MAC Scholar Athletes of the Week

Updated 11/23/1999
CLEVELAND, OH -- Miami's Andy Brumbergs (football) and Central Michigan's Tennille Hileski (volleyball) were named the MAC Scholar Athletes of the Week on November 23, 1999.

Brumbergs (R-Fr., 3.69, accountancy, Solon, Ohio) capped off five RedHawk touchdowns by successfully nailing the extra points and was two-for-two in field goal attempts. His first field goal was from 41 yards out and the second was a 25-yard boot. His five PATs extended his string of successful extra-point conversions to 31. He ended the season as the third-leading scorer on the team with 65 points. He was also 9-of-10 in field goal attempts with his only miss being a 55-yarder.

Hileski (Sr., 3.95, science, Allegan, Mich.) averaged seven kills per match and two block assists per match over the weekend. She finished the season with a career-best 209 kills and a total of 55 blocks. She entered the season with 161 career kills.

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:

Akron: Michelle Rizzo (women's cross country, So., 3.25, business, Painesville, Ohio) became only the second runner in UA history to qualify for the NCAA Championships. She placed third at the regional meet.

Ball State: Emily Sallee (volleyball, Jr., 3.71, elementary education, Muncie, Ind.) set the Cardinals to their fifth regular-season league championship of the 1990s and established the university's single-season record for assists with 1,636. She broke her own record of 1,545 from 1998. Sallee posted 69 assists in a four-game win over Akron, the 12th-highest assist total in BSU history. She also recorded 16 digs and two aces in the win. She totaled 69 assists again the next evening in a five-game setback to Kent. Sallee averaged 15.33 assist per game on the weekend, taking her season average to 14.35, whichranks third nationally and represents the 22nd-highest average in the history of NCAA Division I women's volleyball.

Miami: Alissia Thompson (volleyball, Sr., 3.28, psychology, Elk Grove Village, Ill.) recorded 15 kills to average 5.00 kills per game against Toledo. She hit .478 in the match and totaled four blocks. Thompson's career ended early with a season-ending sustained in the weight room late last week. She was the only RedHawk to play in every game prior to her injury.

Toledo: Yvette Victor (women's swimming & diving, Jr., 3.58, education, Brits, South Africa) won the 50 and 100 free in times of 24.69 and 53.33, respectively in a dual against Oakland. She won the same events in times of 24.74 and 53.71 on Nov. 19 against Kenyon. Greg Stempin (men's basketball, Jr., 3.10, business, Macomb, Mich.) posted a team-high 22 points and 12 rebounds. He was also 9-of-16 (.563) from the field with two three-pointers (2-of-3) and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line.

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) 
Week 12 (Nov. 23) Tennille Hileski, CMU (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) 
Week 12 (Nov. 23) Andy Brumbergs, Miami (football)