March 13, 2012

Minor Named GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Pepsi

CORPUS CHRISTI – Junior pitcher Daniel Minor of the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi baseball team has been named the GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Minor earned the award after posting one of the best pitching performances of the season for the Islanders in leading them to a 1-0 win over UTSA on Sunday.

Minor, who also earned Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honors for his performance, had a career day on Sunday, striking out 14 batters to give Texas A&M – Corpus Christi two games out of three in the weekend series to open Southland Conference play. Minor was masterful on the mound, allowing just four hits and one walk for the complete-game shutout.

It was just the second complete-game shutout of the year for the Islanders as Minor went the distance to clinch the series for the home team. Minor allowed one hit each in the second, fourth, fifth and ninth innings, while giving up just one walk in the seventh as he shut down the Roadrunners the final four innings. The righty lowered his season ERA to 1.29 while moving to 3-1 on the year.

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2011-12 GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi Weekly Winners:
9-7-11: Jessica Korda, Volleyball
9-13-11: Brooke Alverson, Volleyball
9-20-11: Patrick Kimeli, Cross Country
9-27-11: Aurelien Tave, Men's Tennis
10-4-11: Isabella Arcidiacono, Volleyball
10-11-11: Nikki Dunn, Women's Golf
10-18-11: Ryann White, Women's Golf; Micah Nolan, Volleyball
10-25-11: Logen Bourque, Volleyball
11-1-11: Logen Bourque, Volleyball
11-8-11: Patrick Kimeli, Cross Country
11-15-11: Patrick Kimeli, Cross Country
11-23-11: Myeisha Myles, Women's Basketball
11-29-11: Myron Dempsey, Men's Basketball
12-6-11: Alisa Roberts, Women's Basketball
12-20-11: Chris Hawkins-Mast, Men's Basketball
1-2-12: Myeisha Myles, Women's Basketball
1-9-12: Johnathan Jordan, Men's Basketball
1-24-12: Fernando Llorens, Men's Tennis
1-30-12: Terence Jones, Men's Basketball
2-7-12: Verne'qua Taylor, Women's Basketball
2-13-12: Aurelien Tave, Men's Tennis
2-21-12: Adam Hoelscher, Baseball
2-28-12: Shakelia Coleman, Women's Track and Field
3-6-12: Chris Hawkins-Mast, Men's Basketball
3-13-12: Daniel Minor, Baseball