Scholar-Athletes of the Week (October 22-28)



Oct. 29, 2012

NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week (October 22-28)

Matt Krempel

Courtney Ksiazek

Sport: Football Sport: Women's Soccer
Year: RS Junior Year: Junior
Position: Offensive Line Position: Defender
GPA: 3.587 GPA: 3.328
Major: Health Sciences Major: Accounting
Week's Achievements: Krempel played a large part in Northern Illinois' 48-34 win over Western Michigan Saturday in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Huskie offense racked up 453 yards of total offense in the game, averaging 6.7 yards per play. In addition, Krempel helped clear the way for QB Jordan Lynch to pass for 274 yards and rush for another 136 to help NIU record their eighth straight win on the season. After trailing 21-17 at halftime, the Huskie offense exploded for 31 points in the second half to grab the victory. Week's Achievements: Ksiazek was crucial in the Huskies 'defensive third and midfield last weekend, registering one assist and helping the Northern Illinois secure its first Mid-American Conference Tournament bid since 2010. Ksiazek came off the bench in the Toledo match Thursday Oct. 25 and dished a helper to Kayra Thompson who tied the match in the 69th minute of NIU's must win game against the Rockets. Starting in the back line Sunday at Central Michigan in the MAC quarterfinals, the Naperville, Ill. native helped the Huskies to a 0-0 first half versus the MAC's second ranked team. Northern Illinois fell 2-0 in the quarterfinal to the Chippewas.
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

Week of September 17-23

Alan Baxter

Amy Carr

Week of September 24-30

Jason Schepler

MacKenzie Roddy

Week of October 1-7

Dor Amir

Sarah Angelos

Week of October 8-14

Courtney Stephen

Emily Paschke

Week of October 15-21

Nick Huggins

Mary Malkin

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