Wittig, Boone named athletes of week

UW-Eau Claire women’s hockey player Courtney Wittig and UW-Stout gymnast Shadae Boone were both named WIAC athletes of the week on Tuesday.

Wittig scored a hat trick in the Blugolds’ big win over UW-River Falls on Saturday. It was her third hat trick of the season.

Boone won the floor exercise and the vault in the Blue Devils’ victory over Winona State last week. She set a personal-best score in the floor exercise.

Stout outfielder on player of the year watch list

UW-Stout softball player Mary Iliopoulos was one of 50 players chosen for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year watch list.

Iliopoulos led the WIAC in batting average last season, hitting at a .500 clip. That was the 12th-best average in the nation.

From staff reports