DAHLONEGA, GA – Jessica Coan has been named the Moe's Southwest Grill North Georgia Athlete of the Week after leading the 2nd-ranked and undefeated Saints to four more wins last weekend at the CSU Hughston Sports Clinic Classic the Sports Communications Office announced on Tuesday morning.
Coan continued her impressive start to the 2011 season over the weekend, picking up two more wins and recording 21 strikeouts in 11.0 innings of work.
She opened the weekend with 4.0 innings of one hit ball and nine strikeouts against Miles College, and followed against Lynn University where she tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out 12 and allowing five hits.
The Duluth, Ga., native sports a 0.00 earned run average for season, having tossed 18.0 scoreless innings with 33 strikeouts on the year. She currently sits second in the Peach Belt Conference in total strikeouts, while the North Georgia pitching staff is second in the league with a 0.81 earned run average on the season.
The Saints welcome Mars Hill to town on Tuesday afternoon for North Georgia's 2011 home opener, before traveling to the UAH Charger Chillout over the weekend six games, including two games against teams ranked in the top 10.