The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) has announced that Kristen Winter has been named the Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, May 4, 2014. It was also announced the Becca Girvan was named the Pitcher of the Week.
Winter, a junior second baseman, hit .500 and slugged 1.100 while leading the Norse to the Iowa Conference Tournament title. She had three hits and three RBIs, including a walk-off home run in Luther's 5-4, 8-inning win over Buena Vista on May 2, then had two hits, including a 2-run homer, in a 15-11 Norse championship game win over Coe on May 4.
Girvan, a senior, threw 20 of a possible 23 innings for Luther to lead the Norse to the Iowa Conference Tournament title. She scattered four runs and eight hits while striking out three in Luther's 5-4, 8-inning win over Buena Vista on May 2, then returned the next day to strikeout nine in a 2-0, 8-inning win over Coe in the winner's bracket final. Girvan entered Sunday's championship game in the fourth inning and scattered five runs on six hits while striking out three over the final four frames to earn a rare 4-inning save in a 15-11 win over the Kohawks.
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