May 5 – BETHANY, W. Va. – The Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has announced that senior Zac Edmiston (California, Pa./California) and freshman Cassie Weiss (Washington, Pa./McGuffey) have been named the Bethany SAAC Student-Athletes of the Week.
Playing in the final week of his collegiate career, Edmiston finished with a bang, hitting .444 while slugging .722 on the week. Edmiston helped the Bison to a 3-3 record, tallying three extra-base hits and six RBI in 18 plate appearances. The senior's top game came in a 10-2 victory over Geneva when he collected two hits and drove in four runs, including a three-run inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning.
On the year, the senior utility man has been one of Bethany’s most consistent performers, hitting .349 while ranking second on the team in total hits (45). Edmiston finished the season with a team best 27 runs scored while ranking second on the team in RBI (16). Playing and starting in 36 games at the plate, Edmiston tallied 13 multi-hit games on the season.
Weiss helped the Bethany softball team to a second-place finish at the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships over the weekend. Weiss made two appearances on the mound while notching a record of 1-1 and posting a 0.69 ERA. In 13 innings of work, the freshman allowed just seven hits and one earned run, holding opponents to a .146 batting average while striking out 17 hitters. In Bethany's 2-1 opening round victory over St. Vincent College, Weiss posted a career-high 11 strikeouts.
Having recently been named a First-Team All-PAC selection, Weiss finished the 2015 season ranked first on the team in a number of categories, including innings pitched (90.2), strikeouts (83) and opponents’ batting average (.267). Among conference leaders, Weiss ranked third in the PAC in strikeouts, while ranking in the top ten in ERA, innings pitched and saves.
Other SAAC Athlete of the Week nominees included: junior baseball player Ryan Bisi (Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe) and junior track athlete Umar Moore (Coraopolis, Pa./Moon) for the men, and senior softball pitcher Kelsey Bish (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) and junior track athlete Heather Grinkley (Woodbridge, Va./C.D. Hylton) for the women.