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WCU’s Sammons Named Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 03/01/2017
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Western Carolina's Bryan Sammons
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Western Carolina left-handed pitcher Bryan Sammons has been named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for competition held Feb. 22-28, the league office announced Wednesday.

Sammons tossed a one-hit shutout through six innings in his second start of the season against Marshall on Friday, Feb. 24, leading the Catamounts to an 8-0, four-hit shutout victory in the home-opener. Sammons struck out a season-high nine batters, while limiting the Thundering Herd to a .056 batting average.

The Wilmington, North Carolina, native currently holds a team-best 2.70 ERA and collected his 21st career victory to move into sole possession of ninth-place in program history for career wins. Sammons also notched his 44th career start, putting him at No. 6 all-time in career starts in Catamount history.

In the classroom, Sammons boasts a 3.54 grade point average as an electrical technology major.

The General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week recognizes student-athletes that hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and whose sport is currently in-season. Nominees must have also completed at least one full academic year at their respective institutions.

Also nominated for SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week: Loy Hee Ying (ETSU, women’s golf), Ellen Riggins (Samford, women’s basketball) and Sydney Patton (Chattanooga, women’s tennis).

General Shale SoCon Student-Athletes of the Week

Sept. 7: Frank Lara, Furman, Men’s Cross Country

Sept. 14: Jay Broom, VMI, Men’s Cross Country

Sept. 21: Tori Penrod, Mercer, Volleyball

Sept. 28: Derrick Craine, Chattanooga, Football

Oct. 5:    Anna Maddox, Samford, Women’s Soccer

Oct. 12:  Maddie Clark, Mercer, Women’s Soccer

Oct. 19:  Samantha Espy, The Citadel, Volleyball

Oct. 26:  Myles Pierce, The Citadel, Football

Nov. 2:   David Marvin, Wofford, Football

Nov. 9:   Virginia McNeill, Samford, Women’s Soccer

Nov. 16: Jajuan Stinson, ETSU, Football

Nov. 30: Sherae Bonner, Western Carolina, Women’s Basketball

Dec. 7:   Amanda Thompson, Mercer, Women’s Basketball

Dec. 14: Ellen Riggins, Samford, Women’s Basketball

Dec. 21: Ellen Riggins, Samford, Women’s Basketball

Jan. 4:    Jared Johnson, Chattanooga, Wrestling

Jan. 11:  Lydia McGee, Samford, Women’s Basketball

Jan. 18:  Jared Johnson, Chattanooga, Wrestling

Jan. 25:  Marina Guinart, ETSU, Women’s Tennis

Feb. 1:   Stephen Kulick, The Citadel, Men’s Indoor Track & Field

Feb. 8:   Allie Buchalski, Furman, Women’s Indoor Track & Field

Feb. 15: Javion Lee, Samford, Men’s Indoor Track & Field

Feb. 22: Matt Frisbee, UNCG, Baseball

Feb. 28: Bryan Sammons, Western Carolina, Baseball

 

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