Co-Male Scholar Athlete of the Week: November 23-29, 2009
Central Michigan Bryan Anderson (football) and Eastern Michigan Chris Jenkins (wrestling)
Bryan Anderson (football, Sr., 3.33, health fitness, Rockford Mich.) broke the NCAA record for consecutive games with at least one reception on the opening drive of last week's 45-31 victory over Northern Illinois. He has now caught a pass in 52 consecutive games, making a reception in every contest of his collegiate career. The catch came on CMU's second offensive play and was the 274th snag of his career. His catch total is second in program history, behind teammate Antonio Brown and third-most in the history of the Mid-American Conference behind Brown and Josh Davis (Marshall). He finished the game against NIU with three catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.
Chris Jenkins (wrestling, Sr., 3.51, criminal justice, Tecumseh, Mich.) squared-off against Northwestern's Bobby Joyce at 125 lbs. bout, Nov. 22. Jenkins took control early in the match with a takedown. Just seconds into the third period, Jenkins added an escape to go ahead, 3-0. An extra point for riding time gave Jenkins a 4-0 win and a 6-0 lead for the Eagles. EMU ended up tying Northwestern, 18-18.
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 the week's competition. The winners are selected by a group of the conference's faculty athletic representatives.
Other Male Nominees:
Buffalo: Bruno LaPointe (football, Jr., 3.28, english, Lennoxville, Quebec) registered his first sack of the season and also broke up a pass in UB's 9-6 season finale win over Kent State. LaPointe had four tackles (three solo) against the Golden Flashes, including 2.5 tackles for loss accounting for 24 yards. The Bulls sacked Kent State quarterback Anthony Magazu four times on the afternoon. LaPointe finished the season with a career-high 30 tackles. LaPointe compiled a 4.0 GPA during the spring 2009 semester.
Kent State: John Hahn (golf, Jr., 3.25, pre-business management, Las Vegas, Nev.) finished eighth at the prestigious Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic in El Paso, Texas. He posted a six-under par 207 after carding rounds of 67-72-68. Entering Wednesday's final round in 13th place, Hahn fired one of just five sub-par rounds on the day with a field-best, three-under 68. Comprised of 32 All-Americans from last year, the field was the largest in the 35-year existence of the event.
Northern Illinois: Vince Castillo (wrestling, Jr., 3.53, kinesiology, Western Springs, Ill.) posted a 2-0 record at the Hoosier Duals, defeating Scott Clymer, 6-4, of Liberty and pinning Cumberlands Marcus Saylor in 2:30.
Previous Male Winners
Week 1 (Sept. 11) Dan LeFevour, CMU (football)
Week 2 (Sept. 18) Tim Hiller, WMU (football)
Week 3 (Sept. 25) Dan LeFevour, CMU (football)
Week 4 (Oct. 2) Jacquise Terry, KSU (football)
Week 5 (Oct. 9) Teal Bunbury, Akron (soccer)
Week 6 (Oct. 16) Brandon Bice, NIU (football)
Week 7 (Oct. 23) Jacob Lawrence, BGSU (soccer)
Week 8 (Oct. 30) Josh Violanti, Buffalo (football)
Week 9 (Nov. 6) Tony Jordanek, KSU (cross country)
Week 10 (Nov. 13) Tommy Davis, NIU (football)
Week 11 (Nov. 20) Dan LeFevour, CMU (football)
Week 12 (Nov. 23) Dan LeFevour, CMU (football)
Week 13 (Dec. 4) Bryan Anderson, CMU (football)
Chris Jenkins, EMU (wrestling)