October 30, 2012

Kimeli and Briggs Named GoIslanders.com Student-Athletes of the Week

CORPUS CHRISTI – Patrick Kimeli and BreAnna Briggs have been named the GoIslanders.com Student-Athletes of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Kimeli and Briggs earned the awards after finishing fourth at the Southland Conference Championships. 

Kimeli, the reigning Southland Conference two-time individual champion and two-time men's athlete of the year led the No. 7-regional ranked men's team to a fourth-place finish on Friday. The Eldoret, Kenya native clocked an 8k personal-best time of 24:10.6 to finish fourth. He garnered his third straight all-conference honor.  

Briggs led the women's team with a 6k personal-best time of 21:29.1 to place fourth and pace the Islanders to a fourth-place finish. The senior earned her second all-conference honor for placing in the top 10. 

Next up for the men's and women's cross country teams is the NCAA Regional in Fayetteville, Ark., on Fri., Nov. 9. 

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

2012-13 GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi Weekly Winners:

9-5-12: Shannon Hullum, Volleyball

9-11-12: Ivy Baresh, Volleyball

9-18-12: Tyger Holt, Volleyball

9-25-12: Peter Nagy, Men's Tennis and Maider Martin, Women's Tennis

10-2-12: Peter Nagy, Men's Tennis

10-9-12: Shannon Hullum, Volleyball

10-16-12: Vanessa Johnson, Women's Golf

10-23-12: Odon Barta, Men's Tennis

10-30-12: Patrick Kimeli, Men's Cross Country and BreAnna Briggs, Women's Cross Country