photo by Ray Soldano
Chattanooga’s Abbey Cornelius was named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced today.
Cornelius, a graduate student, carries a 3.97 GPA, working towards her Masters in Business Administration.
Last week the Mocs center helped UTC to back-to-back wins over UNC Asheville and King University to improve its record to 5-3 on the year. Cornelius posted her first double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and grabbing 12 rebounds against King.
She was perfect from the free throw line against the Bulldogs and averaged 10 points and seven rebounds per game on the week.
This is the fifth time in three seasons that Cornelius has earned the honor. She was selected twice in each of the last two seasons.
Chattanooga travels to Georgia State Wednesday night to take on the Panthers in Atlanta. Tip off is set for 6:30 p.m. Follow all the action online at GoMocs.com.
2022-23 SoCon Student-Athletes of the Week
Sept. 7 Abigail Robertson, Sr., Furman women’s cross country
Sept. 14 Chandler Martin, R-Fr., LB, ETSU football
Sept. 21 Collin Ironside, R-So., QB, VMI football
Sept. 28 Nieva Gaither, Jr., MF, Furman women’s soccer
Oct. 5 Kennedy Smith, Sr., OH, Wofford volleyball
Oct. 12 Maggie Lloyd, Jr., F, Western Carolina women’s soccer
Oct. 19 Nadia Wilson, So., D, UNCG women’s soccer
Oct. 26 Tarik Pannholzer, Jr., F, ETSU men’s soccer
Nov. 2 Megan Marvin, Jr., Furman women’s cross country
Nov. 9 Reuben Lowery III, So., DB, Chattanooga football
Nov. 16 Annie Karle, Gr., OH, Mercer volleyball
Nov. 23 Julian Ashby, Jr., LS, Furman football
Nov. 30 Abbey Cornelius, Gr., C/F, Chattanooga women’s basketball