TSWA announces Players of the Week


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Tennessee’s Schofield named TSWA award winner
– University of Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors for games February 19-25, netting 20.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in a pair of wins for the Volunteers.

The Zion, Ill., native registered 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists in a victory against Florida, hitting 7-of-17 shots with one 3-pointer. The junior then posted a career-best 25 points at Ole Miss, connecting on 9-of-14 shots with a pair of triples. He was 5-for-7 at the foul line in the win, adding seven boards and three assists.

It marked the fifth 20-point performance of his career and the fourth this season. He also has netted two or more 3-pointers in a game 18 times this year.

November 14 – Devin Whitfield, Trevecca University
November 21 – Dylan Windler, Belmont
November 28 – Grant Williams, Tennessee
December 5 – Nick King, Middle Tennessee
December 12 – Fatodd Lewis, UT Martin
December 19 – Amanze Egekeze, Belmont
December 27 – Nick King, Middle Tennessee
January 3 – Averyl Ugba, Austin Peay
January 9 – Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
January 16 – Jeremiah Martin, Memphis
January 23 – Dylan Windler, Belmont
January 30 – Adrian Thomas, University of the South
February 6 – Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
February 13 – Jordan Floyd, King University
February 20 – Dylan Windler, Belmont


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Carson-Newman’s Price garners TSWA weekly honor
– Carson-Newman’s Haris Price garnered Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades for games February 19-25, averaging 27.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a pair of contests for the Eagles.

The Gatlinburg, Tenn., native posted 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting with three 3-pointers in a two-point loss at Lincoln Memorial. She made 4-of-5 at the foul line and added three rebounds in 33 minutes of action.

The junior guard scored 28 points with four 3-pointers in a win against Wingate University, connecting on a perfect 12-for-12 at the foul line. Haris recorded two rebounds and five assists in the victory as well.

November 14 – Mika Wester, Carson-Newman
November 21 – Haris Price, Carson-Newman
November 28 – Kylee Smith, Belmont
December 5 – Chelsey Shumpert, Union University
December 12 – Kendall Spray, UT Martin
December 19 – Ant’Treasia Patton, Cumberland University
December 27 – Kylee Smith, Belmont
January 3 – Sally McCabe, Belmont
January 9 – Chelsey Shumpert, Union University
January 16 – Jada Perkins, Union University
January 23 – Chelsey Shumpert, Union University
January 30 – Kori West, King University
February 6 – Kendall Spray, UT Martin
February 13 – Callie Hackett, Trevecca University
February 20 – Chelsey Shumpert, Union University

BASEBALL: Bryan’s Garcia, King’s Boyd garner TSWA accolades
– Bryan College’s Fernando Garcia and King University’s Grant Boyd were named the Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for their performances for February 19-25.

Garcia batted .700 (7-for-10) with one double, two home runs, four RBIs and six runs scored in a three-game series against LSU-Shreveport. The Kissimmee, Fla., native was 4-for-5 with two homers, three RBIs and three runs scored in the first game against the Pilots.

The senior outfielder posted two hits, a run and one RBI in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader and added a single, two walks and two runs scored in the series finale versus LSUS. The Lions won 2-of-3 in the series, dropping a 9-8 decision in the first game before posting 8-4 and 10-7 victories to improve to 14-1 on the season.

Boyd tossed a five-hit shutout in the Conference Carolinas opener against Barton College. The right-hander struck out a career-best 11, walked two and faced just five batters over the minimum in a 9-0 victory.

February 20 – Kyle Blackwell, Cumberland University (Player); Dillon Cate, Carson-Newman (Pitcher)

SOFTBALL: Middle Tennessee’s De La Cruz, Tennessee’s Arnold named TSWA award winners
– Middle Tennessee’s Jocelyn De La Cruz and Tennessee’s Caylan Arnold were named the Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for their performances for February 19-25.

De La Cruz batted .389 (7-for-18) with three doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs and three runs scored in five games for the Blue Raiders. The Lake Elsinore, Calif., native singled, drove in two runs and scored another versus McNeese State and collected two hits with a double and three RBIs against Eastern Michigan.

She hit a three-run homer versus Kent State and was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored against Marist.

Arnold posted three victories and a save in six appearances for the Volunteers, allowing just one unearned run on 10 hits with 32 strikeouts in 21.0 innings of work. The sophomore tossed five shutout frames for a win against BYU, giving up three hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

The right-hander pitched four shutout innings versus UC Davis, striking out six, and got another win with three innings against Oregon State, allowing two hits with six strikeouts. She pitched a perfect seventh inning, striking out two, to earn a save versus second-ranked Oregon.

Arnold then struck out 13 in a complete-game win over Northwestern, giving up an unearned run on three hits with no walks.

February 20 – Bailey Alexander, Trevecca University (Player); Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman (Pitcher)