March 22, 2012

NDSU's Menke Named College Sports National Pitcher of the Week

North Dakota State's Krista Menke added another honor to her Summit League Pitcher of the Week award. Menke was named the College Sports National Pitcher of the Week after garnering her second second-straight weekly league honor in as many weeks and posting a 5-2 record with three shutouts and three two-hitters.  She struck out a season-high eight batters in the 3-1 win over UT-Arlington, picking up her first win of the week.  She then went on to win the next four consecutive games, including threw three-straight shutouts against UT-Arlington (2-0), IUPUI (6-0) and IUPUI (11-0) and matched her season-high eight strikeouts again in game two against IUPUI.  For the week, Menke fanned 45 batters, while yielding 30 hits, 12 walks and seven earned runs in 48.1 innings of work for a 1.01 ERA.
Click here to view the College Sports Softball Players of the Week.

IPFW Volleyball Takes Part in Elementary School Fitness Challenge

Members from the men's and women's IPFW volleyball teams visited St. Joe Center Elementary School on Wednesday, March 21 for the Fitness Challenge.

The idea of the Fitness Challenge is to encourage kids stay active and fit, eat a well-balanced diet, get proper sleep, setting and reaching goals, and maintaining good sportsmanship. The students will also be provided with a fitness goals checklist to take home to parents to help them keep track of their activities.

This visit by the volleyball teams, and future visits by other
IPFW student-athletes to Bloomingdale Elementary and Haley Elementary, are part of a series sponsored by K105 FM and Fred Toenges Shoes in which IPFW athletes will be stopping in to chat with third grade students at participating Fort Wayne Community Schools.