Chattanooga junior wrestler Jason McCroskey (Soddy Daisy, Tenn.) has been named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for February 9, the league office announced today.
McCroskey capped the Mocs' comeback in a 20-18 win over UNC Greensboro with a pin over Elijah Adams over the weekend. Chattanooga fell behind 15-5 after the first five matches, but fought its way back to 15-14 with McCroskey set to take the mat in the 184 pound match. At the 2:54 mark, McCroskey put Adams on his back to seal Chattanooga's 32nd-straight SoCon regular season win.
McCroskey is a two-time Academic All-SoCon and two-time Academic All-NWCA honoree. He holds a 3.63 GPA in engineering. The SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week is given to individuals with at least a 3.2 g.p.a. who have excelled in competition during their championship seasons.
Chattanooga now leads the league with five SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week honors this academic year.
Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week
Sept. 8: Brittany Hallberg, Women's Soccer, Elon
Sept. 15: Courtney Barnes, Volleyball, Chattanooga
Sept. 22: Ashley Schnell, Women's Cross Country, UNCG
Sept. 29: Moriah Bellissimo, Volleyball, Georgia Southern
Oct. 6: Ashley Schnell, Women's Cross Country, UNCG
Oct. 13: Sarah Schermerhorn, Women's Volleyball, Elon
Oct. 20: Mitch Allen, Football, Wofford
Oct. 27: Kate Van Dyke, Volleyball, Georgia Southern
Nov. 3: A.J. Harris, Football, Elon
Nov. 10: Maggie Seeds, Volleyball, Appalachian State
Nov. 17: B.J. Coleman, Football, Chattanooga
Nov. 24: Joel Bradford, Football, Chattanooga
Dec. 1: Courtney Freeman, Women's Basketball, Appalachian State
Dec. 8: Kendra Berry, Women's Basketball, Furman
Dec. 15: Monique Floyd, Women's Basketball, UNCG
Jan. 5: Meredyth Frye, Women's Basketball, Georgia Southern
Jan. 12: Drew Spradlin, Men's Basketball, Elon
Jan. 19: Monique Floyd, Women's Basketball, UNCG
Jan. 26: David Moore, Men's Indoor Track & Field, Chattanooga
Feb. 2: Christopher Castagno, Men's Indoor Track & Field, The Citadel
Feb. 9: Jason McCroskey, Wrestling, Chattanooga