Kent's Baughman and Buffalo's Perrier Named MAC Scholar Athletes of the Week

Updated 1/10/2000
CLEVELAND, OH (January 10, 2000) -- Kent's Brian Baughman (wrestling) and Buffalo's Tara Perrier (women's basketball) were named the MAC Scholar Athletes of the Week on January 10, 2000.

Baughman (wrestling, Sr., 3.12, marketing, Coshocton, Ohio) defeated Eastern Michigan's Josh Wiles 17-7 in a major decision. He defeated No. 18 Chris Williams of Michigan State 11-7.

Perrier (women's basketball, Jr., 3.34, business, Aurora, Ohio) came off the bench to score a career-high 26 points, including seven-of-nine shooting from three-point range, to lead Buffalo to an 85-81 win at Bowling Green. Buffalo extended its win streak to 12 games with the victory. Perrier hit 9-of-14 shots and added seven rebounds as Buffalo rebounded from a 20-point deficit and the loss of MAC-leading scorer Tiffany Bell, who went out with an ankle sprain early in the second half. For the week, Perrier was 8-of-12 from three-point range in a pair of UB wins.

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 Female Nominees:

Central Michigan: Nicole Liphardt (gymnastics, 3.23, physical education, Ajax, Ontario) led CMU to wins over Northern Illinois, Winona State and Wisconsin-Whitewater at the Huskie Quadrangular. Liphardt won the all-around (38.975), floor exercise (9.825) and the bars (9.725).

Kent: Alana Bader (women's basketball, Sr., 3.29, human movement studies, Kennan, Wis.) recorded a season-high nine rebounds in Kent's 87-69 win at Eastern Michigan. She also had a career/season-high seven assists in the Golden Flashes' 86-60 victory over Akron. Bader averaged 12.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game on the week.

Toledo: Jennifer Markwood (women's basketball, Sr., 3.91, music education, Perrysburg, Ohio) had 11 points and nine rebounds in a 67-66 overtime loss to Western Michigan. She grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds in addition to 15 points in a 73-66 win over Miami. Markwood also recorded three blocked shots.

Other Male Nominees:
Buffalo: Ryan Bentley (wrestling, So., 3.36, business, Ripley, N.Y.) went 3-0 on the week, including wins at Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois, as Buffalo improved to 6-0 on the season in dual meets. Bentley finished the week by rebounding from a 7-0 first period deficit to score an 11-9 win over Pitt-Johnstown's Joe Lloyd, which clinched a 19-13 victory over the defending Division II National Champions. Bentley is now 14-7 overall and 5-1 in dual meets this season.

Toledo: Chad Kamstra (men's basketball, Sr., 3.603, accounting, Cincinnati, Ohio) scored 15 points and added three steals and three assists in an 88-85 overtime loss at Ball State. Kamstra scored 19 points and had three steals and two assists in Toledo's 82-79 loss to Akron. He averaged 17 points per game and three steals per game last week.

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)
Week 13 (Nov. 29) Emily Sallee, BSU (volleyball)
Week 14 (Dec. 6)  Emily Bresser, Ohio (swimming)
Week 15 (Dec. 13) Erinn Hitch, BSU (swimming)
Week 16 (Jan. 10) Tara Perrier, Buffalo (basketball)

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)
Week 13 (Nov. 29) Mike Ensminger, Miami (basketball)
Week 14 (Dec. 6)  Demetric Shaw, Kent (basketball)
Week 15 (Dec. 13) Dan Hickey, Buffalo (swimming)
Week 16 (Jan. 10) Brian Baughman, Kent (wrestling)