Carnegie Mellon UAA Athletes of the Week

Four Carnegie Mellon varsity athletes received University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors last week: seniors Brian Harvey and Jon Scholl and sophomores Anthony Ruzga and Richard Pattison (shown from left to right).

Cross country runner Brian Harvey took home the NCAA Division III Cross Country Mid-East Regional title for the second year in a row, helping Carnegie Mellon finish first in the meet and earn the team a spot at the NCAA national championships. At the regional meet, Harvey finished with a time of 25:10 in the 8000-meter course, outrunning 305 competitors. As the only individual in the school’s history to place first, Harvey has contributed to the team’s solid finish since it hasn’t taken the regional title in 20 years. At NCAA championships held in Hanover, Ind. Saturday, Harvey took ninth, leading the team to a 13th-place finish.

Safety Jon Scholl earned UAA Defensive Player of the Week after concluding his four-year collegiate football career against the University of Chicago last Saturday in the team’s final home game. Scholl helped hold the Maroons offense to 74 yards, which marks the fourth time this season that Carnegie Mellon has been able to hold its opponent under 100 yards. With a team-high 12 tackles and an interception, Scholl concludes the regular season with 109 tackles, placing him third in school history for total tackles in a single season.

Running-back Anthony Ruzga received UAA Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against the University of Chicago last Saturday. He rushed 114 yards on 29 carries, which marked the fourth time this season that he has surpassed the 100-yard barrier, and put three touchdowns on the scoreboard for the Tartans. His first touchdown run solidified his streak of 10 straight games with a rushing score.

Punter Richard Pattison garners the UAA Special Team Player of the Week after totaling seven punts, with an average of 43.6 yards each, against the Maroons. Five of his punts landed on the Chicago 2-yard line to tie his career-long boot at 57-yards. During the season, he made 34 punts, averaging 42.1 yards per punt, and placed 15 of those inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.