Rodriguez Named Student-Athlete of the Week

Rodriguez Named Student-Athlete of the Week

CORPUS CHRISTI – Celia Rodriguez has been named the Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Rodriguez earns the award after helping the Islanders women's tennis team clinch its first Southland Conference title.

Rodriguez clinched the championship match for the Islanders by winning the No. 4 singles point.

The sophomore helped the Islanders earn their first automatic berth into the NCAA Championships after grinding out a straight-set victory, including a second-set tiebreaker win. She also teamed up with Maider Martin for a doubles win in No. 2 doubles. She has won 15 straight singles match this season for an impressive 18-0 record in No. 4 singles.

The women's tennis team, along with the men's team that also won the conference tournament, will find out where they are headed for the NCAA Team Championships on Tuesday during the NCAA Championships Selection Show.

The teams will host a watch party at Buffalo Wings & Rings at 5638 Saratoga Blvd. The men's selection show will start at 4 p.m. with the women's to follow at 4:30 p.m. The Corpus Christi community and all fans are encouraged to join the teams as they find out their opponents and where they will be traveling.

Keep up-to-date with each week to see who is named the Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi. Also, for the latest information, follow Islanders Athletics on Twitter and Instagram (@Go_Islanders) and Facebook (Islanders Athletics).

2013-14 Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi Weekly Winners:

4-29-14: Celia Rodriguez, Women's Tennis

4-22-14: Valerie Perez, Softball

4-15-14: Brandon Tierney, Baseball

4-8-14: Judit Vives, Women's Tennis

4-1-14: Vanessa Johnson, Women's Golf

3-25-14: Isabella Baptiste, Track & Field

3-19-14: Dawson Yates, Baseball

3-11-14: Shola Adebayo, Women's Basketball

3-4-14: Valentinas Rudys, Men's Track

2-25-14: Shola Adebayo, Women's Basketball

2-18-14: Zane Knowles, Men's Basketball

2-12-14: Jasmine Shaw, Women's Basketball

2-4-14: Paul Hansel, Men's Track

1-28-14: Camesha Davis, Women's Basketball

1-22-14: Jake Kocher, Men's Basketball and Guillaume Rauseo, Men's Tennis

1-14-14: John Jordan, Men's Basketball

1-7-14: Rashawn Thomas, Men's Basketball

12-10-13: Brandi Huff, Women's Basketball

12-3-13: Brittany Mbamalu, Women's Basketball

11-26-13: Logen Bourque, Volleyball

11-19-13: John Jordan, Men's Basketball

11-12-13: Jasmine Shaw, Women's Basketball

11-5-13: Philipp Baar, Men's Cross Country and Ashley Phelps, Volleyball

10-29-13: Vanessa Johnson, Women's Golf

10-22-13: Logen Bourque, Volleyball

10-15-13: Shayla Maldonado, Volleyball

10-8-13: Alyssa Miller, Women's Soccer

10-1-13: Cecilia Jones, Women's Cross Country

9-23-13: Kevin Bettendroffer and Stefania Nicolae, Men's and Women's Tennis

9-16-13: Logen Bourque, Volleyball

9-9-13: Ivy Baresh, Volleyball

9-2-13: Yvette Franco, Women's Soccer