Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, me. – Central Michigans Molly Davis and Marshall Meeder won the Mid-American Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week Award.
Meeder, a newbie placekicker, scored three field goals in the CMU’s 24-21 win over Pac-12 member Washington State at the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas on New Year’s Eve.
Meeder hit with shots from 49, 52 and 43 yards as CMU finished 9-4 in the season, recording its highest overall win since 2009, first bowl win since 2012, and first win over a Power 5 conference program since 2017 .
Meeder’s 52-yarder was a CMU bowl record, and his 43-yarder, which came with less than 10 minutes left, ultimately proved to be the difference in the game. Hailing from Eaton Rapids, Meeder is a major in engineering with a grade point average of 3.02.
Davis, a junior guard, averaged double-double in two games for the Chippewa women’s basketball team last week – 27.5 points, 11 assists. She reached her season high of 32 points and had 10 assists and five rebounds in the CMU’s 72-68 win over northern Illinois. She hit five 3-pointers in the game and was seven for eight from the free throw line.
Davis had the top 12 assists of his career along with 23 points in CMU’s 93-75 loss in Buffalo. Her 12 assists are the second highest total for a MAC player this season. Her two 32-point games also mark the second highest total for a MAC player in any game in 2021-22.
In the two games combined, Davis made 20 of her 39 field goal attempts (51.2 percent) total and was seven for 17 (41.1 percent) out of 3-point range.
Davis, who is from Midland, is a sports scientist with a grade point average of 3.88.
To qualify for the award, a student athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and perform well during the previous week’s competition. The weekly winners, male and female, are selected by a vote of the athletics representatives from the faculties of each MAC institution.