BOULDER - Football captain Scotty McKnight (senior) and volleyball player Kerra Schroeder (sophomore) were both named CU Athlete of the Week for the week of August 30-September 5. This is McKnight's second Athlete of the Week award during his career at CU, while Schroeder earns it for the first time.
McKnight, a native of Coto de Caza, California (Tesoro), caught six passes for 78 yards and a touchdown against Colorado State on September 4, becoming CU's all-time leader in career receptions. The wide receiver's third catch of the game, the 168th catch of his career, gave him the record formerly held by Michael Westbrook (1991-94) and resulted in a 27-yard touchdown and placed Colorado over Colorado State 14-0 in the second quarter.
"Breaking the all-time receptions record was an amazing feeling and even more special that it came with a touchdown catch in a win against our rivals, Colorado State," McKnight said. "I know that I could have never accomplished it without the help from my teammates and coaches, and for that I am very grateful."
The 5-foot-11 senior wide receiver ranks second for career receptions among all active players in the Football Bowl Subdivision with 175 during his tenure. McKnight also entered the season as one of the 51 players on the official preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, an award presented to the nation's top receiver, as well as being a preseason first-team All-Big 12 selection by The Sporting News.
Schroeder, a native of San Deigo, California (Torrey Pines), became the first player in almost two seasons to record 20 kills in a match, something she did twice last week as the Buffs won two of their three matches at the Crowne Plaza Fullerton Titan Classic in Fullerton, California. The 6-foot tall outside hitter averaged 4.3 kills, 2.1 digs and .42 blocks per set while hitting .220 this past weekend. Against Georgia State, she compiled 21 kills while hitting .308. In her following performance against Montana, Schroeder compiled 20 kills, 11 digs, and three aces; resulting in her first double-double of the 2010 season. After an outstanding performance at the tournament, Schroeder was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Also nominated for this week's award: Alex Dohm (women's soccer).
Women's Soccer: Alex Dohm, Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.
Dohm has started all four of Colorado's games this season, including both matches this past weekend. She scored CU's first goal in the Buffs 4-2 loss to UNLV, which was also the first goal in her collegiate career. After her impressive performance in the tournament, she was named Colorado's tournament MVP, an honor that only one athlete per team receives.