Female Scholar Athlete of the Week: January 3-9
Eastern Michigan Cassie Schrock (basketball)
Cassie Schrock (Sr., 3.08, special education) continued to pace the Eagles, helping led EMU to a 2-0 start to Mid-American Conference play with victories over Northern Illinois, Jan. 5, and Ball State, Jan. 8. Schrock averaged 21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists in 40 minutes per game. For the week, the Wadsworth, Ohio native was 12-of-26 from the floor 17-of-23 from the charity stripe. At NIU, she racked up a season-best 24 points to go along with give rebounds and five assists. Schrock followed it up with 19 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists and four steals against the Cardinals.
With her 12-for-12 performance from the free throw line versus Northern Illinois, Jan 5, Schrock became the Eastern Michigan career leader - both men or women - in free throws attempted in a career. Schrock has attempted 645 charity tosses, besting Nikki Knapp's (2002-06) total of 626. Schrock also holds the EMU record for career made free throws with 472. Schrock ranks 10th in Mid-American Conference annals in attempts and 15th in makes. Ohio's Caroline Mast (1982-86) holds both conference records with 635 makes in 848 attempts.
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.