SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Mercer baseball player Sawyer Gipson-Long has been named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for competition held March 7-13, the league office announced Wednesday.
A sophomore from Woodstock, Georgia, Gipson-Long threw a complete-game, one-hitter as Mercer defeated Savannah State 10-1 on Wednesday. The right-hander took a no-hitter into the ninth inning where it was eventually broken up by the Tigers. Gipson-Long struck out a career-high 10 batters, giving up just one unearned run and improving to 2-0 overall on the year.
Gipson-Long is a chemical commerce major with a 3.709 grade point average.
The Bears, who sit at 12-5 overall, host Georgia Southern on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Also nominated for SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week: Chris Cook (ETSU baseball), Reona Hirai (Furman), Brook Womack (Chattanooga softball) and Ashlyn Long (Western Carolina softball).
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
Dec. 13 Sherae Bonner, Western Carolina, Women’s Basketball
Jan. 3 Sydni Means, Mercer, Women’s Basketball
Jan. 10 Desmond Ringer, Mercer, Men’s Basketball
Jan. 17 Bethany King, VMI, Women’s Track and Field
Jan. 24 Savannah Carnahan, Furman, Women’s Track and Field
Jan. 31 Nadine Soliman, UNCG, Women’s Basketball
Feb. 7 Willem van Zyl, The Citadel Men’s Tennis
Feb. 14 Jacquelyn Crow, Furman Women’s Track and Field
Feb. 21 Brandon Barbery, VMI baseball
Feb. 28 Savannah Carnahan, Furman Women’s Track and Field
March 7 Megan Woods, Chattanooga women’s golf
March 14 Sawyer Gipson-Long, Mercer Baseball