Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications –
The University of Northern Iowa athletic department has honored four Panthers as the February Student-Athletes of the Month.
Libby Torresani (Middleton, Wis./Middleton HS), Brooke Brown (Chanhassen, Minn./Chaska HS), Dylan Peters (Denver, Iowa/Denver HS) and Joe Colon (Clear Lake, Iowa/Clear Lake HS/Iowa Central CC) have been selected as the student-athletes of the month by the UNI Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Libby Torresani – Women’s Track & Field
Junior Libby Torresani broke the UNI indoor pole vault record for the second time this season, highlighting the second and successful day of competition for the Panthers at the Iowa State Classic. The Middleton, Wis. native vaulted a height of 13-02.25, breaking the previous record of 13-01.50 that she set on Feb. 1. The new personal-best mark placed her fourth in the competition and third in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Brooke Brown – Women’s Basketball
Brooke Brown averaged 14.3 points and 32.3 minutes per game during the month of February, scoring double figures in six of the seven games played. She finished with a career-high 20 points against Bradley (2/23), shooting 7-of-13 from the field. Brown was just one rebound away from a double-double against Southern Illinois (2/6), scoring 17 points and grabbing nine boards. She finished the month shooting 50 percent from the field and 79.5 percent from the free throw line.
Dylan Peters – Wrestling
Peters earned his 17th fall of the season against Brandon Jeske of Old Dominion to stay perfect in duals. He pinned Jeske in 4 minutes, 47 seconds. He is now tied for sixth among all Panthers for the most falls in a single season. He earned bonus points in all his matches in February with four falls and two major decisions. Peters is fourth the nation for falls at the Division I level. He has 12 against Division I opponents. He is ranked fifth in the nation in the coaches poll and has won his last 10 matches.
Joe Colon – Wrestling
Colon earned a fall, four tech falls and one decision in February to stay perfect last month and in dual matches. He has won his last 17 matches. He leads the nation in rankings at 133 pounds and matches the leader for number of tech falls among Division I wrestlers, with nine total. His current winning percentage is the best among all Panthers for a single season.