Gallik, Walker, Swider named CCIW Football Players of the Week
NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan's Rob Gallik, Augustana's Sean
Walker and Wheaton's Justin Swider were named the College Conference
of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Football Players of the Week Monday.
Gallik, a senior quarterback from Chicago, Illinois and St. Rita High
School (English major), was 20-for-24 (.833 completion percentage) for
349 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-21 road win at Aurora on
Saturday. His .833 completion percentage is second only to Lon
Erickson's school record of .871 (27-of-31) against Millikin in 1996.
Gallik's five touchdown passes tied for fourth-best in school history.
Walker, a senior defensive back from Annawan, Illinois and Annawan
High School (Biology major), totaled four tackles, including three
tackles for loss, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and fumble
recovery during a 20-10 home win against Mt. St. Joseph on Saturday.
The Viking defense held The Lions to just 238 yards of offense on the
day. In the second half, Mount St. Joseph had just 60 yards of total
offense and only two first downs.
Swider, a senior kick returner from Wheaton, Illinois and Wheaton
North High School (Business/Economics major), had a career-best
93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter during
the Thunder's 48-27 win over Benedictine on Saturday. The return kept
Wheaton in the lead for good as Swider had two kickoffs for 127 yards
and two punts for 19 yards on the day.
2013 CCIW Football Players of the Week
Offensive Players of the Week
Rob Gallik – Illinois Wesleyan (9/9/13)
Defensive Players of the Week
Sean Walker – Augustana (9/9/13)
Special Teams Players of the Week
Justin Swider – Wheaton (9/9/13)
The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) was founded in
1946 and currently services eight member institutions including
Augustana College (Rock Island, IL), Carthage College (Kenosha, WI),
Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL), Illinois Wesleyan University
(Bloomington, IL), Millikin University (Decatur, IL), North Central
College (Naperville, IL), North Park University (Chicago, IL) and
Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL). During the 2012-13 academic year, the
CCIW honored over 1,400 academic all-conference recipients, 15 College
Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic
All-Americans, 30 CoSIDA Academic All-District recipients, 68
all-Americans and one national championship team.