CLEVELAND -- Redshirt junior linebacker Dylan Conner (Fort Wayne, Ind.) of the Ohio football team has been named the Mid-American Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league office today. He earned honors for the second time this year, having been named MAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Dec. 5 as well.
The Scholar Athlete of the Week Award is presented to a MAC male and/or female student-athlete who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and performs well during that week's competition. An institution can nominate up to one male and one female student-athlete per week in any of that current season's sports. The winners are selected by a representative of the MAC's Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs).
Conner's second selection gives the Ohio football team four MAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors for the 2019. Senior quarterback Nathan Rourke (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) earned honors on both Sept. 19 and Oct. 31.
A biological sciences pre professional major, Conner helped Ohio (7-6, 5-3 MAC) earn its third-straight bowl victory and fifth overall in program history with 30-21 triumph over Nevada last Friday (Jan. 3) in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. He finished the contest with four total tackles, including two solo stops and a half a tackle for loss, in addition to blocking an extra point attempt by the Wolf Pack in the fourth quarter.
In addition to his two MAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week selections this year, Conner was named to the Academic All-MAC Team for the third year in a row last month.