Valparaiso University's Brandon Sturman was selected as the Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Crusaders' 41-0 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday.
Sturman, a junior middle linebacker from Brookeville, Md./Sherwood, scored Valpo's first points, returning an interception 16 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. The interception was Sturman's second in as many games. Sturman added a pass breakup and made three tackles against Wisconsin Lutheran.
Valpo (1-1) hosts Austin Peay (0-1) on Saturday beginning at noon.