WALTHAM, Mass.- For the second time this season, three BrandeisUniversity student-athletes have been recognized by the UniversityAthletic Association (UAA) as Athlete of the Week. Honored for theweek ending Oct. 11 were golfer Scott Beaulac ofLongmeadow, Mass., men's tennis playerSteven Milo of Woodbury, N.Y.,and men's cross country runner Paul Norton ofAmherst, Mass.
Beaulac, a sophomore, is in his first season onthe Brandeis golf team. Facing windy conditions, he finished in acareer-best fifth place out of 60 golfers at the Nichols CollegeBison Fall Invitational in Dudley, Mass. Beaulac shot a season-lowfive-over-par 77, tying him for the sixth-best Brandeis round ofthe season. As a team, Brandeis tied for fifth place with a scoreof 327, only two strokes out of their third top-three placement ofthe season.
Milo, a rookie, earned his honor at the 2009James Wallach Invitational at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.Milo won the 'C' singles flight at the tournament, including a pairof third-set super-tiebreakers. Milo defeated Greg Katz from VassarCollege, 6-4, 6-4, in the first round and took his first supertie-breaker against an Skidmore College's Alex Fromson, 6-3, 3-6,(10-7), in the second. He won the semifinals easily against AzamKhan from Trinity College, 6-1, 6-2, and closed out his win byrallying from a set down to defeat, Ethan Bond, anotherSkidmore Thoroughbred, 4-6, 7-5, (10-8). Milo also advanced to thesecond round of the 'B' doubles flight.
Norton, a junior co-captain, was recognized forthe second time this season for his cross-country prowess. He hadone of the Judges' top performances in recent memory at the OpenNew England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston. He finishedsixth overall out of 320 runners from Division I, II and III, andsecond among Division III runners, the team's best individualperformance since at least 1995 according to the NEICAAAA web site.As a team, Brandeis finished in 11th place overall and third amongDIII squads, their best showing since taking 11th place in 1998.
Norton completed the 8K race in 24:46, putting him 24 secondsoff the winning pace, but just five seconds out of the top 3.Norton, who missed Open New Englands last year, finished in 116thplace in his first try at the meet in 2007, giving him animprovement of 110 places in two years.
Beaulac is a 2008 graduate of Longmeadow HighSchool.
Milo is a 2009 graduate of Syosset High School.
Norton is a 2007 graduate of Amherst RegionalHigh School.