Toledo, OH - Adding to her honors received this week, junior Emma Kertesz was named co-Female Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of April 2-8, the Mid-American Conference office announced on Wednesday, April 11. It follows her selection as the Women's Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.
Kertesz shared the honors with Emily Reuland, a tennis player at Bowling Green. She is the third Rocket athlete, men or women, to earn the distinction during the 2011-12 academic year. Women's soccer player Kristen Lynn won in Week 1 (September 9) and men's basketball player Rian Pearson won in Week 20 (February 1).
Co-Female Scholar Athlete of the Week: April 2-8
Toledo Emma Kertesz (outdoor track and field) and Bowling Green Emily Reuland (tennis)
Emma Kertesz (distance, Jr., 3.096, history) set a new all-time Mid-American Conference record in the 10,000-meters at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, April 7. Kertesz's time of 33:28.58 is also a USA Olympic Trials qualifying time for this summer's Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR and will also qualify her for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships First Round in Jacksonville, FL.
Emily Reuland (#2/3 Singles, #1 Doubles, So., 3.93, exercise science) had a perfect 4-0 record in the Falcons' two matches over the weekend. She won at both singles and doubles as BGSU lost a 5-2 decision on the road against three-time defending MAC regular-season champion and league-leading Miami on Friday, in a match that was much closer than the final score indicated. And, Reuland won twice in BGSU's 6-1 victory at Ball State the following day. At MU, Reuland teamed up with fellow sophomore Nikki Chiricosta for an 8-3 doubles win at the top flight, then defeated MU's Christiana Raymond in three sets at the third singles flight. At Ball State, Reuland and Chiricosta won an 8-1 decision at the number-one doubles flight, and Reuland moved up to the second flight in singles and topped the Cardinals' Kristel Sanders by a 6-2, 6-2 result. On the season, Reuland is now 20-8 in singles play and 21-7 in doubles. She leads the Falcons in singles wins (20), doubles victories (21) and overall wins (41). Reuland, 41-15 overall this season, has topped her win total for all of last year, when she went 40-21. Her 2011-12 total of 41 combined wins ranks among the top-20 in school history, as does her total of 21 doubles victories. Just a soph, she is only nine wins away from moving into the BGSU top-25 on the career overall wins list, with 81 victories as a Falcon to date.
Contact: Brad Pettiford