*The Mid-American Conference honored three members of the University at Buffalo's track and field squads with weekly awards for their performances in the Cornell Upstate Challenge:
Sarah Vance (Lockport) was named MAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week after she broke the UB shot-put mark with a toss of 50-8, also a record for Cornell's Barton Hall. Vance also won the women's 20-pound weight throw with a toss of 58-1 1/4 .
Ray Richards was named MAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week after he won the long jump with a leap of 24-5 3/4 and finished third in the 60-meter dash in 7.01.
Ezekiel Porter was named MAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week after he broke the UB record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.77. He also won the 200 in 22.22.
*Niagara goalie Juliano Pagliero earned College Hockey America Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row and fourth time this season after he made a total of 68 saves in the Purple Eagles' sweep of then No. 16 ranked Quinnipiac. Pagliero went into this week ranked second in the CHA with a .922 save percentage, which is 16th best in the nation. His goals-against average is 2.79.
*Junior sprinter Brett Csont (Dunkirk) of Fredonia State was SUNYAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week after he won two events, the 55 meters in 6.75 seconds and the 200 in 24.17 at the Mary Phillips Invitational meet in Steele Hall.
*For the second time in three weeks Jason Weeks of Canisius was named Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week. He scored three goals in two games, registering his third two-goal game of the month in a loss at Dartmouth and scoring a single goal in a tie with Mercyhurst. The freshman from Seattle leads the Golden Griffins with 12 goals.
*Canisius guard Frank Turner was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rookie of the week in men's basketball after he averaged 19.5 points and seven assists while shooting 62.5 percent from the field in a pair of MAAC wins.
*Mary Cathleen Cosgrove, a 1990 Nardin graduate, was recently inducted into the St. Mary's College (Notre Dame, Ind.) Hall of Fame. Cosgrove was captain of the tennis team in 1994 and was ranked 39th in the country. She had 82 wins and 24 losses in singles and doubles over her four-year career at St. Mary's. Cosgrove is presently an assistant district attorney for Erie County.
*Ithaca senior Mark Tedeschi (Orchard Park) won the 100-yard breaststroke in a Fredonia State pool record time of 1:01.18 as the Bombers split a pair of dual meets, defeating Nazareth, 173-54, and losing to the host Blue Devils, 119-118.