Covenant Names USA South Award Winners

Monday, September 13, 2021
Covenant women's cross country senior S.K. Lipperd was named the USA South Runner of the Week, while freshman Lydia Moore earned Rookie Runner of the Week honors and men's cross country freshman Josiah Mellott picked up Rookie Runner of the Week, announced the league on Monday.

It marks the second straight week that a Covenant runner garnered weekly accolades. It is the first cross country runner of the week honor for Lipperd in her career, while Moore and Mellott also collected their first honors.

Lipperd, a senior from Birmingham, Ala., broke the Covenant program record in the 5k and finished third overall with a time of 18:35 to help the Scots to a fourth-place finish at the UNG Invitational last Friday. Lipperd broke a program record that had been set by Hannah Matthews in 2009.

Moore, a freshman from Washington, D.C., placed 47th, out of 95, runners at the UNG Invitational with her time of 21:52 to aid the Scots to a fourth-place finish. It was a debut run in the collegiate 5k for Moore.

Mellott, a freshman from University Place, Wash., broke a 20-year old program record in the 5k as he blazed to a time of 16:23.3 to place 10th overall at the UNG Invitational. Mellott finished just .6 seconds ahead of teammate Micaiah Allison to set the record, previously established in 2001 by Brad Williams. The freshman's time and finish helped the Scots to third in the meet.

Covenant will next compete in the Maryville Invitational on Sept. 24.
 

Covenant volleyball freshman Kelsey Carman (Cleveland, Tenn./Bradley Central) was named the USA South Rookie of the Week for the period ending on Sept. 12, announced the league on Monday.

Carman is the first Scot to garner volleyball weekly honors this season.

A freshman from Cleveland, Tenn., Carman averaged 2.50 kills and 2.67 digs per set last week to help Covenant to a 2-1 record. She had three kills and five digs in a win over Asbury last Tuesday before tallying three digs and a kill in a loss to Centre.

Carman broke out in a sweep of Sewanee. She recorded a season-high 11 kills and eight digs in the victory as she made her first career start.

On the year, Carman is averaging 1.82 kills and 2.18 digs per set as she has played in 11 sets.

Covenant (4-3) travels to Brevard, N.C., this weekend for three non-conference matches against USA South East Division opponents. The Scots take on Meredith on Friday at 5 p.m.



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