Vanessa Frankowski Tabbed Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week by FARs

Updated 2/12/2007

Eastern Michigan’s Vanessa Frankowski (tennis) was named the MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week on February 8, 2007.

Frankowski (Jr., 3.81, international business, Stuttgart, Germany) won two No. 1 singles matches and two No. 1 doubles matches in action last week.  She helped lead EMU to dual meet wins over Cincinnati, 5-2, (Feb. 2) and Dayton, 6-1, (Feb. 3). At No. 1 singles against Cincinnati, Frankowski defeated Hannah Hinton, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 and teamed with Yana Parfenyuk to take an 8-3 win over Cincinnati’s Hanna Hinton and Alizee Paradis at No. 1 doubles. In the Dayton dual, Frankowski defeated Kate Mellion, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles and once again teamed with Parfenyuk to win, 8-4, over Allysa Detroy and Kate Mellion at No. 1 doubles.

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


Female Nominees:

Ball State: Kelsey Corbin (basketball, guard, Sr., 3.656, psychology, Fort Wayne, Ind.) led the Cardinals to a 15-point victory as Buffalo. She scored a game-high 14 points as she was five-of-seven from the field and a perfect four-of-four from the free throw line. She also dished out two assists, notched two steals and recorded three rebounds. On the season, she is averaging 11.2 points per game and has dished out a team-high 90 assists.

Bowling Green: Ali Mann (basketball, forward, Sr., 3.49, supply chain management, Chelsea, Mich.) led the Falcons in scoring and rebounding, with 19.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in a pair of wins.  She also had 1.0 blocks per game to lead the team in that category as well, and shot 64.0 percent from the field, going 16-for-25.  On Tuesday, Mann led BG in no fewer than four categories in a 72-55 non-conference road win over Chicago State.  She had 20 points, 10 boards, four assists and two blocks in that win, playing all but the final 41 seconds.  The double-double was her first of the season.  Then, versus arch-rival Toledo, had 18 points and a team-high six rebounds and spearheaded BGSU's comeback in a 73-62 win.  Mann scored 10 consecutive BG points late in the second half, beginning with a three-point play that broke a 58-58 tie with just over five minutes left.  By the time she scored her ninth and 10th points of that stretch, the Falcons had a 68-61 lead with under two minutes remaining.  She went 7-for-11 from the field, including 2-of-4 from three-point land, in that win.  On the season, Mann is averaging a team-high 16.4 points along with 5.0 rebounds (second on the team) and 2.8 assists (third on the team) per game.  She is shooting 55.5% from the floor this season.  In MAC play, is averaging 16.9 points and 5.6 boards per game.  The nationally-ranked Falcons are 20-2 overall and 9-0 in MAC play.

Buffalo: Sarah Vance (track and field, throws, Sr., 3.439, early childhood education, Lockport, N.Y.) finished third in the shot put among a competitive national field at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City. Vance had a toss of 51-10.50 (15.81m), just shy of her school record in the event. She finished behind throwers from Texas A&M and Kentucky. Vance's best shot put of the year (52-8.75, 16.07m) is ranked among the top throws in the country this season.

Central Michigan: Sheena Smith (gymnastics, Sr., 3.29, broadcast and cinematic arts, Middleburg, Fla.) scored a 9.8 on both the vault and uneven bars as CMU finished third at the State of Michigan Classic. She placed in the top overall in both events. CMU finished ahead of MAC rivals Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan at the event.

Northern Illinois: Jennifer Naughton (gymnastics, So., 3.78, undecided, Smithville, Mo.) tied for third on the beam with a 9.700 score and added a sixth-place finish on the vault, posting a 9.650 in NIU’s second place finish at the Iowa Quad Meet on Saturday, February 3.

Western Michigan: Tiera DeLaHoussaye (basketball, guard, So., 3.37, nursing, Detroit, Mich.) had another solid game at point guard for the Broncos on the road against Miami.  DeLaHoussaye recorded 15 points, dished out six assists and went 6-for-10 from the field.  She is averaging 5.78 assists per game, which is second in the MAC and leading the conference in steals per game with 3.13. 

Previous  Winners       Female


Week 1 (Sept. 7)            Sarah Wilber, KSU (volleyball)

Week 2 (Sept. 14)          Katie Boyd, MIA (soccer)

Week 3 (Sept. 21)          Mary Veith, UB (cross country)

Week 4 (Sept. 28)          Amanda Rudert, CMU (cross country)

Week 5 (Oct. 5)             Stephany Fleet, EMU (golf)

Week 6 (Oct. 12)            Kallie Williams, EMU (cross country)

Week 7 (Oct. 19)            Chrissy Gothke, BGSU (volleyball)

Week 8 (Oct. 26)            Mary Ochmanek, CMU (volleyball)

Week 9 (Nov. 2)             Carime Reinhart, Ohio (cross country)

Week 10 (Nov. 9)           Rachelle Coetzee, Ohio (field hockey)

Week 11 (Nov. 16)         Shannon Strachan, UT (volleyball)

Week 12 (Nov. 22)         Carrie Moore, WMU (basketball)

Week 13 (Nov. 30)         Kelsey Corbin, BSU (basketball)

Week 14 (Dec. 7)           Madeleine Pilchard, EMU (swimming)

Week 15 (Dec. 14)         Jaclyn Leininger, MIA (basketball)

Week 16 (Jan. 4)            Sarah VanMetre, EMU (basketball)

Week 17 (Jan. 11)          Ali Mann, BGSU (basketball)

Week 18 (Jan. 18)          Carrie Moore, WMU (basketball)

Week 19 (Jan. 25)          Allison Steven, MIA (swimming)

Week 20 (Feb. 1)           Kristin Peoples, KSU (basketball)

Week 21 (Feb. 8)           Vanessa Frankowski, EMU (tennis)