David Kool Named Scholar Athlete of the Week

Updated 1/7/2010
CLEVELAND, OHIO -- David Kool (Sr., 3.40, physical education, Grand Rapids, Mich.) led Western Michigan to victory over Kennesaw State with 20 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in the Broncos' only game of the week. With WMU trailing by 11 points in the second half, Kool scored nine of WMU's final 11 points in the last 2:59 of the game, including a three-pointer with 2:16 remaining that put WMU on top for good. He also hit 4-of-4 free throws in the final 59 seconds. Overall, Kool was 6-of-13 from the field, 2-of-4 from three and 6-of-6 at the free throw line. Kool has hit 22 consecutive free throws over the course of the last six games and he is a perfect 16-of-16 in the final two minutes of games this season.

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.

Other Male Nominees:
Bowling Green: Joe Jakubowski (basketball, Jr., 3.27, business management, Rossford, Ohio) scored all 17 of his points in the second half as Bowling Green fought back from a 20-point second half deficit Saturday against Detroit before coming up short in a 73-69 loss. Jakubowski made 5-of-8 shots from the field in the second half and 6-of-7 at the line as BGSU fought back from a 45-25 second half deficit to close within two on numerous occasions.

Kent State: Ross Tice (wrestling, R-So., 3.44, education, Brookfield, Ohio)with his team trailing Clarion 15-7, Tice started a string of five straight wins for Kent State, leading the Golden Flashes to a 24-15 victory. Tice recorded a 6-0 shutout of Nick Milano at Clarion, improving to 15-5 on the year.

Northern Illinois: Bryan Hall (basketball, So., 3.47, business, Chicago, Ill.) averaged 5.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game in NIU's two contests over the week, as he also shot 60% from the field and 80% from the free throw line. He scored six points on 2-for-3 shooting from the field and was 2-for-2 at the charity stripe with a pair of rebounds and steals in fifteen minutes against Minnesota Tuesday. He then had five points against Illinois Chicago Saturday on 1-for-2 shooting with a three-pointer and was 2-for-3 from the free throw line with a rebound and an assist in 21 minutes.

Previous Male Winners
Week 1 (Sept. 11) Dan LeFevour, CMU (football)
Week 2 (Sept. 18) Tim Hiller, WMU (football)
Week 3 (Sept. 25) Dan LeFevour, CMU (football)
Week 4 (Oct. 2) Jacquise Terry, KSU (football)
Week 5 (Oct. 9) Teal Bunbury, Akron (soccer)
Week 6 (Oct. 16) Brandon Bice, NIU (football)
Week 7 (Oct. 23) Jacob Lawrence, BGSU (soccer)
Week 8 (Oct. 30) Josh Violanti, Buffalo (football)
Week 9 (Nov. 6) Tony Jordanek, KSU (cross country)
Week 10 (Nov. 13) Tommy Davis, NIU (football)
Week 11 (Nov. 20) Dan LeFevour, CMU (football)
Week 12 (Nov. 23) Dan LeFevour, CMU (football)
Week 13 (Dec. 4) Bryan Anderson, CMU (football)
Chris Jenkins, EMU (wrestling)
Week 14 (Dec. 11) Kofi Sarkodie, Akron (soccer)
Week 15 (Dec. 18) David Kool, WMU (basketball)
Week 16 (Dec. 23) David Kool, WMU (basketball)