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Scots Weekly: Week 18 (Jan. 4-9, 2016)

Scots Weekly: Week 18 (Jan. 4-9, 2016)

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 76, Piedmont 71
Covenant 89, Huntingdon 82 

Women's Basketball (1-1)
Piedmont 70, Covenant 46
Covenant 74, Huntingdon 70 

SCOTS IN THE NEWS

Christine Engbers Names Assistant Softball Coach (Jan. 6, 2016)

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- A familiar face will begin a new role for the Covenant softball program this year. Christine Engbers, a Covenant graduate and volunteer assistant the last three seasons, has been named the program's full-time assistant coach... FULL STORY

Kristy Newman Tabbed as Assistant Volleyball Coach (Jan. 7, 2016)

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Covenant volleyball head coach Joanna Ehman announced that Kristy Newman has been named the program's full-time assistant coach... FULL STORY

Student-Athletes Named to Dean's List for Fall 2015

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Covenant College released its fall 2015 Dean's List earlier this week. Over 130 student-athletes from across Covenant's varsity and junior varsity programs were recognized... FULL STORY

BY THE NUMBERS:

10.6: Rebounds per game on the year for freshman women's basketball player Joanna Smith. Smith is second in the USA South with that number and is currently averaging a double-double with 10.9 points per game. Should Smith continue to average adouble-double for the year, she would be the first to do so since Erika Forland in 2009-10.

5: Margin of victory for the men's basketball team in Tuesday's 76-71 win over Piedmont. The Scots and Lions have played close games over the last six meetings with each contest being decided by less than 10 points. Covenant is 3-3 in those games, but has won three straight.

THE ROAD AHEAD:

Men's Basketball:
Covenant will travel this weekend to face William Peace (Friday at 7:30 p.m.) and North Carolina Wesleyan (Saturday at 4 p.m.)

Women's Basketball:
The Scots will also be on the road facing William Peace on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and North Carolina Wesleyan on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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 Berto Dryden. Click on the names below for full highlights of the recipients' week.

Joanna Smith - Fr. - Basketball Berto Dryden - So. - Basketball

 

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