Feb. 4, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Standout performances over the weekend by men's basketball's Pablo Bertone and track and field's Sitia Martinez led both teams over the weekend earning the pair Florida Atlantic University's honor of student-athlete of the week.
Bertone continued his stellar senior campaign with two fantastic games this week. Against Charlotte on Thursday, Jan. 30, he scored 20 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had four steals in a lost to the 49ers. In Saturday's game at Marshall, he matched his effort in the previous game with 20 points, seven rebounds and four steals in an eight-point win over the Thundering Herd. The senior is 15 points away from becoming the 11th 1,000-point scorer in school history.
Martinez recorded her first win in only her second indoor meet since joining Florida Atlantic University's track and field team at the Hilton Garden Invitation over the weekend. The freshman crossed the finish line first in the 200 meter dash with a final time of 24.78#. Her finish ranks her fifth in Conference USA for the event and set the sixth-best time in school history. Martinez was FAU's top finisher in the 60 meter dash recording a time of 7.71 in the semifinals for 11th-place and the second-best time in school history.
FAU's men's basketball team will host Middle Tennessee on Thursday, Feb. 6 followed by UAB on Saturday, Feb. 8. Both games will take place at 7 p.m. at the FAU Arena. Track and field will compete next at the two-day Akron Invitational on Friday, Jan. 7 and Saturday, Jan. 8 in Akron, Ohio.