Mount Olive, N.C. - The University of Mount Olive took home three Conference Carolinas Athletes of the Week awards as Zach Mozingo, Malak Kafi, and Jose Cortijos each earned the honor for competitions held April 3-9, the conference announced today.
Mozingo, led No. 1 Mount Olive to a 4-0 week, which included a three-game sweep of Erskine to clinch the Conference Carolinas regular season title. Mozingo batted .286 with three homers and seven RBI while also earning a save on the week. Mozingo had his best game in a 7-4 win over Erskine, as he went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and recorded a save.
Kafi, posted two top-five finishes for the Trojans at the Phoenix Invitational hosted by Elon University. She would take second and break the UMO record in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.95 seconds. Kafi would wrap up her day with a fourth-place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:06.03.
Cortijos posted a combined 2-0 record and led the Trojans to a share of the Conference Carolinas regular season title with their 6-3 win over Belmont Abbey.