Cody Siniard wins Tornado Athlete of the Week

Men's basketball player Cody Siniard has been named Tornado Athlete of the Week for the 20th week of the 2008-09 athletic season. Siniard dominated the vote after a late night surge, capturing 38 of 68 votes, or 55.9%.

Siniard, a junior guard from Brevard N.C., averaged 14.0 ppg in two contests this week. On Wednesday, at home in Boshamer Gymnasium against Newberry, he scored 12 points, going 3-4 from behind the arc, and dished out four assists. Against Mars Hill on Saturday, Siniard scored a career high 16 points, again going 3-4 from behind the arc. 

For the season, Siniard averages 5.9 ppg and leads the team with 2.3 apg. Cody is also ranked first in the South Atlantic Conference from three-point range, connecting on 54.3% (19-35) of his attempts. The Tornados (10-9, 2-7 South Atlantic Conference) host Lenoir-Rhyne University Wednesday night at 6 p.m.

The Tornado Athlete of the Week is determined by a fan poll on the frontpage of Candidates for the Tornado Athlete of the Week award are announced and voting opens every Saturday night at 10 p.m. Voting closes on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

Week 1
- Brooke Seaman, Volleyball
Week 2 - Bailey Varley, Women's Soccer
Week 3 - Rebecca Schoonover, Volleyball
Week 4 - Nikki Peacock, Women's Soccer
Week 5 - Stanley Jones, Football
Week 6 - Stanley Jones, Football
Week 7 - Trey Wilborn, Football
Week 8 - Alycia Andrade, Women's Cross Country
Week 9 - Jussi Halonen, Men's Soccer
Week 10 - Jo Tuttle, Women's Cycling
Week 11 - Brooke Seaman, Volleyball
Week 12 - Jami Perry, Volleyball
Week 13 - Jonathan Whitson, Men's Basketball
Week 14 - Amber Roberts, Women's Basketball
Week 15 - Joseph Chilton, Men's Basketball
Fall MVP - Stanley Jones, Football
Week 16 - Darin Dellinger, Men's Basketball
Week 17 - Sam Carlisle, Men's Basketball
Week 18 - Terrence Johnson, Men's Basketball
Week 19 - Samantha Winn, Women's Basketball
Week 20 - Cody Siniard, Men's Basketball
Week 21 - To be announced, February 10, 2009

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