CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced today that Central softball player Whitney Sowers and Coe baseball player AJ Reuter have been named IIAC Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 6, 2014. The Conference also named Performers of the Week in six spring sports. A trio of Spartans earned Performer of the Week honors with Josh Eastman (Baseball), Mitchell Sobotta (Men's Golf), and Rick Valcin (Men's Outdoor Track) being honored.
University of Dubuque senior Mitchell Sobotta (Arcadia, Wis./Arcadia) was named Men's Golf Performer of the Week. Sobotta finished tied for second place with a 145 (74-71) at the Illinois Wesleyan Spring Invite. He was one shot out of first place as the Spartans finished in third place as a team. The runner-up finish for Sobotta was his third top-five finish of the year and sixth top-ten finish in ten events. As a team, UD is ranked 20th in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division-III College Coaches Poll.
Sobotta is the first Spartan to be named IIAC Golfer of the Week since Martin Odehard and Eric Wolfe went back-to-back on April 8th and April 15th, 2012. The 2013-14 Spartans have been having a dream season with wins at the Edgewood Fall Classic, Loras Fall Invite, Division-III Midwest Region Fall Classic, University of Dubuque Invite, Elmhurst Fall Invitational, Ronnie Eastman Invitational, Webster Gorlock Spring Invite, and the recent Loras Spring Invitational.
The complete list of IIAC Performers of the Week can be found at: IIAC Athletes of the Week
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