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Dodson, Talley and Milewski Named CU Athletes of the Week

Apr 27, 2010

BOULDER-Standouts Jeremy Dodson (senior, track), Emily Talley (golf, sophomore) and Monica Milewski (women's tennis, senior) were named CU Athletes of the Week for the week of April 19-25. This is the first honor of the season for Dodson and the sixth of his career; while Talley has earned the honor three times in her career with all three coming this season. This is the eight of Milewski's career with two coming this season.

       Dodson, a native of Denver, Colo. (George Washington), recorded a pair of first-place finishes at the Jack Christiansen Invitational on Saturday. Dodson ran a time of 10.15 in the 100-meter dash and clocked a time of 20.92 in the 200 to help the Buffs to a second place team finish. He also ran the second leg of the men's 4x100-meter relay team which took first in a time of 41.26.

       Talley, a Napa, Calif. (R.L. Stevenson) native, finished tied for fifth individually at the Big 12 Championships, helping the Buffaloes to a sixth place finish. For Talley, it was the second best finish of her career as well as her second career top 5 finish. It is also her fifth consecutive top 20 finish, matching the CU record. Her fifth place finish at Big 12's marks the second best finish for a golfer in CU history and she now owns two of the six top 10 finishes at conference championships in program history. She carded a 6-over par 222, both new CU marks for a golfer at conference championships, and her first round 72 was just the third round in CU history at or under par at Big 12 Championships. She had 44 pars, two birdies and just eight bogeys and her 44 pars were five more than any golfer in the field and she shot even par throughout the championships on par 4 holes, the second best mark of any golfer in the field.

       Milewski, a native of Park Ridge, Ill., won her 89th and 90th career singles victories with a pair of upset victories over nationally ranked opponents at the top singles position in Colorado's 0-2 week. CU lost to No. 19 Texas and No. 36 Texas A&M by identical 5-2 scores, however the senior improved her Big 12 Conference singles record to 8-1 with a pair of upsets. Milewski defeated A&M's No. 59 Elz+¬ Potgieter, 6-3, 7-5, then two days later, she upset Texas' No. 23 Aeriel Ellis, 6-1, 6-4. Milewski becomes only the second CU woman to reach the 90-win plateau in a career (she ranks second all-time at CU). In doubles, Milewski and teammate Melisa Esposito upset the Longhorns #51 ranked tandem of Corovic/Ellis, 8-4 clinching the CU doubles point. Milewski/Esposito also broke the school doubles record in which they both share with 77 career wins.

Others nominated for this week's award were: Sebastian Heisele (men's golf) and Kaity Kark (women's track & field).

Men's Golf: Sebastian Heisele, Sophomore, Dubai, UAE
Heisele led the Buffaloes in the 14th Annual Big 12 Championships, tying for 19th after closing with a 2-over 74
Sunday on the 7,480-yard, par-72 Whispering Pines Golf Club course layout. That followed three consecutive 73s he put in the books for a 293, or 5-over, total for the weekend. He was 3-over after three holes to start his final round, but brought it back down to even after he scored an eagle on the 576-yard, par-5 No. 2 hole, one of just 16 eagles recorded the entire tournament. He had two bogeys down the stretch to account for his overage on the day, and he tied for the fewest bogeys by a Buff with 13. Heisele played the par-3s the sixth-best this weekend (even overall for those 16 holes) and the par-5s the eighth-best (a collective 7-under) in the 60-man field. His 46 pars ranked 14th individually.

Women's Track & Field: Kaity Kark, Senior, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Kark took home a pair of second place finishes at the Jack Christiansen Invitational on Saturday. She recorded a toss of 43-04.25 in the shot put and 146-09 in the discus. She also took sixth in the hammer throw with a mark of 157-10.