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Nathan Healy was named as the SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week after leading the Mountaineers to a 3-0 record last week.
Courtesy: DCMayo (Appalachian, '83)
Healy Named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Wednesday 01/16/2013 (ET)
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Appalachian State University men's basketball forward Nathan Healy has been named as the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.

Healy, who helped lead Appalachian State to a 3-0 record last week, has been one of the key components to the Mountaineers' current five-game winning streak.

In wins over Elon, UNCG and Wofford last week, Healy averaged 18.7 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 50.0 percent (19-of-38) from the floor while adding six assists, six steals and five blocks.

He matched a career-high with 24 points in Monday's come-from-behind win over the Spartans and poured in 22 in another comeback win over the Phoenix on Saturday. His 10-point, five-rebound performance also helped Appalachian to a gritty 50-49 win over the Terriers last Tuesday.

A senior management major, Healy carries a gaudy 3.98 GPA in the classroom and has been nominated for a spot on the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America team. He is Appalachian State's second SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week this year, joining women's basketball's Courtney Freeman.

Healy and the Mountaineers look to extend their winning streak to six games when they take on Chattanooga at 7 p.m. on Thursday at The McKenzie Arena.

Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week

Sept. 5: Christina Dorismond, Volleyball, Furman

Sept. 12: Nathan Wanuch, Cross Country, Chattanooga

Sept. 19: Carson Smith, Football, The Citadel

Sept. 26: Kate Van Dyke, Volleyball, Georgia Southern

Oct. 3: Lauren Hein, Women's Soccer, UNCG

Oct. 10: Julia Singley, Women's Soccer, Davidson

Oct. 17: Rachel Woodlee, Volleyball, Wofford

Oct. 24: Laura Greb, Women's Soccer, Western Carolina

Oct. 31: Paul Chelimo, Cross Country, UNCG

Nov. 7: Clark Sechrest, Football, Western Carolina

Nov. 14: Moriah Bellissimo, Volleyball, Georgia Southern

Nov. 21: Christina Dorismond, Volleyball, Furman

Nov. 28: Kayla Christopher, Women's Basketball, Chattanooga

Dec. 5: Courtney Freeman, Women's Basketball, Appalachian State

Dec. 12: Aaron Hansen, Wrestling , The Citadel

Dec. 19: Nick Soto, Wrestling, Chattanooga

Jan. 9: Kelsey Evans, Women's Basketball, Elon

Jan. 16: Nathan Healy, Men's Basketball, Appalachian State

 



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