Steger named student-athlete of the week
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 02/06/2019
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Western Carolina's Onno Steger
Courtesy: Western Carolina Athletics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Western Carolina’s Onno Steger has been named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for all competition from Jan.30-Feb.5.

Steger averaged 25.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game and went 9-for-18 behind the 3-point line in the Catamounts games against Chattanooga and Samford this past week. He recorded a career-high 30 points against the Mocs on Thursday while making 14 of 15 free throw attempts. Steger than recorded his first double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday against the Bulldogs. Earlier this week, the Upper Arlington, Ohio, native was named the Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Steger, a junior forward, currently holds a 3.467 grade point average and is a finance and innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship major with a minor in economics.

The Catamounts are set to take on Furman on Thursday before traveling to Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Saturday, to take on Wofford.

Also nominated for SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week: Ben Varghese (ETSU men’s track and field), Ryan Resnick (Chattanooga wrestling), Cassidy Williams (Samford women’s basketball) and Storm Murphy (Wofford men’s basketball).  

General Shale SoCon Student-Athletes of the Week

Sept. 5 Alexa Frankeny, Western Carolina, Women’s Soccer

Sept. 12 Bryce Nunnelly, Chattanooga, Football

Sept. 19 Catie Cronister, Wofford, Volleyball

Sept. 26 Sarah Connolly, ETSU, Women’s Soccer

Oct.3 Tee Mitchell, Mercer, Football

Oct. 10 Abigail Veit, Western Carolina, Volleyball

Oct. 17 Harris Roberts, Furman, Football

Oct. 24 Allison Penner, UNCG, Volleyball

Oct. 31 Savannah Carnahan, Furman, Cross Country

Nov. 7 Heida Ragney Vidarsdottir, UNCG, Women’s Soccer

Nov. 14 Jake Huffine, Chattanooga, Wrestling

Nov. 21 Savannah Carnahan, Furman Cross Country

Nov. 28 Amanda Thompson, Mercer, Women’s Basketball

Dec. 5 Kelsi Hobbs, Samford, Volleyball

Dec. 12 Amanda Thompson, Mercer, Women’s Basketball

Dec. 19 Nadine Soliman, UNCG, Women’s Basketball

Dec. 26 Jake Huffine, Chattanooga, Wrestling

Jan. 2 Zane Najdawi, The Citadel, Men’s Basketball

Jan. 9 Mladen Armus, ETSU, Men’s Basketball

Jan. 16 Ben Varghese, ETSU, Men’s Indoor Track and Field

Jan. 23 Andrew Morgan, Campbell, Wrestling

Jan. 30 Nadine Soliman, UNCG, Women’s Basketball

Feb. 6 Onno Steger, Western Carolina, Men’s Basketball

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