Scholar-Athletes of the Week (February 13-19)

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Feb. 20, 2012

NIU SCHOLAR ATHLETES OF THE WEEK (February 13-19)

Alex Beckmann

Jenna Thorp

MALE RECIPIENT FEMALE RECIPIENT
Sport: Baseball Sport: Women's Basketball
Year: Senior Year: RS Freshman
GPA: 3.204 GPA: 3.574
Major: Physical Education & Health Education (double major) Major: Undecided
Week's Achievements: Senior Alex Beckmann opened the 2012 season with the Northern Illinois baseball team at SEC foe Tennessee. The Batavia, Ill. native led the Huskies in hits and batting average, going 5-for-11 at the plate (.455) and adding an RBI, a double and a walk to his statistics. He also led the Huskies in on-base percentage during the series at .500. With runners on base, Beckmann batted .600 (3-of-5). With his glove, Beckmann recorded nine putouts and two assists in right field. He made several outstanding catches at the warning track and against the wall, and in game one Saturday in the bottom of third, recorded an assist on a play at home plate that prevented Tennessee from adding another run. In game one of the doubleheader Saturday afternoon Beckman was the most consistent at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 and cut Tennessee's lead in half, 6-3, with his RBI. NIU eventually came back to within one of UT in the game. Week's Achievements: Jenna Thorp enjoyed a breakout week as she averaged 8.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, and 1.0 assists per game, while shooting 46.6 percent from the field during NIU's 1-1 week. In a 58-44 win at home over Ball State, she scored eight points and had three rebounds along with one block. In the six games prior to the Ball State game, she had scored a total of eight points and entered the week with an average of 3.7 points per game. In a 77-57 loss at home to Eastern Michigan, she scored eight points again, adding six rebounds, two assists, one block, and one steal. Thorp's 16 points in back-to-back games are the third highest point total she's scored in two straight games this season.
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