April 16, 2013

Sandra Burges Named GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week

CORPUS CHRISTI – Sandra Burges has been named the GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Burges earned the award after she went undefeated last week against Nicholls and Oral Roberts. 

Burges went a perfect 4-0 last week as the Islanders assured themselves of their highest ever Southland Conference finish in program history. Burges earned a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles against Nicholls, while teaming with Chelsea Horan to take an 8-2 final against the Lady Colonels. 

She did an incredible job on Senior Day for the Islanders against Oral Roberts, winning 6-0, 6-0 in singles and 8-0 in doubles as she did not drop a single game during the match. 

The Islanders win on Sunday assured them of a second-place finish in the Southland Conference and the No. 2 seed heading into the Southland Conference tournament next week. The event will be held starting on April 25 at the Thompson Family Tennis Center in Beaumont. The Lamar Cardinals will be the host institution, as the Islanders will look to earn their first ever trip to the NCAA Championships. 

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

2012-13 GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi Weekly Winners:

9-5-12: Shannon Hullum, Volleyball

9-11-12: Ivy Baresh, Volleyball

9-18-12: Tyger Holt, Volleyball

9-25-12: Peter Nagy, Men's Tennis and Maider Martin, Women's Tennis

10-2-12: Peter Nagy, Men's Tennis

10-9-12: Shannon Hullum, Volleyball

10-16-12: Vanessa Johnson, Women's Golf

10-23-12: Odon Barta, Men's Tennis

10-30-12: Patrick Kimeli, Men's Cross Country and BreAnna Briggs, Women's Cross Country

11-6-12: Micah Nolan, Volleyball

11-20-12: Hameed Ali, Men's Basketball  

11-27-12: Nate Maxey, Men's Basketball

12-18-12: Brandon Pye, Men's Basketball

1-15-13: Daniel Barlow, Men's Track and Field

1-29-13: Maider Martin, Women's Tennis

2-5-13: Roger De La Cruz, Men's Track and Field

2-12-13: Joy Williamson, Men's Basketball

2-19-13: Trevor Foss, Baseball

2-26-13: Meagan McKinney, Softball

3-5-13: Peter Nagy, Men's Tennis

3-19-13: Jonathan Gonzales, Baseball

3-26-13: Stefania Nicolae, Women's Tennis

4-2-13: Gergo Weidinger, Men's Tennis

4-9-13: Cecilia Jones, Women's Track and Field

4-16-13: Sandra Burges, Women's Tennis