January 25, 2009
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at Northern Michigan University announces the December Athletes of the Month. The Female Athlete of the Month was Kelsey Deacon from the women’s basketball team while Devan Hartigan from the hockey team was chosen as the Male Athlete of the Month.
Deacon, a senior from Green Bay, Wis., averaged 13.3 ppg, had five steals (0.7 spg), 19 rebounds (2.3 rpg) and was 26-64 from the floor (.406) and 13-36 (.361) from beyond the arc for the month. She scored 26 points in the 70-68 win over Wayne State on Dec. 18.
Hartigan, a freshman from Boise, Idaho, backstopped the Wildcats to two shootout wins over Lake Superior State. He had a career-high 29 saves against the Lakers on Dec. 5. For the month Hartigan had a 1.38 goal-against average and a .949 save-percentage. Hartigan was named the CCHA Rookie of the Week for his play against the Lakers as he stopped 56-of-59 shots and four of the five in the shootout.
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