Schiemann, Vukovic Named FIT Athletes of the Week
By Florida Tech // March 18, 2014
student-athletes of the week of March 10-16
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Florida Tech freshman Christian Schiemann and sophomore Natasa Vukovic were awarded Panther Student-Athletes of the Week on Monday for the period of March 10-16.
Schiemann, a civil engineering major from Langenfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the men’s javelin at the USF Open last Friday.
He hurled the javelin 58.69 meters to finish second overall and set a new program record.
He also finished fifth in the men’s long jump at 6.78 meters.
Vukovic, a business administration major from Kitzbühel, Austria, steered the 18th-ranked women’s tennis team to a 4-0 week.
She went undefeated, going 1-0 at No. 1 singles, 3-0 at No. 2 singles and 4-0 at No. 1 doubles along with doubles partner Kristina Huba.
Heading into Monday’s matches, Vukovic was riding a six-match win streak in singles play and a seven-match win streak in doubles. She also entered Monday with a 13-7 singles record and a 14-5 doubles record on the season.
The track & field team is scheduled to compete in three different meets this week: Walt Disney World Track & Field Open on Friday and Saturday, the Miami Invitational on Saturday and the UCF Black and Gold, also on Saturday.
The women’s tennis team beat Bluefield State 7-2 and lost to No. 11 New York Tech 7-0 on Monday. On Wednesday, the Panthers will host Merrimack at 3:30 p.m. at the DeSoto Tennis Courts.