Bowling Green State University women's soccer standout Elisa Baeron
has been named the Mid-American Conference's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week. Baeron earns the award for the first time in her BGSU career.
Falcons Face Penn State in NCAA Championships First Round
Baeron, a native of Selsingen, Lower Saxony, Germany, was named the Mid-American Conference Tournament MVP as the Falcons won the league tourney title over the weekend.
On Sunday afternoon (Nov. 4), in the tourney's championship match, Baeron -- who arrived at BGSU mere months after the Falcons had completed a winless 2013 campaign -- converted her penalty kick in the sixth round of the PK phase against Ball State, giving BG the title. She had two shot attempts during the match, both coming in overtime. Her first shot was saved by the BSU 'keeper during a surreal sequence in which the Falcons fired off four shots in four seconds during the first OT session. Then, she hit the post with a shot in the second OT period, before converting the walk-off PK moments later.
A fifth-year senior, Baeron is an exercise science major with a perfect 4.000 cumulative grade-point average.
Baeron and the Falcons won both the MAC's regular-season and tournament titles. BGSU, 14-4-3 overall, heads to Penn State for the first round of the NCAA Championships. The Falcons will meet the Nittany Lions on Friday (Nov. 9) at 6:00 p.m.