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FAU's Bertone and Smith Earn Student-Athlete of the Week Honors

Jan. 28, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Florida Atlantic University’s Pablo Bertone of men’s basketball and Kimberly Smith of women’s basketball have earned Student-Athlete of the Week honors.

Bertone scored 17 points in a 68-53 win over Harvard on Jan. 21, one of the biggest wins in school history.  In the Owls’ game on Jan. 25 against FIU, he scored all 19 of his points in the second half and had three steals in a 66-57 loss. For the week, the senior averaged 18 points per game and shot 50 percent from the three-point line.

Smith, a senior, led FAU in rebounding, averaging eight boards per game this week. She connected on six three-pointers, extending her streak to 23 games with a three-pointer made. Smith did not commit a single turnover in her 71 minutes on the court. She made a three-pointer at the buzzer at L.A. Tech on Jan. 22 to put FAU within one point in a 64-63 loss. She is on pace to set the FAU record for most three-pointers made in a season. Smith went on to record 17 points in FAU’s 82-69 win over North Texas on Jan. 25.

FAU’s men’s basketball team will travel to Charlotte, N.C. to face conference opponent Charlotte on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m., followed by a road game at Marshall on Saturday, Feb. 1 at noon. The women’s basketball team will take on in-state rival FIU in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. before hosting UAB on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Live coverage is available for both games at



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