SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Chattanooga women’s basketball player Abbey Cornelius was named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced today.
Cornelius carries a 3.97 grade point average in Exercise Science.
Last week she led the Mocs with 14.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and five blocked shots in UTC’s games against Cincinnati, North Alabama and UNC Asheville.
The Knoxville, Tenn., native scored in double digits in all three games and moved to third place all-time at Chattanooga with 113 career blocked shots.
She recorded a double-double in the Mocs win over UNC Asheville with 12 points and a season-high tying 16 rebounds. Against North Alabama, Cornelius had 18 points and tied her career-best with five blocked shots. On the week she was 12-of-12 from the free throw line making all six against Cincinnati and North Alabama.
The 6-2 center is ranked in 14 statistical categories in the NCAA. She is fifth for defensive rebounds and 18th for overall rebounds. She is 35th for free throws made and 14th for minutes played. Cornelius is among the SoCon leaders for scoring (14.4), rebounding (9.5), blocked shots (1.3) and field goal percentage (.466), and free throw percentage (.828).
Chattanooga (2-11, 0-0 SoCon) will travel to Knoxville on Monday, Dec. 27, for a nonconference game against #7 Tennessee at 6:30 p.m. before traveling to Jacksonville, Ala., on Thursday, Dec. 30, for its nonconference finale against Jacksonville State at 6:15 p.m. ET.
Also nominated for Student-Athlete of the Week: Kamar Robertson (Mercer men’s basketball) and Andrea Cournoyer (Samford women’s basketball).
SoCon Student-Athletes of the Week
Sept. 1 Meghan Yaffa, R-Jr., OH, Wofford volleyball
Sept. 7 Hamp Sisson, Jr., QB, Furman football
Sept. 15 Timmy Bleekrode, R-So., PK/P, Furman football
Sept. 22 Kayla White, Sr., OH, UNCG volleyball
Sept. 29 Kyla Reynolds, Jr., F, Samford women’s soccer
Oct. 6 Atkins Roberts, So., K/P, Wofford football
Oct. 13 Alyssa Frazier, Sr., MF, Samford women’s soccer
Oct. 20 Cole Strange, Sr., OL, Chattanooga football
Oct. 27 Annie Karle, Sr., OH, Mercer volleyball
Nov. 3 Tereza Malecka, Grad, ETSU women’s golf
Nov. 10 Carol Pyon, Sr., Mercer women’s golf
Nov. 17 Mary Raymond, Jr., MF, Samford women’s soccer
Nov. 24 Malachi Smith, So., G, Chattanooga men’s basketball
Dec. 1 Alexis Tomlin, Sr., F, Wofford women’s basketball
Dec. 8 Abbey Cornelius, Jr., F, Chattanooga women’s basketball
Dec. 15 Andrea Cournoyer, Jr., G, Samford women’s basketball
Dec. 22 Abbey Cornelius, Jr., F, Chattanooga women’s basketball