Junior softball player Chelsea Winegard positioned herself as one of the hottest hitters in the nation and sophomore baseball player Tyler Craig put up impressive power numbers, giving the duo Simpson Student-Athlete of the Month honors for March 2012.
Chelsea Winegard, Softball
A junior rightfielder from Muscatine, Iowa, Winegard was one of the nation's top hitters during the month, leading Division III with a .552 batting average through the first 20 games. She closed the month hitting .527 with five triples as the Storm went 14-4 in March. She drove in 12 runs and slugged a team-high .727 while posting an on-base percentage of .550. She played flawlessly in the outfield with 16 putouts and one assist.
Tyler Craig, Baseball
A sophomore first baseman from Urbandale, Iowa, Craig hit a team-high .407 to lead Simpson to an 11-6 record during the month. He paced the team with eight extra-base hits, 18 RBIs and a .576 slugging percentage. He earned IIAC Male Athlete of the Week and Baseball Position Player of the Week honors for the period ending March 24 and hit two game winners in a three-game sweep of Loras on March 24-25.
View all of Simpson's 2011-12 Student-Athletes of the Month