Allenspach Nets IU Athlete of the Week Honors
April 24, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - On a weekly basis, IUHOOSIERS.com will recognize the top performances in Hoosier Athletics by selecting an IU Athlete of the Week. For the week ending April 23, freshman men's golfer Drew Allenspach garnered the distinction.
Leading the Hoosiers to their second title of the season, Allenspach tied for fourth place at the Fossum/Spartan Invitational. He carded the second top-five finish of his career as he closed with a 73. On the heels of a 72 and a 2-under 70 in rounds one and two, respectively, the Sugar Land, Texas native collected a career-low 215 total to close out the event.
On the season, Allenspach holds a 73.56 average, which ranks second on the team, and he is one of three Hoosiers to play in all 11 of the team's events. He has recorded 12 rounds of even par or lower, captured five top 20s and eight top 25 and is poised to finish with the second-lowest freshman scoring average in school history (behind teammate Jorge Campillo).
IU has earned two championships in its last three events (Boilermaker Invitational on April 8-9) and secured two titles in one season for the first time since the 2003-04 campaign. Up next, Allenspach and the Hoosiers look to continue their red-hot play at the Big Ten Championships on Friday-Sunday, April 28-30. Northwestern will host the event in Chicago at the Conway Farms Golf Club. The tournament will go back to its 72-hole format with 36 holes played on Friday, 18 on Saturday and the final 18 on Sunday.
Hoosier Honor Roll
Senior Neil Kenner (men's tennis) - capped his career at home with a pair of convincing victories at the No. 4 singles position in the Hoosiers' matches against Michigan State and No. 39 Michigan. The victories increased Kenner's career-long winning streak to nine matches. The Hoosiers split the weekend with a win over Michigan State and a loss to Michigan.
Junior Melissa Soria (water polo) - continued her offensive tear at the CWPA Western Championship. She finished with 10 goals in three games to help IU to a second-place finish. The Hoosiers fell to Michigan, 4-3, in the championship game after downing Gannon, 15-3, and Slippery Rock, 11-2.
Junior Rachel Terry (softball) - pivotal in leading the Hoosiers to a 4-2 record this past week, including a 3-1 mark in Big Ten action. Terry led all Hoosiers with a .526 batting average while starting all six games. In the six-game span, Terry went 10-for-19 en route to .895 slugging and .571 on-base percentages. The Palatine, Ill., native registered two home runs, one double, five runs and 10 RBI in the weekly effort.
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