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Heidt, Koechli Earn Piggly Wiggly Student-Athlete of the Week Honors
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Release: 04/03/2013
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Sophomore baseball player Gunnar Heidt (Garden City, S.C.) and senior golfer Vanessa Koechli (Greer, S.C.) earned College of Charleston Student-Athlete of the Week honors sponsored by Piggly Wiggly for the week of April 1.

Heidt led the Cougars to a sweep of Samford with a .471 hitting performance, tallying five runs and nine RBI over the weekend, including a career-high five RBI game on Saturday. He hit a double, triple and home run and currently leads the Cougars with a .339 average and .560 slugging percentage. Heidt leads the Southern Conference and is tied for second in the nation with his five triples on the year.

Koechli tallied the third Top-5 finish of her career as she shot +8 at the Pinehurst Challenge, leading the Cougars to a runner-up finish overall. Playing on the Pinehurst Resort No. 6 course, Koechli finished Monday with the overall lead of three-over par, before finishing in a tie for fifth place. It marked her second career Top-5 finish at the Pinehurst Challenge.

2012-13 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK SPONSORED BY PIGGLY WIGGLY

Sept. 3 - Kees Heemskerk (men's soccer) and Sloane White (volleyball)

Sept. 10 - Mackenzie Johnston (men's cross country) and Vanessa Koechli (women's golf)

Sept. 24 - Juan Maegli (sailing) and Michaela Herrmann (women's soccer)

Oct. 1 - Luke Huggett (men's soccer) and Eliza Hay (equestrian)

Oct. 8 - Sean de Silva (men's soccer) and Darcy Dorton (volleyball)

Oct. 15 - Juan Maegli (sailing) and Katharina Boehm (women's golf)

Oct. 22 - Sean de Silva (men's soccer) and Sarah Boyle (women's swimming)

Nov. 5 - Juan Maegli (sailing) and Emily Shelton (volleyball)

Nov. 12 - Jake Reynolds (sailing) and Latisha Harris (women's basketball)

Nov. 19 - Dave Sherrier (men's swimming) and Zoe Merritt (equestrian)

Nov. 26 - Willis Hall (men's basketball) and Cathryn Hardy (women's basketball)

Dec. 3 - Willis Hall (men's basketball) and Darcy Dorton (volleyball)

Jan. 7 - Jake Reynolds (sailing) and Jillian Brown (women's basketball)

Jan. 14 - Adjehi Baru (men's basketball) and Sarah Graif (women's swimming)

Jan. 21 - Pablo Ortiz (men's swimming) and Christin Newman (women's tennis)

Jan. 28 - Trent Wiedeman (men's basketball) and Alyssa Frye (women's basketball)

Feb. 4 - Peter Gibbons (diving) and Eliza Hay (equestrian)

Feb. 11 - Zach Munroe (men's golf) and Christa Horrocks (track & field)

Feb. 18 - Brandon Murray (baseball) and Afreyea Tolbert (women's basketball)

Feb. 25 - Alex Wood (men's swimming) and Jillian Brown (women's basketball)

March 4 - Ben Spector (sailing) and Julia Neumann (women's golf)

March 18 - Brice Allanic (men’s tennis) and Kelsey Hodgson (softball)

March 25 – Jake Zokan (baseball) and Louise Olsson (women’s golf)

April 1 – Gunnar Heidt (baseball) and Vanessa Koechli (women’s golf)


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