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

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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