Aurora University's Sam Owens and Hannah Tomasko have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of March 5-11, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
Owens (Palos Hills, Ill.) hit .500 (11-of-22) with three doubles and one home run while driving in eight runs and scoring two more as the Spartans went 4-2.
Tomasko (Virden, Ill.) went 1-1 which included a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts over Meredith College. On the week in 15 innings, the rookie struck out 13 and had a 0.47 ERA.
Other position player nominations: Stefanie D'Anna, Concordia Chicago; Molly O'Connell, Concordia Wisconsin; Ali Woitovich, Dominican; Shannon Whitmus, Edgewood; Ally Fox, Marian; Brittany Bihun, Rockford;
Other pitching nominations: Katelyn Kohl, Concordia Wisconsin; Cat Klostermann, Dominican; Maddy Coppens, Edgewood; Paige Rauhut, Marian.