Athletes of the Week

Tennessee Tech selects a Male and Female Athlete of the Week throughout the athletic season
to recognize outstanding performances by Golden Eagle student-athletes.


 

Male Recipient

Female Recipient

November 11 - November 17

Seth Carlisle
Football | SO | QB | Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.

Week's Achievements: Carlisle racked up a career-high 13 tackles, along with half a stop for loss and one quarterback hurry, in Tech's contest at Eastern Kentucky. It marked his second-straight week, and third game of the season, tallying double digits in tackles.

Taylor Dorsey
Volleyball | SO | MB | Birmingham, Ala.

Week's Achievements: Dorsey was a beast in helping Tech to back-to-back victories over Tennessee State and Belmont to close the regular season, totaling 18 kills and 12 blocks. Against the Bruins, she recorded a career-high 11 blocks and turned in 13 kills for a double-double.

November 4 - November 10

Bailey Fisher
Football | SO | QB | Clayton, Ga.

Week's Achievements: Fisher guided Tech to its first win over Jacksonville State since 2010, accounting for over 330 yards of total offense and four touchdowns. In the Homecoming victory, he became the first Golden Eagle quarterback to rush for more than 100 yards since Brock McCoin in 2015.

Ashley Hand
Volleyball | SO | S | Greenwood Village, Colo.

Week's Achievements: Hand was stellar in matches at Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky, averaging 12.43 assists per set with a total of 87. She surpassed 1,000 assists for her career while accounting for five kills, 19 digs, three blocks and a double-double.

October 28 - November 3

David Gist
Football | SO | RB | Cookeville, Tenn.

Week's Achievements: Gist toted the brunt of the offensive responsibility in Tech's victory at Murray State, becoming the first Golden Eagle running back to top 100 yards on the ground since since accomplishing the feat the season before. He added 45 yards receiving and a TD grab.

Nancy Jesang
Women's Cross Country | FR | Eldoret, Kenya

Week's Achievements: Jesang set a Tech program record for best finish by a freshman at the OVC Championships, placing third overall in the 5K race. The rookie also set a season-best time of 17:55.0, the first sub-18-minute mark of her career, on her way to All-OVC First Team honors.

October 21 - October 27

Bailey Fisher
Football | SO | QB | Clayton, Ga.

Week's Achievements: Fisher was efficient in Tech's contest against in-state rival Austin Peay, completing 23-of-30 passes for 202 yards, a completion percentage of 76.7. He also totaled three touchdowns through the air in the contest, as well as 16 yards on the ground.

Ashley Hand
Volleyball | SO | S | Greenwood Village, Colo.

Week's Achievements: Hand continued her breakout season by averaging 11.25 assists per set in matches against Austin Peay and Murray State. She totaled 90 helpers on the weekend while also adding eight kills and 19 digs, not to mention seven blocks. Hand locked in two double-doubles as well.

October 14 - October 20

Ababu Mohamed
Men's Cross Country | JR | Houston, Texas

Week's Achievements: Mohamed captured a first-place showing at the Murray State Open, the highest finish of his Golden Eagle career. He clocked in with a time of 26:12.9 in the 8K race, finishing a full 10 seconds ahead of the next closest runner.

Nancy Jesang
Women's Cross Country | FR | Eldoret, Kenya

Week's Achievements: Jesang took home her second-consecutive first-place finish of the year, leading the Golden Eagles at the Murray State Open. She posted a final time of 19:00.1 in the 5K competition, smoking the next closest participant by more than 30 seconds.

October 7 - October 13

Will Brooks
Men's Golf | JR | Cookeville, Tenn.

Week's Achievements: Brooks collected his second consecutive top-five finish and All-Tournament honor at the Intercollegiate at The Grove, firing a 142 in the rain-shortened event. The junior tied for fourth after carding a second-round 68, the low score of the final day of action.

Isabelle Austin
Soccer | R-JR | GK | Sylvania, Ohio

Week's Achievements: Austin boasted the best weekend of her career, guiding the Golden Eagles to a pair of shuout victories. Facing the league's top offensive team, she made a whopping nine saves against Murray State in a 3-0 win. She followed with four stops at Jacksonville State in a 1-0 victory.

