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Kerra Schroeder and Christian Thompson
Schroeder, Thompson Receive Athlete of the Week Honors
Release: September 07, 2011
By: Lauren Lanier, Student SID
BOULDER - Volleyball's Kerra Schroeder (junior) and cross country's Christian Thompson (senior) received the honor of being named CU's Athlete of the Week for the week of Aug. 29- Sep. 4.

Schroeder, originally from San Diego, Calif. (Torrey Pines), recorded her third double-double of the season with 20 kills and 11 digs against Albany on Sunday in the final match of the Omni Hotels Colorado Volleyball Classic. Leading CU to a four-set victory, Schroeder hit .308 with just four hitting errors on 52 attempts. She was CU's high point-scorer with 20.0 total points for the match. CU finished the weekend on top, 1-0.

The Buffs play four games on the road before returning to the Coors Events Center on Sep. 13 to take on Utah.

Thompson, originally from Candor, N.Y. (Candor), was CU's top runner at the time trial this past Saturday. Finishing second overall, Thompson finished the 8k course in 26 minutes, 8 seconds. Thompson's teammate, freshman Ammar Moussa, finished first in the time trial.

The Buffs' next meet, the 26th Annual Rock y Mountain Shootout, will be held in Boulder, Colo. on October 1.

Also nominated this week: Shalaya Kipp (cross country), Kate Russell (soccer) and Paul Richardson (football).

Cross Country: Shalaya Kipp, So., Salt Lake City, Utah
Sophomore Shalaya Kipp was CU's top finisher at Saturday's time trial, finishing third overall behind freshmen Rachel Baptista and Jana Stolting. Following CU tradition, Kipp allowed both freshmen to race ahead for the win. Kipp finished the 5.8k course in 21 minutes, 45 seconds.

Soccer: Kate Russell, Sr., Longmont, Colo.
Senior Kate Russell scored one goal on six shots over the weekend in the Illini/Boilermaker Cup. Falling 1-0 to Purdue on Friday, Russell rallied her team and scored on a free kick against No. 17 Illinois on Sunday. Despite her efforts, Russell's goal was not enough to overtake Illinois, and the Buffs were defeated 3-2. Russell was named to the All-Tournament Team for her play during the tournament.

Football: Paul Richardson, So., Gardena, Calif.
Sophomore wide receiver Paul Richardson had three receptions for 49 yards and two touchdowns in CU's road loss to the Hawaii Warriors (L, 17-34) on Saturday. It was Richardson's third career two-touchdown reception game, which ties him for the third most in school history, trailing only Race Carruth (5) and Derek McCoy (5). 

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