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Babicz Named BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week
Matt Babicz

Matt Babicz

Feb. 18, 2014

NEW YORK -- DePaul senior Matt Babicz has been named the BIG EAST Men's Field Athlete of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday morning.

Babicz turned in his seventh top-three performance of the season on Saturday (Feb. 15) at the Fred Wilt Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. He finished third overall in the shot put (second among collegiate athletes), thanks to his throw of 17.91 meters.

In his seven events this year, Babicz has four first place finishes, a pair of third place finishes and a second place finish, all coming in the shot put, under his belt. The Mount Prospect, Ill., native registered a throw of 19.43 meters on Jan. 31 at the Indiana Relays, a personal best and ninth best throw in the nation, to win the Invitational section.

Babicz and the Blue Demons will next be in action this weekend (Feb. 21-22) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in Armory, N.Y.