SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Appalachian State’s Randall Diabe has been named the Southern Conference wrestler of the week for all competition held Jan 31-Feb. 6, the league office announced Wednesday.
A junior from Greensboro, North Carolina, Diabe began the week with a 14-3 major decision victory over VMI’s Max Gallahan. The 197-pounder then edged out No. 11 Scottie Boykin of Chattanooga 3-2, helping lift Appalachian State to at least a share of its third consecutive Southern Conference regular-season title on Sunday.
Diabe, who is 12-7 on the year, is a perfect 4-0 in SoCon action this season.
Appalachian State returns to the mat on Thursday, traveling to Duke to face the Blue Devils at 6:30 p.m.
Also nominated: Nathan Boston (Campbell) and Roman Boylen (Chattanooga).
2017-18 SoCon Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 8 Bryce Carr, Chattanooga
Nov. 15 Forrest Przybysz, Appalachian State
Nov. 21 Quentin Perez, Campbell
Dec. 6 Nathan Boston, Campbell
Dec. 13 Forrest Przybysz, Appalachian State
Dec. 20 Denton Spencer, Gardner-Webb
Jan. 3 Bryce Carr, Chattanooga
Jan. 10 Blake Hohman, VMI
Jan. 17 Scottie Boykin, Chattanooga
Jan. 24 Nate Higgins, SIUE
Jan. 31 Jere Heino, Campbell
Feb. 7 Randall Diabe, Appalachian State