Perez Named Student-Athlete of the Week

Perez Named Student-Athlete of the Week

CORPUS CHRISTI – Valerie Perez has been named the Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Perez earns the award after helping the Islanders softball team to three huge Southland Conference wins over the weekend.

Perez powered the Islanders' offense to a three-game sweep over Lamar on the road. The senior hit .625 on the weekend with a pair of home runs and six RBIs. She went 3-for-3 in the second game with a home run and five RBIs before going 2-for-2 in the series finale with a home run.

For the weekend, she recorded an impressive 1.375 slugging percentage and a .636 on-base percentage.

The softball team will be back on the road Tuesday for a doubleheader with No. 21 Texas A&M before returning back to Chapman Field for their final home Southland series, as they will take on Sam Houston State.

The Islanders will play two games Saturday, starting at 1 p.m., with first pitch set for noon Sunday. The finale will also recognize Perez and the other seniors for their accomplishments at the Island University.

Keep up-to-date with each week to see who is named the Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi. Also, for the latest information, follow Islanders Athletics on Twitter and Instagram (@Go_Islanders) and Facebook (Islanders Athletics).

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

4-22-14: Valerie Perez, Softball

4-15-14: Brandon Tierney, Baseball

4-8-14: Judit Vives, Women's Tennis

4-1-14: Vanessa Johnson, Women's Golf

3-25-14: Isabella Baptiste, Track & Field

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