Roberts, Hawkins grab Chick-Fil-A Athlete of the Week honors

Roberts, Hawkins grab Chick-Fil-A Athlete of the Week honors

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman baseball's Brandon Roberts (Davie, Fla.) and women's golf's Meridith Hawkins (Knoxville, Tenn.) have been named the Chick-Fil-A Male and Female Athletes of the Week. 

Senior third baseman Brandon Roberts (Davie, Fla.) was also named the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week and the Tennessee Sportswriters' Association Player of the Week.

In Carson-Newman's first-ever four-game sweep against McKendree at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex, Roberts tallied seven hits, three home runs, six RBIs and 10 runs scored while notching a trio of multi-hit outings. In the game of the series, the senior hit a pair of home runs driving in three runs and scoring three times in an 8-1 victory.

Roberts's season total of six home runs leads the conference and surpasses his career total of five dingers in his opening three years at Mossy Creek. He has hit five home runs in his last six games. The six roundtrippers rank fourth at the Division II level this season.

The Davie, Fla. native has a hit in all 14 games of the season to this point with a .442 batting average ranking eighth in the SAC in that category.

To date, Roberts has seven multi-hit games this season while not going more than two-straight games with at least two hits and five multi-RBI outings. His 23 total hits in 2016 rank seventh in the SAC.

Hawkins guided the Carson-Newman women's golf team at the Lady Moc Classic with her second top-10 finish of the season with an eighth-place showing amongst the nation's elite players.

She shot a season-low score of 74 during the first round of the event and followed up with a second round 75 during Monday's two rounds of play. The senior's two scores were the lowest rounds she has shot this year; her previous low was a 76 in back-to-back rounds at the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate and Lady Flames Shootout.

Hawkins followed up the rounds of 74 and 75 on with a six-over 78 during Tuesday's final round to finish the three-round event at 11-over 227, which wass her best score on the year. It wass the third time in the senior's career that she has at least two top-10 finishes during the season.

Hawkins registered three-straight rounds in the 70s for the first time during her senior campaign and the first time in a calendar year; the last time she did so was the first three rounds of the 2015 spring season where she opened with rounds of 77, 76 and 78.