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Alex made the Dean's List for Fall of 2009!!

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"Just unreal": WMU walk-on Alex Wolf honored by MAC after breakout week

KALAMAZOO — For many of the Mid-American Conference’s better players, a divisional player of the week award is barely a footnote to the rest of their season. But when your dream was simply to be acknowledged as a legitimate Division I basketball player at your hometown university, a MAC West Co-Player of the Week honor is something to celebrate. As Alex Wolf put it after being named as such on Monday, “It’s just unreal.” It’s been that kind of week for the 5-foot-11 Parchment grad, who walked on at WMU more than three years ago wanting nothing more than a place on the roster and the best seat in the house on game days.

Wolf averaged 11 points and four rebounds in two games for Western Michigan University (6-5) last week — that’s as many points as he’d combined to score in 19 previous career games. After not playing at all in WMU’s loss to USC, Wolf played a significant role in wins over Northeastern and College of Charleston at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. The junior point guard’s breakout game came against Northeastern on Wednesday, when he hit all four of his 3-point attempts, scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds.

Wolf followed it with seven points (including two triples), three rebounds, an assist and no turnovers against Charleston, playing 21 minutes, including the stretch run of the 66-63 victory. Wolf shares the award with Ball State's Jarrod Jones, a far more heralded player. “Geez, they’re starting to pile up,” Wolf joked about accolades. “To even think that I’d be considered shows how well our team is playing,” he continued, “to have the seventh or eighth guy able to get this award.”

MAC Announces Men's Basketball Players of the Week

http://www.mac-sports.com

Alex Wolf, Western Michigan, Guard
Junior, Parchment, Mich. (Parchment)


Junior walk-on point guard Alex Wolf sparked Western Michigan to back-to-back victories in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. After scoring only 11 career points in 19 games, Wolf exploded for a career-high 15 points, career-high five rebounds, one assist and one steal in the Broncos' victory over Colonial Athletic Association preseason favorite Northeastern. Wolf hadn't made a three-pointer in three career attempts and hadn't attempted a shot this season before going 4-for-4 behind the arc against the Huskies. Wolf came back in the next game to hit each of his first two three-pointers against Southern Conference preseason favorite College of Charleston. He also added three rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 21 minutes. In two games, Wolf averaged 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and one assist per game, while making 6-of-8 three-pointers and 4-of-6 free throws. Wolf also directed the offense with just one turnover in 45 minutes of action.

HONOLULU -- Junior Alex Wolf hit all four of his three-pointers on his way to a career-high 15 points to lead Western Michigan past Northeastern, 75-60, in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic on December 23, 2009 to earn National City Player of the Game honors. The game was broadcast nationally on ESPNU.

Men's Basketball Wins Back-to-Back MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week

CLEVELAND -- The Western Michigan men's basketball team picked up two more Mid-American Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Week awards to give them the honor for four weeks in a row. The MAC announced winners for the two-week holiday period with junior Alex Wolf winning for the span of Dec. 21-27, 2009 and David Kool winning for the third time this season and fifth time in his career for the week covering Dec. 28, 2009 to Jan. 3, 2010.

Wolf sparked Western Michigan to back-to-back victories in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. After scoring only 11 career points in 19 games, Wolf exploded for a career-high 15 points, career-high five rebounds, one assist and one steal in the Broncos' victory over Colonial Athletic Association preseason favorite Northeastern, 75-60. Wolf hadn't made a three-pointer in three career attempts and hadn't attempted a shot this season before going 4-for-4 behind the arc against the Huskies. Wolf came back in the next game to hit each of his first two three-pointers in a victory over Southern Conference preseason favorite College of Charleston, 66-63. He also added three rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 21 minutes. In two games, Wolf averaged 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and one assist per game, while making 6-of-8 three-pointers and 4-of-6 free throws. Wolf also directed the offense with just one turnover in 45 minutes of action.

Wolf has a 3.26 grade point average majoring in civil engineering.

Alex was 1 of 6 Mid-American Conference basketball players to be named to the
2008-2009 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court.

Eastern Michigan University and Western Michigan University each placed 3 athletes on the NABC Honors Court.
The remaining TEN MAC schools failed to place any players. Here is a list of the six MAC representatives on the NABC Honors Court.


