Scholar-Athletes of the Week (September 17-23)



Sept. 24, 2012

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

Alan Baxter

Amy Carr

Sport: Football Sport: Women's Soccer
Year: Senior Year: Junior
Position: Defensive End Position: Goalkeeper
GPA: 3.613 GPA: 3.609
Major: Finance Major: Exercise Science
Week's Achievements: Baxter played an integral role in NIU's 30-23 win over Kansas Saturday at Huskie Stadium. The finance major totaled six tackles, along with two of the Huskies' four sacks on the day. His first quarterback drop came on Kansas' first drive when he dropped Dayne Crist for an eight-yard loss and forced the Jayhawks to attempt a field goal. On KU's final drive, Baxter corralled Crist again, this time for a seven-yard loss to pin Kansas at their own six, effectively hindering the Jayhawks' hopes of a comeback. Baxter currently leads the team with five sacks through four games after tying for the team lead with 5.5 in 2011. Week's Achievements: Carr totaled six saves over, one shutout and allowed one goal in the opening weekend of Mid-American Conference play. Carr lead the Huskies to a 0-1-1 record between the sticks, allowing her only goal on a penalty kick in the 62nd versus Eastern Michigan. In her last four appearances, the junior has only allowed two goals, both PKs. She last allowed a shot on goal slip past her in the 61st minute versus Northwestern on Sept. 7, 399 minutes ago.
Previous Honorees
Week of August 27-September 2

Nabal Jefferson

Sarah Angelos

Week of September 3-9

Ryan Neir

Courtney Oldenburg

Week of September 10-16

Nick Schiavi

Courtney Ksiazek

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