Elmore and McCormick named March Sports Spot Student-Athletes of the Month

Brevard, N.C. - Martika Elmore of the Brevard College Softball team and Scott McCormick of the Men’s Tennis team have been named the Sports Spot Student-Athletes of the Month for the month of March, as recognized on WSQL 1240 AM on Wednesday afternoon. The award is presented by Sports Spot, in conjunction with the Brevard College Athletic Department.

Elmore was voted the Female Student-Athlete of the Month by the BC Head Coaching staff over fellow nominees Alisiya Klochkova of the Women’s Golf team and Lindsay Hostetter of the Women’s Tennis team.

Elmore led the Tornados softball team throughout the month of March on the mound, going 6-3 overall with a save, while recording 10 complete games out of the 12 games she pitched on the mound for Coach Britne Stubbs. Elmore recorded four games with at least 10 strikeouts, including a month-high 11 strikeouts twice in the month. Elmore also recorded two shutouts in the month, with her best performance of the month coming on March 8th against Davis & Elkins College at the BC Softball Field where she threw her first no-hitter of the season, striking out seven while only walking one in the 8-0 victory. The senior from Fayetteville, N.C. leads the South Atlantic Conference with 197 strikeouts on the season and is eighth overall in the NCAA in strikeouts and 31st in strikeouts per game on the year.

McCormick was voted the Men’s Student-Athlete of the Month by the BC Head Coaching staff over fellow nominees Michael Stamper of the Men’s Golf team and Randy O’Dell of the Baseball team.

McCormick led the Tornados to an 8-3 record in the month of March as the BC Men’s Tennis team moved up to 19th in the Southeast Region, with the senior from Adelaide, Australia being recognized as the 20th-rated player in the region. McCormick was undefeated in the month of March in singles action, going 11-0 and is currently on a 13 match winning streak in singles competition. He also went 8-3 in doubles matches on the month, winning his last eight matches while teaming up with Beau Wills at the no. 1 doubles position. McCormick recorded two 6-0, 6-0 singles matches, defeating East Stroudsburg’s and Catawba’s top singles players, and won three doubles matches by the score of 8-1. McCormick is currently undefeated in SAC competition and is the reigning South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week.

These two athletes will be presented with action shots recognizing their award, which will be displayed in the lobby of Boshamer Gymnasium for the entire school year. A total of nine female and male Sports Spot Athletes of the Month will be selected in the 2010-2011 academic year. The award is selected from qualified candidates each month by the athletic department staff.

2010-2011 Winners
September - Bailey Varley (Women's Soccer) & Kelvin Jeter (Football)
October - Alexis Decosimo (Cycling) & Tristan Cowie (Cycling)
November - Angela Canale (Cross Country) & Neville Bryce (Football)
December - Holli Flippo (Women's Basketball) & Josh Roper (Men's Basketball)
January - Micheala Watkins (Women's Basketball) & Gaither Hendrix (Men's Basketball)
February - Sarah Carlos (Softball) & Josh Jordan (Men's Basketball)
March - Martika Elmore (Softball) & Scott McCormick (Men's Tennis)

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