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Marshall and Tolan Named CU Athletes of the Week

Sep 16, 2008

BOULDER-Golf's Derek Tolan (senior) and soccer's' Nikki Marshall (junior), were named University of Colorado Athletes of the Week for the week of September 8-14. 


This is the first award of the year for both athletes, and the third career for Tolan while Marshall now has four career honors.


            Tolan, a Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Thunder Ridge) native, lead the Buffaloes to a runner-up finish in the San Francisco Olympic Club Intercollegiate in his co-medalist performance.  His performance not only notched him his first top five finish but it came as his first win after turning in 12 top 10 finishes over his career.  Tolan shot a 1-under par 70 in the final round for and even 214 total over the 54-hole tournament, tying him with California's Michael Jensen on the top of the final leader board.  Breaking down his even 213 he shot a 74-69-70 on the 6,855 yard, par 71 Lake Course at The Olympic Club.  Tolan's effort paced arguably the best season opening performance by the Buffaloes in the teams' history.  California claimed the team title with start to finish lead, shooting a 9-over par 861 team score.  The Buffs shot a team score of 869, and eight shots behind Cal. 


            Marshall, a Mead, Colo. (Skyline) native, led Colorado in a come-from-behind win against Ole Miss on Friday.  With the Buffs being down two goals, Marshall started CU's late offensive, heading in the Buffs' first goal of the game off of a corner kick.  After suffering an injury Marshall came back on the field during the first overtime and with just under two minuets of extra time reaming defender Kelly Ross sent a long ball down the field to a streaking Marshall.  With one touch Marshall took the ball inside the box and was able to beat the diving Ole Miss goalkeeper to give CU the 3-2 victory.  Scored 1:32 seconds into the overtime, the goal proved to be the third quickest overtime goal in school history.  The two goal effort moved Marshall even closer to becoming the Buffs all-time leading scorer as she is now tied with former Buff Fran Munnelly in the No. 2 spot with 30 career goals just three shy of the record.


Others nominated for this weeks honor were:  Emily Childs (women's golf) and Callie Webster (volleyball). 


Golf:  Emily Childs, Freshman, Alameda, Calif.

Childs took second place in her first collegiate tournament, and in the process led the University of Colorado women's golf team to a runner-up finish in the CSU Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic.  Childs, leading the individual field for a majority of the third round, was CU's top golfer as she posted a runner-up finish with a 209 total (-7).  She closed play on the final day with a one-under 71 on the Ptarmigan Country Club golf course layout.  Childs closed out the tournament setting new records for the lowest 18-hole score, lowest 36-hole score, lowest 54-hole score and fewest strokes to par in a 54-hole tournament, rewriting the school record books in her first collegiate outing.  Childs led the field of 95 players with 11 total birdies on the first day.


Volleyball:  Callie Webster, Senior, Mercer Island, Wash.

Webster averaged 4.83 digs per set in three losses last weekend. The Buffs fell in four games to No. 21 Colorado State, No. 8 Florida and North Carolina. Webster reached the 20+ dig mark in matches against CSU (22) and UNC (25). She also recorded a .966 reception percentage as she only mishandled three of 88 service receptions.