Monday, February 11, 2013

Which of the following performances is worthy of the Crons Achiever Award for January?

Crons sponsors the monthly "Achiever Award," which is presented 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.

Joane Pierre – Jacksonville Women’s Indoor Track & Field
Pierre was undefeated in individual races for the month (3 wins). She won the mile at the Florida Gator Invitational by over 10 seconds (4:57.46), the claimed the mile in a school-record time of 4:50.76 at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational. Not only did she win the mile, but returned minutes after the conclusion of that race to lead wire-to-wire to win the 800 meters at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational (2:13.41).

Pierre was also part of a 4X400 relay team that finished second at the Florida Gator Invitational (3:50.67).

Sherwood Brown – FGCU Men’s Basketball
To say January was a career month for FGCU men’s basketball senior Sherwood Brown would be an understatement. Over the nine-game month, Brown became the third player in program history to hit the 1,000 career point plateau, but topped that by becoming the first player in the 11-year FGCU history to record four consecutive double-doubles. Brown hit the 1,000-point mark in style, scoring a career-high 29 points on 11-of-17 from the field while adding 10 rebounds against Northern Kentucky to cap the four straight games with a double-double.

Also along the way, he scored 20 points in three straight games and became the first multiple A-Sun Player of the Week this season. Brown’s huge month has set him up to become FGCU’s first player and the fourth current A-Sun player with 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.

Adam Pegg – Stetson Men's Basketball
Pegg had an exemplary month of January, both on and off the court.

On the hardwood, he led the Hatters to a 6-2 start to Atlantic Sun play, Stetson's best record through eight games of league play since the 1998-99 campaign.  The center averaged 17.7 points per game on 55.4 percent shooting during the month.  He scored in double figures in each of the nine games.
Pegg added a team-best 6.8 rebounds per game in January, tallying back-to-back double-doubles vs. Lipscomb and Florida Gulf Coast.

The senior also received accolades for his work in the classroom in January.  Thanks to his stellar academic achievements, including a 3.39 GPA, the integrative health science major was named one of just five student-athletes to the Capitol One Academic All-District 4 Team on Jan. 31.

As the Official Motivation and Apparel Brand of the Atlantic Sun Conference, Crons sponsors the monthly "Achiever Award" to recognize what A-Sun fans deem the most notable performance from each month.

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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