Scholar Athletes of the Week: February 3 to February 9

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Feb. 11, 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 tennis' Haley Dekkinga.

NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week (February 3-February 9)

Aaron Armstead

Haley Dekkinga

MALE RECIPIENT FEMALE RECIPIENT
Sport: Men's Basketball Sport: Women's Tennis
Year: Junior Year: Senior
Position: Guard Position: N/A
GPA: 3.25 GPA: 3.93
Major: General Emphasis Major: Health Science (Pre-Physical Therapy)
Week's Achievements: Aaron Armstead was a reliable scoring option in both of the Huskies' games over the week. He scored 24 points in the two contests, going 9-for-18 from the field and 4-for-11 from behind the arc. Armstead was one of two Huskies to score in double figures in both of NIU's games. He also made three thefts and blocked a shot to help out defensively. Week's Achievements: NIU picked up two wins over the weekend thanks in part to Haley Dekkinga's play on the courts. Dekkinga and her teammate, Stephanie McDonald, went unbeaten in doubles play to help the Huskies clinch the doubles point in both matches. That doubles point was large factor in the two affairs, as the Huskies won both matches 4-3. On Saturday against Cleveland State, Dekkinga pulled off a comeback victory against CSU's Princess Gbadamosi in a 2-6, 6-2, (10-5) final.
Previous Honorees
Week of January 27-February 2

Simon Formont

Kim Gotlund

Week of January 20-January 26

Frederic Cadieux

Megan Melendez

Week of January 13-January 19

Dor Amir

Rebecca Cronin

Week of January 6-January 12

Aaron Armstead

Amanda Corral

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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