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Schnell named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week

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Release: May 01, 2012
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG redshirt senior Ashley Schnell has been named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for April 25 through May 1, the league office announced Wednesday.

Schnell turned in an Olympic-level qualifying performance, the first in the history of UNCG's women's track and field program, at Stanford's prestigious Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on Sunday. Running the 10,000 meters for the first time in her career, the Lincoln, Neb., native finished 10th in her heat in 33:59.84, good for a B standard qualifier for the U.S. Olympic Trials. Schnell's time, which came in a field loaded with elite collegiate athletes and several professionals, shaved nearly two and a half minutes off the previous school record, which had stood since 1999.

Schnell, who has a 4.00 grade point average and is majoring in musical performance, was named the SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week for the third time this academic year. She also took the honor twice during cross country season, on Sept. 21 and Nov. 3. UNCG has taken the award four times total during the 2011-12 campaign, as women's tennis player Alex Whitehead was the SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week on March 21.

Schnell was a third-team Capital One Academic All-American last season.

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2011-2012 Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week
Sept. 7             Demetrios Pagonis, Cross Country, Davidson
Sept. 14            Chris Berry, Cross Country, Chattanooga
Sept. 21            Ashley Schnell, Cross Country, UNCG
Sept. 28            Jessica Smith, Women's Soccer, Furman
Oct. 5               Samantha Hodge, Women's Soccer, Western Carolina
Oct. 13             Stephanie Gerow, Women's Soccer, Davidson
Oct. 19             Maggie Seeds, Volleyball, Appalachian State
Oct. 26             Jeremy Buncum, Football, The Citadel
Nov. 3              Ashley Schnell, Cross Country, UNCG
Nov. 9              Kate Van Dyke, Volleyball, Georgia Southern
Nov. 16             Nick Millington, Men's Soccer, Elon
Nov. 30             Kalia'Shea Menendez, Women's Basketball, Western Carolina
Dec. 7              Mitch Allen, Football, Wofford
Dec. 14             Brad Loesing, Men's Basketball, Wofford
Dec. 21             JP Kuhlman, Men's Basketball, Davidson
Jan. 4               Paige Anderson, Women's Basketball, Samford
Jan. 11             Nathan Healy, Men's Basketball, Appalachian State
Jan. 18             Sarah Williamson, Indoor Track & Field, Appalachian State
Jan. 25             Raegan Thompson, Women's Basketball, Furman
Feb. 1               Courtney Freeman, Women's Basketball, Appalachian State
Feb. 8               Demetrios Pagonis, Indoor Track & Field, Davidson
Feb. 15             Haley Pace, Softball, Western Carolina
Feb. 22             Carter Downs, Wrestling, Appalachian State
Feb. 29             Lucas Cotter, Indoor Track & Field, Chattanooga
March 7               Paola Garrido, Women's Tennis, Georgia Southern
March 14             Amy Salek, Outdoor Track & Field, Elon
March 21             Alex Whitehead, Women's Tennis, UNCG
March 28             Kelly Kambourelis, Women's Tennis, College of Charleston
April 3               Amanda Hamilton, Outdoor Track & Field, Appalachian State
April 11             Chris Berry, Outdoor Track & Field, Chattanooga
April 18             Ryan Overcash, Baseball, Davidson
April 25             Jake Goodchild, Outdoor Track & Field, Appalachian State
May 2               Ashley Schnell, Outdoor Track & Field, UNCG

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SUBJECT: Schnell named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week

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CONTACT: Phil Perry (CELL: 336-207-2383)

DATE: May 2, 2012

 

 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG redshirt senior Ashley Schnell has been named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for April 25 through May 1, the league office announced Wednesday.

 

Schnell turned in an Olympic-level qualifying performance, the first in the history of UNCG's women's track and field program, at Stanford's prestigious Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on Sunday. Running the 10,000 meters for the first time in her career, the Lincoln, Neb., native finished 10th in her heat in 33:59.84, good for a B standard qualifier for the U.S. Olympic Trials. Schnell's time, which came in a field loaded with elite collegiate athletes and several professionals, shaved nearly two and a half minutes off the previous school record, which had stood since 1999.

 

Schnell, who has a 4.00 grade point average and is majoring in musical performance, was named the SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week for the third time this academic year. She also took the honor twice during cross country season, on Sept. 21 and Nov. 3. UNCG has taken the award four times total during the 2011-12 campaign, as women's tennis player Alex Whitehead was the SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week on March 21.

 

Schnell was a third-team Capital One Academic All-American last season.

 

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2011-2012 Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week

Sept. 7             Demetrios Pagonis, Cross Country, Davidson

Sept. 14            Chris Berry, Cross Country, Chattanooga

Sept. 21            Ashley Schnell, Cross Country, UNCG

Sept. 28            Jessica Smith, Women's Soccer, Furman

Oct. 5               Samantha Hodge, Women's Soccer, Western Carolina

Oct. 13             Stephanie Gerow, Women's Soccer, Davidson

Oct. 19             Maggie Seeds, Volleyball, Appalachian State

Oct. 26             Jeremy Buncum, Football, The Citadel

Nov. 3              Ashley Schnell, Cross Country, UNCG

Nov. 9              Kate Van Dyke, Volleyball, Georgia Southern

Nov. 16             Nick Millington, Men's Soccer, Elon

Nov. 30             Kalia'Shea Menendez, Women's Basketball, Western Carolina

Dec. 7              Mitch Allen, Football, Wofford

Dec. 14             Brad Loesing, Men's Basketball, Wofford

Dec. 21             JP Kuhlman, Men's Basketball, Davidson

Jan. 4               Paige Anderson, Women's Basketball, Samford

Jan. 11             Nathan Healy, Men's Basketball, Appalachian State

Jan. 18             Sarah Williamson, Indoor Track & Field, Appalachian State

Jan. 25             Raegan Thompson, Women's Basketball, Furman

Feb. 1               Courtney Freeman, Women's Basketball, Appalachian State

Feb. 8               Demetrios Pagonis, Indoor Track & Field, Davidson

Feb. 15             Haley Pace, Softball, Western Carolina

Feb. 22             Carter Downs, Wrestling, Appalachian State

Feb. 29             Lucas Cotter, Indoor Track & Field, Chattanooga

March 7               Paola Garrido, Women's Tennis, Georgia Southern

March 14             Amy Salek, Outdoor Track & Field, Elon

March 21             Alex Whitehead, Women's Tennis, UNCG

March 28             Kelly Kambourelis, Women's Tennis, College of Charleston

April 3               Amanda Hamilton, Outdoor Track & Field, Appalachian State

April 11             Chris Berry, Outdoor Track & Field, Chattanooga

April 18             Ryan Overcash, Baseball, Davidson

April 25             Jake Goodchild, Outdoor Track & Field, Appalachian State

May 2               Ashley Schnell, Outdoor Track & Field, UNCG

 

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