School                        Player               Grade       Major

Eastern Michigan University   Wendale Farrow       Senior      Communications
                              Zane Gay             Senior      Marketing
                              Tyler Jones          Senior      Sports Management

Western Michigan University   Derek Drew           Senior      Accounting
                              David Kool           Junior      Teacher/Education
                              Alex Wolf            Junior      Engineering

Michigan Schools               Number of Honors Court Representatives

Adrian College                                    
Albion College                                    8
Alma College                                      
Calvin College                                    7
Central Michigan University                       
University of Detroit Mercy                       
Eastern Michigan University                       3
Ferris State University                           
Finlandia University                              
Grand Valley State University                     
Hillsdale College                                 
Hope College                                      
Kalamazoo College                                 1
Lake Superior State University  
University of Michigan 
Michigan State University  
Michigan Technological University 
Northern Michigan University                      5
Northwood University                              1 
Oakland University 
Olivet College                                    1
Saginaw Valley State University  
Wayne State University 
Western Michigan University                       3


"Click on picture above to check out the 2009-10 WMU Broncos Mens Basketball games."


In one of the opening scenes of Transformers: Revenge Megan Fox sported an Alex Wolf #15 jersey. Rumor has it that she may be seeing Alex between films. (Or not - HA).


Coach Hawkins talks about Alex and the Broncos
Interview conducted by D. Burgardt
This and similar videos can be found on the broncoblitz.com website


Alex has a new love and rumor has it that he does sleep with his helmet on.



At the season ending banquet Alex was presented with the 2009 Coaches Award


Alex's freshman box scores              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
Date  Opponent                          FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN W/L
11/1  Tri State                          0-0    0-0    3-4    0  0  0   1   3  0  0  0  1   6  W
11/28 Valpo                              0-0    0-0    1-2    0  1  1   0   1  1  0  0  0   5  L
1/2   North Carolina Central             0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  1  0  0  0   4  W
1/5   Northern Illinois                  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1  W
1/16  Ball State                         1-1    0-0    2-2    0  0  0   0   4  0  1  0  0   3  W
1/22  Central Michigan                   0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2  W
2/2   Bowling Green                      0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1  W
2/6   Akron                              0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+  W
2/20  Eastern                            0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1  W
3/1   Toledo                             0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  1  0  0   1  W
Freshman Totals    Games 10              1-2    0-1    6-8    0  2  2   3   8  2  2  0  1  24

Record in games where Alex played:  9-1
Record in games w/o Alex playing:  12-11

NOTABLES:  Alex's first 16 minutes of his D1 career were error free (no turnovers).
NOTABLES:  Alex scored 4 points in 3 minutes at Ball State.
NOTABLES:  Alex's per 40 minutes scoring average would be 13.3 ppg.
NOTABLES:  Alex shot .750 from the free throw line and .500 from the field.

Alex's sophomore box scores             TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
Date  Opponent                          FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN W/L
11/6  K-College                          0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  1   3  W
12/18 Iona                               0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1  W
12/22 Southern Illinois                  1-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  0  0  0   2  L
1/14  Toledo                             0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3  W
1/17  Northern Illinois                  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1  W
2/8   Akron                              0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  1  0  0  0   4  L
Sophomore Totals    Games 6              1-5    0-3    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  1  0  0  1  14

Record in games where Alex played:  4-2
Record in games w/o Alex playing:   7-19

NOTABLES:  Not much notable this season as the team only won 10 games.  Alex was the only
           person on the team to go the entire season without committing a turnover.
NOTABLES:  Alex made the 2008-2009 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. 

