Brevard College women's basketball player Amber Roberts has been honored as the Tornado Athlete of the Week for the 14th week of the 2008-09 season. Roberts earned 16 of the 24 votes cast by visitors of BCTornados.com, or 64%.
Roberts, a sophomore guard from Asheville, N.C., averaged 17.0 ppg and 5.5 apg as the Tornados won their first two games of the season last week. Tuesday against Virginia Intermont, Roberts scored nine points and dished four assists in a 79-58 win. Saturday against Converse, Roberts was on fire, scoring 25 points and handing out seven helpers in a 98-85 win.
Roberts hit three of five three-pointers against VIC and five of ten against Converse, shooting 53% from long distance for the week.
The Tornado Athlete of the Week is determined by a fan poll on the frontpage of BCTornados.com. Candidates for the Tornado Athlete of the Week award are announced and voting opens every Saturday night at 10 p.m. Voting closes on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
2008-09 TORNADO ATHLETE OF THE WEEK WINNERS
Week 1 - Brooke Seaman, Volleyball
Week 2 - Bailey Varley, Women's Soccer
Week 3 - Rebecca Schoonover, Volleyball
Week 4 - Nikki Peacock, Women's Soccer
Week 5 - Stanley Jones, Football
Week 6 - Stanley Jones, Football
Week 7 - Trey Wilborn, Football
Week 8 - Alycia Andrade, Women's Cross Country
Week 9 - Jussi Halonen, Men's Soccer
Week 10 - Jo Tuttle, Women's Cycling
Week 11 - Brooke Seaman, Volleyball
Week 12 - Jami Perry, Volleyball
Week 13 - Jonathan Whitson, Men's Basketball
Week 14 - Amber Roberts, Women's Basketball
Week 15 - To be awarded December 9, 2008