Monday, April 24, 2006
Hafeli and Wiese receive top scholar-athlete award
Seniors Anne Hafeli (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) of Oakland’s women’s basketball team and Jeff Wiese (Omaha, Neb.) of the men’s soccer team were named the 2005-06 recipients of the Hollie Lepley Senior Scholar-Athlete Award.
The awards recognize the top senior scholar-athletes for overall excellence in academic achievement, athletic achievement and service activities. The awards are named in honor of the founder of Oakland University athletics, Hollie Lepley, and exemplify his commitment to education, human service and his quality of leadership and personal character.
A four-time letterwinner for the Golden Grizzlies, Hafeli was named the 2006 Mid-Con Tournament MVP after leading Oakland to its second tournament title in March, averaging 20.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in OU’s three-game sweep to the title and its second NCAA Tournament berth. Hafeli, a two-time All-Mid-Con selection, finished her senior season as OU’s second leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 boards a game. The marketing major finished her career as Oakland’s eighth all-time leading scorer with 1,472 points
and was a three-time Academic All-Mid-Con selection.
During his career, Wiese, a four-year starter in goal for Oakland’s soccer team, helped lead the Golden Grizzlies to three Mid-Con regular season titles, one conference tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Year in each of the last two seasons, he is the second OU soccer player to earn All-Mid-Con honors four times. A financial information systems major, Wiese was a three-time Academic All-Mid-Con player as well as a three-time NSCAA Great Lakes All-Region selection. He finished his OU career as the school’s all-time leader in saves with 340.
For more information on the Hollie Lepley Award or OU’s athletics teams, visit the OU Athletics Web site.