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HCAC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

January 28, 2013
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Men's Basketball - Barrett Meyer, Transylvania University




Transylvania University senior guard Barrett Meyer (Frankfort, Ky./Franklin
Co.) led the Pioneers to wins over Franklin and Defiance last week and has
been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball
Player of the Week.  The senior scored 21 points in an 87-68 win over
Franklin, connecting on seven of his 12 attempts from the field, including
4-of-6 from behind the arc.  In Saturday's 66-59 comeback win at Defiance,
Meyer led the Pioneers with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field,
including 5-of-7 from three.  For the week, Meyer averaged 22.5 points and
3.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 62.5% (15-of-24) from the field and
66.7% (8-of-12) from three-point range.  Transylvania (15-4, 10-2 HCAC) will
travel to Earlham Wednesday prior to a showdown with first place Rose-Hulman
in Lexington Saturday.


Women's Basketball - Courtney Prater, Hanover College


Hanover College's Courtney Prater (Anderson, Ind./Lapel) led the Panthers to
road wins over Mount St. Joseph and Manchester last week and has been named
the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of
the Week for the second time.  The senior forward posted game highs with 26
points and seven rebounds in the Panthers' 84-76 win at Mount St. Joseph
Wednesday.  Prater followed that performance with 23 points and eight boards
in a 68-65 win at Manchester Saturday.  For the week, Prater averaged 24.5
points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting
67.9% from the field (19-of-28).  Hanover (15-4, 9-3 HCAC) is set to face
Franklin and Earlham this week.


Men's Track Athlete - Troy Parrett, Defiance College




Defiance College's Troy Parrett (Cedarville, Ohio/H.S.) set a new school
record in the 800-meter run at the Defiance Invitational Saturday and has
been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Track
Athlete of the Week.  The sophomore won the event with a school record time
of 1:56.09, which currently ranks as the fastest time in the HCAC and ninth
fastest in all of NCAA Division III.  Parrett also anchored the DC
4X400-meter relay team that finished second at the meet.




Men's Field Athlete - Tom Postema, Defiance College




Defiance College's Tom Postema (Defiance, Ohio/Tinora) blew away the
competition at the Defiance Invitational Saturday and has been named the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the
Week.  The senior placed first in the shot put and weight throw with tosses
of 15.63 meters and 20.29 meters respectively.  His distance in the weight
throw currently ranks first in NCAA Division III and is the 12th best throw
in all NCAA divisions.


Women's Track Athlete - Creasy Clauser, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology



Rose-Hulman's Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville, Ind./Southmont) set a school
record at the Engineer Invitational Saturday and has been named the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the
Week for the second time.  The senior won the 400-meter dash with a school
record time of 59.80 seconds, ranking first in the HCAC this season.




Women's Field Athlete - Liz Evans, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology




Rose-Hulman's Liz Evans (Bicknell, Ind./North Knox) set the top mark in NCAA
Division III in the high jump at the Engineer Invitational and has been
named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Field
Athlete of the Week.  The senior won the high jump with a leap of 5' 10"
which ranks No. 1 nationally in NCAA Division III and is among the top 20
nationally in all three NCAA divisions this season.


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