As part of the mission of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics to celebrate the achievements of our students both in the classroom and on the field of play, OhioBobcats.com will honor the successes of both a male and female student-athlete with 'Ohio Scholar-Athletes of the Week.'
OHIO SCHOLAR-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK -- APRIL 3, 2017
MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Michael Klein
Position: Infielder/Right-Handed Pitcher
Week's Achievements: Redshirt junior infielder/right-handed pitcher Michael Klein (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) helped the Ohio baseball team (14-12, 3-0 MAC) open Mid-American Conference play 3-0 for the first time since 1997, putting together a masterful performance on the mound on Sunday (April 2) at Ball Diamond in Muncie, Ind., as the Bobcats blasted West Division foe Ball State, 10-0, to secure the weekend series sweep. Klein fanned nine while allowing just four hits and four walks. His nine strikeouts matched his career high, and he did now allow an extra-base hit. Klein also put together a strong performance at the plate while serving as the squad's designated hitter, going 5-for-17 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored. He helped the Bobcats defeat Ball State, 6-4, in the opening game of a Saturday (April 1) doubleheader by going 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored.
FEMALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Lily Pendy
Major: Communication Studies
Week's Achievements: Ohio junior women's golfer Lily Pendy (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.) finished the 2017 Colonel Classic in second place this past weekend in Richmond, Ky. Pendy opened the tournament on Friday (March 31) by shooting a first-round score of 76. She then followed that up with a 73 in the second round, finishing the first day tied for third place. Pendy then returned to the course Saturday (April 1) morning and held strong, firing off another 73 and moving herself up the leaderboard. Overall, Pendy finished the two-day tournament with an overall score of 222 (+6) -- the lowest 54-hole total of her career. Her second-place finish represented the best of her career. Pendy's performance helped the Bobcats finish the 2017 Colonel Classic in second place with a 913 (+49).