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Junior Jake Schwarz and junior Leah Eisner have been named the college's Muskies of the Week for their performances in action last week. Read about their success below.
Junior Jake Schwarz garnered Muskie of the Week honors for the fourth time this season after helping the Lakeland College men's basketball team stay in the race for a Northern Athletics Conference North Division championship.
Schwarz averaged a double-double for the week, including 29 points per game on 18-for-34 shooting and 11 rebounds per game. He scored game-highs in both the Muskies' games last week, including 32 points and 12 rebounds in a 101-92 win over Benedictine University on Feb. 4.
On Jan. 31, the 6-foot-5 forward scored 26 points and recorded 10 rebounds in an 86-81 loss to rival Edgewood College. Schwarz, who leads the NAC in free throw percentage (88.9) and is 11th in the nation, hit 18-of-19 free throws.
The Sheboygan, Wis., has recorded eight double-doubles this season and leads the NAC in points per game (25.1), points (528) and defensive rebounds (147). Nationally, he ranks sixth in scoring and 3-point field goal percentage (48.3).
For his efforts last week, Schwarz was named NAC men's basketball student-athlete of the week for the fifth time this season.
See what Schwarz says about his performances last week: http://youtu.be/5BdUXhJ9HGo
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 has been your proudest basketball moment?
A: Scoring over 1,000 career points.
Q: Kobe Bryant or LeBron James?
A: Dwight Howard.
Q: It's almost NAC Tournament time, what's your favorite part about the tournament?
A: The upsets.
Q: What has been the best job you've ever had?
A: Working for the family business.
Sophomore Leah Eisner garnered Muskie of the Week honors for the second time this season after two solid performances in crucial Northern Athletics Conference games.
The 6-foot-1 center was one of four players to score in double figures against Wisconsin Lutheran College. Her 10 points and seven rebounds were a big reason the Muskies was able to hand the Warriors their first conference loss of the season. On Saturday against Benedictine, Eisner scored 10 points, all in the second half, including six consecutive points that gave the Muskies the lead.
The Stevens Point, Wis., native averaged 10 points and five rebounds in two games, while shooting 57.1 percent (8-for-14) from the field and hitting all four of her free throw attempts.
Eisner is majoring in criminal justice.
See what Eisner says about her performance: http://youtu.be/h0I2D0Gtf34
Here's a look into Leah's personality:
TV: "Law and Order"
Movie: "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"
Music: Country and rap
Q: What's been your most memorable moment this season?
A: Beating the top competition in the conference and the Florida trip.
Q: What is the most exciting part about the NAC tournament?
A: The chance to make it to the NCAA tournament and play spoiler.
Q: Who has influenced your game the most in your life?
A: My grandpa.
Q: Which coach would win in a game of knockout and why?
A: Coach Fett, because she has the best shot and she shoots the most in practice.