SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Chattanooga men’s cross country runner John Payne has been named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for competition held Sept. 13 to Sept. 19, the league office announced Wednesday.
Payne, a junior from Portland, Tennessee, posted a time of 26:18:44 to finish third at the Montevallo Falcon Classic on Saturday. Payne led Chattanooga to a second place finish, just behind Mississippi State.
Payne, a chemical engineering major, currently holds a 4.0 grade point average.
Also nominated for SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week: Moriah Smith (The Citadel volleyball), Chris Bouyer (ETSU football), Andy Schumpert (Furman football), Ashley Muench (UNCG volleyball), Valeria Bermeo (Mercer women’s soccer), Kasey Cooke (Western Carolina women’s soccer) and Hayley Younginer (Wofford women's soccer).
General Shale SoCon Student-Athletes of the Week
Sept. 6: Lauren Greenspoon, Chattanooga, Volleyball
Sept. 13: Paige Alsten, Mercer, Volleyball
Sept. 20: John Payne, Chattanooga, Men’s Cross Country