Written by Charles Cochrum
Thursday, 12 January 2012 08:15
Nathan Healy (New Bern, N.C./Blair Academy) averaged 7.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in two road games to earn Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week honors, the league office announced on Wednesday.
Healy led Appalachian State University men’s basketball to a win at
Samford on Jan. 5, matching a career high with 14 points to accompany eight rebounds off the Mountaineer bench. The junior shot 4-of-7 from the field with a three-pointer and added three blocks and a pair of assists in the 68-63 win.
The junior forward then saw 12 minutes of action in reserve at Chattanooga on Saturday. Healy grabbed three more rebounds and attempted one shot in the tight contest.
Healy holds a 3.98 cumulative grade point average after earning a perfect 4.0 mark in the fall, which earned him a place on the Chancellor’s list. He was named to the SoCon’s all-academic team last season.
Healy is the second ASU student-athlete to win the award in 2011-12, joining volleyball senior Maggie Seeds, who was honored by the SoCon in October. He joins Wofford’s Brad Loesing and Davidson’s JP Kuhlman as the third men’s basketball player to earn the award this season.
Other nominees included UNCG women’s basketball player Natalie Headley, Georgia Southern women’s basketball player Meredyth Frye, Samford women’s basketball player Paige Anderson, Chattanooga women’s basketball player Taylor Hall and Western Carolina women’s basketball player Kalia’Shea Menendez.
Healy and the Apps (6-8, 2-2 SoCon) host Furman on Thursday for a 7 p.m. contest on ESPN3. ASU then welcomes Davidson to the Holmes Center for a 2 p.m. meeting on Saturday.
Photo Courtesy: Nathan Healy, ASU Athletics