Balsman earns NAC Student-Athlete of the Week honor

WAUKESHA, Wis. - Concordia University Wisconsin junior John Balsman has been named the Northern Athletics Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Week for events of April 22-28, as selected by the league's sports information directors.

Balsman (Rockford, Ill.) helped lead the Falcons' 4x100-meter relay team to a first place finish Saturday at the Wisconsin Private College Championships. Running the anchor for the team, CUW was in fourth when Balsman received the baton, but he passed three teams en route to the win. The junior sprinter also placed second in the 100-meter dash and third in the 200.

Entering the NAC Championships this weekend, Balsman now ranks first in the conference in the 100-meter dash. He and the rest of the Falcons will be competing at the NAC Championships Friday and Saturday at Raabe Stadium, hosted by Wisconsin Lutheran College.