Two Bulldogs named GLIAC Athletes of the Week
Ferris State had two different student athletes named as GLIAC Players of the Week for week two. Ferris junior placekicker Wyatt Ford was named the Special Teams player of the week for converting three field goals. Ford’s final field goal earned the Bulldogs a 30-28 victory over Michigan Tech. This allowed FSU football to record its 27th consecutive regular season victory and 14th straight road win. Ford also converted all three of his point after touchdown (PAT) attempts to finish the game with 12 points.
In GLIAC Cross Country, Ferris State senior Logan Hammer was named the Men’s Athlete of the Week for winning the 42nd annual Ray Helsing Bulldog invitational on Saturday, Sept. 10. This also helped Ferris State secure the team championship for the event. Hammer ran a 26:14:6 in the eight-kilometer race, which was 40 seconds faster than his runner-up performance in 2015.
Women’s golf wins
The Ferris State women’s golf team won the Bulldog Invitational at Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids last weekend.
The Bulldogs took first place with a two-day team score of 635, which was good enough to edge Lewis University by one stroke. Ferris State shot a 321 on the first day of the competition and followed it with a 314 on Sunday, Sept. 18 in their second tournament of the season.
Ferris played at their home course for the first time since Sept. 25, 2012, which may have played a role in the first place finish. Ferris junior Morgan Zloto carded a first-day 79 and followed it with a 78 on the second day for a two-day total of 157, which was good enough to tie for first place with Northwood’s Danielle Little and Lewis’ Hannah Schultz.
The next four Bulldogs all played within two strokes of one another as Ferris sophomore Sydney Murphy placed ninth with a 160 and seniors Elizabeth Bauernfeind and Jordan Duvall placed tied for 11th, both firing 161 in two days. Sophomore Destiny Lawson rounded out the top five Bulldogs with a score of 162.
Michigan State Cross Country Invite Results
On Friday, Sept. 16, the Ferris State cross-country teams ran in the annual Spartan Invitational. Taking place in East Lansing, the women’s cross country team placed sixth overall per unofficial results.
The men were lead by junior Trevor Holowaty with a time of 26:18, landing him the 78th spot, senior Logan Hammer with 26:22 at 82nd and senior Kyle Richardson with 26:22 and 95th place.