The Missouri Valley Conference has selected University of Northern Iowa senior Daniel Gooris as its Men's Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Gooris took the heptathlon title at the Jack Jennett Invitational in the UNI-Dome on Jan. 27-28 with a personal-best score of 5,549 points. Gooris's point total currently ranks him No. 11 in the nation and No. 1 in the Missouri Valley Conference this season, and No. 3 all-time at UNI.
Gooris won the shot put and 1000m portions of the multi-event and took second in the high jump, long jump and pole vault to win by a 470-point margin. He has also topped the 17-foot mark in the pole vault on two different occasions this season.