Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jessica Laing: Athlete of the Week

Congratulations go to Jessica Laing, current junior PE Major. Laing, hailing from Bloomville, NY was the athlete of the week three times over the past couple of months. As part of a teaching methods class, Jessica had to blog about her teaching experiences and she wrote:

"Overall, I liked how this Lab went. I was a little nervous at first but once I started I felt fine. After looking back to previous teaching lessons, I feel I have improved and hopefully I keep improving so I can be a great Physical Educator."

To read more about Jessica's growth as a physical educator, click here to read her blog PE Fun for Everyone PE.

If you wish to follow many more students, click on Professor Yang's blog about Learning to Teach PE like a Rockstar.
1/18/2009 Link to Full Bio
Jessica averaged 17.5 points and 16 rebounds per game in two Cortland victories. She scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 72-38 win over Buffalo State and recorded 16 points, tied her career high with 18 rebounds and dished out five assists in an 83-59 win at SUNYIT. Laing now ranks third at Cortland with 1,284 career points and fourth with 777 career rebounds.

Link to Full Bio
Jessica earned SUNYAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors after recording 27 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 71-64 loss at William Smith on Saturday. She made 9-of-17 shots from the field and 9-of-10 free throws while registering her seventh points-rebounds "double-double" in eight games this season.

11/30/2008 Link to Full Bio
Jessica scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Cortland's 67-65 victory at Elmira College. She recorded her fifth points-rebounds "double-double" in as many games this season and her 40th in two-plus seasons at Cortland. Laing averages 19.0 points and 13.4 rebounds per game for the 4-1 Red Dragons.
[Via Cortland Athletics]

Taylor Houseman: Athlete of the Week

Congratulations go to Taylor Houseman, current junior PE Major.
Taylor was named the SUNYAC Women's Swimmer of the Week after winning both the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.82) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:34.39) in Cortland's 151-149 victory at Rochester. She also swam the breaststroke leg in Cortland's winning 400-yard medley relay effort.

[Via Cortland Athletics]