APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University football standout Luke Barthelmess has been named the Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
Barthelmess (Appleton, Wis./Principia), a senior quarterback, was chosen after a great performance running and throwing the football in Lawrence’s heartbreaking 14-13 loss to defending Midwest Conference champion Lake Forest College this past Saturday.
Barthelmess ran for more than 100 yards and threw for nearly 300 for the Vikings. Barthelmess ran 21 times for 124 yards for a 5.9-yard average. Barthelmess has now run for more than 100 yards in both games this season.
Barthelmess completed 24 of 36 passes for 284 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Barthelmess’ first-quarter touchdown pass to Taylor Mandich (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest) was the 50th of his career, which ties him for second place on Lawrence’s career list with Eric Aspenson.
On the season, Barthelmess is 42 of 77 passing for 439 yards and two touchdowns. He has 41 rushing attempts for 241 yards and a touchdown.
Lawrence returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Beloit College.