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Bobcats of the week of May 29, 2006

Will Boe-Wiegaard '06
There was a bit more to Boe-Wiegaard's week than merely earning Bobcat of the Week honors. On Monday he won the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Singles Championship, completing his conquest of five top players from around the country in three days.Remarkably, four of the five players Boe-Wiegaard defeated had beaten him in their previous meetings.

Boe-Wiegaard (Georgetown, Conn.) became Bates' first NCAA champion in any sport other than track and field. He also gained All-America honors for the fourth and fifth times in his collegiate career, teaming up with senior Tristan Beach to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship.

Keelin Godsey '06
Keelin Godseywrapped up an amazing athletic career at Bates at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Benedictine University last week.Godsey broke his own meet record in the hammer throw by over 11 feet, unleashing his final throw for a new mark of 206 feet and 5 inches, winning the event by over 14 feet ahead of second-place Robyn Jarocki of Wisconsin-Oshkosh while notching his second NCAA championship.

Also at nationals, Godsey placed fourth in the discus throw and second in the shot put, finishing his collegiate career with 16 All-America finishes: three apiece in the indoor shot put, indoor 20-pound weight throw, outdoor discus throw and outdoor shot put, and four in the outdoor hammer throw.