Furman Women's basketball player Allison Beasley The ScanSource Student-Athlete Leader of the Month for December 2016.
Beasley, a senior guard from Robbinsville, N.C., missed the first 10 games of the season with a hand injury before returning to the court to play in five of the Paladins' six December games.  She drained a pair of 3-pointers and collected three rebounds in an 84-62 triumph over Gardner-Webb to help ignite the Paladins' current five-game winning streak. In four seasons at Furman she has played in 98 games, made 69 starts, and scored 479 points.  She is currently tied for eighth in program history in 3-pointers made (131) and stands seventh in 3-point attempts (395).  
A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), she has volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House, Greenville Children's Hospital, Mana Food Bank, Brother Wolf, and Harvest Hope during her Furman tenure.  The two-time Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll selection is on track to graduate this spring with bachelor of science degree in health sciences and plans to attend nursing school. 
   
Furman volleyball's Annie Bierman.  The ScanSource Student-Athlete Leader of the Month for November 2016. 

A native of Hamilton, Ohio, Bierman started every match for the Paladins this season and finished the year with a team-high 310 kills and 308 digs. Bierman concluded her Furman career with 1,323 kills and 1,329 digs, as well as a SoCon Player of the Year honor in 2015. Bierman was named to the Southern Conference All-Conference Second Team this season, leading Furman to a 1-1 record in SoCon Tournament play. The senior biology major sports a 3.2 GPA and is a two-time member of the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.
Bierman, a three-year team captain, participated in the Belize Study Away program in the spring of 2015 and is a founding member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Bierman is a youth volleyball coach with Carolina One volleyball club and completed a sports nutrition internship with Clemson University in the Summer of 2016. 

   
Furman soccer standout Marco Ortiz. The ScanSource Student-Athlete Leader for the Month of October 2016.

A senior, Ortiz has led the Paladins to back-to-back SoCon Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2014 and 2015 and is serving as the Paladins' team captain in 2016. The Fort Worth, Texas, native helped lead fundraising effort for the Paladins' trip to Spain last year, has served on mission trips to Mexico where he helped teach English and also volunteers as a coach at Furman United Soccer's youth clinics.

Ortiz, a business administration major, currently sports a 3.1 GPA. He has played in all 17 matches for the Paladins this season and netted his first goal of the campaign in a home match versus Wofford on October 8.

   

Quarterback Reese Hannon. The ScanSource Student-Athlete Leader for the Month of September 2016.
Hannon is a fifth-year senior and four-year team captain — believed to be a first in college football history.  A starter for much of his Paladin tenure, he has battled back twice from injuries and etched his name into Furman's record book with a pair of standards, including single game passing yards (365) and total offense (400 yards) recorded against Coastal Carolina in 2015.  He has also climbed to second on Furman's career passing yards ledger with 5,753 yards, trailing only former standout Jordan Sorrells (6,278 yds., 2006-09).

The Greer, S.C., product boasts a 3.59 grade point average and is a double major in communications studies and religion.  He is a multiple SoCon Academic Honor Roll selection and member of Lambda Pi Eta, the national communications studies honor society.
The recipient of the 2013 Spear Sedgely Award for team leadership, he is a four-year member of the Furman Football Leadership Council and active in the university's chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a round-table Bible study leader.  In addition, he serves as a Sunday School teacher and has served a tutor at Berea Middle School, and also made numerous motivational/leadership speeches to FCA groups, high school teams, and student government organizations. 
   
 

 

Furman soccer's Rose Hull. The ScanSource Student-Athlete Leader for the Month of August 2016.

A native of Brentwood, Tenn., Hull has helped Furman to a 4-1-1 start to the 2016 season that included a five-match unbeaten run to open the year. The senior goalkeeper teamed with freshman Kellsey Weaver to help the Paladins hold the opposition scoreless for the first five matches and first 510:30 of the campaign.
Hull returned for her fifth year with the Paladins after suffering a season-ending knee injury during the early portion of the 2015 season. The fifth-year senior ranks among Furman's all-time leaders with a 0.84 career goals against average and 20 career shutouts. She has posted a 43-11-6 record as Furman's netminder and has helped the Paladins to a pair of Southern Conference Tournament titles.