UMF athletes named this week

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Thurlow, Betts earn NAC accolades

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington men’s cross country duo of senior Ty Thurlow (Lee, ME) and Cam Betts (Gray, ME) were honored by the North Atlantic Conference today.

Thurlow was recognized as the NAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week. Thurlow paced the Beavers with a second place finish at St. Joseph’s College’s Runnin’ Monk Invitational. Thurlow toured the 8K course in 29:05.

Betts was named the NAC Men’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week as the freshman helped the Beavers with a third-place finish at St. Joseph’s College’s Runnin’ Monks Invitational. Betts toured the 8K course in 29:40.

This is the second time this season that Betts has been named the NAC Rookie of the Week. He has also been a recipient of NAC Runner of the Week honors.

Farmington is scheduled to return to action on Saturday at the State of Maine Championships at Twin Brook Recreational Area in Cumberland.

St. Pierre receives NAC rookie award

FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington freshman Melani St. Pierre (Charlestown, NH) was named the North Atlantic Conference Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week as announced by the conference today.

St. Pierre led the way for the Beavers at St. Joseph’s College’s Runnin’ Monk Invitational. She posted a 20:33 to win the event.

This is the third time this season that St. Pierre has been recognized with the conference’s weekly award.

The Beavers are scheduled to compete at the State of Maine Championships Saturday at Twin Brook Recreational Area in Cumberland.

Murphy honored as NAC Player of the Week

FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington junior forward Amber Murphy (Manchester, NH) was named the North Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week as announced by the conference today.

Murphy led the Beavers to a 3-0 week, including an overtime game-winner in a 1-0 win over NAC foe Lyndon State and a goal and two assists in an 8-0 rout against NAC foe Johnson State. Murphy also collected a goal in the Beavers’ 4-0 win over Becker.

This is the first time Murphy has been honored by the conference.

The Beavers (6-4 overall, 4-1 in the NAC) are scheduled to visit St. Joseph’s College on Thursday.

Mitchell garners NAC honors

FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington freshman right-side hitter Shannon Mitchell (Portsmouth, NH) was named the North Atlantic Conference Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week as announced by the conference today.

Mitchell helped the Beavers in a 2-1 weekend with 23 kills, eight errors in 55 attempts (.273 hitting percentage) with 13 total blocks (three solo, 10 assists).

This is the second time this season that Mitchell has received the honor.

Farmington (7-8) is scheduled to return to action Wednesday when the Beavers play host to Unity College.

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