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Tharp Earns MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: January 23, 2014
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MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State men’s swimmer Drew Tharp was named MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row. Tharp is coming off a dual meet against Eastern Illinois where he earned an individual victory and was a member of a relay win.

Tharp was a member of a winning relay and earned first place in the 200 fly in a dual meet victory against Eastern Illinois. The senior clocked a 1:55.30 in the 200 fly, nearly two seconds faster than his next closest competitor. The butterfly specialist helped the Cardinals to a win in the 400 medley off a split of 50.82 to clock a season-best time of 3:36.31.

Tharp ended the fall semester with a 4.0 GPA for a cumulative GPA of 3.83. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in biology.

The Scholar Athlete of the Week honor is presented to one male and one female student-athlete in the league based on athletic performance for the week of competition and overall academic achievement.  The winners are selected by a group of the conference’s faculty athletic representatives.

Tharp is the third Cardinal to earn this distinction twice in 2013-14. Quarterback Keith Wenning and women’s golfer Jenna Haguealso earned Scholar Athlete of the Week honors.


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