Sapio And Massinburg Named Athletes Of The Week

Sapio & Massinburg - Athletes of the Week

March 4, 2019

Olivia Sapio          

Olivia Sapio's incredible victory in the 400-yard IM event highlighted the Bulls’ MAC Championships on Friday, as the IM specialist collected a MAC championship tittle, swimming to a first place finish with a time of 4:14.11, just .04 seconds ahead of the second placed finisher from Akron. Sapio's time was the second-fastest in program history behind her own record time of 4:14.07 set earlier this season. Sapio then carried the momentum into Saturday’s events as she placed fourth in the 200-yard fly race with a time of 1:58.82, a new fastest in program history and is a new personal best for Sapio. At the conclusion of the Championships, Sapio was awarded with First-Team All-MAC honors by the conference.

CJ Massinburg              

Senior CJ Massinburg averaged a double-double this past week as the Bulls improved their winning streak to seven games.  Massinburg averaged 21.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game over the two victories.  On Tuesday, Massinburg had 23 points in the win over Akron, while the senior added 10 rebounds and six assists, while not turning it over.  He added 20 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists on Friday night in Buffalo's road win at Miami.  Massinburg has increased his scoring 1,878 career points as he looks to become just the third player in school history with 1,900 career points.  Massinburg leads UB in scoring this year.