Whitman midfielder Rudd NWC Student Athlete of Week

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WALLA WALLA - Jaclyn Rudd, a junior midfielder on the Whitman College women's soccer team, has been named Northwest Conference Student Athlete of the Week for women's soccer on offense.

Rudd, a two-year team captain, collected this week's award after booting four goals in two games last weekend.

Rudd, who started the weekend with an NWC-leading six assists on the season, blitzed Lewis & Clark on Saturday with her first career hat trick as part of a 4-0 Whitman victory.

Rudd added a fourth goal on Sunday, converting a penalty kick in the 82nd minute that triggered a late Whitman rally against first-place Linfield that fell short in a 2-1 loss.

Whitman wraps up its 2011 season Saturday with a noon game at Willamette.

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