Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Crons Brand Achiever Award - January

Beginning this month, Crons sponsors the monthly "Achiever Award" to the school recognized by a fan vote for the most notable achievement from the month prior. Below are the descriptions of each submission, along with the poll in the right-hand sidebar.


TRAVIS WALLACE, UNF MEN'S BASKETBALL - Averaged 13.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 54 percent in just 20.5 minutes per game; team’s top rebounder and second leading scorer; double-digit points in 8 of 10 games including a streak of seven straight highlighted by back-to-back 20+ outings. Had first career double-double; Earned A-Sun Newcomer of the Week honor twice

TORREY CRAIG, USC UPSTATE MEN'S BASKETBALL – Reached double-figures in all eight games with five double-doubles; A-Sun Player of the Week twice and player of the week honors from CollegeSportsMadness; Scored career-high 29 points at ETSU and followed with 28 points in a home victory over Kennesaw State; Scored 22 (17 second half) points as Upstate rallied past Belmont; Craig's putback with 0.7 seconds remaining gave the Spartans their first ever win over the Bruins.

KELSEY JACOBSON, FGCU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL– Scored career-high 24 points on a career-high eight three-pointers, as the FGCU women’s basketball team knocked down 14 triples, en route to a 98-50 win over A-Sun foe Mercer; Buried 8-of-8 first half shots from long range; A-Sun’s all-time leader and the nation’s leader (among active players) in career three-pointers, added two rebounds, a steal and an assist to go with her 24 points (23 minutes).

K’VONTE SCOTT, ETSU TRACK AND FIELD – As a freshman, Scott broke the school heptathlon record with a 4,834 point performance; Set personal bests in the 60m (7.29), 1000m (2:56.69), pole vault (4.10m), long jump twice (6.55m, then 6.70m) and shot put (10.38m).

AARON ANDERSON, KENNESAW STATE MEN'S BASKETBALL – Recorded six double-digit rebound performances in 10 games; Notched double-doubles in four straight games, and 5 times overall; Averaged 11.2 ppg and 9.7 rpg, with season average of 9.3 rpg leading the A-Sun and ranking 40th nationally.

TUCKER PEABODY, LIPSCOMB TRACK AND FIELD – Leads the A-Sun and ranks 14th nationally in the 200m dash (21.28s); Ranks third in the A-Sun in the 60m dash (6.86s); Claimed a victory (Jan. 28) and two runner-up finishes (Jan. 7; 21.78s), (Jan. 14; 22.13s) in the 200m; A-Sun Track Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 18.

HALEY NELSON, BELMONT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL – Recorded seven consecutive double doubles during January; Currently ranked fourth among all NCAA D1 players in double doubles this season; Became the 26th Belmont women's basketball player to reach 1,000 career points against rival Lipscomb (1/7); Just the fourth Belmont women’s player to receive Atlantic Player of the Week nods three or more times and only the second to earn the honor three consecutive weeks; Received Player of the Week recognitions from CollegeSportsMadness.com (twice) and NetScouts.com; Double-double (21 points, 12 rebounds) against in-state rival ETSU (1/19) helped the Bruins to their first win over the Lady Bucs since the 2006-07 campaign.

STETSON TEAMS SUPPORT LOCAL RESIDENT BATTLING CANCER – Members of the Stetson baseball, women’s soccer and women’s golf teams, along with the cheerleading squad and others participated in the Me Strong 5K in DeLand to raise money for cancer research and to support families dealing with cancer in the name of Linda Ryan, a local resident and Stetson supporter who is in her third battle with the disease. Members of the baseball team competed in the race, while the soccer and golf team members were stationed around the course to guide runners and provide support. Most remarkably, Linda Ryan finished 28th in her age group and continues to carry the fight to a dreaded disease.

As the Official Motivation and Apparel Brand of the Atlantic Sun Conference, the Crons Brand provides what it calls “high quality motivational apparel, merchandise, and accessories to inspire people to get better and constantly strive for their goals.” It also strives to reinforce positive messages to athletes about what it takes to be a winner and the importance of working harder than anyone else in order to reach their full potential. Crons communicates this message through four separate product categories: Team Gear, Lifestyle Apparel, Nutritional Products, and School Programs. Crons is a national brand with its message-themed and motivational merchandise and apparel already in use by more than 500 schools and organizations in 25 states.

Crons perpetuates its message through its Achievers Program, designed to teach students the importance of setting and achieving goals. The program focuses on fostering skills that will help young people set smart, measurable goals now and in the future – leading to academic, personal and professional success.

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