Male Scholar Athlete of the Week: December 13-19
Northern Illinois Chandler Harnish (football)
Chandler Harnish (Jr., 3.589, business management) earned Most Valuable Player honors at the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl after totaling 372 yards of total offense while rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for another. Harnish rushed for 72 yards on 10 carries and his two rushing touchdowns tied a career-high. He posted his third career 300-yard passing day, throwing for 300 yards on 17-of-26 passing with no interceptions. Harnish established a new NIU record for most passing yards by a Northern Illinois quarterback in a bowl game, breaking the mark of 186 he set versus Louisiana Tech in 2008.
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.