Baseball player scores honor
Daniel Haugh ’12 earned the most prestigious athletic honor of his career this season when he was named to the D3baseball.com All-America second team. Haugh, who plays third base, was selected as the country’s second-best in that position.
Turning in one of the most prolific offensive seasons in Wheaton history, he stands tied for fifth in Division III in doubles (22), tied for sixth in RBI (61) and tied for 22nd in hits (70). His doubles total is a program best, while his RBI and hits rank third and fourth, respectively. His seven intentional walks stand second in program history, and his 108 total bases are tied for fifth. During his sophomore year, he was named the 2010 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Player of the Year.
14 named to NEWMAC All-Conference
Fourteen student-athletes were named to New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference teams for spring 2011. Student-athletes who receive the designation must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or better, attained at least sophomore standing and competed on a team for the entire fall season.
The student-athletes are: baseball players Hadi Raad ’11, David Longley ’12 and Eric Jensen ’13; women’s lacrosse team members Sabrina Fiori ’12, Hailey Colburn ’12 and Kristen Palmer ’13; men’s tennis players Trent Faltin ’11, Josh Fisher ’11 and Dennis Scarpa ’13; women’s track & field members Stephany Perkins ’11, Savannah Geasey ’12 and Kimberly Nash ’12; and men’s track & field members Nicholas Kacher ’11 and Ezra Citron ’12.
Swimmer wraps up stellar career in grand style
Swimmer Nicole Zais ’11 wrapped up a stellar four-year career by recording the highest individual finish at an NCAA Championship in program history, as she earned her third All-America honor by placing sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke at the University of Tennessee’s Jones Aquatic Center.
She picked up her first individual national award as an All-America honorable mention after placing 15th in the 100-yard breaststroke. As a sophomore, she was a member of Wheaton’s All-America honorable mention 200-yard freestyle relay team.
After breaking school records four times during the NCAA competition, she exceeded her own program mark twice, including a time of 2:18.60 during the 200-yard breaststroke finals. That bettered her previous record by 0.75 seconds.
Compiled from news stories by Scott Dietz. Read the full stories at athletics.wheatoncollege.edu.