Quinnipiac juniors Felicia Barron and Zack Currie have been named the Quinnipiac Athletes of the Month for January.
Barron, a native of Springfield, Mass, was a three-time Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Player of the Week during the month of January. The third-year Bobcat averaged a team-leading 19 points per game as she led the Bobcats to a 7-2 overall record and 7-1 mark in conference play. The 5-7 guard logged a team-high 26.8 minutes per contest, averaging 3.6 steals per outing to maintain her NCAA lead in steals per game (4.6). Barron also compiled two blocks as she averaged 2.1 assists and 2.0 rebounds across the nine-game tilt. Barron shot 46.3 percent from the floor (57-for-123), including a team-best 39.6 percent from beyond the arc (19-for-48). Barron also finished 38-of-48 attempts from the charity stripe for a 79.2 free-throw percentage. In addition to winning three NEC weekly accolades during the 2011-12 season, Barron was selected as the NEC Player of the Week by College Sports Madness, a collegiate athletics website on Jan. 30.
Currie, from Victoria, British Columbia, currently leads all Quinnipiac defenseman in points (7 goals, 7 assists, 14 points) thanks in large part to a strong January in which the junior scored two goals and assisted on four more. Currie was the only Bobcat in Quinnipiac's line-up to produce two multiple-point games in QU's four games for the month. He assisted on both goals in a 2-1 upset of ECAC Hockey rival and nationally-ranked No. 20 Yale, before scoring once and assisting on another goal in a 7-1 route of No. 12 Colgate. Currie added assists against Brown and Cornell, making him one of two players on Quinnipiac's roster to tally a point in all four games this month. Among all NCAA Division I players for the month of January, Currie ranks 12th in points per game (1.50), 50th in goals per game (0.50), 18th in assists per game (1.00), 23rd with two power play goals, and second among points by a defenseman.
Also nominated for Quinnipiac Athletics' Monthly awards were men's basketball sophomore Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.), women's ice hockey junior Erica Uden-Johannson (Sundsvall, Sweden) and women's indoor track junior Rebecca White (Natick, Mass.)
Quinnipiac men's ice hockey hosts Harvard and Dartmouth on Feb. 3-4, respectively, at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Friday night's tilt against the Crimson is available on New England Sports Network (NESN) and SportsNet New York (SNY). Women's basketball travels to Monmouth on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. and Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.