For the third week in a row, the Dakota Wesleyan University football team has been honored with one of the GPAC's Player-of-the-Week awards. This time, however, it was the offense that snared the honor after defensive players Kyle Meier and Eric Adolph were honored the past two weeks.
Junior WR Bubba Slaba is this week's GPAC Offensive Player-of-the-Week after his latest incredible performance. He had nine catches for 174 yards and three TDs, and 246 all-purpose yards. To read all about it, click here for the official DWU release.
Also, if you follow Tiger football, you know that Slaba and DWU QB Jon Doom were also teammates at nearby Wagner High School. In today's story by Leah Rado at The Daily Republic, she talks to the prolific passing combo about how long they've been friends and how that has translated to their football success at Wagner and now at Wesleyan. A very good read.
DWU didn't jump into the Top 25 yesterday, and in fact, they stayed at their essential No. 28 ranking despite receiving 10 more votes this week. USF stayed at No. 2, so while this Saturday's match up won't technically be a game between ranked teams, it will still be about as big as they come.
Women's soccer signs two
One other news item from the DWU athletics office today: women's soccer coach Dale Roden has announced his first two signees for 2009-10, and both players -- Courtney Dickson and Abby Hubbard -- are All-State First Team players from the Huron soccer program. The press release should be up this afternoon, so check the women's soccer page throughout the day for all the details.