Bader, Arbaugh, Kemmerer earn HCAC honors

Senior Robert Bader (Louisville, Ky.), sophomore Ashlee Arbaugh (Findlay, Ohio) and junior Leah Kemmerer (North Vernon, Ind.) have been recognized as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s athletes of the week in their respective sports.

Bader was selected the Heartland Conference’s men’s golfer of the week for the second time this spring.

He earned medalist honors to lead Hanover to the team championship in the Defiance College (Ohio) Invitational, April 12-13, at Eagle Rock Golf Club in Defiance, Ohio.

Bader fired a two-round total of 141 (71-70) to win the tournament title by two strokes. The 141 is just one shot off his individual 36-hole school mark 140, set April 5-6 at the Hanover Invitational at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, Ind.

The Panthers posted a team 36-hole record 592 (295-297) to earn the crown at Defiance, including an 18-hole record 295 in the first round.

Arbaugh was named the league’s women’s field athlete of the week after earning two first-place finishes at the Indiana DIII Championships in Greencastle, Ind.

Arbaugh, who was named the most outstanding field athlete at meet, won the shot put with an 11.55-meter toss and was first in the discus with an effort that sailed 32.21 meters. She also placed sixth in the hammer with a 35.91-meter throw.

Kemmerer was chosen the league’s softball pitcher of the week for the second time this season.

She earned three victories in the past week to become only the fourth player in school history to win 12 games in a season. In three compete games, covering 24 innings, she allowed 18 hits and three earned runs, while racking up 30 strikeouts.

Kemmerer (12-2) pitched a four-hit shutout in a 1-0 triumph against Transylvania University (Ky.), April 9, collecting nine strikeouts. She limited Centre College (Ky.) to four hits and had nine strikeouts in a 4-2 road win, April 10. She worked 10 innings in a 4-3 victory at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, April 13, allowing one earned run with 12 strikeouts.