Scholar Athletes of the Week - March 31 to April 6



April 8, 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 baseball’s Alex Klonowski and softball’s Jessica Sturm.

NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week (March 31-April 6)

Alex Klonowski

Jessica Sturm

Sport: Baseball Sport: Softball
Year: Senior Year: Junior
Position: Pitcher Position: Pitcher
GPA: 3.14 GPA: 3.18
Major: Accountancy Major: Communications Organization/Corporate
Week's Achievements: Alex Klonowski was brilliant in his start against Toledo on Sunday. He tossed a complete game shutout, fanning nine and walking one. He also allowed just one hit on the day. At the plate, Klonowski added a hit and a run batted in. He now has the best earned run average on the team among starting pitchers at 2.94. Klonowski was named MAC West Pitcher of the Week for his efforts.  Week's Achievements: Jessica Sturm was a big part of each of NIU’s four victories over the week. She pitched for the Huskies in three games, winning all of them to improve to 9-8 this season. At the plate, she went 4-for-12 with five runs batted in, two runs scored, and a walk. Her batting average now sits at .364 on the season, good for second on the team. Sturm was named MAC West Pitcher of the Week for her efforts. 
Previous Honorees
March 24-March 30

Jovan Zeljkovic

Emily Naegele

March 17-March 23

Justin Fletcher

Kim Gotlund

March 10-March 16

Frederic Cadieux

Nelle Youel

March 3-March 9

Nick Smith

Amanda Stepp

February 24-March 2

Eli Anderson

Connie Ellett

February 17-February 23

Billy Chancey

Jessica Sturm

February 10-February 16

Eli Anderson

Meghan Heuer

Week of February 3-February 9

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