Co-Female Scholar Athlete of the Week: January 4-10, 2010
Ball State Sarah Kehe (swimming & diving) and Central Michigan Kaihla Szunko (basketball)
Sarah Kehe (Sr., 3.88, exercise science, Westville, Ind.) helped guide the Cardinals to a first place finish at the Ball State Relay Invitational by swimming on four first-place relay squads. Kehe started the meet by swimming the final leg for the first-place 300 butterfly relay which earned a time of 2:58.62 to win by almost 11 seconds. Kehe swam the first leg for the first-place winning 800 freestyle relay which timed out at 7:57.92, over 21 seconds faster than the next closest relay. Kehe swam the third leg for the first-place 500 freestyle relay squad that clocked in at 4:50.50. Kehe was also the second swimmer for the 400 medley relay which took first with a time of 4:18.30.
Kaihla Szunko (Sr., 3.84, health fitness, Saginaw, Mich.) averaged 17.5 points and 11 rebounds in two games last week, including a 27-point, 14-rebound performance at Toledo on Saturday. The 27 points marked a new career high.
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 Female Nominees:
Bowling Green: Lauren Prochaska (basketball, Jr., 3.27, sport management, Plain City, Ohio) Averaged 20.0 points per game as the Falcons went 2-0 to begin the MAC schedule ... shot .522 from the field, including an impressive 7-of-11 (.636) from three-point range ... averaged 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game on the week, and also had a blocked shot ... led the Falcons with 23 points in a 74-62 home win over Akron, adding three assists, two steals and a block ... went 3-of-6 from long range in that game ... at Ohio, scored 17 points, going 4-of-5 from three-point range as the Falcons posted the most lopsided win in series history, downing the Bobcats by a 77-42 final ... on the year, is averaging 18.1 ppg and 5.6 rpg, leading the team in both categories ... also leads the Falcons with 40 three-pointers made ... she has scored in double digits in 76 of her 84 career games at BG, and has 1,380 career points ... BGSU is 12-4 overall and 2-0 in the MAC.
Buffalo: Kourtney Brown (basketball, Jr., 3.27, computer engineering, Solon, Ohio) became the second fastest player in UB women's basketball history to reach the 1,000-point plateau as she eclipsed the mark on Saturday at Akron. Brown averaged 19.5 points and 13.5 rebounds in UB's conference opening games against Miami (OH) and Akron. Currently standing at 1,000 points for her career, Brown became the fourth junior and 18th women's basketball player to achieve the honor.
Eastern Michigan: Tavelyn James (basketball, So., 3.37, occupational Therapy, Detroit, Mich.) helped push the Eagles to a perfect 3-0 week with victories over North Dakota, Jan. 4, Central Michigan, Jan. 6, and Western Michigan, Jan. 9. During the span, James led EMU with 18.3 points to game to go along with 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 assists in 31 minutes per contest. She was also a stellar 10-of-12 from the charity stripe, as the Eagles on all three contests by an average of 12 points. Versus the Fighting Sioux, the Detroit native carded 24 points, six rebounds and four steals as the Green and White closed the non-conference portion of the schedule with 10 victories for the second time in the program's 34-year history. She followed it up with a 13 point showing against CMU and a team-best 18 point performance at WMU.
Northern Illinois: Mauvolyene Adams (basketball, Jr., 3.58, elementary education, Bolingbrook, Ill.) tallied two double-doubles over the week, her seventh and eighth of the season. The elementary education major with a 3.582 GPA scored 16 points to go with 12 rebounds and two steals against Toledo. She also hit 6-of-13 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line in that game. She then poured-in 21 points and grabbed 16 boards against Ball State, going 9-of-18 from the field with one block, one steal and one assist. For the week, she averaged 18.5 points and 14 rebounds.
Toledo: Clare Aubry (basketball, So., 3.86, english education, Upper Sandusky, Ohio) averaged 10.5 points per game and shot 58.3 percent from the field to help the Rockets open their conference season with a pair of victories. Aubry also posted a 44.4 three-point field-goal percentage shooting 4-of-9 from behind the arc. She scored 13 points and grabbed a team-high four steals vs. CMU and tallied eight points vs. Northern Illinois.
Previous Female Winners
Week 1 (Sept. 11) Mary Hull, Miami (field hockey)
Week 2 (Sept. 18) Allyson Doyle, WMU (volleyball)
Week 3 (Sept. 25) Molly Gerst, CMU (soccer)
Week 4(Oct. 2) Marisa Hornbaker, Buffalo (volleyball)
Week 5 (Oct. 9) Lindsey Curnock, NIU (soccer)
Week 6 (Oct. 16) Chelsi Abott, CMU (soccer)
Week 7 (Oct. 23) Ali Bishel, BSU (cross country)
Week 8 (Oct. 30) Laurie Wilkins, KSU (field hockey)
Week 9 (Nov. 6) Alexandra Lizarribar, KSU (cross country)
Week 10 (Nov. 13) Claire Horton, CMU (soccer)
Week 11 (Nov. 20) Kourtney Brown, Buffalo (basketball)
Week 12 (Nov. 23) Meili Carpenter, Buffalo (swimming & diving)
Week 13 (Dec. 4) Cassie Schrock, EMU (basketball)
Week 14 (Dec. 11) Elizabeth Spilman, BSU (swimming & diving)
Meili Carpenter, Buffalo (swimming & diving)
Week 15 (Dec. 18) Tavelyn James, EMU (basketball)
Week 16 (Dec. 23) Lorriane Odhiambo, KSU (basketball)
Week 17 (Jan. 8) Jessica Fortman, Buffalo (basketball)
Week 18 (Jan. 8) Tavelyn James, EMU (basketball)
Week 19 (Jan. 15) Sarah Kehe, BSU (swimming & Diving)
Kaihla Szunko, CMU (basketball)