Sanchez nets volleyball honor
Janesville Craig High graduate and UW-Whitewater senior Sofia Sanchez has earned Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference volleyball player of the week honors.
Sanchez led the Warhawks in kills in three of five matches as Whitewater went 5-0 for the week.
In a conference match against UW-La Crosse, she recorded 17 kills on 37 attempts with only one error (4.25 kills per set, .432 hitting percentage). Sanchez totaled 13 kills and 19 digs against North Central College (Ill.).
She also recorded double- digit kills and digs against Illinois Wesleyan University with 14 kills and 10 digs. Sanchez had three service aces against both Illinois Wesleyan and North Central.
Warhawks sweep soccer honors
Two UW-Whitewater men’s soccer players earned both the offensive and defensive player of the week honors.
Senior Kevin Kron earned the offensive weekly honor. Kron scored both goals in UW-Whitewater’s 2-0 win at UW-Oshkosh on Sept. 28. He also scored a goal in the Warhawks’ 4-1 win over University of St. Thomas (Minn.) on Saturday in Whitewater.
Junior Aaron Sesselmann earned the weekly defensive honor. Sesselmann made three saves in the Warhawks’ 2-0 win at UW-Oshkosh. He played another solid match with four saves in Whitewater’s win over University of St. Thomas.
Whitewater High graduate and University of Dubuque senior Michael Zweifel is one of 127 candidates for the 2011 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete award.
Zweifel is one of 27 nominees with a 3.9 Cumulative GPA or better.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Zweifel ranks third all-time in NCAA history in receptions (all divisions) with 383 catches. He recently passed NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice in NCAA collegiate career receptions yardage and sits fifth all-time with 4,958 yards.
Zweifel, who began his college career at UW-River Falls, is one of 86 team captains and one of 56 all-conference selections honored to be a finalist.
Nominated by their schools, which are limited to one nominee each, candidates for the awards must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.