CLEVELAND -- Miami's Beth Young (field hockey) and Kent State's Karoly
Bozan (cross country) were named the MAC Scholar Athletes of the Week on
October 31, 2000.
Young (Jr., 3.78, political science, Toledo, Ohio) scored two of Miamis
four goals and an assist in the RedHawks 4-3 overtime victory over Ball
State to give her five points for the day. She led Miami to three
straight MAC contest wins for the first time since 1996. It also is the
first time this year and only third time over past two seasons that
Miami has won two straight games. The win over the Cardinals marked the
first time Miami has ever swept Ball State in a single season and the
first back-to-back wins against the Cardinals since 1978 and 1979 (the
teams only played once during the season those years). Beth is now third
on the team in points (16) and goals (five), while leading the team in
assists (six), and is now just two goals shy of breaking into Miami's
top 10 list for career goals. She is also just seven points short of
cracking Miami's career top 10 list for points.
Bozan (Sr., 3.30, finance, Cegled, Hungary) finished third at the MAC
Cross Country Championships with a time of 24:27, earning him first team
all-conference honors. He finished just eight seconds behind the
winner, Eastern Michigan's Blake McDowell.
The MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week 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
Bowling Green: Jill Conover (soccer, So., 3.89, computer science, Grand
Island, N.Y.) had a hand in all three goals as the Falcons defeated
UW-Green Bay, 3-1 on Friday. She assisted on the first goal of the
match and scored the game-winner, breaking a 1-1 tie. She assisted on
BG's final goal and now leads the team with five goals, eight assists
and 18 points. She has tied her own school record for assists in a
season. Just a sophomore, Conover already ranks second in school
history with 16 career assists. She also carries the highest GPA on the
Buffalo: Melissa Burrows (cross country, So., 3.516, exercise science,
Norwood, N.Y.) placed 39th among 94 runners at the Mid-American
Conference Championships as UB's top finisher. She completed the five
kilometer course in 18:31.
Central Michigan: Brook Creed (cross country, Jr., 3.66, earth science,
Walkerville, Mich.) led the Chippewas with a fifth-place finish at the
MAC Championships. She ran a personal best 17:30 and led the Chippewas
to their second first-place finish in school history.
Kent State: Shiva Davis (volleyball, Sr., 3.76, pre-business, Shiloh,
Ohio) helped the Golden Flashes go 2-1 on the week and had one of the
best week's she's had in a Kent State uniform. Against Akron Oct. 25,
Davis had eight kills and five digs in a 3-0 loss. Against Bowling
Green, Oct. 27, Davis hit .444, recorded a career-high 24 kills and
added 15 digs in a 3-2 victory. In the game against Buffalo, she had 16
kills and eight digs to lead Kent State to a 3-1 win.
Ohio: Kim van Selm (swimming, Jr., 3.23, pre-physical therapy, Durban,
South Africa) won three individual events against Ohio State on Oct. 28.
She captured the 1000 freestyle (10:25.16), 200 freestyle (1:53.15), and
the 500 freestyle (5:02.52). van Selm has a 3.23 GPA in pre-physical
Toledo: Bitsy Mayhle (volleyball, So., 3.93, art/pre-med, Houghton,
N.Y.) averaged 2.57 kills and 4.86 digs and registered a career-high 24
digs versus Eastern Michigan last Friday.
Western Michigan: Zakiya Pope (volleyball, Jr., 3.25, textile and
apparel studies, East Lansing, Mich.) totaled 17 kills in two matches
over the weekend. She notched nine kills and four blocks in the
three-game victory over Buffalo on Oct. 27, hitting .333 in the match.
She recorded eight kills and six blocks versus Northern Illinois on Oct.
28, helping the team to a 2-0 record without dropping a game. Pope has
totaled at least eight kills in eight straight matches.
Gene Braxton (soccer, Sr., 3.11, health science,
Cincinnati, Ohio) scored BG's second goal in Friday's 3-0 win over
Buffalo. He assisted on the Falcon's first goal in Sunday's win over
three-time defending MAC Champion Akron. The win gave BG the No. 1 seed
for the MAC tournament. The Falcons were one of four teams to tie for
the MAC regular-season title.
Central Michigan: Lucas Humphrey (cross country, So., 3.28, health
fitness, Sidney, Mich.) finished sixth with a personal best time of
24:41 to pace the second-place at the Mid-American Conference
Championship on Saturday.
Miami: Brian Godsey (cross country. So., 3.67, physics, West Chester,
Ohio) was Miami's top finisher at the Mid-American Conference
Championships, finishing fourth with a personal best time of 24:30 en
route to first-team all-MAC honors. He led the RedHawks to a
second-place tie at the conference championship. Miami has not finished
below second as a team since 1995. Brian has been the top finisher for
Miami in every meet so far this season, collecting wins in two meets. He
has finished second or better in four of Miami's six meets this season.
Ohio: Stephen Stanley (swimming and diving, Jr., 3.02, microbiology,
Yorktown, Va.,) had a strong performance against Ohio State on Oct. 28.
He finished first in the 200 breatstroke with a time of 2:18.62.
Stanley also finished second in the 200 IM (1:58.2) and 200 backstroke
(1:57.61). He has a 3.02 GPA in microbiology.
Toledo: David Gardner (football, So., 3.27, accounting, Ellwood City,
Pa.) led the team with 16 tackles including three for losses in the
Rockets' 35-14 non-conference win over Navy.
Western Michigan: Larry Charleston (football, Sr., 3.45, biomedical
sciences, Detroit, Mich.) registered two tackles in a 42-0 win over Kent
State on Saturday. He came off the bench to help the Broncos record
their first road shutout in 106 games, dating back to 1982. The team
held the Flashes to 121 total yards, with only 27 coming through the
Previous Winners Female
Week 1 (Sept. 5) Ashlie Case, Akron (volleyball)
Week 2 (Sept. 11) Julie Zylka, BSU (volleyball)
Week 3 (Sept. 19) Sara Schaub, EMU (volleyball)
Week 4 (Sept. 26) Erika Flanders, BGSU (soccer)
Week 5 (Oct. 3) Amber Vorst, BGSU (volleyball)
Week 6 (Oct. 10) Jacki Waller, Ohio (cross country)
Week 7 (Oct. 17) Kristin Gamby, BGSU (volleyball)
Week 8 (Oct. 24) Colleen Conway, BSU (field hockey)
Week 9 (Oct. 31) Beth Young, MIA (field hockey)
Previous Winners Male
Week 1 (Sept. 5) Jim Harding, Toledo (football)
Week 2 (Sept. 11) Eddie Tillitz, Miami (football)
Week 3 (Sept. 19) Todd France, Toledo (football)
Week 4 (Sept. 26) Brian Godsey, MIA (cross country)
Week 5 (Oct. 3) Brian Godsey, MIA (cross country), Zac Derr, Akron (football)
Week 6 (Oct. 10) Kevin Kornowa, Toledo (golf)
Week 7 (Oct. 17) Kevin Kornowa, Toledo (golf)
Week 8 (Oct. 24) Orjan Bjaneso, Akron (soccer)
Week 9 (Oct. 31) Karoly Bozan, KSU (cross country)