Guilford's Boone, Poplin Win Weekly ODAC Awards

Greensboro, NC --  Guilford College's Chad Boone (Winston-Salem, NC/West Forsyth) and Joseph Poplin (Eden, NC/Morehead) received the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) Baseball Hitter of the Week and Golfer of the Week awards, respectively. The league office announced its award winners for the week ending April 3 Monday afternoon.

Boone, a sophomore, hit .588 with two homers and nine runs batted in (RBI) in Guilford's 3-0 week. He went four-for-seven with a double and four RBI in the Quakers' 13-9 win at Ferrum Mar. 30. Boone's two-run double highlighted Guilford's four-run 10th inning that gave the guests the win. The switch hitter went six-for-10 in the Quakers' doubleheader sweep of league rival Eastern Mennonite Apr. 2. He had a career-high five hits in the nightcap, including two home runs and a double, plus four RBI. Boone has raised his batting average 89 points in the last seven games and starts the week ranked sixth on the team with a .339 batting average. His five homers and 30 RBI stand second on Coach Gene Baker's club. The Quakers have won four straight games and start the week with a 17-11 overall record (6-4 ODAC). Guilford hosts league-rival Roanoke Wednesday (4/6) at 3:30 p.m.

Poplin, also a sophomore, shot an even-par 142 and placed sixth among 151 competitors at the 34th Marine Federal Credit Union Intercollegiate Tournament Apr. 1-3 in Camp Lejeune, NC. Poplin's play helped the Quakers finish fourth in the 31-team field. Poplin shot a two-under 70 in Friday's opening session on the Paradise Point Gold Course. After Saturday's round was washed out, Poplin carded a windy 72 Sunday on the par-70 Scarlet Course. Poplin has had the best finish in three of Guilford's eight tournaments and ranks fourth on the team with a 75.73 stroke average in 15 rounds. Coach Jack Jensen's Quakers are ranked second in the current GCAA/Bridgestone NCAA Division III Coaches' Poll. Guilford returns to the links Apr. 11-12 at the Emory Spring Invitational in Atlanta.