Elmore and Whitson named Sports Spot Athlete of the Month

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Brevard, N.C. - Martika Elmore and Jonathan Whitson have been named the Sports Spot Brevard College Student-Athletes of the Month for the month of February as recognized on WSQL 1240 AM on Wednesday afternoon. The award is presented by Sports Spot in conjunction with the Brevard College Athletic Department.

Elmore, a junior pitcher on the softball team, finished the month of February with two of the Tornados three wins in the month, starting six games and completing four of them. The Fayetteville, N.C. native pitched 38 innings with an earned run average of 2.58, while striking out 53 batters. Opponents only hit .170 against Elmore in her seven appearances on the mound for Coach Stubbs this season. Among the leaders in the SAC in innings pitched, strikeouts, appearances, complete games and opponents batting average.

Whitson, a senior forward on the men’s basketball team, achieved double figures in seven of the eight contests the Tornados played in February in helping lead the team to a 4-4 record in the month. Whitson was able to break 20 points in four of the eight games, and broke 30 poitns in two of the games, to go with a pair of double-doubles. The senior from Clyde, N.C. was also named SAC Player of the Week for the second time this season for the week of February 1-7. For the month, Whitson averaged 20.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game, while also recording 1.4 steals and 0.9 blocks per contest. Whitson is among the SAC leaders in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and blocked shots in the season.

These two athletes will be presented with certificates and action pictures recognizing their award, which will be displayed in the lobby of Boshamer Gymnasium for the entire school year. A total of five female and male Sports Spot Athletes of the Month will be selected in the 2009-10 academic year. The award is selected from qualified candidates each month by the athletic department staff.

To listen to the interviews, click the link below:
February Sports Spot Student-Athlete of the Month Interview

Previous Student-Athletes of the Month:
January - Samantha Winn (Women's Basketball) and Josh Roper (Men's Basketball)

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