Ferguson Wins Great South Soccer Player of the Week
September 12, 2012
ATLANTA, GA - The Great South Athletic Conference announced the fall sports week one Players of the Week on Wednesday morning and student-athletes from Spelman, Covenant and Salem were selected as winners through exclusive voting by the league sports information directors.
Week 1 Women's Soccer Player of the Week - freshman forward Sawyer Ferguson of Salem College
Another first-year dynamo, Ferguson has scored 6 goals and added an assist in the Spirits first five games of the season. Her 13 points to date have propelled Salem to a 3-2 start to the season. Ferguson also tallied game-winning goals for the Spirits against Emory & Henry and William Peace to show a flair for the dramatic and earn Player of the Week honors.
Week 1 Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week - freshman Kamila Nemcova of Spelman College
Nemcova began her collegiate career with a bang, placing first in an 11-team, 72 athlete field. She raced the 5k course at the North Georgia Tech Invitational in a time of 21:07.56 to garner the first place medal and GSAC Runner of the Week status.
Week 1 Volleyball Player of the Week - freshman outside hitter Chelsea Van Dyk of Covenant College
Van Dyk has amassed 92 kills, a .389 hitting percentage, 6 block solos and 10 block assists at the outset of her freshman campaign. She's also averaging 3.68 kills per set as the Scots have raced to a 5-2 record on the season en route to her first Player of the Week nod.
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.