Originally published on Monday, April 1, 2013
UHV center fielder Chad Kruse has been named the Association of Independent Institutions Male Athlete of the Week for March 25-31.
Kruse, a 5-foot-10 senior from San Antonio, compiled a .556 batting average and a .778 slugging percentage in a doubleheader sweep against Huston-Tillotson. In the two games, he had two doubles, drove in three runs and scored five times in his nine plate appearances.
The New Braunfels Canyon graduate also finished the two-game sweep with a .556 on-base percentage and recorded five putouts on defense without committing an error.
In 27 games this season, he has a team leading .371 batting average, a .467 on-base percentage, 12 stolen bases and 19 runs scored. He also shares the team lead with 33 hits and five doubles. He also has one triple, 14 RBIs and a .449 slugging percentage.