ATLANTA, Ga. – The Great South Athletic Conference announced the fall sports Players of the Week for all contests played October 6 - 12 and, following voting by the league sports information directors, Salem's Audrey Wierda captured Runner of the Week.
GSAC Cross Country Runner of the Week - Audrey Wierda of Salem
Audrey Wierda (pictured at right), a junior from Greenville, Mich., has been an exceptional runner for Salem College Cross Country. Wierda is the athlete that extends herself to not only better herself but her entire team. She has consistently been the Spirits second and third finisher for Salem College but that does not put in to affect the progress she had made. At the Greensboro Invitational, she finished third for the Spirits with a time of 22:17, a PR for the 2014 season. Wierda ended her final run of 2014 with a 22:25 5k time at the ESPN Disney Cross Country Classic.
The GSAC sports information directors nominate Player of the Week candidates and then vote on the top two nominees in each sport as selected by the conference office. Player of the Week voting occurs on Tuesdays and the weekly announcement of the winners is released each Wednesday morning.