Scholar Athletes of the Week (October 28 to November 3)



Nov. 4, 2013

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 football's Michael Ippolito
and women's soccer's Gwen Sabo.

NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week (October 28-November 3)

Michael Ippolito

Gwen Sabo

Sport: Football Sport: Women's Soccer
Year: Redshirt Freshman Year: Junior
Position: Defensive Lineman Position: Defender
GPA: 3.08 GPA: 3.83
Major: Business Administration Major: Speech Language Path and Audiology
Week's Achievements: Michael Ippolito helped the Huskie defense pressure the opposing UMass offense all day on Saturday. Ippolito helped produce a sack in the game, one of two for the team. Ippolito also assisted in getting the Huskie offense back on the field, as NIU was able to force UMass to go 5-18 (27.8%) on third downs. Ippolito and the Huskie defense allowed just 19 points on Saturday, the second fewest allowed this season. Week's Achievements: Gwen Sabo put on a show for NIU fans in the match against Toledo on Thursday. It was a rainy afternoon game, and Sabo lifted the home crowd with a goal from beyond midfield. The Alton, Ill. native hit the long-range shot to tie the game up at 1-1 at the time on Halloween. It was the first goal of her career. The Huskies had scored from some far spots this year, but Sabo's goal was by far the longest of the season for NIU.
Previous Honorees
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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