Friday, April 30, 2010


Brevard, N.C. - Claire Dillman and Stephen Mullis have been named the Sports Spot Brevard College Student-Athletes of the Month for the month of April as recognized on WSQL 1240 AM on Wednesday afternoon. The award is presented by Sports Spot in conjunction with the Brevard College Athletic Department.

Dillman, a freshman on the women’s tennis team, went 5-2 in singles matches in the month of April and 5-1 in doubles matches as the Tornados women’s tennis team went 4-3 on the month, reaching the semifinals of the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tennis Tournament. The West Union, S.C. native recorded her best match of the month on April 14th against Lenoir-Rhyne, where she won 6-0, 6-0, winning every single serve and point in the first set against her opponent. For the season, Dillman finished with a 13-5 overall record in singles play and an 11-7 doubles record.

Mullis, a junior infielder on the baseball team, hit .431 on the month to lead the Tornados in batting average. Mullis also led the Tornados in most major offensive categories on the month, recording 22 hits, eight doubles, two home runs, 40 total bases and seven RBIs. The Charlotte, N.C. native also scored 11 runs and recorded a .985 fielding percentage on the month. Mullis recorded his best series of the month against Catawba, where he recorded a .462 batting average with four doubles, scoring four times and driving in one run. For the season, Mullis is tied for third in the South Atlantic Conference in doubles with 18 and leads the team with a .377 batting average.

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 five female and male Sports Spot Athletes of the Month will be selected in the 2009-10 academic year. The award is selected from qualified candidates each month by the athletic department staff.

To listen to the interviews, click the link below:
April Sports Spot Student-Athlete of the Month Interview
February Sports Spot Student-Athlete of the Month Interview

Previous Student-Athletes of the Month:
March - Kayley Duval (Women's Tennis) and Scott McCormick (Men's Tennis)
February - Martika Elmore (Softball) and Jonathan Whitson (Men's Basketball)
January - Samantha Winn (Women's Basketball) and Josh Roper (Men's Basketball)