Scholar Athletes of the Week: April 28 to May 4

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May 7, 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 baseball's Jordan Ruckman and softball's Emily Naegele.

NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week (April 28 to May 4)

Jordan Ruckman

Emily Naegele

MALE RECIPIENT FEMALE RECIPIENT
Sport: Baseball Sport: Softball
Year: Sophomore Year: Sophomore
Position: Pitcher Position: Catcher
GPA: 3.27 GPA: 3.93
Major: Pre-Sociology Major: Health Science/Pre-Physical Therapy
Week's Achievements: Jordan Ruckman turned in an outstanding start against Northwestern on Wednesday. He pitched a complete game shutout, fanning eight and yielding three hits. Each of the hits he allowed were singles. It was Ruckman's finest performance of the spring, as he picked up his first win. Week's Achievements: Emily Naegele put in a strong week for NIU in five games, driving in four runs and scoring four more. Her best performance came against Ohio on Sunday, when she went 2-for-4 with three runs driven in and one run scored. Naegele had a great regular season, as she was third on the team in batting average (.335) and first in runs batted in (43).
Previous Honorees
April 21-April 27

Alex Klonowski

Connie Ellett

April 14-April 20

Simon Formont

Nelle Youel

April 7-April 13

Brian Sisler

March 31-April 6

Alex Klonowski

Jessica Sturm

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

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