Samantha Kennedy Earns Student-Athlete of the Week

Kennedy had a successful freshman season at Marquette prior to this summer's national competitions.

July 30, 2012

MILWAUKEE - This week's Student-Athlete of the Week is sophomore thrower Samantha Kennedy who captured a gold medal Saturday morning in the women's hammer throw at the 2012 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Kennedy topped the field with a toss of 50.85 meters (166 feet, 10 inches) to claim the event title over 10 other competitors. The event runner up notched a distance of 48.89 meters, roughly two meters shy of Kennedy's mark.

The Surrey, British Columbia native completed her first campaign at Marquette in 2011-12 as the program's freshman record holder in the hammer throw with a personal best throw of 181 feet (55.18 meters).

2012-13 Student-Athlete of the Week

Date Student-Athlete Sport Weekly Accomplishments
July 30 Samantha Kennedy Track & Field Kennedy claimed gold Saturday at the 2012 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships in the women's hammer throw with a toss of 50.85 meters (166 feet, 10 inches) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 
July 23 Axel Sjoberg Men's Soccer Sjoberg took home Best Defender honors at the Thunder Bay Chill awards dinner last week. The 6-foot-7 Swedish stopper helped the Chill post a 13-2-1 record in USL Premier Development League action on its way to a Heartland Division trophy.
July 16

Danielle Carlson

Women's Volleyball Carlson, who is a returning AVCA All-American, was named the 2011-12 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner for women's volleyball. Carlson carries a theology and psychology double major and ranked 17th in the NCAA in hitting percentage in 2011.
July 9 Maegan Kelly Women's Soccer Kelly helped her club team, the KC Dynamos, to the U23 United States Amatuer Soccer Association National Region II Cup and earned a berth in the National Cup Finals, July 20-22.
July 2 Jae Crowder Men's Basketball Crowder was selected with the 34th pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers before his rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He is the 55th MU player selected in the draft.

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