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Scots Weekly: Week 12 (Nov. 16-21)

Scots Weekly: Week 12 (Nov. 16-21)

Returning this year is Scots Weekly, a weekly publication that highlights the past week's Covenant athletic events with news, notes and more.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:

Men's Basketball (2-0)
Covenant 80, Sewanee 61
Covenant 82, Oglethorpe 69

Women's Basketball (0-2)
Sewanee 75, Covenant 68 
Oglethorpe 73, Covenant 60 

SCOTS IN THE NEWS

Chelsea VanDyk Earns AVCA Honorable Mention All-America

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Capping off a remarkable career, Covenant volleyball senior Chelsea VanDyk was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) honorable mention All-America team, announced the organization on Tuesday. VanDyk becomes the first player in program history to be named an All-American... FULL STORY

Covenant Second in USA South Presidents Cup Standings after Fall Seasons

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Following the conclusion of the 2015-16 fall season of USA South competition, the current standings for the Overall, Men's and Women's Presidents Cups have been released. Currently, Covenant is second overall, while Maryville has the lead in both the overall and men's cup standings and Meredith sits atop the women's cup standings... FULL STORY

Covenant SAAC Helps in USA South's "Cans Across the Conference" Initiative

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Covenant Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) collected canned and non-perishable food items over the last several weeks as part of the USA South's "Cans Across the Conference" initiative. Covenant's efforts helped the conference collect 33,907 cans to be donated to local organizations. The food items Covenant tallied will be donated to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank... FULL STORY

BY THE NUMBERS:

3-0: The men's basketball team is 3-0 for the first time since 2011-12 after defeating Sewanee and Oglethorpe last week.

1: Women's basketball freshman Joanna Smith recorded her first career double-double in Saturday's 73-60 loss at Oglethorpe. The freshman from Chattanooga grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds to go with 10 points.

16.7: Scoring average on the year for men's basketball senior TJ Cox, which leads the team. Additionally, Cox is shooting 54.8 percent from the field and 56.3 percent from behind the 3-point line while dishing out 6.3 assists per game. He has committed just two turnovers in 107 minutes on the floor. Cox's 19 total assists on the year leads the USA South.

THE ROAD AHEAD:

Men's Basketball:
Covenant will play one game this week before taking off for Thanksgiving Break. The Scots travel to Berry on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. tip-off.

Women's Basketball:
The Scots travel to Birmingham Southern for their lone game of the week before Thanksgiving Break. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. EST. 

Live stats and video links for all events can be found here

COVENANT ATHLETES OF THE WEEK:

Each week, Covenant will honor a female and male student-athlete with Athlete of the Week. This week's honorees are Joanna Smith and TJ Cox. Click on the name below for full highlights of the recipients' week.

Joanna Smith - Fr. - Basketball TJ Cox - Sr. - Basketball

 

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