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Junior Jake Schwarz and sophomore Jessica Genke have been named the college's Muskies of the Break for their performances in action over the Christmas break. Read about their success below.
Junior Jake Schwarz continues to impress on the basketball court.
The 6-foot-5 forward had a tremendous showing at the 37th annual Purple and Gold Tournament on Dec. 29-30 in Defiance, Ohio. Schwarz averaged 32 points per game, including a 34-point performance against host Defiance College in the championship game.
Schwarz finished 17-for-17 from the free throw line in the title game, and was 20-for-22 in the two-day tournament. He set tournament records for free throws made in a game and a tournament, and tied tournament records for free throws attempted in a game and a tournament.
On Dec. 29, Schwarz helped Lakeland tie an 18-year-old tournament record by making 16 3-point shots as he hit 5-for-7 from 3. He finished with 30 points and 13 rebounds.
For his efforts, Schwarz was named to the all-tournament team and was named Northern Athletics Conference student-athlete of the week for the third time this season.
See what Schwarz says about performance at Defiance: http://youtu.be/3K5RvDZvmMU
Schwarz is majoring in business management and marketing and minoring in resort management.
Here's a look into Jake's personality:
TV: "Chappelle Show"
Movie: "Law Abiding Citizen"
Q. What are you looking forward to most about the second half of the season?
A: Making a run for the NAC Championship.
Q: Kobe Bryant or LeBron James?
Q: What did you like best about traveling to Defiance, Ohio?
A: Spending time with the team.
Q: Who would win in a game of knockout on the team and why?
A: Josh Regal, because he makes a lot of crazy shots.
Sophomore Jessica Genke garnered Muskie of the Break honors for her performance in the 2011 Daytona Beach Shootout.
The 5-foot-7 forward had a solid two games for Lakeland as she averaged 13 points and six rebounds. Against Hamline she scored eight points on 4-for-6 shooting and grabbed seven boards in a 67-48 victory. In a 66-55 win against Pacific, she was 8-for-12 from the field, scoring 18 points and pulling in five rebounds. She was named to the All-Tournament team for her efforts.
The Kiel, Wis., native is currently averaging 14.7 points and 9.8 rebounds through nine games. She is shooting 53.7 percent from the field and is playing 27.7 minutes per game.
See what Genke says about her winter break: http://youtu.be/xOmTaapIMXs
Here's a look into Jessica's personality:
Movie: "I Love You, Man"
Q. What is the strongest part of your game?
Q: What do you need to work on the most?
A: Ball handling
Q: What was your favorite memory in Florida?
A: When we played games with our coaches.
Q: If you played coach Fett one-on-one, who would win and why?
A: Coach would probably beat me because she has a better post-game than me and teaches me everything I know.