Scholar-Athletes of the Week (November 26-December 2)



Dec. 3, 2012

NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week (November 26-December 2)

Nabal Jefferson

Amanda Corral

Sport: Football Sport: Women's Basketball
Year: Senior Year: Sophomore
Position: Defensive Tackle Position: Guard
GPA: 3.781 GPA: 4.0
Major: Accountancy Major: Health Sciences
Week's Achievements: Jefferson was instrumental in Northern Illinois' 44-37 double-overtime win over then-No. 17 Kent State in the Marathon MAC Championship Game at Detroit's Ford Field, propelling the Huskies to a Discover Orange Bowl berth. The senior led the team with nine tackles, including 1.5 for loss. Additionally, Jefferson anchored an NIU defensive line that limited prolific KSU running backs Dri Archer and Trayion Durham to a combined 87 yards, while holding the Golden Flashes to only 70 yards on the ground the entire night. The Chicago native was also named one of the National Football Foundation's National Scholar-Athletes in 2012 and will be present at Tuesday's awards ceremony in New York City. Week's Achievements: Corral returned from an ankle injury that sidelined her for most of the last two games in a huge way. She scored 19 points, pulled down four rebounds and had an assist and block to guide NIU to its first home win of the season -- a 67-63 decision over Loyola. She went 6-for-13 from the field, 2-for-5 on three pointers and 5-for-6 from the foul line, including going 4-for-4 in the last 60 seconds of the game to seal the win. Her 19-point performance was a season high total and two shy of a career high.
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

Week of October 29-November 4

Dominique Ware

Mary Kurisch

Week of November 5-11

Mike Mascitti

Mary Kurisch

Week of November 12-18

Alan Baxter

MacKenzie Roddy

Week of November 29-25

Luke Eakes

Meghan Romo

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