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Bears' Thompson named Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 12/06/2017
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Mercer's Amanda Thompson
Courtesy: Mercer Athletics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Mercer women’s basketball player Amanda Thompson has been named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for competition held Nov. 29-Dec. 5, the league office announced Wednesday.

Thompson grabbed nine rebounds and scored six points as the Bears edged out Campbell 58-57 on Thursday. The junior from Hayesville, North Carolina, then registered a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds as Mercer topped Davidson on Sunday. Thompson currently leads the Bears with 7.9 rebounds per game. 

An engineering major, Thompson holds a 4.0 grade point average. 

Mercer hosts George Washington on Wednesday before traveling to UNC Asheville on Sunday. 

Also nominated for SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week: Cassidy Williams (Samford women’s basketball).

General Shale SoCon Student-Athletes of the Week
Sept. 6 Lauren Greenspoon, Chattanooga, Volleyball
Sept. 13 Paige Alsten, Mercer, Volleyball
Sept. 20 John Payne, Chattanooga, Men’s Cross Country
Sept. 27 Austin Herink, ETSU, Football
Oct. 4 Andy Schumpert, Furman, Football
Oct. 11 Eleonora Goldoni, ETSU, Women’s Soccer
Oct. 18 Megan McCallister, Western Carolina, Women’s Soccer
Oct. 25 Tee Mitchell, Mercer, Football
Nov. 1 Allie Buchalski, Furman, Women’s Cross Country         
Nov. 8 Cienna Rideout, UNCG, Women’s Soccer           
Nov. 15 Catie Cronister, Wofford, Volleyball
Nov. 22 Allie Buchalski, Furman, Women’s Cross Country
Nov. 29 Andy Schumpert, Furman, Football
Dec. 6 Amanda Thompson, Mercer, Women’s Basketball

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