Men's Basketball - Nick Craggs, Forward, 6-6, 215, Senior, Kimberly, Wis.Craggs led the Blugolds in scoring in two games this week as the team split on the road. Tuesday in a 84-78 loss at Hamline University (Minn.), Craggs tied a career high with 26 points, 19 of which came in the second half, as he shot 9-for-12 from the field (4-for-5 from beyond the arc) and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. He also led the game with eight rebounds and three steals. Saturday in a 71-53 victory at Crown College (Minn.), he tied for a team-high 18 points and six rebounds. Averaging 22 points per game this week, Craggs shot 61.5 percent (16-for-26) from the floor, including 7-for-12 (58.3 percent) from beyond the arc and 5-for-6 (83.3 percent) from the free throw line. He also totaled 14 rebounds, five assists, three steals and one blocked shot.
Men's Hockey - Jordan Singer, Forward, 6-0, 196, Senior, Lino Lakes, Minn./CentennialSinger helped the Blugolds stay unbeaten on the season (9-0-1) as the team swept Concordia University (Wis.) this weekend. With Eau Claire scoring 18 goals in two games, 12 Saturday and six Sunday, Singer accumulated six points with three goals and three assists. In Saturday’s 12-4 victory, which tied for the seventh most goals in school history in a single game and was the most since 1990, Singer scored the Blugolds’ seventh goal at 16:40 in the second period and the 10th goal at 5:05 in the third. The goal at 16:40 came just five seconds after another Blugold goal, making it the second fastest consecutive goal by the same team in NCAA Division III history (fastest was two seconds by UW-Stout in 1976). Singer also picked up three assists Saturday. On Sunday, Singer gave the Blugolds a 3-1 lead in the second period as he scored at 8:27. For the season, he leads the Blugolds with seven goals and 17 points, which ranks second best in the NCHA and tied for 19th most points in the nation.
Women's Basketball - Courtney Lewis, Forward, 5-10, Sophomore, Prairie Du Chien, Wis.Lewis led the Blugolds in scoring in two games this week. Tuesday against St. Norbert College, she finished with 17 points but the Blugolds fell just short 57-55. Saturday in a 75-68 loss at Cornell College (Iowa), she reached a career high 20 points as she went 7-for-11 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. She also had four rebounds and three assists Saturday, which was second most on the team. For the week, Lewis averaged 18.5 points as she shot 65.2 percent (15-for-23) from the field, including 3-for-5 from beyond the arc (60 percent), while also going 4-for-4 from the free throw line. She also finished with five rebounds, four assists and two steals.