BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University has named Spence Atkins (swimming and diving) and Jake Miednik (baseball) Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb. 27.
Atkins won two events at the Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championships last week for the Owls. She earned gold in the 1650 yard freestyle with a 16:22.97 time and the 200 yard butterfly in 1:57.87.
Miednik set the tone for the Owls during their three-game series sweep of Delaware this past weekend. His 14 strikeouts against the Blue Hens in the opener on Friday night matched the most thrown by any FAU pitcher since 2009. He threw 7 1/3 innings, allowing just two hits (a bloop triple and bunt single), one earned run, and one walk.
Miednik and the baseball team will face Miami on Wednesday at home. That game is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. The Owls will then travel to Oregon for a four-game series over four days.