Schuurmans Receives GPAC Weekly Honor

(GPAC Release) - The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following men's outdoor track & field athletes-of-the-week for April 5 - April 11, 2010. Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2009-2010 GPAC players-of-the-week and players and coaches-of-the-year awards program.

Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athletes-of-the-Week
Field Events - Jared Schuurmans, Doane
Doane's Jared Schuurmans is the field athlete-of-the-week. Schuurmans, a senior from Norfolk, Nebraska, was the discus at the Midland Lutheran Throws Meet and the Concordia Invite. His long throw was 55.47 meters. On the week he posted three automatic qualifying marks including one in the shot put. He currently leads the NAIA and GPAC in the discus.

Track Events - BJ Lawrence, Dana
Dana's BJ Lawrence is the track athlete-of-the-week. Lawrence, a freshman from Omaha, Nebraska, won the 100 meters at the University of Nebraska Relays in Lincoln, Nebraska. His time was 10.67 and that set a new Dana College record. He currently ranks 12th in the country in the event and is second in the GPAC in the 100.