Scholar-Athletes of the Week (March 19-25)

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March 26, 2012

NIU SCHOLAR ATHLETES OF THE WEEK (March 19-25)

Shawn Foley

Tanya Rachan

MALE RECIPIENT FEMALE RECIPIENT
Sport: Men's Golf Sport: Gymnastics
Year: Sophomore Year: Senior
GPA: 3.405 GPA: 3.404
Major: Actuarial Science Major: Biology
Week's Achievements: Shawn Foley finished in a tie for 20th at the Florida Atlantic Spring Break Championship, recording a 54-hole total of three over-par 216. Foley opened with a round of 70 at the FAU Spring Break Championship, following that up with rounds of 72 and 74 in the second and third rounds. Foley collected 37 pars at the FAU Spring Break Championship, tied for fifth-most in the tournament. At the UCF Rio Pinar Invitational, Foley, playing as an individual, tied for 36th with a score of 222 (+6). Foley carded rounds of 74, 73 and 75 at the Rio Pinar Invitational. Week's Achievements: Tanya Rachan, a likely NCAA Regional qualifier on floor exercise (will be announced Monday afternoon), led the Huskies at the MAC Gymnastics Championships with a pair of top four finishes. Rachan took second on floor exercise in the meet with a 9.900 score, tying her career and season best mark and tying for the fourth-best all-time at Northern Illinois. Rachan led the Huskies to a team score of 49.175 on floor exercise which ranks as the third-highest team floor score in school history. Rachan also tied for fourth place on vault with a 9.850 to set her career high mark and tie for the 11th-best in school history. Her scores on floor and vault were the top scores on those events by any NIU gymnast this season.
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