Georgia State’s Stinson Named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week

Georgia Staet outside hitter Kristina StinsonPhoto Credit: Jason Getz
Georgia Staet outside hitter Kristina Stinson
Photo Credit: Jason Getz

Release from Georgia State Athletics:

Junior Kristina Stinson is this week’s Sun Belt Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Stinson helped lead the Panther volleyball team to wins over South Alabama and UL Lafayette.

Already named Georgia State Student-Athlete of the Week, Stinson receives her second recognition of the season from the Sun Belt after leading GSU to two wins with 34 kills on .406 hitting. Entering the weekend, Stinson ranked 54th in the country in aces per set, a number she increased this week with three more aces.

Stinson led the team in kills both nights and hammered home the match-winner Friday against the Jaguars. Stinson’s 21 kills on Saturday was her second-highest total this year. Stinson leads the team in kills on the season.

Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Football Players of the Week 11.2.15

ACC_Identity_TM_PMS_WBGRelease from the ACC:

Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson leads the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Player of the Week selections after accounting for six touchdowns and 437 yards of total offense inSaturday’s 56-41 win over NC State.

ACC Football Players of the Week are selected by a 14-member media panel.

Watson, also named the National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, earned his second ACC Offensive Back of the Week honor of the 2015 season. He is joined by teammate Joe Gore, who was named the Offensive Lineman of the Week.

A pair of student-athletes from both Florida State and Miami joins the two Tigers, while Louisville and Virginia each had one player recognized for ACC weekly honors.

Florida State’s Travis Rudolph was selected as the ACC Receiver of the Week, and Seminole freshman running back Jacques Patrick was named the Rookie of the Week for their play in Saturday’s win over visiting Syracuse.

Miami’s Jermaine Grace earned Linebacker of the Week honors, while Hurricane teammate Corn Elder was recognized as Specialist of the Week following the Hurricanes’ road win at Duke.

Louisville’s Trevon Young was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for the second week in a row following his performance in the Cardinals’ win at Wake Forest, while Virginia safety Quin Blanding was tabbed as Defensive Back of the Week following his effort in the Cavaliers’ win over visiting Georgia Tech.

OFFENSIVE BACK – Deshaun Watson, Clemson, So., QB, 6-2, 205, Gainesville, Ga.
Watson completed 23 of 30 passes for 383 yards and five touchdowns in Clemson’s 56-41 win at NC State.  He also rushed for 54 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries to finish the day with 437 yards of total offense and six total touchdowns. The six touchdowns tied for the second-most in a game in Clemson history. Watson had a passing efficiency rating of 238.91, the best in Clemson history given a minimum of 30 attempts, and the best by an FBS player this past week with a minimum of 30 attempts. He led the Tigers’ offense to 623 yards and seven touchdowns. The 623 yards were the second-most in a road game in Clemson history.

Big Ten announces Football Players of the Week 11/2/15

big ten logoRelease from the Big Ten Conference:

Offensive Player of the Week
David Blough, Purdue
Fr., QB, Carrollton, Texas/Creekview

  • Accounted for 356 total yards of offense and five touchdowns in Purdue’s win against Nebraska
  • Completed 28 of 43 passes for 274 yards and four touchdowns
  • Rushed for 82 yards on 10 carries, including a 56-yard touchdown run
  • Claims his first career weekly award
  • Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: Robert Marve (Nov. 26, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Anthony Brown, Purdue
Sr., CB, Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough

  • Recorded three interceptions in the Boilermakers’ victory over Nebraska
  • Became only the second Big Ten player to record three interceptions in a single game since 2009 and first for Purdue since 1997
  • Added four tackles and one pass breakup
  • Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Defensive Player of the Week: Kawann Short (Nov. 12, 2012)

Special Teams Player of the Week
William Likely, Maryland
Jr., DB, Belle Glade, Fla./Glade Central

  • Returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Iowa, marking his second career 100-yard kickoff return touchdown
  • Totaled 220 kickoff return yards, averaging 36.7 yards per return
  • Recorded the 35th 100-yard kickoff return in conference history and first since he accomplished the feat against Stanford on Dec. 30, 2014
  • Claims his second career Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Maryland Special Teams Player of the Week: William Likely (Sept. 8, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
S, East Orange, N.J./Paramus Catholic

  • Made contributions in all three phases of the game as Michigan defeated Minnesota
  • Tallied three tackles and two pass breakups on defense
  • Recorded a 43-yard kickoff return and 41-yard punt return
  • Added 16 rushing yards on four attempts, including a six-yard touchdown
  • Wins his second career weekly award
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Jabrill Peppers (Oct. 12, 2015)