Local athletes garner GPAC recognition

Thursday, May 17, 2018

SIOUX CITY ó The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) has announced their All-Conference teams for the spring sports seasons and several local players made the list.

Baseball

- Brady Harpenau, Briar Cliff

Brady Harpenau

The Remsen native earned second team all-conference honors for the Chargers this season. The sophomore catcher batted .311 for the season with seven of his 46 hits going for extra bases. Behind the plate he threw out seven runners.

- Jacob Wesselmann, Briar Cliff

Jacob Wesselmann

The Remsen native was an honorable mention selection for the Chargers this season. The freshman pitcher went 4-3 with a 4.56 ERA in 51.1 innings of work, second most on the team, and walked just four batters in his time on the mound.

- Matt Wesselmann, Briar Cliff

Matt Wesselmann

The Remsen native was an honorable mention selection for the Chargers this season. The senior pitcher went 5-4 with a 4.62 ERA in 60.1 innings of work, most on the team. His 34 strikeouts were second most on the team.

- Elliott Conover, Morningside

Elliott Conover

The Remsen native was an honorable mention selection for the Mustangs this season. The junior pitcher went 0-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 24.2 innings of relief. He struck out 32 batters and closed out games for nine saves on the season.

Softball

- Kayla Tindall, Northwestern

Kayla Tindall

The Akron native was a second team all-conference honoree for the Red Raiders this season. The senior pitcher helped the team to a GPAC tournament championship and the NAIA championship opening round. She currently has an 18-6 record with a 1.81 ERA in 162 innings of work. She has struck out 146 batters so far this season.

Tennis

- Danielle Martin, Midland

Danielle Martin

The Le Mars native made the all-conference list in the No. 6 singles spot as well as in the No. 3 doubles position along with doubles partner Carolyn Howton of Gering, Nebraska. The sophomore helped the Warriors to a 13-9 overall record this season and 6-1 GPAC mark, tying Hastings College for the best record and earning a co-regular season championship.

Track & Field

- Robert Iron Shell, Briar Cliff

Robert Iron Shell

The Le Mars native earned the menís track performance of the GPAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship as voted on by league coaches. Iron Shell won the 400 meter race in a time of 48.20 seconds to become a four-time GPAC Outdoor Champion in the event.

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