CLEVELAND, OH -- Miami's Mike Ensminger (men's basketball) and Ball State's
Emily Sallee (volleyball) were named the MAC Scholar Athletes of the
Week on November 29, 1999.
Ensminger (Jr., 3.80, political science, Cincinnati, Ohio) posted
career-best totals in points, assists and blocked shots to lift Miami to
its first win of the season in a 75-59 triumph over IUPUI. He doubled
his previous career high with 14 points for the game. He also notched
five assists (as a forward), two blocked shots, eight rebounds and one
Sallee (Jr., 3.71, elementary education, Muncie, Ind.) set a pair of
Mid-American Conference records as she led Ball State to the league
tournament title and an NCAA Tournament berth. She dished out 75
assists in a three-game sweep over Western Michigan in the championship
match. That total marked a MAC record for assists in a match and ties
for fourth on the NCAA Division I list. Sallee also set the MAC season
record with 1,802 assists for 1999, which ranks ninth in NCAA Division I
volleyball history. The old MAC standard was 1,755, set by Miami's
Kathy Whalen in 1991.
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: Michelle Rizzo (women's cross country, So., 3.25, business,
Painesville, Ohio) was the top MAC finisher at last week's NCAA Cross
Country Championship, placing 38th. She finished 27th among American
runners, becoming Akron's first cross country All-American.
Bowling Green: Angie Farmer (women's basketball, Jr., 3.87,
education/social studies, Wayland, Mich.) averaged 17.7 points and 4.3
rebounds off the bench as the Falcons won two of three games last week.
She was named to the all-tournament team at Montana State's GranTree Inn
Classic. Farmer tied her own school record by making seven
three-pointers in a loss to Mississippi. She also tied her career-highs
for both points (21) and rebounds (six) in that game. She scored 20
points, including five three-pointers in a win over Morehead State.
Earlier in the week, she recorded 12 points in a home win over St.
Bonaventure. For the week, Farmer shot .567 (17-of-30) and was 13-of-23
(.565) from three-point land averaging just 22.7 minutes per game.
Central Michigan: David Webber (men's basketball, So., 3.15, secondary
education, Farmington Hills, Mich.) helped lead CMU to wins over Wright
State and Illinois-Chicago with career-highs in both games. He scored a
career-high 26 points in the win over UIC and recorded his first
double-double with 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds against
Wright State. Jodi Culbertson (women's basketball, Sr., 3.29, corporate
finance, Ft. Wayne, Ind.) was named to the all-tournament team at the
SMU Hoops for the Cure Tournament in Dallas, Texas. She scored a
career-high 15 points against George Washington and recorded 12 points
and eight assists in a win over Texas Southern. Culbertson hit seven
three-pointers on the weekend, including five versus George Washington.
She has 11 treys to her credit this season after hitting just 16 for the
entire 1998-99 season.
Kent: Trevor Huffman (men's basketball, So., 3.10, educational studies,
Petoskey, Mich.) scored 12 points and recorded a career-high nine
assists in Kent's season-opening 78-56 win over Youngstown State. Julie
Studer (women's basketball, Jr., 3.33, exercise physiology, Mansfield,
Ohio) averaged 16.0 points and 5.0 records in Kent's two games at the
Auburn Thanksgiving Classic Nov. 26-27. Studer scored 11 points in 16
minutes in a 72-56 loss to No. 11 Auburn. She also had a double-double
in Kent's 83-66 victory over Alabama State.
Ohio: Cathy Szall (women's basketball, So., 3.19, engineering, Columbus,
Ohio) made the game-winning basket in Ohio's 70-69 win over
UNC-Wilmington. She took the ball on an inbounds play near halfcourt
and dribbled down the right side of the court for a lay-up with just
four seconds remaining in the game. Szall finished the game with 15
points, four rebounds and two steals. Against Princeton, she scored 12
points and had two steals.
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)
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)