RCW: Faces in the Crowd 4.7
Each week in Rock Chalk Weekly, the top Kansas Jayhawk performances are recognized as Faces in the Crowd. Get to know last week’s stars, including information on their latest accomplishments and a link to their full bio.
Men’s Golf | Sr.-3L
The Jayhawk senior carded a pair of 5-under 67s in each of his first two rounds to open The Jackrabbit at The Prairie Club on the Dunes course in Valentine, Nebraska. With a 1-under 71 in the final round, Hudson tied for third place with a 205 and also guided Kansas to a top-three finish as a team. Over three days, Hudson made the most of his opportunities by shooting 5-under on par-5 holes and 4-under on the par-4s. Finishing with 14 birdies, Hudson also collected his first eagle of the season on the first hole of the entire event.
Middle Blocker | So.-1L
It was pretty much a perfect week for the sophomore middle blocker. Not only did Kansas extend its Big 12 Conference win streak to 19 games, but Hill did not record a single attacking error in the two road victories at West Virginia and Oklahoma. With a .708 hitting percentage for the week, Hill notched 10 kills at Oklahoma and seven more at West Virginia. She also registered five blocks against the Sooners and leads the Big 12 in hitting percentage in conference games with a .516 clip.
Swimming & Diving | So.-1L
Kansas scored a win over Liberty on Senior Day Saturday at the Robinson Natatorium and Nusbaum accounted for 40 of the Jayhawks’ 188.5 points. With victories in the 100-yard freestyle (51.63), 500-yard freestyle (4:58.42) and the 1000-yard freestyle (10:17.40), Nusbaum swam the second leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay that came away with the win after posting a time of 3:28.04.
Tennis | Jr.-2L
Unfortunately, for all essential purposes, the championship match of the 2017 Riviera/ITA All-American occurred in the first round of the main draw. That was where Rychagova dropped a tight 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 match to Fernanda Contreras from Vanderbilt. Contreras went on to win the event, while Rychagova never lost sight and battled through the consolation bracket. Four victories later, including wins over the No. 7, No. 15, No. 17 and No. 19 ranked players in the country, Rychagova was crowned the consolation single champion.