Ohio Wesleyan University senior Devin Van Winkle (Plain City/Jonathan Alder) and freshman Marie Overing (Amsterdam, the Netherlands/Vossius Gymnasium) have been named North Coast Athletic Conference Players of the Week for the week of April 3, it was announced by the NCAC.
Van Winkle powered Ohio Wesleyan to a split of an NCAC West Division series at Wittenberg. In the opener on Saturday, he doubled home two runs to cap a 3-run rally that broke a 3-3 tie. In Saturday’s nightcap, he smashed a 2-run homer to help the Bishops wipe out a 3-0 deficit. In the opener on Sunday, he doubled home two runs during a 4-run fifth inning that gave the Bishops a 6-0 lead. In Sunday’s nightcap, he crushed a 3-run homer in the first inning and a 2-run shot in the third inning. In the 4-game series, he batted .368 (7-for-19) with 3 home runs, 2 doubles, 11 RBI, 5 runs scored, and a slugging percentage of .947.
Overing, a member of the Ohio Wesleyan women’s golf team, was named Women’s Golfer of the Week; and Van Winkle, a first baseman on the Ohio Wesleyan baseball team, was named Baseball Player of the Week.
Overing won a playoff for medalist honors to help Ohio Wesleyan win the team title at the Miami Whitewater Classic on Saturday and Sunday. Overing turned in a 90 on Sunday to finish in a tie for first place in the individual standings at 177. In the sudden-death playoff for medalist honors, both golfers made par on the first hole before Overing emerged as the victor with a par on the second hole.
OWU Sports Information contributed to this report.