CLEVELAND, OH (January 31, 2000) -- Bowling Green's Angie Farmer (women's basketball) and
Western Michigan's Dale Cowper (men's track & field) were named the MAC
Scholar Athletes of the Week.
Farmer (Jr., 3.87, education/social studies, Wayland, Mich.) scored 18
points in BGSU's lone game last week, a 94-72 win over Akron. She made
six three-pointers, just one shy of her own school record, in the win.
In the process, Farmer set BG's single-season record for treys with 56.
She helped Bowling Green set school records and tie the MAC records with
16 triples made and 38 attempted versus the Zips.
Cowper (So., 3.60, elementary education, Marlette, Mich.) was a double
winner for the third-straight week. He won the shot put and weight
throw at the 74th annual Central Collegiate Conference Championships.
Cowper's 20 points helped WMU finish third at the meet. He is
undefeated this year in the shot and weight throw. He also set a school
in the weight throw with a mark of 62'10-1/2".
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.
Akron: Karen Beasley (women's track & field, Sr., 3.31, health/physical
education, Blakeslee, Ohio) finished second in the high jump at the Penn
State National Open with a mark of 5'10". The height was a provisional
qualification for the NCAA Championships. She also placed sixth in the
pole vault with a season-best jump 11'1/4".
Ball State: Jennifer Russell (women's swimming & diving, Jr., 3.82,
exercise science, Crawfordsville, Ind.) totaled two individual
first-place finishes and competed on a pair of victorious relays to help
Ball State to 244-50 and 152-48 victories over Akron and Eastern
Michigan, respectively. Russell won the 50- and 100-yard freestyles
against Akron, but her biggest finish occurred in the 400 freestyle
relay, the final event of both meets. BSU trailed EMU 146-137 and
needed to take the top-two spots in the relay to pull out the victory.
Russell anchored BSU's "A" relay to the win in a time of 3:35.94, the
Cardinals' fastest dual meet time of the season. BSU's "B" relay placed
second to secure the win.
Central Michigan: Nicole Liphardt (gymnastics, Sr., 3.23, physical
education, Ajax, Ontario) won the beam and floor exercise as CMU
defeated Bowling Green. She tied her career-best with a 9.825 on the
beam and scored a season-high 9.90 on the floor.
Kent: Kristy High (gymnastics, Sr., 3.75, physical education/exercise,
Cortland, Ohio) tied a career-high on the balance beam with a score of
9.825. She had a 9.825 on the floor to help the Golden Flashes defeat
Western Michigan and Bowling Green. High score 9.625 on the bars.
Ohio: Stephanie Hay (women's swimming and diving, So., 3.89,
journalism/public relations, Tiffin, Ohio) posted a personal-high 258.45
in the three-meter diving event at Miami on Jan. 29. She won the event
with her score. She placed third in the one-meter diving event on the
Toledo: Stephanie Ellis (women's swimming and diving, Jr., 3.79,
chemical engineering, Warsaw, Ind.) won both the one and three-meter
diving competitions with scores of 222.30 and 249.00, respectively, as
the Rockets defeated both Northern Illinois and Buffalo at home.
Western Michigan: Larissa Chinwah (women's tennis, So., 3.64,
journalism, Sydney, Australia) defeated Michigan's Brooke Hart, 6-2 6-4,
in straight sets at No. 1 singles on the Wolverine's home court in a
close 5-2 loss.
Other Male Nominees:
Ball State: Patrick Jackson (men's basketball, So., 3.56, business,
Muncie, Ind.) tallied a career-high 17 points in 19 minutes of action on
Saturday to lead Ball State to an 82-68 win over Buffalo. He was 5-of-8
from the field and 5-of-7 from three-point range.
Central Michigan: Ryan Lantzer (men's track & field, Jr., 3.81, special
education, St. Louis, Mich.) took second place in the mile with a time
of 4:09.75 at the Central Collegiate Championships.
Miami: Jason Stewart (men's basketball, Sr., 3.00, engineering physics,
Atlanta, Ga.) averaged 12.5 points per game last week. He scored 12
points to help Miami end Marshall's nine-game Henderson Center win
streak. He led the team with 13 points against Western Michigan.
Stewart was 3-for-8 from three-point range against the Broncos. After
the RedHawks were down 21-7 at WMU, Stewart hit a critical three-point
shot with just over 6:30 in the game to pull Miami within two points.
For the week, Stewart was 10-for-24 (.417) from the field and 5-of-15
(.333) from the arc. He also snagged six boards, including four against
Western Michigan and two steals.
Ohio: Dan Bednar (wrestling, Jr., 3.50, chemical engineering,
Brecksville, Ohio) won his match on a technical fall (18-0) at 1:48
against EMU's Brian Hinzman. Against Northern Illinois' Phil Evans,
Bednar won a 14-8 decision. His overall record is now 18-4.
Toledo: Bryan Franzen (men's swimming & diving, So., 3.27, physical
therapy, Phoenix, Ariz.) won the three-meter diving competition with a
score of 277.10 and finished second (247.25) in the one-meter diving as
the Rockets split dual meets against Northern Illinois and Buffalo.
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)
Week 17 (Jan. 19) Laura Szczepanski, BSU (gymnastics)
Week 18 (Jan. 24) Jamie Stewart, Miami (basketball)
Week 19 (Jan. 31) Angie Farmer, BGSU (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)
Week 17 (Jan. 19) Jason Grunkemeyer, Miami (basketball)
Week 18 (Jan. 24) T.J. Lux, NIU (basketball)
Week 19 (Jan. 31) Dale Cowper, WMU (track & field)