Two-Minute Drill: Redhawks Collect Multiple Conference Honors

Feb 21, 2019

Redhawk student-athletes brought home multiple conference honors this week, for their performances last week and one for her performance over an entire season.

Freshman gymnast Anna Kaziska continues to perform at a high level, as she earned Midwest Independent Conference Newcomer of the Week honors for the fourth time this season. Kaziska won the beam and floor titles and took third in the all-around last Friday at the GymQuarters Mardi Gras Invitational quad meet, including a career-best beam score of 9.875. Then on Sunday, she placed second in both the beam (9.800) and floor (9.850) at Illinois-Chicago, adding a third-place finish in the all-around competition with 38.250.

On the tennis court, junior Kseniya Zonova was named the Ohio Valley Conference Co-Female Athlete of the Week. The Ukraine native registered a perfect 3-0 record Sunday to help lead the Redhawks to sweeps of Nebraska-Omaha and in-state rival Missouri State. This award is the second weekly OVC honor of Zonova’s career.

Senior Haley Thogmartin was named OVC Co-Pitcher of the Week following a strong weekend inside the circle. She put together a 2-0 record with a 1.38 ERA in three appearances and two starts at the Louisiana Tech Invitational on the way to All-Tournament Team honors. Thogmartin is SEMO’s first OVC Pitcher of the Week honoree in nine years.

Last but certainly not least, junior thrower Anya Tonga earned OVC Indoor Female Field Athlete of the Year honors, the league announced prior to the start of the OVC Indoor Track & Field Championships. Heading into the championships, Tonga led the conference in the weight throw and ranks second in the shot put.

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