Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Brevard, N.C. - Brooke Seaman earned 46.4% of the Week 11 votes to land the Tornado of the Week title for the third time this season. Seaman led the Brevard volleyball team to three straight victories this week, including a win over Mars Hill to clinch a spot in the SAC Tournament. She recorded 39 kills, 7 service aces, and 16 totals blocks as the Tornados went 3-0.

Other nominees this week included Seaman’s teammate, Rebecca Schoonover who had a career high 37 digs in the five set match at Mars Hill, and recorded 65 total digs on the week.  Place kicker Chase Henry earned a nomination after he kicked a 32 yard field goal for the Tornados only score on Saturday at Newberry, while Allie Hovis earned a nomination after recording two shots on goal in the Tornados SAC Tournament quarterfinal game at Carson-Newman.

2009-2010 Brevard Tornado Athlete of the Week Winners
Week 1 – Brooke Seaman, Volleyball (34 kills, 41.3% hitting percentage, 13 total blocks, six service aces as Tornados go 3-0 on the week)
Week 2 – Bailey Varley, Women's Soccer (Three goals, including the game winner in double overtime as the Tornados advanced to 3-0)
Week 3 – Stanley Jones, Football (16 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, as the Tornados move to 3-0 on the season)
Week 4 – Michael Gist, Football (5 tackles, 2 interceptions, including one he ran back 87 yards for a TD
Week 5 – Brooke Seaman, Volleyball (27 kills, 31.7 hitting percentage, 13 total blocks, 2 service aces as the Tornados go 2-1 on the week)
Week 6 – Rebecca Schoonover, Volleyball (68 digs in three matches, averaging 22.7 per match.)
Week 7 – Eric Watts,football  (Game winning TD catch, two catches for 67 yards, launched a 75 yard punt in the second quarter, averaged 45.4 yards per punt.
Week 8 – Jo Tuttle, Cycling (Overall National Champion in Mountain Bike, National Champion in the Four-Cross event)
Week 9 – Matthew Crowe, Cross-Country (placed 14th at SAC Championship, named second team All-Conference and All-Freshmen.
Week 10 – Richard Ray, Football (Blocked punt and returned it 12 yards for game winning TD)
Week 11 – Brooke Seaman, Volleyball (39 kills, 7 service aces, 16 blocks as Tornados go 3-0 on the week)
Week 12 – TBA

The Tornado Athlete of the Week Poll comes out every Monday morning and will run until Tuesday at noon. For more information on the poll, contact the Brevard Sports Information Department.