Scholar-Athletes of the Week (October 29-November 4)



Nov. 5, 2012

NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week (October 29-November 4)

Dominique Ware

Mary Kurisch

Sport: Football Sport: Volleyball
Year: RS Junior Year: Senior
Position: Cornerback Position: Middle Blocker
GPA: 3.022 GPA: 3.585
Major: Finance Major: Business Administration
Week's Achievements: Ware led the Huskies in tackles Saturday during NIU's 63-0 win against the UMass Minutemen. The Bolingbrook, Ill., native recorded eight stops on the day to break his previous career-high of five. Among those eight stops was a one of NIU's 10 tackles for loss on the day. He also played a big part in keeping UMass off the scoreboard, which marked the first shutout for Northern Illinois since Sept. 27, 2008. Week's Achievements: Kurisch led the Huskies to a 2-0 road weekend as she hit a team-high .468 and averaged 3.29 kills per set and 4.57 points per set. In a 3-1 win at Toledo, she racked up 11 kills on 27 errorless swings for a .407 hitting percentage, adding eight blocks, three assists and an ace to boot. In a sweep at Ball State, she had 12 kills with just one error on 20 swings for a .550 hitting percentage, adding four blocks as well. The double digit kill matches upped her season total to 14 and she has now hit over .400 in nine matches.
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

Week of October 22-28

Matt Krempel

Courtney Ksiazek

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