VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Three Virginia Wesleyan University student athletes were recognized by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) for their performances over the week. Hanna Hull and Madison Glaubke of the softball team were named the conference's Pitcher and Player of the Week while Keyontae Norfleet garnered the ODAC Male Track Athlete of the Week.
Hull and Glaubke were a one-two punch that helped the Marlin softball squad go 8-0 on the week and keep the team's record clean on the year (26-0). Hull turned out perhaps one of the top outings in the country last week as the sophomore collected five more wins (17-0) and a save (2). Dealing 26.1 innings over the six appearances, Hull did not allow a single earned run and only one unearned. Over that span, she also racked up 42 strikeouts while only allowing 15 hits total. Glaubke, on the other hand, was a menace for opposing pitchers in the batter's box. The senior pumped out nine hits (extending her hit streak to 12-striaght games) while registering a batting average of .474. Of those nine hits, four went for extra bags including two doubles, a triple and a home run. Glaubke rounded out the scoresheet with five RBI and five runs scored.
Norfleet had a solid outing on the track over the weekend as well, posting a few top times at the "Blue and Silver Challenge" hosted by Christopher Newport University. Individually, the Norfolk native claimed first in the 200-meter dash, posting a personal best time of 21.80 (12th fastest in Division III). Right before that, the sophomore nabbed a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash (11.02), trailing only teammate Jordan Ard. Norfleet finished out the day at the 4x100m relay, teaming up with teammates Ard, Curtis Dudley and Armon Ardila to take the top spot with a time of 41.67. This time also currently ranks second in the nation.
Softball returns to action at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday as the squad hosts Emory & Henry for the annual "Strikeout Cancer" games. Men's track and field will compete on Thursday as the team heads to Williamsburg for the Colonial Relays.