MAC Announces Male Scholar Athlete of the Week

Updated 4/23/2010
Kent State Andrew Carnes (track and field)

Andrews Carnes (Sr.-5thyr., 4.00, exercise physiology, Canton, Ohio) closed a fantastic week for the Kent State distance runners with a second-place finish at the All-Ohio Championships. His personal-best time of 29:51.28 is the fourth fastest in school history. His time is also second in the second-best in the MAC this season, behind senior Aiman Scullion, who broke the school record at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif. this past weekend with a time of 29:29.09. Carnes time is also the 24th-best in the NCAA East region and the 56th-best in the country.

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: Kevin Leady (baseball, Sr., 3.07, middle childhood education, Luckey, Ohio) led by a third straight outstanding performance by Kevin Leady, the Falcon baseball team completed the three-game sweep of the arch-rival Toledo Rockets this weekend in a Sunday afternoon 4-2 victory. The senior gave up a two-out single in the first inning of the game, but through the next six innings he did not surrender a single hit. Between the start of the second inning and the ninth, the Luckey, Ohio native retired 19-of-22 batters but never allowed a single runner to reach past first base. After a fourth inning walk, Leady retired 11 straight batters before giving up only his second hit of the game in the eighth inning. Opponents batter no better than .143 against him during his outing against Toledo. No UT hitter recorded more than one hit against Leady on the day. He held the 1-2-3 hitters of the Rocket lineup to a combined 2-for-11 (.181) and struck out the top-two hitters four times. Leady has now won his last three consecutive starts to improve to 5-1 on the year. Dating back to March 8, Leady has won five of his last six starts. Leady now leads his team in wins (5), innings pitched (52.2), fewest walks among starters (15), strikeouts (45) and opposing batting average (.257).

Buffalo: Dan Schichtel (track and field, Sr., 3.28, management Eden, NY.) at the UB Invitational, Schichtel won the 100-meters in a season-best 10.73, establishing UB's fastest time of the season in the event. Schichtel edged out teammate Ezekiel Porter by three-hundredths of a second to take the win. The two combined with Dan Harris and Brian Smith to win the 4x100-meter relay in 42.94.

Central Michigan: Ricky Clark (baseball, Sr., 3.42, Mason, Mich.) batted .417 (5-for-12) to help the Chippewas move into first place in the overall MAC standings with a series win at East Division leading Kent State. He scored a pair of runs and drove in two runs. In Sunday's series finale, a 7-6 CMU win, Clark was 3-for-4 with two RBI. CMU improved to 20-13 overall, including 10-2 in the MAC with the series win.

Eastern Michigan: Corey Chaffins (baseball, Jr., 3.42, biology, New London, Ohio) helped the Eagles to a perfect 4-0 record this past week, including a series sweep at Akron, April 16-18. Chaffins notched his third complete game of the season in the series opener versus the Zips, giving up just three runs on seven hits and one walk, while tallying nine strikeouts. Opponents batted just .212 off Chaffins in the contest and he finished the game with a 0.89 WHIP and 3.00 ERA. The complete game was Chaffins' first resulting in a victory and the series sweep was EMU's first since sweeping Western Michigan University in 2008.

Northern Illinois: Jeff Dick (golf, Jr., 3.01, Sherman, Tex.) finished as NIU's top performer for the third straight event, shooting a final round 73 (+1) at the University of Iowa's Hawkeye - TaylorMade/adidas Invitational. Dick (74 | 74 | 73 | 221 (+5)) also took his fourth top-20 finish of the spring, a tie for 15th.

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)
Week 17 (Jan. 8) Xavier Silas, NIU (basketball)
                         Alex Wolf, WMU (basketball)
Week 18 (Jan. 8) David Kool, WMU (basketball)
Week 19 (Jan. 15) Oliver Walther, EMU (track and field)
Week 20 (Jan 22.) Oliver Walther, EMU (track and field)
Week 21 (Jan. 29) Xavier Silas, NIU (basketball)
Week 22 (Feb. 5) David Kool, WMU (basketball)
Week 23 (Feb. 12) Shaun Brummert, Buffalo (track and field)
Week 24 (Feb. 19) Mallie Shuster, KSU (wrestling)
Week 25 (Feb. 28) Dean Wood, KSU (track and field)
Week 26 (Mar. 5) Jake Madonia, Buffalo (track and field)
Week 27 (Mar. 12) Scott Murphy, EMU (swimming & diving)
Week 28 (Mar. 19) David Kool, WMU (basketball)
Week 29 (Mar. 26) Matt Skirving, EMU (baseball)
Week 30 (Apr. 2) Mackenzie Hughes, KSU (golf)
Week 31 (Apr. 9) David Lyon, KSU (baseball)
Week 32 (Apr. 16) Joe Corfman, Toledo (baseball)
Week 33 (Apr. 23) Andrew Carnes, KSU (track and field)