Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Four Niners win weekly Atlantic 10 awards

Four Charlotte 49er student-athletes won weekly Atlantic 10 Conference awards for their respective performances over the past week:

Men’s Soccer Player of the Week
Adam Gross of Charlotte; Senior, Midfielder
Gross recorded two goals in a 1-1 week for the 49ers, scoring a goal in each contest…tallied his first career game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Elon on Sept. 4 and added the lone Charlotte goal in a loss at South Carolina on Sept. 1.

Women’s Soccer Player of the Week
Whitney Weinraub of Charlotte; Junior, Forward
Weinraub amassed five points and seven shots over two matches...scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist on Sept. 4 in Charlotte’s 7-1 win over Francis Marion...marked her third game-winning tally of the season...leads the 49ers in goals (four) and points (nine).

Volleyball Rookie of the Week
Jenna Litoborski of Charlotte; Freshman, Outside Hitter
Litoborski was the lone 49er named to the All-Tournament team at the High Point Classic over the weekend…led Charlotte in kills with 36 (2.4 kps.) in the four-match week…logged her first career double-double with 16 kills and 13 digs, both career highs in Charlotte's match against High Point on Sept. 5…then set a new career benchmark with 15 digs on Sunday in a five-set thriller against Marshall...finished the weekend with 2.7 digs per set and added six assists, three aces and seven blocks.

Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week
Maria Ruiz of Charlotte; Freshman
Making her collegiate debut on Sept. 5 at the USC Upstate Eye Opener, Ruiz placed second out of 65 runners with a time of 18:15...finished just three seconds behind the individual champion...Charlotte placed fourth in the seven-team field.