KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Washburn redshirt freshman Justin Linn has been named the MIAA special teams athlete of the week after scoring 16 of the Ichabods 58 points in their season-opening win over Nebraska-Kearney on Sept. 5.
Linn went three for three in field goals and seven for seven in extra points as the Ichabods won their season opener 58-13 over Nebraska-Kearney. He had field goals of 23, 51 and 40 yards on the night. His 51-yard field goal was one shy of the school record and he became only the third Ichabod to hit a field goal over 50 yards. He was responsible for 16 points overall and he averaged 62.5 yards per kickoff with four touchbacks in 11 kickoffs. The 6-1 freshman kicker is a native of Abilene, Kan. where he attended Abilene High School.
Pittsburg State's Anthony Abenoja was named the MIAA offensive athlete of the week and Northwest Missouri's Brandon Dixon was named the league's defensive athlete of the week.