The American Rivers Conference has announced that Luther College senior Blake Banowetz (Bellevue, Iowa/Marquette Catholic) has been named the league's softball Position Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 7.
Banowetz held lead No. 24 to six wins last week, including four against A-R-C opponents. The Norse defeated Loras (8-0, 16-3), Augustana (IL) (4-3, 4-3) and Buena Vista (6-0, 5-1). She batted .529 (9-of-17) with nine RBI and four runs scored and posted a .882 slugging percentage behind three doubles and one home run. She is now batting .471 with 24 rbi.