September 30 - October 6

Ababu Mohamed
Men's Cross Country | JR | Houston, Texas

Week's Achievements: Mohamed paced the Golden Eagles at the Upstate Invitational over the weekend, turning in his best career finish by placing second overall. He turned in an 8K time of 25:31.1, marking the third time in three events this season he led all Tech runners.

Nancy Jesang
Women's Cross Country | FR | Eldoret, Kenya

Week's Achievements: Jesang claimed first place overall at the Upstate Invitational, leading the Golden Eagles to a team victory at the event as well. The rookie turned in a season-best time of 18:04.2 for the 5K, a mark good enough to rank 20th in program history.

September 23 - September 29

Bailey Fisher
Football | SO | QB | Clayton, Ga.

Week's Achievements: Fisher set a new program record with six touchdown passes at Eastern Illinois, helping Tech to a 4-1 start to the year. He completed 22 of his 34 attempts through the air, accounting for 269 yards. He also added 29 yards on the ground. 

Ali Verzani
Volleyball | JR | OH | Sioux City, Iowa

Week's Achievements: Verzani established a new career-high with 23 kills in Tech's OVC win over Southeast Missouri. She also notched her seventh double-double of the year with 12 digs. For the week, she posted 31 kills, 18 digs and 33.5 points for the purple and gold.

September 16 - September 22

Bailey Fisher
Football | SO | QB | Clayton, Ga.

Week's Achievements: Fisher was dominant in Tech's victory at Western Illinois, accouting for five total touchdowns and over 400 yards of total offense. He passed for two scores in the first half and rushed for three more in the second half while accounting for 90 yards on the ground.

Ashley Hand
Volleyball | SO | S | Greenwood Village, Colo.

Week's Achievements: Hand turned in a brilliant week for the Golden Eagles, totaling more than 200 assists in four matches. She set a new career-high with 58 at Evansville and noteched at least 51 in each of the four contests. She added 14 kills and 10 blocks on the week as well.

September 9 - September 15

Metrius Fleming
Football | FR | WR | Elberton, Ga.

Week's Achievements: Fleming was special all over the field for the Golden Eagles in their win over Virginia-Wise. The rookie returned a kickoff 91 yards for a score to tie the game at 7-7 early. He also caught three passes for 65 yards on the night, totaling 161 all-purpose yards.

Ali Verzani
Volleyball | JR | OH | Sioux City, Iowa

Week's Achievements: Verzani helped lead the Golden Eagles to their first two victories of the season, accounting 45 kills and 54.5 total points in three matches. She hit an impressive 35.2 percent for the week, leading Tech in kills, points, service aces and attack percentage.

September 2 - September 8

Luke Ward
Football | SR | QB | Decaturville, Tenn.

Week's Achievements: Ward was highly efficient with his time on the field at Miami (Ohio), orchestrating multiple touchdown drives in the fourth quarter. The senior finished the contest with 83 yard on 7-of-9 passing and 83 yards through the air.

Bailey Taylor
Soccer | FR | F | Powell, Tenn.

Week's Achievements: Taylor exploded offensivley for the Golden Eagles, scoring three goals in two wins over the weekend. The rookie notched a late, game-tying marker at North Alabama to force overtime Friday night before scoring both Tech tallies in Sunday's win over App State.

August 26 - September 1

Bailey Fisher
Football | SO | QB | Clayton, Ga.

Week's Achievements: Fisher willed the Tennessee Tech football to a come-from-behind, double-overtime victory over Samford to open the season, accounting for five touchdowns and over 460 yards of total offense. He passed for a career-high 415 yards, the third-most in program history.

Dallas Oatis
Volleyball | FR | MB | Detroit, Mich.

Week's Achievements: Oatis paced the Golden Eagles in both kills and points over the weekend. The freshman middle blocker exploded in her collegiate debut against Northern Arizona, tallying 15 kills while hitting .357 and racking up three total blocks.


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