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Vidal and Tekavec Named Student-Athletes of the Week

Sept. 9, 2013

BOCA RATON, Fla.  – Michael Vidal of men’s cross country and Kristi Tekavec of volleyball have been named Florida Atlantic University's student-athletes of the week.

Vidal led FAU to its first victory of the season at the University of South Florida’s Bulls Cross Country Invitational on Friday. The sophomore was the top finisher for the men with a final time of 14:53.95 in the 5K. The team tallied a total of 43 points at the event earning them first-place honors among the five schools competing.

Florida Atlantic will travel to Gainesville to compete in the University of Florida’s Mountain Dew Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 a.m.

Freshman Kristi Tekavec led the Owls to a winning record at the JU Invitational over the weekend. She had a career high 14 kills in Friday’s match against North Florida and matched it with 14 kills against Jacksonville on Saturday. In FAU’s other two matches at the tournament she recorded a total of 13 kills without an attack error.  For her efforts, she was named to the All-Tournament Team.

FAU’s volleyball team will compete in the two day USF tournament in Tampa starting on Friday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. when the Owls take on Purdue followed by Pittsburgh and Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.



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