Thursday, October 23, 2014

OU athletes earn KCAC honors

By The Herald Staff | 4/2/2014

Four Ottawa University student-athletes were selected conference players of the week.

Erin Shriver was the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s golfer of the week. Aaron Marshall won the baseball honors.

Four Ottawa University student-athletes were selected conference players of the week.

Erin Shriver was the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s golfer of the week. Aaron Marshall won the baseball honors.

Lydia Budke was the softball player of the week. Gabby Markham was selected the softball pitcher of the week.

ERIN SHRIVER

She is the first women’s golfer in program history to earn the honor.

This is the first season women’s golf will have a championship, so it is the first season an athlete of the week as been recognized.

Shriver tied for third at the Graceland Invitational (Iowa) with a two-day score of 166. She helped lead the Lady Braves to a third-place finish in the 14-team field.

AARON MARSHALL

In four games last week, Marshall went 9-for-15 as Ottawa split a four-game series with McPherson. In the Braves’ come from behind victory over McPherson, Marshall delivered his sixth home run of the season with a two-run blast over the right field fence to give Ottawa a 4-3 victory.

Marshall ended the week with a slugging percentage of 1.200, a .600 batting average and an on base percentage of .625. He tallied three home runs, scored six runs, had eight RBIs, stole three bases and drew a walk.

LYDIA BUDKE

Budke earns her second player of the week award following a three-win week for the Lady Braves.

During the four-game stretch, Budke hit .615 and slugged .846. She tallied eight hits in 13 at bats and a RBI in three of the four games. Budke’s top game came against Sterling. During the second game of a doubleheader, she went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBIs.

GABBY MARKHAM

Markham threw two complete games for the Lady Braves this past week.

Her first appearance came against Sterling where she allowed two runs (unearned) on four hits while striking out eight.

Markham shutout No. 24 Friends in her second appearance where she allowed three hits while striking out six batters and walking one. The Lady Braves beat Sterling 7-2, and Friends, 2-0.

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