Geneva College

Athletics

Alayna Merkle and Jacob Grim


Geneva College Athletes of the week for the week of February 25 - March 2, 2014:

Women

Alayna Merkle - Women's Indoor Track & Field

Senior - Distance

Chambersburg, PA

Alayna Merkle has been selected as the Geneva women's athlete of the week. Merkle finished with a gold, silver and bronze medal at the Presidents′ Athletic Conference Championships on Thursday. She ran the one mile in 5:25.58 in her gold medal finish among 19 conference competitors. In addition, Merkle ran the 800 meter race finishing second of 16 runners with a time of 2:27.14. Running with teammates Anna Kluitenburg, Jena Gunnett, and Rebecca Miller, Merkle and team finished third in the women′s distance medley relay (13:56.48).

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Men

Jacob Grim - Men's Basketball

Senior - Guard

New Castle, PA

Jacob Grim has been selected as the Geneva men's athlete of the week. In one of Geneva men′s basketball most thrilling weeks in recent history, Grim finished a clutch layup in the last 17 seconds in the PAC quarterfinals allowing Geneva to stun top-seeded Bethany 61-59. Grim contributed nine total points in what was one of the biggest upsets in a generation.

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