(Tuesday, April 10; Sioux Center, Iowa)  The Great Plains Athletic Conference and Huff Mid-America Sports have announced Colton Van Otterloo (Senior; Rock Valley, Iowa) as the conference player-of-the-week for play last week for games played April 1-7.

Van Otterloo batted .653 last week as the Defenders went 2-2 in GPAC play.  In a win over Midland Van Otterloo established a school record with nine runs batted in a tied a school record with two homeruns.  He totaled 11 runs batted in with two doubles and a stolen base in the four games.

The Defenders are scheduled to return to conference play on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14 in a pair of home doubleheaders against Doane College.