The University of Northern Iowa athletic department has honored four Panthers as the Student-Athletes of the Month for March.
Brittni Donaldson (Sioux City, Iowa/Sioux City North HS), Jamie Fisher (Conrad, Iowa/BCLUW HS), Joey Lazor (McDonough, Ga./Union Grove HS) and Dylan Peters (Denver, Iowa/Denver HS) were selected as the student-athletes of the month by the UNI Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Brittni Donaldson - Women's Basketball
Donaldson averaged 12.4 points and 24.0 minutes during the month of March. She scored a career-high 34 points in UNI's overtime victory over Drake (3/2). She drained eight three-pointers against the Bulldogs, setting a new school record for threes made in a game. She also grabbed seven assists against Drake. Her 34 points ties her for seventh all-time at UNI in points scored in a game by an individual. She also added 13 points in UNI's win over Illinois State (3/6).
Jamie Fisher - Softball
Fisher appeared in seven games and posted a pitching mark of 4-3 with a 1.91 earned run average. Fisher struck out 33 batters in the month of March. Fisher pitched 10 innings and led the Panthers to a 2-1 win at Southern Illinois to open up MVC play on March 15. Fisher struck out 10 Illinois State batters on March 21.
Joey Lazor - Wrestling
Lazor earned his first All-America honor by taking sixth place in the 141-pound weight class at the 2014 NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. Lazor started the tourney as the No. 11 seed at 141 pounds. Lazor won his first two matches to advance to the quarterfinals before falling to No. 3-seeded Zain Retherford (Penn State). Lazor bounced back in the consolation draw with a pair of victories and earned sixth place. Lazor qualified for the NCAA Championships by winning the 141-pound title at the 2014 Mid-American Conference Championships in Kent, Ohio.
Dylan Peters - Wrestling
Peters became UNI's first freshman to earn All-America honors since 1996 (Tony Wieland) by placing sixth in the 125-pound weight class at the 2014 NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. Peters won his first three matches to reach the semifinals before suffering a defeat. Peters also won the 125-pound Mid-American Conference title to qualify for the NCAA Championships in Kent, Ohio.