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

September 10 - September 16

Nick Madonia
Football | SR | K | Arrington, Tenn.

Week's Achievements: Madonia set a career-high at Utah State, connecting for four field goal on five tries. He drained a 54-yard attempt, the second-longest in school history, in the first quarter. He went on make tries from 20, 23 and 45 yards as well.

Purity Sanga
Cross Country | SO | Kapsabet, Kenya

Week's Achievements: Sanga continued her impressive start to the 2018 campaign, shattering the school's 5K record at the Commodore Classic with a time of 17:20.7, more than nine seconds better than the previous mark. She finished second overall in the event.

September 3 - September 9

Sammy Kipkirui
Cross Country | SO | Kapsabet, Kenya

Week's Achievements: Kipkirui claimed first place at the Golden Eagle Invitational, beating out a pair of runners from Ohio State by eight seconds with a time of 20:24.7. It marked the first career win for the sophomore, who finished seventh in last year's event.

Purity Sanga
Cross Country | SO | Kapsabet, Kenya

Week's Achievements: Sanga dominated the field on her way to a first-place showing at the Golden Eagle Invitational. The sophomore finished with a time of 17:50.5, nearly a full minute and 20 seconds faster than second place, to earn her first career win.

August 27 - September 2

Josh Poplar
Football | R-JR | LB | Knoxville, Tenn.

Week's Achievements: Poplar notched his first career touchdown in Tech's season-opener at Chattanooga, running back an interception for six points. He finished the contest, his first action in over a year, with a team-high eight tackles.

Kendall Powell
Soccer | SO | F | Cookeville, Tenn.

Week's Achievements: Powell became the first Golden Eagle to record a hat trick since 2009 and just the fourth in program history, scoring three times in a 4-0 win at Purdue Fort Wayne. She took home OVC Player of the Week honors for her efforts. 

August 20 - August 26

Susie Jeziorowski
Volleyball | SR | S | Green Lake, Wis.

Week's Achievements: Jeziorowski compiled a whopping 142 assists in three matches,
helping Tech to a 2-1 start to the year. She recorded at least 45 assists in each match and
also totaled five service aces and six blocks during the weekend.  

August 13 - August 19

 

Kendall Powell
Soccer | SO | F | Cookeville, Tenn.

Week's Achievements: Powell scored the Golden Eagle squad's first goal of the year,
a marker in the 81st minute, at Georgia State. The goal proved enough to be the
game-winner and set up Tech with a 1-0 start to the season. 


2017-18 Regions Athletes of the Week Winners 
2016-17 Regions Athletes of the Week Winners 
2015-16 Regions Athletes of the Week Winners