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Ferguson Wins Second GSAC Soccer Player of the Week Honor

Ferguson scored 3 goals to help Salem to a 2-0 week. She scored game-winning goals in road wins over Ferrum and Agnes Scott to help the Spirits to a 6-2 overall record and 2-0 in the GSAC. Ferguson scored twice against the Scotties in a come from behind 2-1 victory.

September 26, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - The Great South Athletic Conference announced the fall sports week three Players of the Week on Wednesday morning and student-athletes from Salem, Spelman, Covenant and Wesleyan were selected as winners through exclusive voting by the league sports information directors.

Week 3 Women's Soccer Co-Players of the Week - freshman forward Sawyer Ferguson of Salem College and freshman forward Jasmine Molin of Spelman College
Ferguson scored 3 goals to help Salem to a 2-0 week. She scored sawyerscoresgame-winning goals in road wins over Ferrum and Agnes Scott to help the Spirits to a 6-2 overall record and 2-0 in the GSAC. Ferguson scored twice against the Scotties in a come from behind 2-1 victory. She currently leads the Great South with 21 points on 10 goals (five game-winners) and this is her second Soccer Player of the Week nod as only a freshman.

 Molin was stellar in back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday for Spelman with five goals for the Jaguars. She had her second of the season on Saturday in a 3-0 win over Huntingdon and added four goals on Sunday in a 9-0 rout of Oakwood. Molin tallied 10 points on the week to snag her first GSAC Player of the Week honor.

Week 3 Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week - freshman Kamila Nemcova of Spelman College
Nemcova got her second first place finish of the 2012 season on Saturday at the Truett-McConnell Invitational. Her 5k time was 21:03 and helped her team to a fifth place team finish ahead of conference opponent Wesleyan and lift her to her second GSAC Runner of the Week selection.

 Week 3 Volleyball Player of the Week – senior middle hitter Jessica Chittenden of Covenant College
Chittenden had 20 kills, including 10 in a 3-0 sweep of Piedmont. She added  4 solo blocks, including 3 against Piedmont, and 8 assisted blocks, including 6 against Piedmont as Covenant remained perfect in league play. Her prowess on the court earned her the Volleyball Player of the Week status.

The GSAC sports information directors nominate Player of the Week candidates and then vote on the top two nominees in each sport as selected by the conference office. Player of the Week voting occurs on Tuesdays and the weekly announcement of the winners is released each Wednesday morning.

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