Brady Crosby Selected As Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Updated 3/26/2007

CLEVELAND, Ohio? Western Michigan’s Brady Crosby (tennis) was named the MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week on March 22, 2007.

Crosby (Sr., 3.77, business finance, Livonia, Mich.) won both of his matches to help the No. 44 nationally-ranked Broncos defeat Wright State, 7-0. Crosby, ranked No. 89 in the country, defeated Wright State at No. 1 singles and along with doubles partner John Pelton, also won at No. 2 doubles for his second win of the day. Crosby is a commanding 7-1 on the season in doubles play for duel matches. 

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 that week's competition.  The winners are selected by a group of the conference's faculty athletic representatives.

Male Nominees:

Bowling Green: Tyler Johnson (baseball, pitcher, Sr, 3.43, information systems, Tipp City, Ohio) improved his season record to 3-0 after allowing just one run on six hits and two walks during an eight-inning stint against Le Moyne College at the Ball State Invitational. He struck out five Dolphins in the 7-1 Falcon victory. Johnson lowered his season ERA to 1.17 after four starts which have included three times as many strikeouts as walks allowed (15:5).

Buffalo: Jake Madonia (track & field, throws, So., 3.474, psychology, Rome, N.Y.) helped lead the Bulls to a second-place finish at the season-opening Seahawk Invitational at UNC-Wilmington on Saturday. He was part of a one-two-three finish for the Bulls in the shot put, winning the event at 16.21 meters for a new personal best in the outdoor event. He also finished second in the discus throw at 44.84 meters.

Central Michigan: Bubba Gritter (wrestling, Jr., 3.02, physical education, Grandville, Mich.) earned All-America honors by placing fifth at the 2007 NCAA Wrestling Championships. The 2007 MAC champion at heavyweight, Gritter was 4-2 overall at the tournament. He became the first Chippewa to advance to the semifinals in any weight class since 2003 and his fifth-place finish is the highest for any CMU individual since 2004.

Northern Illinois: Alfonso Monroy (tennis, So., 3.33, business, Mexico City, Mexico) led the men's tennis team to a 3-1 win on their Florida road trip over spring break.  Monroy went 3-1 in singles play and 2-2 in doubles action with partner Javier Berabe.   He won his matches in impressive fashion as he dispatched each of his opponents in straight sets.


Previous  Winners       Male

Week 1 (Sept. 7)            Jesse Imes, UB (football)

Week 2 (Sept. 14)          Austen Everson, OU (football)

Week 3 (Sept. 21)          Anthony Gebhart, WMU (football)

Week 4 (Sept. 28)          Brian Brunner, CMU (football)

Week 5 (Oct. 5) Alex Birchmeier, WMU (tennis)

Week 6 (Oct. 12)            Daniel Bazuin, CMU (football)

Week 7 (Oct. 19)            Doug Kress, CMU (football)

                                    Austin Steele, BSU (golf)

Week 8 (Oct. 26)            Dan Bell, UB (soccer)

Week 9 (Nov. 2)             Corey Nowitzke, EMU (cross country)

Week 10 (Nov. 9)           Joe Zimka, NIU (soccer)

Week 11 (Nov. 16)         Luke Getsy, UA (football)

Week 12 (Nov. 22)         Nate Meyer, WMU (football)

Week 13 (Nov. 30)         Joe Reitz, WMU (basketball)

Week 14 (Dec. 7)           Dan LeFevour, CMU (football)

Week 15 (Dec. 14)         Chris Caine, KSU (track & field)

Week 16 (Jan. 4)            Dan LeFevour, CMU (football)

Week 17 (Jan. 11)          Joe Reitz, WMU (basketball)

Week 18 (Jan. 18)          Matt Lefeld, BGSU (basketball)

Week 19 (Jan. 25)          Joe Reitz, WMU (basketball)

Week 20 (Feb. 1)           Alex Birchmeier, WMU (tennis)

Week 21 (Feb. 8)           Wynn Michalak, CMU (wrestling)

Week 22 (Feb. 15)         Randall Hafner, UA (track & field)

Week 23 (Feb. 22)         Cory Manusco, EMU (wrestling)

Week 24 (Mar. 1)           Scott Boley, UT (baseball)

Week 25 (Mar. 8)           Ryan DeGeeter, BSU (baseball)

Week 26 (Mar. 15)         Tyler Stovall, CMU (baseball)

Week 27 (Mar. 22)         Brady Crosby, WMU (tennis)