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
Photo Courtesy: Nathan Healy, ASU Athletics