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.'
MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Rudy Rott
Week's Achievements: Sophomore infielder Rudy Rott (Holmen, Wis.) -- the reigning Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week -- put together another strong stretch of games, helping the Ohio baseball team (19-20, 5-7 MAC) pick up three victories in four tries last week. Rott hit a team-best .438 and tied for the team lead with seven hits -- including two doubles and a home run -- to go along with two RBIs and three runs scored. He delivered a one-out, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to push Ohio to a thrilling 11-10 victory over longtime rival Marshall last Wednesday (April 19) in a neutral-site matchup at Prasco Park. Rott went 2-for-4 with two walks, an RBI and two runs scored to finish the contest, with his game-winning homer marking his seventh round tripper of the year. He then finished 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in a 9-5 win over MAC East Division archrival Miami on Friday (April 21) in the weekend series opener at Bob Wren Stadium. He compiled a pair of singles on Saturday (April 22) in a 3-1 loss to the RedHawks. On Sunday (April 23), Rott went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Bobcats clinched the weekend series a 3-2 triumph over Miami.
FEMALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Hailey Hrynewich
Major: Journalism News and Information
Week's Achievements: Ohio senior women's golfer Hailey Hrynewich (Muskegon, Mich.) earned Second Team All-Mid-American Conference honors and MAC All-Tournament Team selection after tying for fifth place with a three-round total of 227 (+11) at the 2017 MAC Championships hosted by Kent State at Silver Lake Country Club in Silver Lake, Ohio, last weekend (April 21-13). Hrynewich tallied round scores of 75 (+3), 75 (+3) and 77 (+5). She helped Ohio tie for third place with a 922 (+58).