FOREST, Va. – Hanna Hull and Keith Cooper of Virginia Wesleyan University were both recognized by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) for their performances over the week. Hull was tabbed the conference's Pitcher of the Week while Cooper was named the ODAC's Golfer of the Week.
Hull picked up her sixth ODAC Player of the Week accolade of the year as she helped the team pick up four wins over the week. In Wednesday's first game against North Carolina Wesleyan College, the junior turned in an absolute gem as she no-hit the Battling Bishops all while striking out 17 batters. In the second game, she took back to the circle in the top of the fourth, punching out seven over the final three frames and earning her third save of the season. Over the weekend, Hull stepped to the circle for game one against No. 8 Lynchburg. She'd go on to strikeout another 12 batters en route to her 18th win (18-1) of the year. The lefty finished out the week with 38 'Ks' over 18.0 innings pitched, giving her a Division III leading 208 on the season.
Cooper moved his way into the Virginia Wesleyan record books with his performance at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate this weekend in Jacksonville, N.C. The senior turned in the low scorecard in the Scarlet flight which consisted of 14 teams. On day two, Cooper shot a 63 (-7) which registered as the lowest round in Virginia Wesleyan history. After the three days, the Suffolk, Va. native ended with round scores of 75-63-67.
Softball returns to action at 3 p.m. on Tuesday as the squad takes on Eastern Mennonite in a road doubleheader. Men's golf gets back on the course on Monday as the team competes in the two-day Glenn Heath Memorial in Williamsburg, Va.