Posted by Katie Peverada
The Liberty League tabbed three Skidmore athletes on Monday for their performances on the court last week. Oliver Loutsenko '14 earned the men's tennis Performer of the Week, while Angela Botiba '15 and Aldin Medunjanin '16 were both respectively named to the women's and men's basketball Honor Roll.
Loutsenko led the men's tennis team to a 9-0 win over Union College on Saturday in what was their first match of the spring season. Loutsenko won in the number one singles' spot, beating T.J. Moor 6-3, 6-4. Loutsenko then paired up with Danny Knight '14 to win the number two doubles 8-1 over Spencer Fontein and Anthony Louroncio. Loutsenko and the men's tennis team will host New York University on March 1 at the Wilton YMCA.
In the three games that the Skidmore women's basketball team played last week, Botiba recorded a double-double, giving her 11 on the season. Botiba's record of 10.7 rebounds per game is second in the Liberty League, and she is fourth in blocks per game with 10.7.
Botiba also ranks second on the team in scoring with an average of 13 points per game. In last week's game against first-place St. Lawrence, Botiba put up 21 points and 15 rebounds, and followed that up with an 18 point, 16 rebound game against Vassar. Botiba ended the week with 13 rebounds and 12 points against Bard. Botiba and the Thoroughbreds will head to Union College on Feb. 21 for a Liberty League contest.
With an average of 15.3 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game. 2.0 steals per game and 5.3 assists per game over the course of the three Thoroughbred games last week, Medunjanin is second on the team in scoring with an average of 15.0 points per game. He is also second in the conference with 5.1 assists per game and is fifth with 1.4 steals per game. Medunjanin and the Thoroughbreds will look to cement their playoff spot when they travel to Union on Friday night.