Athletes of the Week
Men’s Basketball — Senior forward Nate Maurer scored a career-high 41 points in Saturday’s 72–71 victory over 12th-ranked Rochester, including the game-winning layup with 2.2 seconds remaining in regulation. After scoring just 10 points in the first half, Maurer caught fire in the second. He hit six of seven three-pointers and went 10 of 14 from the field overall in the period. Maurer next leads the Tartans against Lycoming College on Tuesday night.
Women’s Basketball — First-year forward Rachelle Roll scored a career-high 16 points and added three assists in 29 minutes of action during Saturday’s loss to Rochester. Roll also went 8–8 from the foul line.
Men’s Swimming — Evan Powell and Brian Hunter each recorded three first-place finishes in this weekend’s meet at Grove City. Hunter was victorious in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 59.72, while Powell took the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 54.75. The pair then teamed with David Krzeminski and Michael Bailey to win both the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Men’s Cross-country — Senior runner Dana Irrer was named University Athletic Association men’s cross-country athlete of the week for his fifth-place performance in last weekend’s NCAA team championships. Irrer’s All-American performance helped propel the Tartans to eighth place in the race and came just a week after he led the team to third place in the region. Along with senior Nick End, Irrer helped to propel the Tartans to an elite national level throughout his four years at CMU.