OXFORD, Ohio - Leading each of their teams to respective victories last week, senior guard Courtney Osborn is Miami's Female Athlete of the Week connected by Frontier Communications while junior guard Quinten Rollins and sophomore forward Alex Wideman are Miami's Co-Male Athletes of the Week connected by Frontier Communications for the week of Nov. 12-18.
Osborn (Fishers, Ind.) continued her strong performance to begin the 2012-13 basketball season with a pair of 20+ point performances last week. She began with 20 points in a win against Northern Kentucky on Monday. She followed that up with 23 points in a win over Robert Morris on Thursday. Those two games gave Osborn 38 20+ point performances over her career, tying her for the school record. She was very consistent with her shot, hitting 13-for-25 (52 percent) overall and 14-for-16 (87.5 percent) on free throws. Osborn also continued to be a distributor with 12 assists, including nine against Northern Kentucky. In addition, she had six steals against Robert Morris and eight for the week.
Osborn has now earned Miami Female Athlete of the Week five times in her career, winning it four times last year. She has also already been honored for her performance last week, having been named College Sports Madness "Madness Mid-American Conference Player of the Week."
Rollins (Wilmington, Ohio) put on a record-setting performance in Miami Basketball's win over Grambling State last Tuesday, as he recorded seven steals in 30 minutes of action to tie the school single-game record for steals, matching a mark that had been achieved just three times previously. Rollins' seven thefts were part of a school-record 22 steals for the RedHawks in the game. In addition to his defense, Rollins chipped in five points while dishing out a career-high-tying seven assists without committing a turnover. He added another five points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes against No. 2 Louisville. For the week, Rollins averaged 5.0 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, 4.5 steals per game and 1.5 rebounds per game while making 4-of-6 free throws.
Rollins has now been named Miami Male Athlete of the Week twice in his career, also earning the honor once last year.
Wideman (St. Louis, Mo.) had one of the best weekends of his career against Michigan State last weekend, scoring two goals, one in each game, while recording a +2 rating. On Friday, he scored Miami Hockey's second goal to put the RedHawks up 2-0. MSU came back to tie and force a shootout, but Wideman scored in the third round to clinch the shootout and extra point in the standings for Miami. He was named the game's No. 1 star Friday. On Saturday, Wideman added an insurance goal with 3:45 left in the game to secure a 2-0 victory over the Spartans. He took a game-high five shots in the contest, posting a +1 rating for the second straight night. He was named the game's third star on Saturday. Wideman is now riding a three-game goal and point streak, both of which are career longs.
This is Wideman's first career Miami Athlete of the Week honor.
Osborn leads the women's basketball team back into action Friday when the RedHawks host the College of Charleston at 6 p.m. at Millett Hall. Rollins and the men's basketball team return to the court Wednesday at William & Mary before coming home to host James Madison on Saturday at noon. Wideman and the hockey team are off this weekend but head to Alaska Nov. 30-Dec. 1 for a two-game series.
The next Miami Athletes of the Week connected by Frontier Communications will be announced Tuesday, Nov. 27. For a list of previous winners, click here.
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