Melbourne, Fla. – Three Lynn University student-athletes have been awarded Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week accolades following dominant performances against stiff competition. Baseball's Tom Archer, women's tennis's Klaudia Boczova and men's golf's Carlos Bustos landed the honors, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Archer had another big week out of the leadoff spot for Lynn, batting .538 (7-for-13) with a .571 on-base percentage and 1.308 slugging percentage. The junior clubbed three home runs and drove in nine runs as the Fighting Knights went 2-1 against No. 4 Florida Southern. He went 3-for-5 in the series opener, scoring twice and hitting a solo home run in a 4-3 victory. He followed that up with a 4-for-6 performance, launching two home runs and a double while driving in eight runs in the 15-4 win. His eight RBIs were the second-most in a single game in Lynn history, and his four hits were a season high. He scored one of Lynn's four runs in the series finale, and finished the week with five runs, a hit-by-pitch and a sacrifice bunt in three games. He was also key on defense, converting all 10 chances at second base.
Boczova went 4-0 this week in another pair of strong performances to help lift fourth-ranked Lynn to a 1-1 record. The Fighting Knights took a tough 5-4 setback to No. 13 Columbus State before bouncing back with an 8-1 SSC victory on the road at Embry-Riddle. Against the Cougars, Boczova and Eliska Petrackova started off the day with an 8-5 victory at No. 1 doubles before 17th-ranked Boczova recorded her biggest singles win of the year so far, breezing past No. 3-ranked Beatriz Lopez in straight sets at the top flight (6-2, 6-1). At ERAU, the doubles duo logged a strong 8-1 triumph at No. 1 doubles with Boczova cruising again in singles at the No. 1 position, 6-0, 6-1. Boczova is 14-0 on the year in singles and has yet to drop a set to an opponent. Lynn stands at 12-2 overall and 4-0 in the SSC.
Bustos tied for second out of a field of 114 NCAA Division I golfers by shooting 73-64-65 and helped the men's golf team to a victory in the FAU Spring Championship. Bustos shot a second round 64, the second-lowest 18-hole score in program history, en route to shooting a 202—the second-lowest 54-hole total in school history. This was his best finish and lowest total in his career, as he led the field with 19 birdies and was tied for the lead in par 3 scoring (-2). Bustos was second in both par 5 scoring (-8) and eagles (2) at the tournament, helping the Fighting Knights post the lowest 54-hole team total in program history (826) in a 19-stroke victory. This marks the ninth consecutive year Lynn has posted at least one tournament win.
This is the first time that Archer and Bustos have claimed the awards both this season and in their careers, while it is the third time this season and fourth time in her career for Boczova.