Brittany Aikens has been named Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Runner of the Week for the week of Sept. 23. Aikens, a junior from Braselton, Georgia, finished fourth out of 51 runners at the Jaguar Classic at Augusta State University with a time of 25:37. The 6K race was a first for Aikens as a collegiate runner and her showing led her team to a second place finish.
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Brenau University’s Esther Anyanwu has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 23.
Anyanwu was chosen out of a pool of conference, independent and unaffiliated group award winners.
The senior forward from Lagos, Nigeria, was responsible for five of the six goals scored by Brenau last week. The forward, who was also named NAIA Offensive Player of the Week during the 2012 season, recorded her second hat trick of the season, netting all three goals in the Tigers’ 3-0 win against Spring Hill (Ala.) last Friday. Her other two goals came approximately 24 hours later against then – No. 17 Mobile (Ala.). Anyanwu opened the scoring in the second minute with a 22-yard strike before burying the eventual game-winner in the 38th minute on a penalty kick. She currently ranks third in the NAIA in goals (11) and seventh in total points (24).
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