Athlete of the Week

Sherrier, Gmerek Earn CofC Student-Athlete Of The Week Honors

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          Release: 11/09/2011
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - Senior men's swimmer Matt Sherrier (Boulder, Colo.) and senior women's soccer player Hannah Gmerek (Anderson, S.C.) earned College of Charleston Student-Athlete of the Week honors sponsored by Piggly Wiggly for the week of Nov. 7.

Sherrier led the Cougars to a thrilling meet victory over the rival Davidson Wildcats in the last home meet of the 2011-12 season on Saturday. He won first place in the 200-meter freestyle (1:54.31) and the 400-meter freestyle. A psychology major, Sherrier capped the day by swimming the final leg of the 400-meter freestyle relay, touching the wall first to seal the meet victory for College of Charleston.

Gmerek was selected for the SoCon All-Tournament team after scoring two goals in the Cougars' semifinal win over Georgia Southern on Friday. The victory set a new program record for the Cougars as the squad reached 13 wins in a season for the first time. Gmerek, a hospitality management major, was also named First Team All-SoCon earlier in the week.

2011-12 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK SPONSORED BY PIGGLY WIGGLY

Aug. 29 - Andy Craven (men's soccer) and Sarah Havel (volleyball)
Sept. 5 - Kees Heemskerk (men's soccer) and Emily Shelton (volleyball)
Sept. 12 - Adam Seften (men's cross country) and Hannah Gmerek (women's soccer)
Sept. 19 - Zeke Horowitz (sailing) and Elyse Chubb (volleyball)
Sept. 26 - Ralphie Lundy (men's soccer) and Sloane White (volleyball)
Oct. 3 - Zeke Horowitz (sailing) and Dena O'Brien (women's cross country)
Oct. 10 - John Duke Hudson (men's golf) and Sarah Havel (volleyball)
Oct. 17 - Henry Smart (men's golf) and Sarah Boyle (women's swimming & diving)
Oct. 24 - Kees Heemskerk (men's soccer) and Leigh Whittaker (women's golf)
Oct. 31 - Pablo Ortiz (men's swimming) and Hope Atkinson (women's soccer)
Nov. 7 - Matt Sherrier (men's swimming) and Hannah Gmerek (women's soccer)

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