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BOULDER - Women's golfer Alex Stewart (sophomore) has been named the CU Athlete of the Week for her athletic accomplishments Oct. 3-9.

Stewart, a native of Elk Grove, Calif. (Homeschooled/Purdue) finished fourth individually and led the CU women's golf team to just the seventh tournament victory in school history in arguably the toughest field of competition where the Buffs have won an event.  CU as a team shot a 32-over 896 to win the 2011 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, hosted by the University of Washington at the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash., just east of Seattle.  The Buffs beat three teams ranked in the Top 34 in the field, which consisted of five other Pac-12 teams.  Stewart shot a 1-over par 217 (70-75-72) to lead the Buffs, three strokes behind the individual medali st.  She played the last 12 holes of the third round at 2-under par, which was key as the Buffs were clutch down the stretch to hold on to the victory.  Stewart is the 17th player in CU history to record a top five finish and already has two top 10 finishes in her first three tournaments at Colorado.  Her first round of 70, or 2-under par, was her second round under par this season while her final round of an even par 72 was her second even par round.  Four of her nine rounds early this season have been at or under par. 

Also nominated for this week's award: Kerra Schroeder (volleyball). 

Volleyball: Kerra Schroeder, Jr., San Diego, Calif.

Junior outside hitter Kerra Schroeder led the Buffs with 21 kills in a 0-2 weekend. She recorded nine kills and four digs against No. 3 Washington and followed that performance with her seventh double-double of the year against Washington State. Against Washington State, Schroeder recorded 12 kills, 12 digs, and two blocks. Schroeder averaged 3.50 kills per set, 2.67 digs per set and 4.25 points per set over the weekend.