CLEVELAND – Bowling Green State University men's soccer junior Anthony Grant has been named the Mid-American Conference's Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week. The announcement was made by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 10). Grant earns the award for the first time in his career.
Grant, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, scored the winning goal in the Falcons' lone game last week. The forward found the back of the net with just over 14 minutes remaining in the second half, breaking a 1-1 tie in BGSU's 2-1 victory over Western Michigan at Cochrane Field Friday night (Oct. 5).
For Grant, the goal was his second of the season, and it also was his second game-winning goal of the year. On the season, Grant ranks second on the Falcons with a total of six points. He is second on the team in goals, with two, and is tied for the BG lead with two assists.
In the classroom, Grant maintains a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade-point average as a geography major.
The MAC Scholar-Athlete-of-the-Week honor is presented to one male and one female student-athlete each week. To qualify for nomination, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore academically, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must have performed well during the prior week's competition. The winners are selected by a group of the conference's faculty athletic representatives.
The Falcons of head coach Eric Nichols are in action Wednesday (Oct. 10), heading to Columbus to take on Ohio State in a 7:00 p.m. start. Then, the Brown and Orange will return home for a Saturday (Oct. 13) contest vs. Buffalo. The UB game will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Cochrane Field, and admission is free.