SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Mercer women’s basketball player Sydni Means has been named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for competition held Dec. 27-Jan.2, the league office announced Wednesday.
Playing all 40 minutes, Means dished out a career-high 16 assists to go with nine points as Mercer came from behind to top North Carolina 97-86 on Thursday. Against Charlotte on Saturday, Means totaled 14 assists, six points and five rebounds as the Bears defeated the 49ers 90-74.
A communications major, Means holds a 3.360 grade point average.
Mercer will open conference play with a pair of road games this week, traveling to Wofford on Thursday before facing Furman on Saturday.
Also nominated for SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week: Lakelyn Bolden (Chattanooga women’s basketball) and Julia Brown (Western Carolina 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
Dec. 13 Sherae Bonner, Western Carolina, Women’s Basketball
Jan. 3 Sydni Means, Mercer, Women’s Basketball