Kent's Shaw and Ohio's Geib Named MAC Scholar Athletes

Updated 3/28/2000
CLEVELAND, OH - (March 28) Kent's Demetric Shaw (basketball) and Ohio's Katie Geib (track and field) were named the MAC Scholar Athletes of the Week on March 28, 2000.

Shaw (So., 3.70, chemistry, Fort Worth, Texas) collected 12 points and six rebounds in an 81-67 victory over Villanova on March 20. He scored 15 points and five rebounds in an 81-74 loss to Penn State on March 22. Shaw averaged 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in the two games and was 9-of-15 from the field and 7-of-9 from the free throw line.

Geib (Sr., 3.89, engineering, Erie, Pa.) won two events at Navy last weekend, winning the 800-meter dash (2:14.90) and tying for first place in the high jump (1.64 meters). Ohio placed second in the track meet behind Navy.

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.

Female Nominees:

Bowling Green: Jessie Milosek (softball, So., 3.84, human movement science, Brighton, Mich.) had an earned-run average of 0.00 in 11 2/3 innings of work at the Hoo's Who Tournament, hosted by Virginia. She threw a complete game, a five-hit shutout against host UVA in a 3-0 BG win. She also threw 4 2/3 innings of relief versus Rutgers. Milosek allowed no earned runs and just nine hits on the week. She walked three and struck out seven batters. Milosek is 4-1 on the season with a ERA of 0.83. She has thrown two complete-game shutouts this year and has combined on two others.

Miami: Kadija Richards (tennis, So., 3.25, undecided, Kingston, Jamaica) posted a 2-0 record at No. 1, leading Miami to a 1-1 MAC record on the week. She knocked off BGSU's Abby Bratton in straight sets and bounced back from a loss in the first set against Ball State's Gena Tranquada to post 7-5 wins in the final two sets. Richards is now 8-2 at the No. 1 spot and has a win streak of eight. She suffered an 8-5 loss to the Falcons at No. 2 doubles for her only loss of the week.

Toledo: Olga Fedotova (tennis, Sr., 3.27, chemical engineering, Kiev, Ukraine) won both of her matches at No. 3 singles to help the Rockets open the MAC season with two wins. Toledo now has a five-match win streak. Fedotova is 6-0 in dual matches this year.

Male Nominees:

Bowling Green: John Hustler (track and field, Sr., 3.04, physical education, Cobourg, Ontario) won the javelin at the Alabama Relays (17 competitors) with a throw of 207'7", easily defeating the second-place mark of 190'1".

Marshall: Marty Rini (baseball, So., 3.25, sport management and marketing, Bethel Park, Penn.) led the Thundering Herd to a perfect 2-0 record last week, batting .600 with a triple and two home runs. He posted a 1.400 slugging percentage in two games and now leads the team with eight home runs. His four-hit performance on Saturday was the first of his career and the third for the Herd this season. Rini was just a double short of hitting for the cycle against Youngstown State on Saturday. He leads the team with eight multiple RBI games and ranks second with a seven multi-hit games. Rini is third on the team with a .365 batting average this season and leads the team with a .825 slugging percentage. At 10-10, the Herd is just two wins shy of equalling its win total from all of last season (12-43-1).

Miami: Tom Yost (baseball, Jr., 3.73, elementary education, Londo, Ohio) batted .583 (7-for-12) as the RedHawks posted a 4-1 mark for the week. Coming into the week, Yost was batting .250, but has raised his average to .317 to rank fourth on the team. In Miami's 7-3 victory over Butler, Yost connected for two hits, including a double, and scored twice. On Saturday, Yost led Miami to a 16-2 romp over Spalding. He went a perfect 3-for-3 with a season-high four runs scored, one RBI and one stolen base. A GTE Academic All-American in 1999, Yost is tied for the team lead in runs scored (20) and is fourth in slugging percentage (.483), on-base percentage (.400) and home runs (2).

Ohio: Ryan Kyes (baseball, Jr., 3.30, business, White Lake, Mich.) went 8-for-16 with four runs and four RBI. He hit two home runs, two doubles and had one sacrifice fly. Ohio went 3-3 on the weekend.

Toledo: Tim Rice (golf, Sr., 3.19, business, Limerick, Ireland) finished tied for 12th place at the Dr. Pepper Intercollegiate to help the Rockets to a fifth-place tie. Rice shot a three-round total of 214 (68-75-71).

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) im Branam, Akron (volleyball)
Week 4  (Sept. 27) ocelyn 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)
Week 20 (Feb. 8)   Laura Szczepanksi, BSU (gymnastics)
Week 21 (Feb. 15)  Erica Glover, Akron (basketball)
Week 22 (Feb. 21)  Tara Overaitis, Toledo (basketball)
Week 23 (Feb. 29)  Kim van Selm, Ohio (swimming & diving)
Week 24 (Mar. 7)   Julie Studer, Kent (basketball)
Week 25 (Mar. 14)  Nikki Liphardt, CMU (gymnastics)
Week 26 (Mar. 21)  Marny Oestreng, BGSU (gymnastics)
Week 27 (Mar. 28)  Katie Geib, Ohio (track & field)

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 (swimming & 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)
Week 20 (Feb. 8)   Brian Billips, Ohio (swimming & diving)
Week 21 (Feb. 15)  David Webber, CMU (basketball)
Week 22 (Feb. 21)  Chad Kamstra, Toledo (basketball)
Week 23 (Feb. 29)  David Webber, CMU (basketball)
Week 24 (Mar. 7)   Dan Bednar, Ohio (wrestling)
Week 25 (Mar. 14)  Jason Stewart, Miami (basketball)
Week 26 (Mar. 21)  Nate Tekavec, Miami (baseball)
Week 27 (Mar. 28)  Demetric Shaw, Kent (basketball)