Alex's junior box scores                TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
Date  Opponent                          FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN W/L
11/7  K-College                          0-2    0-1    0-0    0  2  2   2   0  1  1  0  0  14  W
11/11 Spring Arbor                       3-4    1-1    1-1    0  0  0   0   8  0  0  0  1  13  W
11/28 Holy Cross                         0-0    0-0    2-2    0  1  1   1   2  0  1  0  0  10  W
12/1  Temple                             0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   6  L
12/9  Eastern Illinois                   0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   3   0  3  0  0  1   9  W
12/13 University of Illinois             0-0    0-0    2-2    0  0  0   0   2  0  0  0  0   3  L
12/19 Kennesaw State University          0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  1  0  0  0   4  W
12/23 Northeastern                       4-4    4-4    3-4    1  4  5   2  15  1  1  0  1  24  W
12/25 College of Charleston              2-4    2-4    1-2    0  3  3   0   7  1  0  0  0  21  W
01/03 Sam Houston State                  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  1  2  0  0   8  W
01/05 UofM Dearborn                      1-5    1-4    1-2    1  2  3   1   4  4  2  0  2  15  W
01/09 Eastern Michigan                   0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  1  1  0  0   2  W
01/13 Northern Illinois                  0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  1  0  0  0   6  L
01/16 Central Michigan                   1-2    1-2    0-0    0  1  1   0   3  0  0  0  0   8  W
01/20 Ball State University              5-6    3-4    5-5    1  0  1   2  18  1  2  0  1  23  L
01/23 University of Toledo               1-1    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   1   3  7  2  0  2  18  W
01/27 Akron                              1-2    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   0   3  1  1  0  0   6  L
01/30 Kent State                         0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  2  1  0  0   9  L
02/01 Buffalo                            0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   4  W
02/04 Miami of Ohio                      0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   5  L
02/06 Bowling Green                      1-2    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   2   3  1  0  0  0   7  W
02/09 Ohio University                    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2  L
02/14 Eastern Michigan                   1-2    1-2    2-2    0  1  1   0   5  1  0  0  0  11  L
02/17 Northern Illinois                  1-3    1-2    1-2    0  0  0   0   4  0  0  0  0  10  W
02/20 Southern Illinois                  2-5    2-4    0-0    0  4  4   1   6  5  0  0  0  28  L
02/24 University of Toledo               2-3    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   0   4  5  1  0  1  15  W
02/27 Central Michigan                   1-2    1-2    2-2    0  0  0   0   5  0  0  0  0  14  L
03/04 Ball State University              1-2    1-2    7-10   0  1  1   3  10  2  0  0  2  19  W
03/07 Bowling Green                      2-4    1-3    2-2    0  0  0   1   7  4  0  0  0  21  W
03/11 Central Michigan MAC               0-1    0-1    1-2    0  0  0   0   1  1  1  0  0   7  W
03/12 Akron MAC Tourney                  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  2  1  0  0   6  L
Junior Totals      Games 31             29-58  21-44  31-40   3 26 29  19 110 46 18  0 11 348

Record in games where Alex played:  19-12
Record in games w/o Alex playing:    1-3

NOTABLES:  Alex scored 8 points in less than 3 minutes versus Spring Arbor including a
           3 point shot, a layup off of a steal, and an old fashioned 3 point play.
NOTABLES:  Alex set a career mark of 3 assists in a game versus Eastern Illinois on 12/9.           
NOTABLES:  Alex scored a career single game high of 15 points on 4 for 4 from 3pt land, 
           had a career high of 5 rebs, and career high of 24 minutes vs Northeastern at the 
           Diamond Head Classic in Hawai'i and was named National City and ESPNU Player of the Game.  
NOTABLES:  Alex hit the first 6 regular season shots that he took, all three pointers.
NOTABLES:  After averaging 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, one assist per game to go with one turnover 
           in 45 minutes of action Alex was named MAC West Player of the Week on 12/28.
NOTABLES:  Alex was named National City Player of the Game on 1/5 (U of M Dearborn) setting single game marks for 4 
           assists and 2 steals.
NOTABLES:  Alex was named MAC Scholar/Athlete of the Week on 1/10.  
NOTABLES:  Alex was named National City Player of the Game on 1/20 (Ball U) after setting a career single game 
           scoring mark of 18 points. 
NOTABLES:  Alex set a career single game assists mark of 7 against Toledo on 1/23 and tield his career mark of 2 
           steals in a game.
NOTABLES:  Alex assist to David Kool at end of Akron game was the first basket David scored after breaking the
           schools all time scoring record.    
NOTABLES:  Alex logged a career high 28 minutes with no turnovers in a loosing effort against SIU on 2/20.
NOTABLES:  Alex was named co-National City Player of the Game on 2/24 along with Martel McLemore. 
NOTABLES:  With one regular season game remaining Alex is currently ranked 5th in the MAC in FG%, 9th in the MAC
           in FT%, 1st in the MAC in 3-point FG%, and 3rd in the MAC in Assists/Turnovers ratio.
NOTABLES:  With the win over BG in the MAC Tourney Alex went over 100 points on the season. 
NOTABLES:  Alex's season ending assists to turnover ratio of 2.37 would have ranked 32nd nationally and 2nd in the MAC 
           behind national John Boyer who also lead the nation in this statistical category.  Alex's assists to 
           turnover ratio for conference games jumps up to 2.64 which would have place him 14th nationally.
NOTABLES:  Alex's .769 free throw percentage would have ranked #230 nationally but #14th in the MAC.
NOTABLES:  Alex's .520 field goal percentage would have ranked overall 51st nationally but ranked 5th nationally 
           among guards.  In the MAC he would have finished 5th overall and 1st among guards.
NOTABLES:  Alex's .500 3-point field goal percentage would have ranked 1st nationally and 1st in the MAC. 


