Flippo and Moose named January Sports Spot Student-Athletes of the Month
Tornados basketball sweeps awards in first month of 2012
Brevard, N.C. - Holli Flippo of the Women’s Basketball team and Darius Moose of the Men’s Basketball team have been named the Sports Spot Student-Athletes of the Month for the month of January, as recognized on WSQL 1240 AM on Wednesday afternoon. The award is presented by Sports Spot, in conjunction with the Brevard College Athletic Department.
Flippo was voted the Female Student-Athlete of the Month by the BC Head Coaching staff over fellow nominees Micheala Watkins and Anna Schlobohm of the Women’s Basketball team.
Flippo receives the award for the second time in her career after a month in which she averaged 9.1 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. She scored double-digits in four games in the month, including 18 on January 18th against Lincoln Memorial where she connected on a season high five three-pointers against the Railsplitters. She also added a season high nine rebounds on January 25th against Newberry. For the month, Flippo averaged 0.6 assists per game and 0.9 steals per game, while shooting 34.0 percent from the three-point line and 70.0 percent from the free throw line.
Moose was voted the Men’s Student-Athlete of the Month by the BC Head Coaching staff over fellow nominees and teammates Gaither Hendrix and Drew Schauss.
Moose is a first time winner of the Athlete of the Month honors after a month in which he averaged 14.2 points per game and 8.0 rebounds per game. He scored double-digits in seven games in the month, including a career high 31 points on January 28th against Anderson and added a career high 18 rebounds on January 4th against Carson-Newman. Moose also received South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week honors after averaging 25.0 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game in games against Newberry and Anderson.
These two athletes will be presented with action shots recognizing their award, which will be displayed in the lobby of Boshamer Gymnasium for the entire school year. A total of eight female and male Sports Spot Athletes of the Month will be selected in the 2010-2011 academic year. The award is selected from qualified candidates each month by the athletic department staff.