Justin Rutty and Kallie Flor Named Quinnipiac Athletes Of The Month For JanuaryHAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University Department of Athletics and Recreation has named men's basketball junior Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) and women's ice hockey senior Kallie Flor (Farmington, Minn.) the January Athletes of the Month. This is the second consecutive month that Rutty has been recognized as Quinnipiac Male Athlete of the Month and it is the first time as Female Athlete of the Month for Flor.
Rutty averaged 13.3 points and 10.3 rebounds, including four double-doubles, in leading the Bobcats to an 8-2 record in January. He shot 50.9 percent from the floor. On Jan. 9, Rutty became the Quinnipiac Division I rebounding leader, grabbing his 581st board. He's since upped his total to 658, and is on pace to challenge for 1,000 career rebounds. He also stands just 45 points shy of 1,000 career points. Rutty, who now has 21 double-doubles, eclipsed the prior Quinnipiac Division I record of 18 career double-doubles set by Jeremy Bishop '02. For the season, Rutty has averaged 14.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. He's 15th in the nation in rebounds per game, sixth in offensive rebounds per game (4.4) and 40th in field-goal percentage (.536).
Flor led the Bobcats to one of their best months in program history, as they posted a 7-2-0 overall record through January. The senior captain led the way for Quinnipiac with six goals and nine points on the month, as well as leading the team with a +8 on the ice. In the weekend sweep of No. 10-ranked Syracuse, Flor scored back-to-back game-winning goals, including the first overtime game-winner since Nov. 29, 2006. She also matched her career-high mark for goals in a game twice in January, scoring two goals against Syracuse on Jan. 15 and Wayne State on Jan. 23. Flor's leadership on the ice helped lead the Bobcats to their longest winning streak in program history (six games) and to three victories against nationally ranked programs, earning Quinnipiac votes in the National Polls for the past three weeks.Also nominated this month was junior center Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) of the women's basketball team, junior backspot Erin Trotman (Bristol, Conn.) of the competitive cheer team, and sophomore Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.) of the women's indoor track team.