Aug. 7, 2012
MILWAUKEE - This week's GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week is men's basketball player Jake Thomas, who earned most valuable player honors Sunday afternoon at the championship tournament of the 2012 Scion Dental Milwaukee Pro-Am.
Thomas, playing for Robert W. Baird, scored 35 points and added 10 assists and seven rebounds in the league championship game. Thomas teamed with Derrick Wilson on the Baird squad, which entered the tournament as the No. 7 seed before dispatching of Schell Dentistry, AthletiCo and BrewCityBall.com.
The Racine, Wis., native, who is expected to see the first action of his MU career this season, averaged 24.3 points, 6.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in tournament play.
Thomas was the co-winner of Marquette's Standard of Academic Excellence Award in 2011-12, while sitting out the campaign as a redshirt transfer from South Dakota.
The Golden Eagles begin the 2012-13 season on Friday, Nov. 9 in the Carrier Classic in Charleston, S.C., against Ohio State.
Championship recap, courtesy of BrewCityBall.com.
2012-13 GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week
||Thomas averaged 24.3 points, 6.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in the 2012 Scion Dental Milwaukee Summer Pro-Am Tournament to claim MVP honors. The Racine native notched 35 points and 10 assists in the championship game.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.