TSWA announces Player of the Week honors


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Austin Peay’s Taylor earns as TSWA award winner
– Austin Peay’s Terry Taylor earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades, netting 33.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in two games for the Governors.

The Bowling Green, Ky., native started the week with 25 points and eight boards, hitting 10-of-17 field goals with a pair of 3-pointers in a two-point loss to Murray State. The sophomore then exploded for 42 points and 18 boards in a win at Morehead State, connecting on 15-of-28 shots overall with five 3-pointers. He added 7-for-9 at the foul line.

The 42 points marks the most by a player in the OVC this season, besting the mark set earlier this month by Belmont’s Dylan Windler and was the first 40-point game by a Governor since Derek Wright in a triple-overtime contest against Southeast Missouri on January 29, 2008.  It marked the ninth double-double of the season for Taylor, who passed the 500-point mark for the season against Morehead State, becoming only the second player in APSU history to score 500 points in each of their first two seasons, joining James “Fly” Williams.

Taylor averages 20.0 points and 8.7 rebounds per game this season.

November 13 – Tyree Boykin, Union University
November 20 – Grant Teichmann, Carson-Newman
November 27 – Grant Williams, Tennessee
December 4 – Chris Porter-Bunton, Austin Peay
December 11 – Admiral Schofield, Tennessee
December 18 – Terry Taylor, Austin Peay
December 24 – Kyvon Davenport, Memphis
December 31 – Jordan Bone, Tennessee
January 9 – Dylan Windler, Belmont
January 16 – Grant Teichmann, Carson-Newman
January 23 – Donovan Donaldson, Tusculum University
January 29 – Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
February 7 – Dylan Windler, Belmont
February 14 – Dylan Windler, Belmont


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Union’s Martin garners TSWA weekly honor
– Union University’s Morgan Martin posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors, averaging 22.7 points and 11.7 rebounds in three games for the Bulldogs.

The Davenport, Iowa, native posted 28 points and 21 rebounds in a victory over Christian Brothers, hitting 10-of-12 field goals and 8-for-9 at the foul line. The graduate transfer followed that with 26 points and seven boards versus the University of Montevallo, connecting on 11-of-14 shots overall and 4-of-5 free throws.

Martin concluded the week with 14 points and seven caroms against West Alabama, making 8-for-9 at the foul line. She registered five total blocks in the three victories as well, upping Union’s record this season to 25-1. She averages 17.0 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game this year.

November 13 – Mika Wester, Carson-Newman
November 20 – Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman
November 27 – Rennia Davis, Tennessee
December 4 – Klaire Varney, Maryville College
December 11 – Evina Westbrook, Tennessee
December 18 – Kori West, King University
December 24 – Jenny Roy, Belmont
December 31 – Ellie Harmeyer, Belmont
January 9 – Klaire Varney, Maryville College
January 16 – Britton Boyer, Trevecca University
January 23 – Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman
January 29 – Morgan Martin, Union University
February 7 – Haris Price, Carson-Newman
February 14 – Haris Price, Carson-Newman


BASEBALL: Bryan’s Burris, Sewanee’s Holland recognized with TSWA weekly accolades
– Bryan College’s Lake Burris and Sewanee’s Trey Holland were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from February 11-17.

Burris batted .615 (8-for-13) in four games for the Lions, posting a double, four home runs, 10 RBIs and seven runs scored. The Chatsworth, Ga., native hit a two-run homer among two hits in a 7-6 victory over Cumberland University and belted three home runs in a three-game series versus Indiana University-Southeast.

The senior belted a pair of solo homers and scored three times in a 10-8 loss to IUS. He was 3-for-4 with a double, one home run and five RBIs in the series finale. For the season Burris is batting .357 with seven homers and 19 RBIs along with 12 runs scored in 12 games this season for 15th-ranked Bryan.


Holland tossed seven shutout innings against MacMurray College, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out a career-high 11 batters. The lefthander retired the last 14 batters of the game, six via the strikeout, after working in-and-out of trouble in the first two-plus innings thanks to a walk, an error, two balks and a passed ball.

The Durham, N.C., native has now tossed 12 shutout frames in two starts this year with 17 strikeouts and has not allowed an earned run in his last 23 innings dating to last season. Holland is 2-0 with one complete game and just three hits allowed in the two outings.


SOFTBALL: Carson-Newman’s Fiessinger, Belmont’s Lee selected for TSWA weekly honors
– Carson-Newman’s Abby Fiessinger and Belmont’s Brooklin Lee received Player and Pitcher of the Week accolades, respectively, from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from February 11-17.

Fiessinger popped up to shortstop in her first at-bat and then posted eight straight hits over three games for the Eagles, collecting two home runs, five RBIs and five runs scored. The Benton, Ky., native homered among three hits and scored twice against Lander University and was 2-for-2 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in the first of two contests versus Claflin University.

She followed that with a 3-for-3 performance with another home run, two RBIs and two runs scored against Claflin. Fiessinger is batting .615 (16-for-26) with two doubles, three homers, eight RBIs and nine runs scored in nine games this season.


Lee posted two victories and one save in three appearances for the Bruins, opening the season with a complete-game no-hitter against Ball State. The junior righthander walked four, hit a batter and struck out nine in the 5-0 win against the Cardinals.

The Burns, Tenn., native tossed six innings in a victory against Drexel, giving up one run on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts. In the final game of the tournament in Madeira Beach, Fla., she posted a save thanks to six strikeouts over three innings.