Three NCAA Div. III national titles
PELLA—For the second straight week, Central College seniors Chelsea Grieger (Pella) and Sarah Paulson (Ottumwa) are the Iowa Conference players of the week.
Grieger is the volleyball libero/defensive specialist honoree and Paulson is the women’s golfer of the week. The pair was also listed Sept. 26 and Sept. 6.
Grieger earned all-tournament honors at the Central Classic. She recorded 111 digs in four matches, averaging 6.5 digs per set. She also had four ace serves, two kills and three assists. Grieger posted a season-best 33 digs in a 3-1 victory over Loras College. The Dutch won the tournament with a perfect 3-0 mark, improving to 15-4 overall with a 3-1 league record. Grieger, a two-time all-conference pick, has been named to five-all tournament teams and has received player of the week distinction seven times.
Paulson leads the 72-hole league tournament at the midway point by six strokes. A two-time league champion, Paulson carded 75-72—147. Her season-best 72 is tied for the second-lowest round in tournament history and her 147 mark is the second-lowest midway score in tournament history. Paulson holds both records at 71 (2008) and 145 (2009). The Dutch are in second place in the team standings, eight strokes behind Wartburg. Paulson, an all-America honoree, has been cited as golfer of the week 11 times.