SUNO track standouts among Gulf Coast Athletic Conference weekly award winners

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NEW ORLEANS, La. ( – The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference announced its weekly award winners for games and matches played from April 25 through May 2, 2015.

Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Matt Holland, Talladega College, SR

The senior from Sylacauga, Ala. was at his best when it mattered most. Holland went the distance, pitching nine shutout innings in the final game of the 2015 GCAC Baseball Championship. He kept Edward Waters off balance, scattering eight hits as the Tornadoes claimed their second consecutive tournament championship. This is his fourth Pitcher of the Week award this season.

Baseball Player of the Week

Hector Corona, Talladega College, SR

Corona, who finished in the top five in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference in batting average, runs batted in, and home runs, continued to dominate at the plate at the GCAC Baseball Championship. The senior from Santiago in the Dominican Republic hit .429 in three games with a pair of doubles and a home run. He drove in five runs and scored three more for the Tornadoes. This is his second Player of the Week award this season.

Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week

Chadwayne Vidal, Southern University at New Orleans, FR

Vidal, a freshman from Hanover, Jamaica, earned a pair of NAIA “A” qualifying times at the Jace LaCoste Invitational in Starkville, Miss. He ran 10.63 for a fifth place finish in the 100 meters and 21.60 in the 200 meters, good enough for tenth overall.

Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week

Leonie Robinson, Southern University at New Orleans, JR

Leonie Robinson reached an NAIA “A” qualifying mark in the women’s 100 meters at the Jace LaCoste Invitational hosted by Mississippi State University. Robinson finished fourth overall with a time of 11.74 seconds.

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