CORPUS CHRISTI – Philipp Baar and Ashley Phelps have been named the GoIslanders.com Student-Athletes of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Baar received the award after finishing seventh at the Southland Conference Cross Country Championships, while Phelps earned this recognition after helping the volleyball team to three wins on the week.
Baar paced the men's cross country team to a third-place finish during the conference championships, crossing the finish line in 25:23.4 to earn seventh place and a spot on the Second Team All-Conference. The junior jumped into the top 10 after a 14th-place finish at the event last year.
He will now look to earn another top-10 finish in a couple of weeks, as the cross country teams will head to Waco on Friday, Nov. 15, for the South Central Regional Meet.
Phelps led the Islanders' volleyball team offensively this week with 5.50 kills per set in four sets. In the first match of the week against Prairie View A&M, the junior tallied six kills on .625 hitting and followed it with a match-high 16 kills on .452 hitting against McNeese State. For the week, Phelps hit .487 with 22 kills to help propel the Islanders to its third straight sweep.
After getting a week off, the Islanders volleyball team will be back in action on Saturday as it hosts Houston Baptist at 1 p.m. in the Dugan Wellness Center.
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2013-14 GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi Weekly Winners:
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