Sewanee midfielder Mary "Sissy" Frank was voted to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III women's All-South Atlantic Region first team, and teammate Elizabeth Eidson was third-team all-region after the program's outstanding 2015 season. The Tigers were 6-0-1 in the Southern Athletic Association in the regular season and went 11-4-3 overall and reached the first round of the NCAA tournament. They outscored their opponents 44-11 with seven shutout wins, and Eidson was considered the leader of that stout defense. Frank controlled the midfield defensively and offensively and had three goals and an assist.
* Tennessee Wesleyan senior post Leland Robinson averaged 27 points, 12 rebounds and three assists a game in two wins and was the Appalachian Athletic Conference men's player of the week. He is second in the AAC in scoring with 21.7 points a game and fifth in rebounds per game with 9.29.
* Sewanee freshman Bella Taylor was the SAA women's basketball player of the week, and she didn't even get to play in last Tuesday's game. Her Saturday performance was outstanding, however, with 27 points and five assists in a 71-66 win at Washington & Lee. Taylor is averaging 11.3 points and 3.7 assists per game this season.
* Covenant College freshman Joanna Smith from Chattanooga Christian was the USA South women's basketball rookie of the week for the second time in three weeks after averaging 10 points and 11 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Lady Scots. She had 16 rebounds, 12 points, four assists and four steals in Saturday's 70-46 win at Wesleyan (Ga.) and is averaging 10.3 rebounds for the season. That is the third most in the league. The men's rookie of the week was Maryville College freshman forward Emier Bowman from Dalton (Ga.) High School, who averaged 12.5 points, five rebounds, 2.5 assists, two steals and two blocked shots in two wins.facebook
* Dalton State defeated Hiwassee 85-70 in men's basketball Monday night. Jordan Bowling had 24 points with five 3-point baskets while Jamaine Burrey had 16 points, five steals and seven rebounds and Marcel Hawkins scored 14 points for Dalton State (7-2), the reigning NAIA national champion. Corey McDonald and Deshawn Ruffin added 11 points apiece, Ruffin with five assists. For Hiwassee, Demetrius Kitchens and Chris Sumpter scored 16 and 13 points and Aario Johnson had 12 points and 13 rebounds.
* Ridgeland High School graduate Rhande Haskett cleared the 1,000-point milestone for Truett-McConnell College last week. The Lady Bears' leading scorer this season, Haskett takes 1,026 career points into tonight's game against Toccoa Falls. The TMC junior varsity won 73-33 against Georgia Northwestern on Monday.
Track & Field
* Junior T.J. Davis from Ooltewah High School broke his Carson-Newman record for men's indoor long jump with a first-place 7.18-meter leap this past weekend at the Appalachian Open at Boone, N.C. Freshman teammate Timontrez Eady was second to Davis with a 7.15. CNU's Tiana Mills from Girls Preparatory School was ninth in the women's long jump.
* Hixson High School senior McKenzie Byerley will continue her volleyball career at Cincinnati Christian University, and CCU coach Rick Kerkhoff used the word "thrilled" to describe her addition to the program. "Her high grades and skills on the court are what we are looking for in our student-athletes," Kerkhoff said. "Ultimately, McKenzie will give us some lineup flexibility as she can play setter or as a defensive specialist. Signing players like McKenzie is what keeps our program feeling like a family who work together to achieve goals." Byerley, who had knee surgery a couple of years ago and didn't get to play for Hixson as a junior and a senior, plays for the Adrenalin Volleyball Club and has been working with former Soddy-Daisy coach Lorri Johnson. "She has shown great determination in pursuing an opportunity to fulfill her dream," Johnson said.