UD Announces December/January Athlete of the Month
Feb 7, 2017
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque announced Tanasha Atwater and Jake Weber as December/January UD's Student-Athlete of the Month as selected by the athletic department.
Tanasha Atwater (Jr., Davenport, Iowa/ Davenport Central HS) was named UD’s December/January Women’s Student-Athlete of the Month for her efforts in indoor track and field. Atwater finished with nine victories over that time and set multiple school records. She set and re-set school records in the shot put (15.01M/49’-3.0”) and in the weight throw (17.32M/56’-10.0”).
She won the shot put and weight throw at UD’s Battle of the Bluff, UD’s Solomon W. Butler Invitational, Monmouth Midwest Indoor Invite, University of Northern Iowa Jack Jennett Open (beating all D1 competition-shot put only), and UW-P Pioneer Select.
Currently she ranks in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field rankings at #2 in the shot put, and #11 in the weight throw. She helped her team to a #39 ranking in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Team Rankings in Division III.
Basketball student-athlete Jake Weber (Sr., Forward, Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead HS) had an outstanding production to earn UD’s December/January Student Athlete of the Month. The all-conference performer has put up 270 points and 205 rebounds.
During those two months he averaged over 16 points and 12 rebounds a game while shooting an accurate 58% from the field. During the beginning of conference play Weber put up 18 points and 15 rebounds while leading the Spartans past the inter-city and conference rival Loras College. A few weeks later he had a solid 19 point 21 rebound effort in a win against St. Scholastica and was also named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week and HERO Sports Hero of the Week.
His best game of the year came against Nebraska Wesleyan where the senior forward stuffed the stat sheet with 30 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists. To end the month of January, he dropped in 16 points and 21 rebounds in a crucial win against conference leader Buena Vista. Weber ranks second in the NCAA Division III in double-doubles this season.