North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week
Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week – Connor Seipel, Wittenberg
Connor Seipel (Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison) collected a double-double with 16 points and 14 boards, to go along with four assists and four blocks in Wittenberg’s first overtime win of the week at Ohio Wesleyan. The Tigers’ big man posted a career-high 33 points in Wittenberg’s second overtime road win (92-84) of the week at Oberlin, adding six rebounds and six assists.
Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week – Lauren Longbrake, Denison
Lauren Longbrake (Groveport, Ohio/Hamilton Twp) helped Denison to a perfect week by scoring 14 points in a 66-53 victory at Wooster and adding 13 points against Wittenberg in a 78-76 win on Saturday. Longbrake capped off the game against the Tigers with a game-winning put-back with 0.9 seconds in the second overtime.
Men’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week – Cameron Gelwicks, Wooster
Wooster senior Cameron Gelwicks (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville Community) had three first-place finishes last week for the Fighting Scots, headlined by a 10:09.58 in the 1,000 freestyle during Saturday’s 136-94 win over Ohio Wesleyan. Gelwicks’ time led the field by nearly 22 seconds, and it’s the 10th-fastest 1,000 freestyle time in program history. Gelwicks now has top-10 Wooster times in five different individual events, two of which are program records.
Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week – KT Kustritz, Denison
Men's Indoor Track, Distance/Middle Distance Athlete of the Week – Darcy Isaiah, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan junior Darcy Isaiah (Akron, Ohio/Firestone) won the 800-meter race in a time of 2:02.45 at the Tiffin Dragon Open on Friday. The time registered as the second-fastest time in the conference so far this season.
Wabash junior Ra’Shawn Jones (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) turned in the second-fastest time in Division III this season in preliminary round of the 60-meter hurdles at Saturday’s Mastodon Opener Meet at Purdue Fort Wayne. Jones posted a time of 8.09 to qualify for the finals of the event where he ran an 8.13 to win by 6/10ths of a second.
Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – David Carter, Denison
David Carter (New Albany, Ohio/Westminster (Conn.)) recorded a leap of 13.17 meters (43’2.5”) in the men’s triple jump at Otterbein’s Dave Lehman Open on Saturday. His jump tallied a second-place finish and was the second-best mark in the conference this season.
Denison freshman Meagan Balch (Thetford, Va./Thetford Academy) clocked in at 11:01.87 in the 3,000-meter race at the Dave Lehman Invitational on Saturday. Balch’s time was third-best among conference athletes this season.
Women's Indoor Track, Sprints/Hurdles Athlete of the Week – Danni Gutelius, Denison
Denison sophomore Danni Gutelius (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orian) tallied a jump of 1.53 meters (5’0.25”) in the high jump at the Dave Lehman Open on Saturday. The jump was tied for the fourth-best in the conference this season. She also logged a 30.14 time in the 200-meter dash.
Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Maya English, Oberlin
NCAC Milestones & Records (Jan. 14 - Jan. 20)
Wooster, Men’s Basketball - Wooster junior Danyon Hempy (Waldo, Ohio/River Valley) became the 44th player in program history to score his 1,000th point during the 21st-ranked Fighting Scots’ 92-59 win over Denison University on Wednesday.
Allegheny, Men’s Basketball - Junior Jordan Rawls (Pittsburgh, Pa./Taylor Allderdice) eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in an 83-66 victory over Oberlin on Wednesday.
Wooster, Men’s Basketball - Wooster’s 18 three-pointers during Sunday’s 106-80 win over Hiram College marked the fifth-most in the storied program’s history and the most since the Scots hit 19 triples at Hanover College on Nov. 30, 2008.