Matthew Crowe named Tornado Athlete of the Week

Brevard, N.C. – Cross country runner, Matthew Crowe has been named this week’s Tornado Athlete of the Week. Crowe edged the other nominees with 29% of the votes to receive the week 9 honors.

Crowe placed 14th at the SAC Championship on Saturday and was named second team All-Conference in addition to being named to the All-Freshmen team. Crowe becomes the first cross-country athlete to be named Tornado Athlete of the Week this year.

Other nominees this week were football’s Eric Watts after totaling nine punts for 368 yards, two that were 50+ yards, and averaging 40.9 yards per punt, Sydney Douglas who saved ten of twelve shots on goal and faced 27 total shots in soccer’s 2-1 loss to the nationally ranked Carson-Newman Eagles,  volleyball’s Chelsea Larsen who totaled 23 kills, a 26.9% hitting percentage, four blocks, while averaging 9 digs per match, and soccer’s Craig Galloway who scored a goal against Lincoln Memorial this past week.

2009-2010 Brevard Tornado Athlete of the Week Winners
Week 1 – Brooke Seaman, Volleyball (34 kills, 41.3% hitting percentage, 13 total blocks, six service aces as Tornados go 3-0 on the week)
Week 2 – Bailey Varley, Women's Soccer (Three goals, including the game winner in double overtime as the Tornados advanced to 3-0)
Week 3 – Stanley Jones, Football (16 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, as the Tornados move to 3-0 on the season)
Week 4 – Michael Gist, Football (5 tackles, 2 interceptions, including one he ran back 87 yards for a TD
Week 5 – Brooke Seaman, Volleyball (27 kills, 31.7 hitting percentage, 13 total blocks, 2 service aces as the Tornados go 2-1 on the week)
Week 6 – Rebecca Schoonover, Volleyball (68 digs in three matches, averaging 22.7 per match.)
Week 7 – Eric Watts, game winning TD catch, two catches for 67 yards, launched a 75 yard punt in the second quarter, averaged 45.4 yards per punt.
Week 8 – Jo Tuttle, Overall National Champion in Mountain Bike, National Champion in the Four-Cross event.
Week 9 – Matthew Crowe, placed 14th at SAC Championship, named second team All-Conference and All-Freshmen.
Week 10 – TBA

The Tornado Athlete of the Week Poll comes out every Monday morning and will run until Tuesday at noon. For more information on the poll, contact the Brevard Sports Information Department.

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