Scholar Athletes of the Week: November 11 to 17



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 wrestling's Andrew Morse and volleyball's Mackenzie Roddy.

NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week (November 11 to 17)

Andrew Morse

Mackenzie Roddy

Sport: Wrestling Sport: Volleyball
Year: Junior Year: Senior
Position: 157 pounds Position: Outside Hitter
GPA: 3.04 GPA: 3.94
Major: Mathematics Education Major: Business Management
Week's AchievementsMorse recorded his first two pins of the season and added another decision victory, leading NIU wrestling to its first team duals wins of the season against Division III powerhouse Olivet and Eastern Wrestling League opponent Clarion on Saturday at the EMU Duals. The junior 157-pounder went 3-1 in four matches on a busy day at the EMU Duals, with his only loss came against No. 13 Austin Matthews from Edinboro. Morse leads all active NIU wrestlers with 46 career victories after his success last weekend. Week's AchievementsSenior Mackenzie Roddy capped her phenomenal senior season will a couple of solid matches against Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan. Between the two contests, the San Bernardino, California, native totaled 40 kills (4.00 kills/set), 45 points (4.50 points/set) and seven blocks (0.70 blocks/set) for the Huskies. Friday against CMU, Roddy had 14 kills (2.8 kills/set), seven digs (1.4 digs/set) and five blocks (1.00 blocks/set) in the Huskies’ 3-2 win over the Chippewas. On Senior Night Saturday against EMU, she tallied 26 spikes (5.2 kills/set) and two blocks (0.4 blocks/set) in a tough 3-2 loss to the Eagles.
Week of November 4-November 10

Ryan Brown

Mary Grace Kelly

Week of October 28-November 3

Richard Hall

Alex Elias

Week of October 21-October 27

Drew Hare

Nicole Gobbo

Week of October 14-October 20

Rob Sterling

Emily Paschke

Week of October 7-October 13

Andrew Glaeser

Mackenzie Roddy

Week of September 30-October 6

Sean Folliard

Jess Wooldridge

Week of September 23-September 29

Bertrand Gaschot

Gwen Sabo

Week of September 16-September 22

Simon Formont

Lauren Zielinski

Week of September 9-September 15

Bertrand Gaschot

Connie Ellett

Week of September 2-September 8

Drew Hare

Allie McBride

Week of August 26-September 1

Akeem Daniels

Mackenzie Roddy

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