Vikings of the Week

Vikings of the Week are chosen throughout the school year by Lawrence University Director of Athletic Media Relations Joe Vanden Acker. The honor is given to a student-athlete for his or her outstanding play, contributions to the team, significant achievements, record-setting performance, etc. On occasion, the honor is given to an entire team.

Week of November 28-December 4, 2016

Men's Basketball

Ben Peterson

Ben Peterson was a super sixth man as he came off the bench to shoot nearly 70 percent from the floor as Lawrence swept a pair of Midwest Conference road games. The junior forward from River Forest, Ill., averaged 20.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in the two games. Peterson scored a career-high 29 points, eclipsing his previous best of 14 points earlier this season, and posted his first career double-double with 10 rebounds in a 90-65 win at Knox. Peterson hit 9-of-13 shots from the floor and was 7-of-10 from 3-point range against the Prairie Fire. He picked up 11 points and five rebounds in a 78-70 win at Illinois College the night before. For the week, Peterson shot 66.7 percent from the floor (12-18) and connected at a 71.4 percent (10-14) clip from behind the arc.

Women's Swimming

Paige Witter

Paige Witter placed in the top three in seven events at the Pioneer Classic at Grinnell. The senior from Denver, Colo., had two individual runner-up finishes and a third in other event. She took second in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:18.58 and was second in the 500 freestyle in 5:22.11. Witter also grabbed third in the 100 butterfly in 1:02.34. Witter also swam on four relay teams, including the second-place 800 freestyle relay, which finished in 8:18.95. She also was part of the 200 medley (1:56.31), 400 medley (4:14.64) and 400 freestyle (3:52.20) relays, which all finished third. Led by Witter, Lawrence finished third in the team standings.

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