Five Sand Sharks honored by Sun Conference

sports@islandpacket.comMarch 19, 2013 

Five USC Beaufort student-athletes earned weekly honors from The Sun Conference as selected by the league's sports information directors Monday.

USCB swept the men's track honors for the second consecutive week with freshmen Domonique Harris and Josh Roper earning repeat honors for their performances at the Georgia Southern Invitational.

Harris was named the Track Athlete of the Week after laying claim to three school records. He won the 100 meters and finished second in the 200, setting school records in both, and helped the 4x100 relay team set a school mark.

Roper was named the Field Athlete of the Week after finishing second in the shot put, discus and hammer throw. Already the school record holder in the discus, shot and javelin, Roper added the school mark in the hammer to his resume.

The Sand Sharks also swept the men's and women's golf awards with junior Brian Langley and senior Kelli Nakano picking up honors. Langley and Nakano both have been honored twice this spring.

Langley earned his first collegiate title last week at the Sand Shark Classic, finishing at 2-under-par in the 54-hole event to lead host USCB to the team title in its own event for the second consecutive year.

Nakano finished seventh at the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational, shooting rounds of 73 and 79 to lead the Sand Sharks to a fourth-place finish in the 13-team event.

Sophomore Kristy Cook became the third USCB player to earn Pitcher of the Week honors this season, joining freshman Ashlie Layman (Thomas Heyward Academy) and sophomore Caitlin Campbell.

Cook, who won the award four times last season, returned to her dominant 2012 form in four outings last week, going 3-0 with a 0.71 ERA in 19 2/3 innings. At one point, she had a streak of 23 consecutive scoreless innings as she improved to 8-0 on the season and 28-5 in her career.

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