Pierson Named NCEL Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 04/23/2014
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Courtesy: Appalachian State Athletics (Dave Mayo)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Michael Pierson, a baseball player at Appalachian State, has been named the North Carolina Education Lottery Student-Athlete of the Week for April 23, the league office announced Wednesday.

Pierson is a marketing major from Coral Springs, Fla., and holds a 3.42 GPA. Pierson hit .412 with three doubles, a home run, three RBIs and three runs score in four games last week.

The junior had multi-hit games in all three games of the Mountaineers’ series against Elon, smashing a double in each contest. He went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and one run scored in a 10-4 win over the Phoenix on Saturday and capped his week with a solo home run in an 11-0 win over Virginia Tech. Pierson currently owns an 11-game hitting streak and was perfect in 14 fielding chances at third base, where he was moved due to injury.


Previous NCEL Student-Athletes of the Week
Sept. 4: Kym Coley, Volleyball, Georgia Southern
Sept. 11: Christina Dorismond, Volleyball, Furman
Sept. 18: Nathan Dean, Men’s Soccer, Elon
Sept. 25: Clare Latham, Women’s Soccer, Chattanooga
Oct. 2: Andy Summerlin, Football, Samford
Oct. 9: Andrea Fisher, Volleyball, Furman
Oct. 16: Amanda Liguori, Volleyball, Wofford
Oct. 23: Michaela Reesor, Volleyball, Samford
Oct. 30: Tony Washington, Football, Appalachian State
Nov. 6: Teghan Henderson, Cross Country, Chattanooga
Nov. 13: Sam Coffer, Women’s Basketball, Elon
Nov. 20: Garrett Frye, Football, Georgia Southern
Nov. 27: Makensey Campbell, Women’s Basketball, Western Carolina
Dec. 4: Lucy Mason, Women’s Basketball, UNCG
Dec. 11: Brianna Tate, Track and Field, Appalachian State
Dec. 18: Anna Claire Knight, Women’s Basketball, Georgia Southern
Jan. 1: Shelby Campbell, Women’s Basketball, Samford
Jan. 8: Shannon Eriksson, Women’s Basketball, Davidson
Jan. 15: Maryah Sydnor, Women’s Basketball, Appalachian State
Jan. 22: Brian Kowalski, Men’s Tennis, Elon
Jan. 29: MiMi DuBose, Women’s Basketball, Georgia Southern
Feb. 5: Ashleigh Rasheed, Track and Field, Georgia Southern
Feb. 12: Cassie Crawford, Track and Field, Appalachian State
Feb. 19: Frida Jansaker, Women’s Tennis, Elon
Feb. 26: Maryah Sydnor, Women’s Basketball, Appalachian State
March 5: Tripp Hurt, Track and Field, Furman
March 12: Taylor Hall, Women’s Basketball, Chattanooga
March 19: Will Evans, Men’s Golf, Georgia Southern
March 26: Matt Frisch, Wrestling, The Citadel
April 2: Alissa Schoelkopf, Softball, Appalachian State
April 9: Teghan Henderson, Track and Field, Chattanooga
April 16: Taylor Sigmon, Softball, Western Carolina
April 23: Michael Pierson, Baseball, Appalachian State
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