Thompson named student-athlete of the week
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 12/12/2018
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Mercer's Amanda Thompson
Courtesy: Mercer Athletics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Mercer’s Amanda Thompson has been named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for all competition from Dec. 5-11. The selection was her second this year.  

Thompson tallied a career-high nine field goals and tied a career high with 18 points and had eight rebounds against Florida State. She had 10 points and seven rebounds against Charlotte as the Bears went 1-1 on the week. She finished a combined .519 from the field, knocking down 14-of-27 attempts from the floor. The senior was also honored as the SoCon women’s basketball player of the week on Tuesday.

The Hayesville, North Carolina, native is an electrical engineering major and currently holds a 4.0 grade point average.

The Bears are back on the court Dec. 18 when they travel to Washington, D.C., to take on Howard University.

Also nominated for SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week: Mladen Armus (ETSU men’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

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