Each week the Athletic Department and the Spartan Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) select a Spartan Athlete of the Week. The recipient for the week of January 8 is wrestler Anthony Bitner.
Last week, Bitner helped lead the Spartans to a 3-0 mark as they defeated Argo, Reavis and TF South. It was the first time in six years that Oak Lawn beat Argo and Reavis on the mat. Individually, Bitner scored two pins and won by decision to improve his season record to 29-1.
Other nominees for Spartan Athlete of the Week included Zoie Aytes (Cheer), Sami Osmani (Boys Basketball), Tori Regep (Dance), Nate Moran (Boys Bowling), Madelyn McGrath (Girls Basketball), and Mia DiGrazia (Girls Bowling).