USA South Athletes of the Week - Feb. 10, 2014

USA South Athletes of the Week - Feb. 10, 2014


Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Bradley Robinson, Averett - The sophomore forward from Baltimore, Maryland averaged 20.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per contest as the Cougars compiled a 1-1 record last week versus Conference competition. In an 85-77 win over Ferrum, Robinson notched a double-double of 25 points and 14 rebounds with one assist and one block. In a 69-68 loss to William Peace, Robinson totaled 16 points, four rebounds and one block. Also Nominated: Spencer Shoffner, Maryville; Jamal Pullen, Ferrum; Josh Morrison, N.C. Wesleyan; Mark Wagner, LaGrange; Devan Gregory, Greensboro; Jerome Davis, Huntingdon.

Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Pat Pickens, Huntingdon - The junior forward from Anniston, Alabama notched a double-double in the only contest of a week for the Hawks, an 84-75 win over USA South rival Piedmont. Pickens tallied a double-double of a school record 35 points to go along with 12 rebounds. She also added four steals and one assist in the victory. Also Nominated: Mackenzie Puckett, Maryville; Tiffany Bell, N.C. Wesleyan; Jessica Myers, Averett; Mary Kate Rushton, Piedmont; Katy Kipps, Ferrum; Chevena Pickard, Greensboro.

Baseball Player of the Week
Evan Gresham, Piedmont - The sophomore outfielder from Fayetteville, Georgia went a combined 5-for-8 (.625) with three runs scored, two RBI, one double one home run and one stolen base last week as the Lions swept a doubleheader from Guilford to open the season. In a 4-2, game one win, Gresham was 2-for-4 with one run scored and one double. In a 10-7, game two win, Gresham was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI, one home run and one stolen base. Also Nominated: Kevin Alvarez, Averett; Ciro Norzagaray, N.C. Wesleyan; Justin Cox, Ferrum; James Feldmann, Greensboro.

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Jake Perkins, Ferrum - The Appomattox, Virginia sophomore tossed a seven-inning no-hitter in a 3-0 season opening win over Southern Virginia in his only action on the mound so far this season. Perkins went the distance and struck out 16 hitters en-route to the victory. Also Nominated: Cody Beaver, Averett; Will Beasley, N.C. Wesleyan; Chris Goershel, Piedmont; Josh Howard, Methodist; Alex Zapata, Greensboro.

Rookies of the Week

Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Devan Gregory, Greensboro - The Greensboro, North Carolina freshman guard averaged 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per contest in a 2-0 week for The Pride versus Conference competition. In an 69-66 win over Methodist, Gregory totaled 20 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. In a 72-62 win over William Peace, Gregory scored 17 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out two assists. Also Nominated: Charles Bryant, Averett; Antonio Jackson, Maryville; Keith Corbett, Methodist; D.J. Weaver, N.C. Wesleyan.

Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Kenyata Harris, N.C. Wesleyan - The Raleigh, North Carolina freshman guard averaged a double-double of 17.0 points and 14.0 rebounds to go along with 5.3 steals and 1.3 assists per contest as the Bishops posted a 2-1 record last week versus USA South competition. In a 79-53 win over William Peace, Harris notched a double-double of ten points and 21 rebounds to go along with three steals, one assist and one block. In an 82-59 victory over Mary Baldwin, Harris tallied a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds to go along with seven steals and one assist. Finally, in an 86-59 loss at nationally-ranked Ferrum, Harris totaled 25 points, seven rebounds, six steals and two assists. Also Nominated: Brianna Taylor, Averett; Mindy Brackins, Maryville; Brianna Barrett, Piedmont.

Baseball Rookie of the Week
Griffin Olson, Piedmont - The freshman infielder from Lula, Georgia went a combined 4-for-6 (.667) with three runs scored, three RBI and two walks last week as the Lions swept a doubleheader from Guilford to open the season. In a 4-2, game one win, Olson was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, one run batted in and one walk. In a 10-7, game two win, Olson was 2-for-3 with two RBI, one run scored and one walk. Also Nominated: Drew Evans, Averett; Luis Palencia, N.C. Wesleyan; Andrew Toney, Greensboro.

Baseball Rookie Pitcher of the Week
Preston Graham, Piedmont - The Gainesville, Georgia freshman earned the win in his first career start, a 10-7 victory over Guilford in his lone appearance of the season so far. Graham tossed the first 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts to collect the win. Also Nominated: Cody Johnson, Averett; Spencer Ramsey, N.C. Wesleyan.

PLEASE NOTE: At least half of the teams in a sport must have competed within the previous week for honors to be awarded.