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JD Furr
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Thursday 02/10/2014
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MACOMB, Ill. –
 Western Illinois swimming & diving sophomore JD Furr was named Papa John's 'Scholar-Athlete of the Week' on Monday (Feb. 10) for his performances in the classroom and in the water. The honor is the first for Furr. 

Last Friday (Feb. 7) Furr recorded a second-place finish in the 50-breast in a personal best time of 27.57 seconds at the WIU/Iowa dual meet in Iowa City, Iowa. The Crawfordsville, Ind. native also swam the second leg of the men's 400-yard medley relay that finished in second-place with a time of 3:36.08.

This season Furr ranks 10th in the conference in the 200-breast with a time of 2:09.11, which he recorded at House of Champions in late November. 

In the classroom Furr owns a 3.599 GPA majoring in Clinical Laboratory Science. 

Leatherneck swimming & diving will be back in the water on February 19 for The Summit League Championships in Indianapolis.

PREVIOUS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE WINNERS:
August 28 - Kristin Becker (Women's Soccer)
September 3 - Ann Miller (Volleyball)
September 9 - Kyle Robiskie (Football)
September 16 - Mark Holt (Cross Country)
September 23 - Chip Holtschlag (Football)
September 30 - Jessica Knepp (Women's Golf)
October 7 - Oscar Ortega (Men's Soccer)
October 14 - Molly Murphy (Volleyball)
October 21 - Taylor Hill (Football)
October 28 - Jordan Spaciel (Women's Soccer)
November 4 - Jordan Jackson (Volleyball)
November 11 - Yves Dietrich (Men's Soccer) 
November 18 - Sarah Fetter (Volleyball)
November 25 - Tori Niemann (Women's Basketball)
December 2 - Jordan Foster (Men's Basketball)
December 9 - Glenn Powell (Track and Field)
January 21 - Ashley Luke (Women's Basketball)
January 27 - Michelle Maher (Women's Basketball)
February 3 - Garret Covington (Men's Basketball)
February 10 - JD Furr (Swimming & Diving)

 

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