puget Sound, he went 3 for 5 and scored 2 runs before driving in the tying and winning runs with a walk-off single in the 9th. At Linfield, he went 2 for 4 with 2 runs and 1 RBI. In the 4-run ninth inning, he walked and later scored in the 9-8 win. On defense, he earned 20 putouts and 2 assists with no errors.
Softball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week – Carly Bursch, Pacific (Ore.) (Fr., P)
Bursch (Santee, Calif.) made a pair of appearances against NCAA Division II Hawai'i Pacific. After a 2.1 inning relief appearance on Feb. 16, she came back with a complete game victory on Feb. 17. In the complete game victory, she scattered eight hits, two earned runs, and struck out four as the Boxers won 3-2.
Softball Position Student-Athlete of the Week - Hailey Miller, Pacific (Ore.) (So., INF)
Miller (Elk Grove, Calif.) hit at a .500 clip (9-for-18) as the Boxers went 2-3 in its trip to Hawaii. Miller had four-straight multi-hit games including a pair of extra base hits. She also drove in three runs en route to a .667 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage, plus 12 total bases.
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