- University of Northern Iowa shortstop Sammey Bunch earned Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors Tuesday following her weekend performance at the UNI-Dome Classic.
Bunch hit .643 with two doubles, five RBIs and a 1.000 fielding percentage as the Panthers went 4-1 in the tournament.
Track and field
- Thrower Sarah Pate of Northern Iowa was named the Missouri Valley Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week Tuesday.
Pate uncorked the third-best weight throw in UNI history with a 63-feet, 8 3/4-inch effort good for second place at the South Dakota State Indoor Classic.
- The Waterloo Bucks have announced the hiring of Neil Birdsall as the team’s new Ticket and Stadium Operations Manager.
Birdsall most recently worked for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Originally from Hampton, he began his professional career with the Quad City River Bandits of the Midwest League.