WACO, Texas -- Jonathan Yanez of Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) earned recognition as the Red River Athletic Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week for April 7-13, while Ceara O'Donnell of OLLU claimed RRAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors for the same dates.
Yanez, a freshman distance runner from Corpus Christi, Texas, placed seventh in the men's 5,000-meter run at the University of Incarnate Word (Texas) Invitational on Saturday. He finished the race with a time of 16:39 in a field of 18 runners.
WACO, Texas -- Ciara Fraher of University of the Southwest (N.M.) and Amanda Hinojosa of Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) picked up Red River Athletic Conference Softball Co-Player of the Week honors for April 7-13, while Fraher doubled up with this week's Pitcher of the Week honor. This is the 10th set of awards for the 2014 season.
Fraher, a senior pitcher/designated player from El Centro, Calif., batted .643 and collected three wins as a pitcher in a 6-0 week for the Lady Mustangs. She played in five of the six games and hit safely in each game. Fraher drove in a pair of runs in a 3-1 victory over the University of Texas-Permian Basin, and she had another standout performance by going 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and four RBIs to defeat Langston University (Okla.), 8-1. Fraher also won that game with a five-hitter and one earned run in addition to throwing a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts to blank LU, 5-0. She also chipped in a five-hitter with one run allowed in a seven-inning victory over UTPB. In all, Fraher was 9-of-14 at the plate with seven RBIs and two runs scored, while striking out 28 batters as a pitcher. USW holds the top spot in the RRAC at 17-3 with a mark of 29-11 on the season.
WACO, Texas -- Reed Lavallee of LSU Shreveport (La.) and Jean Ortiz of Bacone College (Okla.) were named Red River Athletic Conference Baseball Co-Players of the Week for April 7-13, while Tim Hill of Bacone College (Okla.) collected his sixth RRAC Pitcher of the Week award of the season. This is the 11th set of weekly awards for the 2014 season.
Lavallee, a junior catcher from North Delta, B.C., was 9-for-20 at the plate and drove in six runs in a 4-1 week for the eighth-ranked Pilots. He had a pair of hits early in the week in a win over Alcorn State University (Miss.) then drove in a run in the first game of a four-game series against Huston-Tillotson University (Texas). After going 3-for-4 in a second-game loss, Lavallee connected on a double and two triples for four RBIs in a 22-1 victory. For the week, he racked up six runs, three doubles and three walks. LSUS climbed to 17-3 in conference play and 36-11 on the season.