Men's basketball player Jonathan Whitson has been named Tornado Athlete of the Week. Whitson earned 12 of 44 votes cast in a very tight race, or 27.3%.
The junior from Clyde, N.C. was Brevard's top scorer in a 1-1 week. Wednesday in a 101-97 overtime win over Carson-Newman, Whitson scored 30 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Saturday in a 72-55 loss to Tusculum, Whitson scored 24 points and grabbed four rebounds.
On the season, Whitson leads the Tornados with 19.7 ppg and 8.7 rpg. He is the SAC's top rebounder.
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 - Joseph Chilton, Men's Basketball
Fall MVP - Stanley Jones, Football
Week 16 - Darin Dellinger, Men's Basketball
Week 17 - Sam Carlisle, Men's Basketball
Week 18 - Terrence Johnson, Men's Basketball
Week 19 - Samantha Winn, Women's Basketball
Week 20 - Cody Siniard, Men's Basketball
Week 21 - Seth Laughter, Baseball
Week 22 - Kristina Clayton, Softball
Week 23 - Jonathan Whitson, Men's Basketball
Week 24 - To be announced March 3, 2009