OXFORD, Ohio - After playing a huge role in their teams' success over the weekend, redshirt senior quarterback Zac Dysert has been named Miami Male Athlete of the Week for the second straight week while senior forward Jess Kodiak earned Miami Female Athlete of the Week for the week of Sep. 24-30.
Dysert (Ada, Ohio) put on a record-shattering performance at Akron in Miami's 56-49 victory Saturday, setting numerous Miami, Mid-American Conference and national standards. He became the first player in NCAA FBS history to pass for 500 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game, all while helping the RedHawks improve their MAC record to 2-0. Dysert threw a school-record six touchdown passes, topping the standard of five held by Ben Roethlisberger, Sam Ricketts and himself, while the six TD tosses ties for third in MAC history. He accounted for a career-high 516 yards through the air -- second-most in school history -- completing 34 of 49 attempts (.694). He added a career-best 108 yards on the ground, including a career-best 40-yard run, his second career game over the century mark, to set a MAC record for total offense at 624 yards. Dysert completed 12 passes that accounted for 20 yards or more against the Zips. The captain now ranks 15th in MAC history in career touchdown passes (59).
In addition to winning Miami Male Athlete of the Week for the second straight week, Dysert was also named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight time on Monday. He has now won Miami Male Athlete of the Week four times in his career, winning it twice last year as well.
Kodiak (Naperville, Ill.) led Miami Soccer to a pair of road MAC wins, extending the RedHawks' win streak to five. The captain scored two goals on the weekend, one of which was a game-winner. In Friday's 1-0 victory at Ohio, she scored the match's only goal to lead the RedHawks to their fourth straight win over their rival. She scored the game-winner in the 77th minute on a rebound, breaking a scoreless deadlock. Sunday at Kent State, Kodiak again struck first for the RedHawks in the 29th minute on a rebound to put Miami up 1-0 while the 'Hawks went on to a 4-2 victory to remain unbeaten in MAC play. With the two goals, she now has eight on the year, which is second in the MAC. Kodiak took five shots on the weekend and put three of them on target in 153 minutes of action.
Kodiak has now been named Miami Female Athlete of the Week three times in her career with Tuesday marking her first such honor this season.
Dysert returns to the gridiron Saturday when Miami takes on Cincinnati in the "Battle for the Bell" at Nippert Stadium. Kodiak leads the RedHawks back on the pitch this weekend as Miami hosts Western Michigan Friday and Eastern Michigan Sunday.
The next Miami Athletes of the Week will be announced Tuesday, Oct. 9. For a list of previous winners, click here.