Campus Corner

Area college honors for Oct. 21


• Missouri senior Molly Kreklow is the Southeastern Conference player of the week after the Tigers beat Georgia and No. 2 Florida last week. The Tigers, 23-0 and 7-0 in the SEC, are the only undefeated team in the conference and moved up seven spots to No. 11 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll Monday. Kreklow, a setter, had 45 assists in MU’s win over Florida.

• Kansas’ Chelsea Albers was the defensive player of the week. She had six blocks and 10 digs in the Jayhawks’ 3-1 win Saturday at West Virginia. KU, 17-4, moved up one spot in the poll to No. 22.

• Kansas State senior Kaitlynn Pelger, formerly of Olathe South, was chosen Big 12 offensive player of the week Monday. She recently became the fourth Wildcat to record 1,400 career kills after a 15-kill performance in K-State’s sweep of Texas Tech on Saturday.

• Park junior Juliana Barros is the American Midwest Conference player of the week. The Pirates, ranked No. 10 in NAIA, play host to No. 6 MidAmerica Nazarene on Tuesday.


• Missouri freshman Alyssa Diggs is the SEC’s offensive player of the week after scoring the game-winning goal in MU’s 2-1 win over No. 7 South Carolina on Friday.

• UMKC swept the Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s defensive player of the week awards. Sophomore goalkeeper Nina Tzianos picked up her fourth shutout of the season and second in as many games as the Kangaroos beat Grand Canyon 1-0 and junior Michael Oakley, formerly of Lee’s Summit North, helped the the Kangaroos men to a 2-1 win over Air Force and a 2-0 victory over Grand Canyon.

• Park goalkeeper Ryan Miller of Kansas City is the American Midwest Conference’s defensive player of the week, leading the Pirates to a 2-0 win at Williams Baptist and a 2-1 upset of No. 15 Columbia.


• Northwest Missouri, 7-0, remained No. 2 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II poll after beating then-No. 7 Pittsburg State 24-15 in the Fall Classic on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Gorillas, 6-1, fell to No. 12.

Missouri Western, 7-0, remained fourth and plays host to Pitt State on Saturday. Washburn, 7-0, moved up three spots to No. 10 and Emporia State, 7-0, moved up three spots to No. 17.

• Central Missouri quarterback Hayden Hawk is the offensive player of the week in the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Hawk was 23 of 26 passing for 321 yards and three touchdowns in the Mules’ 48-16 win over Central Oklahoma.

• Benedictine, 7-0, is No. 5 in the latest NAIA coaches poll. Missouri Valley, 5-1, is sixth, Baker, 6-1, moved up a spot to ninth and Ottawa, 5-2, fell five spots to No. 13.