Brevard College softball player Chelsi Mallory has been named Tornado Athlete of the Week for the 25th week of the 2008-09 athletic season. Mallory received 45 of the 77 votes (58.4%) to capture softball's second Athlete of the Week award.
Last week the softball team played a brutal schedule, with six games in three days and Mallory's bat helped lead the way as the Tornados went 4-2 on the week. For the week, Mallory went 8-for-17 for a .471 batting averge, driving in six runs while scoring four herself. Her best day on the week was on Saturday as the Tornados hosted Montreat College. In the first game, the freshman left fielder went 2-2, driving in four runs, while also hitting a sacrifice fly and a sacrifice bunt as Brevard defeated the Cavaliers 13-5. In the nightcap, Mallory went 3-4 with a pair of doubles, driving in one, while scoring three times as the Tornados completed the sweep with the 6-5 win in extra innings.
For the season, Mallory is batting .386, and leads the team in RBIs with 14. Mallory is also tied for the lead in doubles on the season with Katie Brown at four, and is second on the team in runs scored (14).
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 - Jackie Corn, Baseball
Week 25 - Chelsi Mallory, Softball
Week 26 - TBA, March 17th