Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Brevard, N.C. - Micheala Watkins and Gaither Hendrix of the Brevard College Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams have been named the Sports Spot Student-Athletes of the Month for the month of January, as recognized on WSQL 1240 AM on Wednesday afternoon. The award is presented by Sports Spot, in conjunction with the Brevard College Athletic Department.

Watkins was voted the Female Student-Athlete of the Month by the BC Head Coaching staff over fellow nominees and teammates Anna Schlobohm and Lindsay Brendle.

Watkins led the Tornados women’s basketball team in the month of January, averaging 12.4 points per game, 3.0 assists per game and 2.9 steals per game as she sparked the Tornados to a pair of South Atlantic Conference victories at home in Boshamer Gymnasium against Carson-Newman and Anderson. Watkins scored in double figures five times in the month, including scoring 18 at King College at the beginning of the month, hitting eight of 16 shots from the floor against the Tornado. Watkins also had seven games with at least three rebounds, three games with at least five assists and five games with at least three steals, including two games with five takeaways in earning the award. For the 2010-2011 season, Micheala Watkins is leading the team and the SAC in averaging 3.0 steals per game.

Hendrix was voted the Men’s Student-Athlete of the Month by the BC head Coaching staff over fellow nominees and teammates, Josh Jordan and Drew Schauss.

Hendrix led the Tornados men’s basketball program in the month of January in receiving this award, averaging 14.4 points per game, 2.3 rebounds per game and 4.4 assists per game from the point guard position. Hendrix achieved double figures in scoring in six games, two of which eclipsed the 20 point mark, including a career-high 24 points on January 19th at Lincoln Memorial. Hendrix also recorded a month-high six rebounds on January 12th against Catawba, and also recorded six games with at least three assists and hit at least two three-pointers in four different games in January. For the 2010-2011 season, Hendrix leads the Tornados and is sixth in the SAC in assists and fifth in the SAC in assist/turnover ratio.

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)