Scholar Athletes of the Week - January 6 to January 12



Jan. 15, 2014

DeKALB, Ill. - Each week, NIU honors two student-athletes that exemplify the concept of the "student-athlete" supremely well. These students excel both in the classroom and on the playing field. This week, the honorees are men's basketball's Aaron Armstead and women's basketball's Amanda Corral.

NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week (January 6-January 12)

Aaron Armstead

Amanda Corral

Sport: Men's Basketball Sport: Women's Basketball
Year: Junior Year: Junior
Position: Guard Position: Guard
GPA: 3.25 GPA: 4.0
Major: General Emphasis Major: Health Science/Pre-Physical Therapy
Week's Achievements: Aaron Armstead provided defensive help and a three-point shooting option for the Huskies' 45-36 victory over Buffalo on Sunday. The Chicago native helped give NIU an eight-point advantage heading into halftime by sinking a long range shot and forcing opposing guards to shoot inefficiently (4-of-17 combined). Armstead also added a steal and three rebounds during the game. Week's Achievements: Amanda Corral had a career-night Sunday afternoon, scoring a career-best 30 points with six rebounds, four assists and two steals to lead the Huskies to a 77-54 victory over Eastern Michigan, NIU's first since 2009. In 36 minutes on the court, Corral was 10-of-16 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line. Last Wednesday at Toledo, she scored 20 points, leading the Huskies back within two points after trailing by 17 points in the final nine minutes against the four-time defending MAC West Champions. The junior was 9-of-14 of the field (.643) and 2-of-2 from the free throw line (1.000) with four rebounds.
Previous Honorees
Week of December 2-December 8

Andrew Morse

Jenna Thorp

Week of November 25-December 1

Jared Volk

Amanda Corral

Week of November 18-November 24

Matt Krempel

Justine Schepler

Week of November 11-November 17

Jordan Threloff

Ashley Sneed

Week of November 4-November 10

Billy Chancey

Mackenzie Roddy

Week of October 28-November 3

Michael Ippolito

Gwen Sabo

Week of October 21-October 27

Dusty Page

Cori Frankenberg

Week of October 14-October 20

Aidan Conlon

Amy Carr

Week of October 7-October 13

Jared Volk

Sarah Angelos

Week of September 30-October 6

Rob Sterling

Emily Paschke

Week of September 23-September 29

Matt McIntosh

Justine Schepler

Week of September 16-September 22

Luke Eakes

Taylor Ellett

Week of September 9-September 15

Jason Meehan

Courtney Ksiazek

Week of September 2-September 8

Dusty Page

Sarah Angelos

Week of August 27-September 2

Matt Krempel

Mackenzie Roddy

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