Two Hoosiers Honored as IU Scholar-Athletes of the Month for October
Oct. 31, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Two Indiana student-athletes were honored by the IU Department of Athletics for their achievement on and off the field. Junior offensive tackle Roger Saffold and sophomore point guard Whitney Lindsay were selected as the IU Scholar-Athletes for the month of October.
Saffold, a Bedford, Ohio native, started 13 games as a sophomore for the Hoosiers and helped IU average 157.4 yards per game on the ground and 393.8 yards of total offense in 2007. He has started all eight games this season at left tackle. A finance major, Saffold has continued to make strides in the classroom during his junior year.
"We are very proud of Roger," Indiana head football coach Bill Lynch said. "He works just as hard in the classroom as he does on the field and that is evident by him being named IU Scholar-Athlete of the Month."
Lindsay, a Mansfield, Ohio native, averaged 1.5 points and 1.0 assists per game her freshman season for the Hoosiers. She played in 33 games and started four during her rookie campaign. Lindsay scored a career-high eight points against Michigan State and grabbed a career-high six boards against Northwestern last season. A psychology major, Lindsay has continually improved in the classroom during her sophomore year.
"Whitney did a tremendous job last year with her academics, but she was not satisfied. She felt that she could do more," IU head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack said. "She has made even greater strides to becoming a better student-athlete this year. I am thrilled that our Department of Athletics has recognized her strong efforts. I am always proud of her and I am so happy for her accomplishments thus far."