Scholar Athletes of the Week: February 17 to February 23



Feb. 25, 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 softball’s Jessica Sturm and wrestling’s Billy Chancey.

February 3-February 9

NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week (February 17-February 23)

Billy Chancey

Jessica Sturm

Sport: Wrestling Sport: Softball
Year: Redshirt Freshman Year: Junior
Position: N/A Position: Pitcher
GPA: 3.66 GPA: 3.18
Major: Undecided Major: Communications Organization/Corporate
Week's Achievements: Billy Chancey helped the Huskies pick up a 20-14 win at Buffalo on Sunday with his performance in the 174 match. Facing Rrok Ndokaj, Chancey toughed out a close battle as he won his match, 2-1. At the time, this put the Huskies up 14-11. Chancey’s performance capped off a 14-0 scoring run for NIU wrestlers as the team started the dual down 11-0. Week's Achievements: Northern Illinois went 3-1 on the weekend thanks in large part to Jessica Sturm. The Huskie posted a 2-1 record with a 0.00 ERA in three games at the 2014 Citrus Classic. In three starts allowed just 21 baserunners (17 H, 4 BB) over 21 innings pitched, translating to four runs allowed, all unearned. With her performance, Sturm's ERA currently sits at 0.52.
Previous Honorees
February 10-February 16

Eli Anderson

Meghan Heuer

Aaron Armstead

Haley Dekkinga

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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