GLIAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Ferris senior guard DeShaun Thrower was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men’s North Division Basketball Player of the Week for Week 11 of the 2018-19 men’s basketball season.
Thrower accomplished this feat due to his performance Saturday, Jan. 26, against Lake Superior State University in front of a crowd of 2,000 at Jim Wink Arena.
In a match-up with first place up for grabs in the GLIAC North Division, Thrower scored a team-high of 22 points to go along with seven assists, six rebounds and two steals in a 97-76 win. He shot 9-14 from the floor and knocked down a pair of threes in 30 minutes while turning the ball over just once.
WCHA Men’s Hockey Goaltender of the Week
Ferris junior goaltender Justin Kapelmaster topped the week for Ferris athletes by becoming the third Bulldog to earn Player of the Week honors in their respective sports.
Kapelmaster was chosen as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Goaltender of the Week for his play against then ninth-ranked Bowling Green State University (BGSU) on the road.
In two games against BGSU Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, Kapelmaster helped the Bulldogs to split with the Falcons and had a WCHA-high of 76 saves while allowing just two goals on the weekend. He posted a 1.03 goals against average and a .974 save percentage in the two-game series.
With the win Saturday night, Kapelmaster earned not only his first victory in the net, but also his first shutout of the 2018-19 season and fourth shutout in his collegiate career. In doing so, he made 41 saves to lead the Bulldogs to a 3-0 victory over the Falcons.
Softball Opening Weekend
The Ferris softball team traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, to start their 2019 season.
The team made a statement with their first game Sunday, Feb. 3, and took home their first win of the season over the University of Findlay (Ohio) 9-1. They fell to Bellarmine University (Louisville, Kentucky) 3-1 in their second game of the day. Ferris senior shortstop Logan Fleming led the Bulldogs with three hits and two RBI’s against Findlay. In the loss to Bellarmine, Ferris senior third baseman Lexi Hongisto had two hits and Ferris sophomore out-fielder Paige Kortz had a hit and the only RBI of the game.
Ferris played a double-header against Kentucky State University Monday, Feb. 4, and fell 13-4 the first game, but won the second 11-4.