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Baseball's Matt Singer and Softball's Kim Schweitzer Earn Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards


PROVIDENCE, R.I. The BIG EAST Conference has announced that Seton Hall baseball pitcher Matt Singer (Bayonne, N.J.) and softball hurler Kim Schweitzer (Syracuse, N.Y.) have been selected to receive Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards.

 

Singer, a sport management major, was named to the All-BIG EAST Third Team and earned All-NJCBA Second Team Honors after posting team-highs with six victories and three saves in 2009. Schweitzer, an elementary education major, matched her career-high with 13 wins and struck out 52 batters while guiding the softball team to the BIG EAST Championship this past season.

 

The BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Awards are given to one student-athlete in each BIG EAST sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades or performances and volunteer service to the community. Student-athletes who attained junior academic standing and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 are eligible. The winners are chosen by the BIG EAST faculty athletic representatives.

 

2008-09 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award Winners

Sport

Player

School

Baseball

Matthew Singer

Seton Hall

Men’s Basketball

Alex Ruoff

West Virginia

Women’s Basketball

Liz Repella

West Virginia

Men’s Cross Country

Randall King

Cincinnati

Women’s Cross Country

Tarah Cheatham

DePaul

Field Hockey

Amy Lewis

Rutgers

Football

Kevin Huber

Cincinnati

Men’s Golf

Cory Blenkush

DePaul

Women’s Golf

Renee Cloutier

St. John’s

Women’s Lacrosse

Katie Rowan

Syracuse

Women’s Rowing

Lauren Buck

Notre Dame

Men’s Soccer

Matt Besler

Notre Dame

Women’s Soccer

Brittany Bock

Notre Dame

Softball

Kim Schweitzer

Seton Hall

Men’s Swimming & Diving

Josh Schneider

Cincinnati

Women’s Swimming & Diving

Elinore de Jong

Cincinnati

Men’s Tennis

Brett Helgeson

Notre Dame

Women’s Tennis

Dunja Antunovic

DePaul

Men’s Track & Field

Patrick Smyth

Notre Dame

Women’s Track & Field

Maggie Infeld

Georgetown

Women’s Volleyball

Jessie Nevitt

Cincinnati