Each month the Athletic Department and the Spartan Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) selects a Spartan Athlete of the Month. The recipient for the month of April is senior Natalia Rafacz of the softball team.
After being nominated a couple of times for Spartan Athlete of the Week, Rafacz earned herself honors as the Spartan Athlete of the Month. She went 1-1 in the final week of the month on the mound and only gave up one run in 16 innings of work. She also threw a seven-inning shutout against Lemont and struck out five. The member of the Spartan Athletic Leadership Team also ripped her second home run of the season.