Kent's Bozan and Ohio's Mullen Named MAC Scholar Athletes of the Week

Updated 11/15/1999
CLEVELAND, OH -- Kent's Karoly Bozan (men's cross country) and Ohio's Katie Mullen (volleyball) were named the MAC Scholar Athletes of the Week on November 15, 1999.

Mullen (Sr., 3.42, management information systems, Bellevue, Wash.) had two double-doubles this weekend in victories over Western Michigan and Northern Illinois. She combined for 25 digs in the two matches, a team high.

Bozan (Jr., 3.40, pre-business, Cegled, Hungary) placed 20th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship in Terre Haute, Ind., with a time of 31:17.70. He was the top MAC finisher at the meet.

The honor is presented to a MAC male and female student-athlete who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and performs well during that week's competition. The winners are selected by one of the conference's faculty athletic representatives.

Other Nominees:
Ball State: Emily Sallee (volleyball, Jr., 3.71, elementary education, Muncie, Ind.) became Ball State's all-time leader in assists in Saturday's victory at Central Michigan. She recorded 51 assists in a four-game win on Wednesday over Bowling Green and totaled 61 at CMU. She now has a career total of 4,430 assists, which breaks Wendy Carter's (1992-96) previous standard of 4,404. Sallee is averaging 52 assists per match and enters this week with 1,498 assists for the season. She set BSU's single-season standard with 1,545 assists in 1998.

Eastern Michigan: Jill Hutton (volleyball, Sr., 3.05, criminal justice, Kingsville, Ontario) posted 38 kills in two matches, with a .386 hitting percentage, leading the Eagles to a road win at Central Michigan and a 3-0 win over Bowling Green to lock up a spot in the MAC tournament. She had 21 kills and a .500 hitting percentage at CMU and followed that with 17 kills against Bowling Green. She also added three service aces, 10 digs and eight blocks in seven games over the week. She currently leads the team in career-block assists (386) and total blocks (476).

Ohio: Brian Billips (men's swimming & diving, Sr., 3.74, sports industry/psychology, Pickerington, Ohio) won the one-meter and three-meter diving events in the Bobcats' 130.50-112.50 win over Denison. He had an NCAA qualifying score of 300.85 in the meet.

Toledo: Todd France (football, So., 3.97, mechanical engineering, Maumee, Ohio) kicked three field goals in Toledo's 44-14 win over Northern Illinois. He was also perfect on five PATs. France's field goals of 27, 42 and 59 yards helped the Rockets to a 23-14 lead before scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Ashley Clark (volleyball, Sr., 3.55, primary education, LaPorte, Ind.) registered a .368 attack percentage and 13.5 assists per game in last week's action. She also averaged 4.0 digs per game with 20 against Youngstown State.


Previous Winners Female
Week 1 (Sept. 7)     Ashlie Case, Akron (volleyball)
Week 2 (Sept. 13)    Jennifer Mitchell, CMU (volleyball)
                     Kerri Schoultz, BSU (field hockey)
Week 3 (Sept. 20)    Kim Branam, Akron (volleyball)
Week 4 (Sept. 27)    Jocelyn Teall, BSU (field hockey)
Week 5 (Oct. 5)      Alissia Thompson, MIA (volleyball)
Week 6 (Oct. 11)     Sally Northcroft, BSU (field hockey)
Week 7 (Oct. 19)     Heather Fueger, Ohio (women's golf)
Week 8 (Oct. 25)     Courtney Seyferth, Miami (field hockey)
Week 9 (Nov. 2)      Sally Northcroft, BSU (field hockey)
Week 10 (Nov. 9)     Carrie Patterson, Kent (volleyball)
Week 11 (Nov. 15)    Katie Mullen, Ohio (volleyball)

Previous Winners Male
Week 1 (Sept. 7)     Chad Pennington, Marshall (football)
Week 2 (Sept. 13)    Blake McDowell, EMU (cross country)
Week 3 (Sept. 20)    Jason Strasser, BGSU (football)
Week 4 (Sept. 27)    Tim Lester, WMU (football)
Week 5 (Oct. 5)      Tim Rice, Toledo (men's golf)
Week 6 (Oct. 11)     Ty Fowler, BGSU (men's soccer)
Week 7 (Oct. 19)     Scott Niles, WMU (football)
Week 8 (Oct. 25)     Zac Derr, Akron (football)
Week 9 (Nov. 2)      Jon Eaton, Akron (football)
Week 10 (Nov. 9)     Brian Billips, Ohio (diving)
Week 11 (Nov. 15)    Karoly Bozan, Kent (cross country)