Alex Whitehead Named BCBSNC Blue Chip Performer
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG senior women's tennis player Alex Whitehead (Victoria, Australia/Star of the Sea College) has been named this week's Blue Chip Performer sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The Blue Chip Performer is chosen weekly from all sports in season and runs throughout the 2012-13 UNCG athletics campaign.
Whitehead helped UNCG women's tennis climb into the national rankings this week with a No. 65 ranking and defeat SoCon foe Davidson, 6-1 over the weekend.
Whitehead teamed with classmate Niltooli Wilkins (Burnsville, Minn./Homeschooled) to win at No. 1 doubles against Brites Moniz-Soares and Elaina Cummer, 8-5.
The Victoria, Australia native, also won at the No. 3 singles position after dropping the first-set, 3-6, to Stephani Synn. Whitehead would earn a comeback win, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, to claim her fifth-straight singles victory.
UNCG returns to the court for a key road trip against College of Charleston Friday, March 29 at 1 p.m. and versus Georgia Southern Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. in Statesboro, Ga.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina Blue Chip Performer Weekly Winners
Sept. 4 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Sept. 10 – Katherine Santiago, Volleyball
Sept. 17 – Abraham Kemboi and Chelsea Sumney, Cross Country
Sept. 24 – Fanny Cnops, Women's Golf
Oct. 1 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Oct. 8 – Niltooli Wilkins, Women's Tennis
Oct. 15 - Jamie Simmons, Women's Soccer
Oct. 22 - Katherine Rodriguez, Women's Soccer
Oct. 29 - Paul Chelimo, Men's Cross Country
Nov. 5 - Kelvin McNeil, Men's Basketball
Nov. 12 - Paul Katam, Men's Cross Country
Nov. 19 – Ciara Morris, Women's Basketball
Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 3 - Trevis Simpson, Men's Basketball
Dec. 10 - Breonna Patterson, Women's Basketball
Dec. 17 - Lucy Mason, Women's Basketball
Dec. 23 - Lucy Mason, Women's Basketball
Dec. 31 - Holiday Break
Jan. 7 - Janae' Stevenson, Women's Basketball
Jan. 14 – Derrell Armstrong, Men's Basketball|
Jan. 21 – Paul Katam, Indoor Track & Field
Jan. 28 – Trevis Simpson, Men's Basketball
Feb. 4 - Randy Phillips, Men's Tennis
Feb. 11 - Lindsay Thomas, Softball
Feb. 18 - Raeanne Hanks, Softball
Feb. 25 – Nicholas Paulos, Men's Basketball
March 4 - Lindsay Thomas, Softball
March 11 - Cambric Moye, Baseball
March 18 - Raeanne Hanks, Softball
March 25 - Alex Whitehead, women's tennis