Brevard College women's tennis player Lindsay Shaeffer has been named Tornado Athlete of the Week for the 29th week of the 2008-09 athletic season. Shaeffer earned 35.3% of the votes cast by visitors of BCTornados.com.
Shaeffer, a sophomore from Perrysburg, Ohio, won all three of her singles and doubles matches last week against South Atlantic Conference opponents. Monday against Newberry, a 9-0 BC win, Shaeffer teamed with Kim Dixon to take down Autise Mortimer and Rebekah Crouch, 8-0, then in singles Shaeffer beat Mortimer, 7-5, 6-3. Friday against Lenoir-Rhyne, another 9-0 Brevard triumph, Shaeffer and Dixon beat Jennifer Binney and Kate Meiners, 8-0, and in singles the Tornado downed Meiners, 6-3, 6-3. Saturday, the Tornados lost to Tusculum, 5-4, but Shaeffer and Dixon again won, 9-7 over Carolina Crowe and Katelyn Doss, and Shaeffer took down Jennifer Sparks in singles, 6-4, 6-1.
Through matches played Monday, Shaffer has a 14-5 singles record (7-1 SAC) and a 16-3 doubles record with Dixon (7-1 SAC).
Shaeffer is the third women's tennis player to win Tornado Athlete of the Week honors. Dixon and Kayley Duval have also been honored this season.
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 Sunday 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 - Kayley Duval, Women's Tennis
Week 27 - Kasey Fagan, Softball
Week 28 - Kim Dixon, Women's Tennis
Week 29 - Lindsay Shaeffer, Women's Tennis
Week 30 - To be announced April 14, 2009