Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for Nov. 26: Ryan Newton and Kara Hageman

Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for Nov. 26: Ryan Newton and Kara Hageman

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Case Western Reserve University freshman Ryan Newton, a forward on the men’s basketball team, and graduate student Kara Hageman, a forward on the women’s basketball team, have been named the Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for their performances this past week.

Newton recorded career highs in points and rebounds during the Spartans’ 80-79 overtime loss at Denison University on Tuesday.  Newton finished the game with 12 points and eight rebounds, while shooting six-of-11 from the floor over his 32 minutes of action.  For the year, the freshman is averaging 8.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.  The Spartans have opened their 2018-19 season with a 3-1 record.

Hageman averaged a double-double during two Spartan wins last week.  Hageman averaged 19.5 points and 10.0 rebounds over the two games, shooting 56.0% (14-of-25) from the floor, one-of-four from three-point range, and 62.5% (10-of-16) from the free throw line.  She added four assists, four steals and a block over the two games.  On Tuesday night, Hageman played 33 minutes during a 91-84 overtime win at Denison, scoring 21 points on a seven-for-11 shooting effort and collected eight rebounds with two assists, a block and two steals.  She added an 18-point, 12-rebound effort against John Carroll on Sunday, shooting seven-of-14 and picking up a pair of assists and two steals.  For the season, Hageman is averaging 17.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, and has paced the squad with seven steals.  The Spartans have opened the 2018-19 season with a 4-0 record, marking the team’s best start since the 2001-02 campaign. 

The Spartan Club Athletes of the Week are selected by the CWRU Department of Athletics each Monday, based on their performance during the previous week of competition.

2018-19 Spartan Club Athletes of the Week:

September 4th: Andrew Green (men's cross country) & Karley King (volleyball)

September 10th: Garrett Winter (men's soccer) & Brianna Lemon (volleyball)

September 17th: Drew Saxton (football) & Christina Hickson (women's soccer)

September 24th: Ian Henderson (football) & Jessica Liu and Madeleine Paolucci (women’s tennis)

October 1st: Charlie Fink (men’s soccer) & Madeline Lindemann (women’s cross country)

October 8th: Colt Morgan (football) & Kimberly Chen (women’s soccer)

October 15th: Nathan Ekberg (men’s soccer) & Madeline Lindemann (women’s cross country)

October 22nd: Cameron Brown (football) & Kimberly Chen (women’s soccer)

October 29th: Alex Besl (men’s soccer) & Caitlyn VonFeldt (women’s swimming and diving)

November 5th: Drew Saxton (football) & Suhan Mestha (women’s swimming and diving)

November 12th: Zachary Senft (men’s soccer) & Madeline Lindemann (women’s cross country)

November 19th: Nathan Ekberg (men’s soccer) & Hillary Hellmann (women’s basketball)

November 26th: Ryan Newton (men’s basketball) & Kara Hageman (women’s basketball)