Akron's Glover and Central Michigan's Webber Named MAC Scholar Athletes

Updated 2/15/2000
CLEVELAND, OH (Feb. 15) Akron's Erica Glover (women's basketball) and Central Michigan's David Webber (men's basketball) were named the MAC Scholar Athletes of the Week.

Glover (Sr., 3.20, special education/sociology, Warren, Ohio) scored a career-high 23 points in a 65-58 win at Buffalo on Feb. 9. She had 15 points in the second half, including 13 of UA's final 16 points. Glover followed that performance with 21 points in a win over Central Michigan on Feb 12. She averaged five rebounds, two assists and four steals per game. Akron has won four of their last five games and remains a contender to host a first-round game of the MAC Tournament.

Webber (So., 3.25, secondary education, Farmington Hills, Mich.) scored 57 points last week. He recorded career-bests against Ohio with 33 points and seven assists. He has recorded 52 three pointers this season, which ties for seventh in the school annals. Webber has scored 20-or-more points 11 times this season.

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.

Other Female Nominees:

Bowling Green: Jaymee Wappes (women's basketball, Sr., 3.06, physical education/elementary, Kendallville, Ind.) averaged 12.0 points and 6.5 assists as Bowling Green split a pair of games last week. In the 100th game of her career, Wappes scored a career-high 16 points in an 86-50 win over Northern Illinois, the Falcons' biggest margin of victory in over five years. Wappes was 6-of-8 from the field, including 4-of-5 from three-point range. She had eight points, nine assists and four rebounds, while playing all 40 minutes in a 92-69 loss to Eastern Michigan. She shot 67 percent (6-of-9) from three-point land on the week.

Buffalo: Tiffany Bell (women's basketball, Jr., 3.02, nursing, Alexandria, Va.) averaged 21 points per game last week and became just the second junior in Buffalo's women's basketball history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau. She currently ranks second in MAC scoring averages (18.8).

Kent: Jamie Rubis (women's basketball, So., 3.40, pre-business, N. Canton, Ohio) scored a season-high 21 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds in Kent's 66-61 win at Northern Illinois on Feb. 13. For the week, she averaged 17.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest, shooting 12-of-17 from the floor.

Ohio: Cathy Szall (women's basketball, So., 3.08, engineering, Columbus, Ohio) averaged 18 points, three rebounds, 3.5 assists and two steals per game last week, with just two turnovers. She made 10-of-20 shots from the field, 7-of-13 from three-point range and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. She scored 28 points in Ohio's win over Miami and 16 points in a win over Marshall.

Toledo: Stephanie Ellis (women's swimming & diving, Jr., 3.79, chemical engineering, Warsaw, Ind.) won both the one- and three-meter diving with scores of 256.20 and 287.85, respectively, in a dual meet win over Cleveland State.

Other Male Nominees:

Bowling Green: Anthony Stacey (men's basketball, Sr., 3.00, interpersonal communications, Elyria, Ohio) helped the Falcons win two of three games and remain in the hunt for the East Division title. He scored 16 points in a loss to Toledo, 15 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Buffalo and 19 points in a win over Miami. Stacey ranks among the MAC leaders in five categories and is likely to become the BGSU career-scoring leader as he is 13 points shy of the record.

Buffalo: Rashidi Greene (men's track & field, Sr., 3.20, education administration, Webster, N.Y.) set a school, meet and stadium record at the prestigious Cannon Classic in Indianapolis in the 35-pound weight throw with a toss of 59'1-1/2".

Kent: Brian Hallett (men's track & field, So., 3.65, industrial technology, Norton, Ohio) won the shot put title at the All-Ohio Championships at Bowling Green on Feb. 12 with a throw of 56'10".

Ohio: Dan Bednar (wrestling, Jr., 3.50, chemical engineering, Broadview Heights, Ohio) won a 12-4 major decision over Jason Gore of N.C. State on Feb. 12. He was pinned by North Carolina's Clint Osborn on Feb. 13. Bednar is now 19-6 overall, 3-1 in the MAC.

Toledo: Bryan Franzen (men's swimming & diving, So., 3.27, undecided, Phoenix, Ariz.) won both the one- and three-meter diving events with scores of 293.70 and 274.40, respectively, in a dual meet win over Cleveland State.

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)
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)

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)