March 19, 2014

Yates Named GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week

CORPUS CHRISTI – Dawson Yates has been named the GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Yates earns the award after going 6-for-11 in the baseball team's four games in last week's action.

In the first game of the week, Yates came on as a pinch hitter at Rice with a leadoff single to spark a four-run inning for the Islanders to give them the lead at that point in the game.

The freshman then carried that momentum over, as he went 1-for-2 with two RBIs in his first Southland Conference game, helping A&M – Corpus Christi to a win in the series opener against Central Arkansas.

The Kelowna, British Columbia, native kept it going in the final two games, going 2-for-4 in each game to see his batting average soar up to .400. He also added two more RBIs in the finale against the Bears to help the Islanders clinch the series.

After picking up two wins in a doubleheader Tuesday against UTPA, the Islanders will get back to league play this weekend, as they host Southeastern Louisiana for a three-game series starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chapman Field.

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2013-14 GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi Weekly Winners:

3-19-14: Dawson Yates, Baseball

3-11-14: Shola Adebayo, Women's Basketball

3-4-14: Valentinas Rudys, Men's Track

2-25-14: Shola Adebayo, Women's Basketball

2-18-14: Zane Knowles, Men's Basketball

2-12-14: Jasmine Shaw, Women's Basketball

2-4-14: Paul Hansel, Men's Track

1-28-14: Camesha Davis, Women's Basketball

1-22-14: Jake Kocher, Men's Basketball and Guillaume Rauseo, Men's Tennis

1-14-14: John Jordan, Men's Basketball

1-7-14: Rashawn Thomas, Men's Basketball

12-10-13: Brandi Huff, Women's Basketball

12-3-13: Brittany Mbamalu, Women's Basketball

11-26-13: Logen Bourque, Volleyball

11-19-13: John Jordan, Men's Basketball

11-12-13: Jasmine Shaw, Women's Basketball

11-5-13: Philipp Baar, Men's Cross Country and Ashley Phelps, Volleyball

10-29-13: Vanessa Johnson, Women's Golf

10-22-13: Logen Bourque, Volleyball

10-15-13: Shayla Maldonado, Volleyball

10-8-13: Alyssa Miller, Women's Soccer

10-1-13: Cecilia Jones, Women's Cross Country

9-23-13: Kevin Bettendroffer and Stefania Nicolae, Men's and Women's Tennis

9-16-13: Logen Bourque, Volleyball

9-9-13: Ivy Baresh, Volleyball

9-2-13: Yvette Franco, Women's Soccer