WMU Totals         Games 47             31-66  21-48  37-48   3 28 31  22 121 49 21  0 13 386

Fun facts:
Broncos Overall Record w/Alex:     52-47
Record in games where Alex played: 32-14
Record in games w/o Alex playing:  20-33

Alex's record against MAC Teams:

Team          W   L
-------------------
CMU           3   1
EMU           2   1
BSU           2   1
NIU           3   1
TOLEDO        4   0
KSU           0   1
AKRON         1   3
BUFFALO       1   0
MIAMI         0   1
OHIO          0   1
BGU           3   0
-------------------
Totals       19  10

	
 
2009-10 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

November 16th, 2009
Brandon Bowdry, Eastern Michigan (West)
Rodriquez Sherman, Kent State (East)

November 23rd, 2009
Anthony "Humpty" Hitchens, Akron (East)
Martelle McLemore, Western Michigan (West)

November 30th, 2009
Julian Mavunga, Miami (East)
Carlos Medlock, Eastern Michigan (West)

December 7th, 2009
Dee Brown, Bowling Green (East)
Brandon Bowdry, Eastern Michigan (West)

December 14th, 2009
Armon Bassett, Ohio (East)
David Kool, Western Michigan (West)

December 21, 2009
D.J. Cooper,Ohio (East)
David Kool, Western Michigan (West)

December 28, 2009
Jimmy Conyers, Akron (East)
Jarrod Jones, Ball State (West)
Alex Wolf, Western Michigan (West)

January 4, 2010
Justin Greene, Kent State (East)
Xavier Silas, Northern Illinois (West)

January 11, 2010
Chris Singletary, Kent State (East)
Xavier Silas, Northern Illinois (West)

January 18, 2010
Rodney Pierce, Buffalo (East)
Darion "Jake" Anderson, Northern Illinois (West)

January 25, 2010
Justin Greene, Kent State (East)
Jordan Bitzer, Central Michigan (West)

February 1, 2010
Chris Singletary, Kent State (East)
Jarrod Jones, Ball State (West)
David Kool, Western Michigan (West)

February 8, 2010
Chris Singletary, Kent State (East)
Kenny Hayes, Miami (East)
David Kool, Western Michigan (West)
Carlos Medlock, Eastern Michigan (West)

February 15, 2010
D.J. Cooper, Ohio (East)
Brandon Bowdry, Eastern Michigan (West)

February 22, 2010
Chris Singletary, Kent State (East)
Randy Davis, Ball State (West)

March 1, 2010
Justin Greene, Kent State (East)
Carlos Medlock, Eastern Michigan (West)

March 7, 2010
Anthony Simpson, Kent State (East)
Robbie Harman, Central Michigan (West)


Season ending banquet highlights for 2010


Alex sold the first bike after his grampa got into a wreck on his bike, but by end of summer Alex decided to get a second bike even though his parents were still NOT on board


One of Alex's favorite quotes

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