Sophomore outdoor women's track and field distance runner Hannah Wappes (Columbia City, Ind.) and senior softball second baseman Laurren Ladwig (Crown Point, Ind.) represented Manchester University on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week release announced Monday, April 2.
Wappes, the league's Runner of the Week, won two individual events at the Hanover Invitational March 31. The sophomore recorded the fastest times in the HCAC this outdoor season in the 800-meter run (2:20.93) and 1500-meter run (4:43.97) with the 1500 ranking second-fastest in Spartans' program history.
Ladwig, gaining her second successive Hitter of the Week honor, contributed a .571 batting average, .700 on-base percentage and 1.143 slugging percentage for the Spartans last week. The senior totaled two home runs, two doubles, four RBI, and six runs last week while also setting a new single-season school mark for round-trippers (13).
The complete HCAC Athlete of the Week release can be viewed at www.heartlandconf.org.