Scholar-Athletes of the Week (January 21-27)

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Jan. 28, 2013

NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week (January 21-27)

Dor Amir

Nelle Youel

MALE RECIPIENT FEMALE RECIPIENT
Sport: Men's Tennis Sport: Women's Tennis
Year: RS Sophomore Year: Sophomore
GPA: 3.431 GPA: 4.0
Major: Kinesiology Major: Business Management
Week's Achievements: Amir finished the weekend a perfect combined 4-0 at No. 1 in doubles and singles versus UW-Whitewater and Chicago State in the Huskies home opener. Amir dominated in his first singles match against Warhawk Ben Shklyar, 6-0, 7-6 (2), and went on to battle with the Cougars' Sergiu Muresan but earned the decision, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 10-4. The Tel Aviv native teamed with Frederic Cadieux in doubles and earned an 8-2 decision and an 8-5 victory over UW-Whitewater's and Chicago State's pairs, respectively. Week's Achievements: Youel led the Huskies at No. 1 doubles and No. 1 singles with six wins in the opening weekend of the spring schedule to give sixth-year Head Coach Ryun Ferrell his first 3-0 start to a season. In NIU's 6-1 win at home over Bradley on Friday, Youel teamed with Arantza De La Torre for an 8-4 win over Adele Henke and Corey Mattson. She then dominated her singles match with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Henke. On Saturday, Youel did not drop one set all day in two matches. In a 7-0 win against Valparaiso, she and De La Torre cruised past Kristin Zakiewicz and Michele Fredlake 8-0. Youel followed with an impressive 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Zakiewicz. In a 7-0 win over Western Illinois, Youel and De La Torre again scored an 8-0 doubles win, this time over Yessenia Mejia and Ese Davis. Youel ended her weekend with a flawless 6-0, 6-0 decision over Mejia.
Previous Honorees
Week of August 27-September 2

Nabal Jefferson

Sarah Angelos

Week of September 3-9

Ryan Neir

Courtney Oldenburg

Week of September 10-16

Nick Schiavi

Courtney Ksiazek

Week of September 17-23

Alan Baxter

Amy Carr

Week of September 24-30

Jason Schepler

MacKenzie Roddy

Week of October 1-7

Dor Amir

Sarah Angelos

Week of October 8-14

Courtney Stephen

Emily Paschke

Week of October 15-21

Nick Huggins

Mary Malkin

Week of October 22-28

Matt Krempel

Courtney Ksiazek

Week of October 29-November 4

Dominique Ware

Mary Kurisch

Week of November 5-11

Mike Mascitti

Mary Kurisch

Week of November 12-18

Alan Baxter

MacKenzie Roddy

Week of November 19-25

Luke Eakes

Meghan Romo

Week of November 26-December 2

Nabal Jefferson

Amanda Corral

Week of December 3-9

Nick Smith

Amanda Corral

Week of December 31-January 6

Ryan Neir

Week of January 7-13

Nick Smith

Sidra Sherrill

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