Female Athlete of the Week -- Softball Team-- Female Athlete of the Week for Week Ending May 11 --
The WNCC softball team captured its second straight Region IX title by dropping Trinidad State Junior College in dramatic fashion 4-3 on a Kenzie Sawyer sixth-inning, 3-run home run. The win gave the Cougars their sixth Region IX championship championship and their 53rd win of the season. WNCC went on to face Butler in the District E playoffs with a berth at the national championships at stack.
Male Athlete of the Week -- Alex Achtermann-- Male Athlete of the Week for Week Ending May 11 --
Alex Achtermann, a freshman from Aurora, Colorado, tossed a complete game in helping the Cougars to a 13-3 win against McCook on May 10. Alex went all seven innings in striking out six, walking one, and scattering nine hits in allowing three runs. Achtermann's command on the mound allowed the freshman to throw just 86 pitches in the seven innings of work.