On campus, March 31, 2018

On campus, March 31, 2018

Redshirt junior Johnny Leverenz, from Danville, was named the Big East's men's track athlete of the week after his performance at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational. The Butler middle distance runner posted wins in both the 800 and 1,500 meters, setting personal bests in the process. Going into this weekend, Leverenz's 1,500 time of 3 minutes, 43.61 seconds is the best in Division I and his 800 time of 1:49.11 is second. Leverenz will be part of a select Butler squad participating in the Raleigh Relays hosted by North Carolina State this weekend.

Sophomore Jenny Kimbro, from Salt Fork, earned the first win of her outdoor career as a member of the University of Iowa track and field team last week at the Willie Williams Classic hosted by the University of Arizona. Kimbro, who was a finalist in the 60 hurdles at the Big Ten indoor championships, won the 100 hurdles in 13.82, then ran the first leg of Iowa's second-place 1,600 relay. She also finished eighth in the heptathlon at the Texas Relays on Thursday.

Junior Kelcie Fredrickson, from Fisher, has established herself as the ace of the Augustana pitching staff. In her first 10 appearances, Fredrickson is 6-2 with five complete games and a 2.32 ERA. In a doubleheader sweep of Dubuque last week, the Vikings right-hander threw a four-hit shutout in the first game and picked up her second save of the season by throwing a scoreless seventh inning to preserve the win. Augustana opens its home conference schedule with a doubleheader against Elmhurst starting at 1 p.m. on April 7.

Junior Sarah Rice, from Mahomet-Seymour, has helped lead the Webster University women's tennis team to a 6-2 record this spring. Currently riding a three-match win streak in the No. 4 singles slot, Rice has compiled a 7-1 record overall with four straight-set wins. The Gorlocks will host Missouri Baptist at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Seniors Mike Plecki, from St. Thomas More, and Jake Stewart, from St. Joseph-Ogden, have both appeared in 13 of Illinois Wesleyan's first 15 games. Plecki has made 11 starts, splitting time between the outfield and as a designated hitter, hitting .310 with 14 RBI and a .420 on-base percentage. Stewart, who also competes for the Titans track team, has made nine starts, hitting .303 and sporting a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage at third base. The Titans will complete a weekend series at 1 p.m. today at Elmhurst.

Senior Tanner McLain, from Rantoul, has started 27 games in the outfield for Olivet Nazarene. He currently leads the team with a .559 slugging percentage, as well as hitting .323 with 16 extra-base hits (including two home runs) and 15 walks. McLain is also second in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference with 12 doubles and 31 runs scored. The 15-13 Tigers host Grace College for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Monday.

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