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Tuesday's sports briefs: 10/15/13

Two DWU football players honored by conference

By The Daily Republic

Dakota Wesleyan University wide receiver Anthony Muilenburg and kicker Dan Porter were honored by the Great Plains Athletic Conference Monday for their efforts over the weekend.

The Tigers (4-2, 3-1 GPAC) upset No. 20 Doane 31-20 on the road. Porter was named the GPAC’s special teams player of the week, while Muilenburg was named the conference’s offensive player of the week. Muilenburg was also named athlete of the week by Beyond Sports Network, it was announced Monday.

Porter was perfect on field goals and extra points and faked a punt and ran for a first down.

Muilenburg hauled in two touchdowns in the win and this is the second offensive GPAC honor for him this season.

DWU hosts top-ranked Morningside at 1 p.m. Saturday at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell.

Tigers tie for 7th at men’s qualifier

By The Daily Republic

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Tiger men’s golf team finished in a tie for seventh at the second GPAC qualifier of the season Monday.

Dakota Wesleyan University shot a 343 to tie with Briar Cliff. Mac Young led the team, tying for eighth with a 79 in the tournament.

Northwestern won the event with a 317, and Hastings’ Sean Backer won individually with a 74.

The Tigers are seventh overall after two qualifiers.