6 Bison Athletes Earn Weekly Conference Honors
Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 16:10
Special teams: Adam Keller, K
Keller, a sophomore from Red Land high school (Pa.), earned Special Teams Player of the Week in the Missouri Valley Conference after making 4-of-5 field goals and three extra-point points in NDSU’s 33-21 win over UNI on Saturday. Keller made field goals of 30, 28, 43 and 28 yards in the game. The 43-yard field goal was his career best and his four field goals made tied a school record. Keller also averaged 63.6 yards on eight kickoffs.
Newcomer: John Crockett, RB
Crockett, a sophomore from Totino-Grace high school (Minn.), rushed 19 times for a career-high 122 yards and two TDs against UNI to earn Newcomer of the Week in the MVC. Crockett scored on runs of 3 and 6 yards. His 43-yard run to start the second half sparked a drive that put NDSU up 20-7. Crockett was the first Bison running back to amass 100 yards in a game this season.
Offensive Lineman: Billy Turner, T
Turner, a junior from Mounds View high school (Minn.), graded out to 96 percent with seven knockdown blocks against UNI. Turner allowed no sacks and no quarterback hurries as the Bison gained 419 yards of total offense. Turner’s protection allowed quarterback Brock Jensen to pass for a career-high 243 yards.
Offense: Jordyn Wallenborn, mid-fielder
Wallenborn, a senior from Camas high school (Wash.), was named the women’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week in the Summit League after tallying both goals for the Bison in a 2-1 double overtime win over SDSU on Saturday. Wallenborn’s first goal came in the 81 minute to force overtime and then she netted the match-winner with only 40 seconds remaining in the second overtime period for the win. Wallenborn is now tied for the NDSU team lead with three goals on the season.
Offense: Megan Lambertson, middle hitter
Lambertson, a senior from Litchfield high school (Minn.), was named the Summit League women’s volleyball co-Offensive Player of the Week after hitting .508 and averaging 4.11 kills per set as the Bison split a two-match road trip this past weekend. Lambertson had 16 kills in NDSU’s 3-1 win over Oakland and followed up with a career-high 21 kills in Saturday’s five-set loss at Fort Wayne. Lambertson leads the Summit League-only stats in hitting by 60 points.
Wahlund, a redshirt freshman from Minot H.S. (N.D.), was named Summit League women’s cross country Athlete of the Week after running a league-best time of 21:26 at the Stanford Invitational. Wahlund finished 16th out of 292 runners at the meet. This is the second time this season that Wahlund has received the honor.