BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners for cross country and golf on Tuesday. Student-athletes from Carleton, St. Olaf, and St. Thomas claimed the Conference's weekly honors for October 1-7, 2019.
The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Throughout the fall season, team sports (football, soccer, and volleyball) Athletes of the Week will be recognized on Monday afternoons, with individual sports (cross country and golf) announced on Tuesday afternoons. The winners of the latest Athlete of the Week awards are listed below, along with details on their outstanding performances.
To view each sport's 2019-20 Athlete of the Week home page, navigate to the MIAC's Awards page or visit the 2019-20 Athlete of the Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.
Matt Wilkinson was the runner-up in the 446-racer field at the 29-team UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational over the weekend. Wilkinson finished with a time of 24:58.3, placing second behind only All-American David Fassbender of Wis.-Whitewater. Wilkinson's time helped the Knights to a third-place finish at the race.
Bryony Hawgood won her third straight race and recorded the fastest 6K time of her career for No. 33 St. Olaf at Friday's UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational. The senior claimed the individual title with a time of 21:53.8, which is tied for the seventh-fastest 6K time in program history. Her first-place finish helped the Oles place third in the 27-team field, trailing only No. 18 Wis.-Eau Claire and NCAA Division I University of Minnesota.
Emmet Herb earned medalist honors at the 2019 MIAC Men's Golf Championships over the weekend after carding a 54-hole total of 211 - the second-lowest three-round tally in MIAC Championship history. Herb shot a 74 in the opening round on Sunday before going 69-68 over the final 36 holes on Monday. Herb also tied former Gustavus standout John Bleyhl's 1988 record for the lowest final round by an individual champion with a third-round 68 to close out his final MIAC meet.