BAY CITY, Mich. - Grand Valley State University senior infielder Katie Martin (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) and Ferris State University senior pitcher Dana Bowler (Lockport, Ill./Lockport) and have been chosen as the GLIAC Softball "Player of the Week" and "Pitcher of the Week", respectively.
GLIAC Softball Player of
Grand Valley State University
Senior, IF, R/R
Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer
Grand Valley State University senior first baseman Katie Martin batted .500 (11-for-22) with a 1.182 slugging percentage as GVSU went 6-0 over the weekend and clinched its second straight GLIAC regular season championship. Martin totaled three doubles, four home runs, and 13 RBI over the weekend. She homered in three different games and tallied at least one hit and one RBI in five of the six contests. Martin went 3-for-4 with two homers and five RBI in GVSU’s 11-0 victory over Findlay on Saturday.
Softball Player Weekly Honor Roll: Kourtney Yarnall - AU, Alyssa Smith- FS, Jenna Motuza - UF, Sarah Klopfer - HC, Paige Shields - NU, Taylor Thomas - OD, Samantha Sutton- SV, Brianna Gamm- TU, Marissa Bondoni - WU, Logan White - WS.
2013 "Players of the Week": (3/12) S. Zaborowski - NU, (3/19) C. Jividen - ODU, (3/25) E. Jones - GV, (4/1) K. Martin - GV, (4/8) A. Dunleavy - FS, (4/15) K. Bertram - GV, (4/22) C. Borders - UF, (4/29) K. Martin - GV.
GLIAC Softball Pitcher of
Ferris State University
Senior, Pitcher, R/R
Ferris State University senior pitcher Dana Bowler had a dominant week of action for the Bulldogs in leading FSU to eight-straight wins over a four-day span. The veteran ace registered a 7-0 mark for the Bulldogs on the week with a 0.00 earned run average as she did not allow a single run in 45 and one-third innings of work. Bowler’s totals included six complete game performances in six starts along with five shutout victories. Bowler also recorded her 600th career strikeout on Friday and has shattered the school single-season mark with 193 K’s.
Softball Player Weekly Honor Roll: Brittany Dauterman - UF, Sara Andrasik - GV, Sarah Grunert - HC, Maddison Sebald - NU, Rachel Stanzel - OD, Chelsea Davis - SV, Amber Young- TU, Mackenzie Boehler - WS.
2013 "Pitchers of the Week": (3/12) H. Santora - GV, (3/19) M. Boehler - WSU, (3/25) R. Stanzal - ODU, (4/1) H. Santora - GV, (4/8) A. Young - TU, (4/15) Sara Andrasik - GV, (4/22) D. Bowler - FS, (4/29) D. Bowler - FS.