Katie Lou Samuelson, Women’s Basketball:
After missing The American Tournament with back issues, Samuelson played 32 minutes in a 80-73 win over No. 1 Louisville. Despite being the only starter to not play a full 40 minutes, Samuelson shined and dropped 29 points on the Cardinals. She hit seven threes and was 8-of-9 from the free throw line.
Briana Marcelino, Softball:
The American Player of the Week Award winner led the UConn softball team to a series win over Wichita State in the second iteration of conference play. After hitting a grand slam earlier in the week, Marcelino brought her hot streak into the weekend with another three home runs and eight RBI in three games. Of the 14 total runs scored this weekend, Marcelino was responsible for 57 percent of those runs.
Megan Walker, Women’s Basketball:
Alongside Samuelson, Walker will be heading to her second straight Final Four. The former No. 1 recruit put up 13 points and 12 rebounds to notch her sixth double-double of the season in the win over Louisville.
Marybeth Olson, Softball:
Olson threw seven shutout innings in a 4-0 win over Wichita State Saturday. Pitching in front of Marcelino and her other teammates, Olson struck out five batters while walking just two in the winning effort. She has been the rock of the Huskies’ pitching staff throughout the season.
Anthony Prato, Baseball:
The now No. 22 UConn baseball team took home two wins after a weekend set down in Florida versus UCF. In the 10-0 drubbing Sunday, Prato went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a home run. He also scored a couple runs throughout the weekend.
Kyle Brackman, Men’s Track and Field:
In his final season, Brackman smashed his personal record in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:06.92 at the Pepsi Florida Relays at the University of Florida. Brackman led all Huskies with his second-place finish in the event. He is currently ranked No. 1 in The American in the 5,000-meter run.
Mike Mavredakis is a campus correspondent for the Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.