Co-Female Scholar Athlete of the Week: December 3 – December 9, 2012
Courtney Osborn, Miami, Women's Basketball
Courtney Osborn (Guard, Senior, 3.55, Finance – Minor: Coaching) made a successful return from injury to provide two impressive performances last week. She averaged 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists during the week. Against Wright State on Tuesday, Osborn led the RedHawks with 16 points, nailing four three-point baskets to lead Miami to a 72-54 win. She also pulled down five boards, dished out three assists and had a block and a steal against the Raiders. Against Cleveland State on Saturday, she totaled 23 points and just missed a double-double with nine assists while nabbing two more steals. She nailed three more three-pointers and was 10-for-12 from the free throw line. With her 23 points, she moved into second place on Miami’s all-time scoring list with 1,729 points. Osborn had three steals and one block in the two games and shot an impressive 44 percent from behind the arc.
Victoria Voronko, Eastern Michigan, Indoor Track and Field
Victoria Voronko (Distance, Sophomore, 3.90, Individualized Studies Program) secured 10 points for her team by winning the 3,000-meter run in 10:01.52 at the Eagle Holiday Meet Friday, Dec. 7. Voronko’s score helped lead the EMU women’s track and field team to victory over four other schools in the Green and White’s season opener. Eastern scored 189.50, more than double that of second place Central Michigan who finished with 92 points.
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.
Previous Female Winners:
Week 1 (Sept. 5) Stefanie Turner, CMU (Soccer)
Week 2 (Sept. 13) Meg Riley, Miami (Volleyball)
Week 3 (Sept. 20) Stephanie Haugh, KSU (Soccer)
Week 4 (Sept.26) Lindsey Butterfield, BGSU (Volleyball)
Week 5 (Oct. 4) Mackenzie Roddy, NIU (Volleyball)
Week 6 (Oct. 10) Tina Dimitrijevs, Akron (Volleyball)
Week 7 (Oct. 19) Meg Riley, Miami (Volleyball)
Week 8 (Oct. 26) Meghan Perry, BSU (Golf)
Week 9 (Nov. 2) Juli Accurso, Ohio(Cross Country)
Week 10 (Nov. 12) Lindsey Dulude, CMU (Volleyball)
Week 11 (Nov. 15) Kelsey Dinges, Miami (Soccer)
Week 12 (Nov. 26) Paige Penrod, BGSU (Volleyball)
Week 13 (Dec. 4) Naama Shafir, Toledo (Basketball)
Week 14 (Dec.6) Amanda Corral, NIU (Basketball)
Other nominees for the week of 12/3-12/9:
Institution: Bowling Green
Name: Brooke Pleger
Sport: Women’s Indoor Track and Field
Major: Pre-exercise Science
Week’s Achievements: Brooke Pleger opened the 2012-13 indoor track and field season by setting a new PR in the weight throw, winning the event at the Eastern Michigan Holiday Invitational with a throw of 59-feet-8.25. Her toss was almost six feet further than her previous best and was better than any weight throw mark by a BGSU student-athlete a year ago.
Institution: Kent State
Name: Trisha Krewson Individualized Studies Program
Week’s Achievements: Senior guard Trisha Krewson (Sandusky, Ohio) averaged 10.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in helping Kent State to a 1-1 record on the week. Krewson led the way with a team/season-high 18 points as the Golden Flashes earned their first win of the season against Temple on Thursday (Dec. 6). The Flashes trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half and took their first lead of the half on Krewson’s fourth 3-pointer of the game with 3:49 remaining. Krewson tallied three points and five rebounds in Kent State’s loss to Western Kentucky on Sunday (Dec. 9). On the season, Krewson is averaging 7.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest.
Institution: Northern Illinois
Name: Amanda Corral
Sport: Women's Basketball
Major: Health Sciences
Week’s Achievements: Corral led NIU in scoring for the second straight game by matching her previous game's total of 19 points. She scored 15 of her 19 in the second half at Indiana State, going 6-for-11 from the field, 3-for-6 from three-point territory, and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. She also chipped in three rebounds, three assists and a steal without a single turnover in 23 minutes. Her 19-point performance matched her season high and was two shy of tying her career high.
Name: Mariah Byard
Week’s Achievements: Mariah performed well for Ohio Women’s Basketball during two wins over Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State. The sophomore averaged 7.0 points and 2.0 assists per game throughout the week. Byard went a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in these two wins and connected on 40 percent of her three-point attempts. Byard’s best game of the week was a ten-point effort in the Bobcats’ overtime win over Morehead State. She shot 50 percent from the field in Ohio’s two games of the week.
Name: Naama Shafir
Sport: Women’s Basketball
Week’s Achievements: Senior Naama Shafir paced four Rockets in double figures with a season-high 19 points, six assists, six rebounds and four steals in UT’s 83-59 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday. Shafir also help UT force the Panthers into 24 turnovers and converted those miscues into 25 points. With the triumph, the Rockets run their win streak to six-consecutive games and improve to 7-1 on the season. UT is off to its best start since the 1996-97 season when the Midnight Blue & Gold began the year a perfect 8-0 and finished with a 27-4 mark.