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Scots Weekly: Week 26 (Feb. 22-27, 2016)

Scots Weekly: Week 26 (Feb. 22-27, 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:

Baseball (2-1)
Covenant at Berry PPD
Covenant 5, LaGrange 2
LaGrange 7, Covenant 0
Covenant 5, LaGrange 4 (10) 

Men's Basketball (3-0)
Covenant 87, William Peace 80
Covenant 91, Greensboro 83
Covenant 101, LaGrange 92 (OT) 

Men's Golf
6th of 7 at Georgetown (Ky.) College Invite 

Women's Golf
Mauze 19th, Blauw 21st at Georgetown (Ky.) College Invite

Softball (0-2)
Covenant at Berry PPD
Maryville 6, Covenant 5
Maryville 8, Covenant 1
 

Men's Tennis (2-0)
Covenant 9, Maryville 0
Covenant 9, Johnson 0
 

Women's Tennis (2-0)
Covenant vs. Agnes Scott PPD
Covenant 9, Maryville 0
Covenant 9, Johnson 0
 

SCOTS IN THE NEWS:

Hall Tabbed USA South Player of the Week (Feb. 22, 2016)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant women's tennis sophomore Aly Hall has been named USA South Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 21, announced the conference on Monday afternoon... FULL STORY

Smith Collects Sixth USA South Rookie of the Week Honor (Feb. 22, 2016)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- For a sixth time this year, Covenant women's basketball freshman Joanna Smith has been named USA South Rookie of the Week, announced the conference on Monday afternoon... FULL STORY

Smith Selected USA South Rookie of the Year (Feb. 24, 2016)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Capping an outstanding freshman year, Covenant women's basketball's Joanna Smith was selected as the USA South Rookie of the Year, announced the conference on Wednesday morning... FULL STORY

Cox Named First Team All-USA South; Arima All-Sportsmanship (Feb. 24, 2016)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant men's basketball senior TJ Cox was named to the USA South All-Conference first team, announced the league on Wednesday morning. Junior Z Arima was Covenant's representative on the All-Sportsmanship team... FULL STORY

MEN'S BASKETBALL IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT:

The Scots won the USA South Tournament with a 101-92 overtime victory over LaGrange on Saturday. Covenant will find out their destination and first round opponent in the NCAA Tournament on Monday with the NCAA Selection Show at 12:30 p.m. (WATCH HERE).

TJ Cox was named USA South Tournament MVP after scoring 21 points with eight assists in the title game and averaging 16.7 points in the tournament. Berto Dryden and Bailey Spragg were also All-Tournament honorees.

Covenant will be making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first national tournament appearance since 1987. 

The USA South Tournament title is the first conference tournament crown on record in program history. It was also the first conference championship of any kind (regular season or postseason) since 1964.

BY THE NUMBERS:

29: Number of career singles victories for women's tennis junior Gracie Smith which breaks the program record. Smith broke the career record with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Katie Stephens of Maryville on Saturday. Smith now holds both the career and single-season singles victories record.

2: Number of walk-off hits for baseball sophomore Trenton Nobles. Nobles came through in the clutch for the second time this year with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th in Covenant's 5-4 win over LaGrange on Saturday. Nobles also had a walk-off against Emory & Henry on Feb. 12.

155: Men's golf junior Alan Craig posted a two-day score of 155 at the Georgetown (Ky.) College Invitational last week which set a personal best for a 36-hole tournament. Craig shot a 79 in round one before posting a 76 in Tuesday's final round.

6: Number of USA South Rookie of the Week honors for women's basketball freshman Joanna Smith this year. Smith earned her sixth and final award last week before being named the conference's Rookie of the Year.

THE ROAD AHEAD:

Baseball:

  • vs. Sewanee (Tuesday at 2 p.m.)
  • at Maryville (Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday DH starting at 12 p.m.)

Men's Basketball:

  • NCAA Tournament - TBD

Softball:

  • at Agnes Scott (Wednesday DH starting at 4 p.m.)
  • vs. Piedmont (Saturday DH starting at 1 p.m.)

Men's Tennis:

  • vs. Millsaps (Friday at 3 p.m.)

Women's Tennis:

  • vs. Millsaps (Friday at 3 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 Annie DeLuca and TJ Cox. Click on the names below for full highlights of the recipients' week.

Annie DeLuca - So. - Tennis TJ Cox - Sr. - Basketball

 

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