February 10, 2003

Pawliczek wins 2002 scholar-athlete award


John Arenberg is Emory sports information director

2002 Emory graduate Andrea Pawliczek, a former two-time All-America goalie, has been named the NCAA Div. III female winner of the Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Award.

The award, named after the longtime Ohio State football coach, is presented in recognition of academic and athletic success and community service. Pawliczek was honored along with male and female winners for all three NCAA divisions on Feb. 7 in Columbus, Ohio.

Pawliczek holds virtually every Emory goalkeeping record. She graduated with a 3.99 cumulative grade point average as an economics and chemistry major, while serving as a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House and as a reading tutor for inner-city children. Pawliczek also participated in Project Open Hand to prepare meals for the elderly or people with AIDS. She is the second Emory soccer player to receive this national honor; the first was Amy Carter, a 1997 graduate.

Basketball (men)
In January Emory did something it had not done in five years: win both games on its annual New York-Boston road trip to play New York and Brandeis universities. The Eagles did so while averaging 87 points and winning by an average of 15 points. Emory was 23rd in the nation in team offense among NCAA Div. III schools and 29th in team free-throw percentage. Five times the team has featured five players scoring 10 or more points in a single game.

Basketball (women)
After compiling a 7-2 nonconference record, Emory was looking for its first conference win as January came to a close. The schedule was of little help with four conference opponents ranked in the top 40 nationally according to D3hoops.com. For the third consecutive season, the top two scorers were juniors Beth Byron and Stephanie Seibert, each at 10 points per game. Nationally the Eagles were 24th in Div. III for team free-throw percentage.

Swimming & Diving
During the semester break, both the men’s and women’s teams ventured to Tampa, Fla., for winter training and two-a-day practices. After returning to Atlanta, they opened the semester with dual-meet victories against Transylvania (Ky.). Eleven different Eagle men recorded the fastest time in the 11 individual events. Emory women recorded nine NCAA qualifying times; most impressive was sophomore Leigh Campbell, who qualified in the 1,650-yard freestyle despite swimming with a broken foot. Both teams are preparing to defend their conference titles in mid-February and will later host the NCAA Div. III national championships, March 13–15 (women) and March 20–22 (men).

Track & Field (men)
Emory fared well in its first scored meet of the season, Jan. 24, defeating University of the South (Tenn.) 100-46 in a dual meet. Freshman Blake Staub was a multiple winner with victories in the 200-meter dash and the 55-meter dash. Freshman Rob Bullard won the high jump for the second consecutive meet; his height of 2.03 meters is fourth-best in the nation this season and meets the provisional qualifying standard for the NCAA national meet. Junior T.J. Jennings won the long jump with a jump of 6.89 meters, the conference’s second-best jump this season.

Track & Field (women)
In the Jan. 24 dual meet, the Emory women also defeated the University of the South, 87-18. Freshman Emily Watts won the 50-meter dash and the 200-meter dash, and her time of 7.60 in the 55-meter dash is a conference best this season. Freshman Esther Choi won the triple jump with jump of 9.90 meters, second-best in the conference.

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