GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman's Savannah Carnahan has been named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for all competition from Feb. 20 – 26. This is her fourth selection of the year and the sixth of her career.
A junior from Cumming, Ga., Carnahan won league titles in both the 3,000m and 5,000m this past weekend at the 2019 SoCon Indoor Track and Field Championships in Lexington, Va. In the 3,000m event, Wofford's Hannah Steelman maintained the lead by just 34 hundredths of a second heading into the final lap, but Carahan posted a blistering 32.52 split to overtake Steelman in the final lap, crossing the finish line with a time of 9:11.04. Her time shattered the previous meet record of 9:27.51 that was set by Furman's Sinead Haughey in 2015. In the 5,000m, Carnahan claimed the title for the third-straight season, setting a new meet and facility record with a time of 16:22.61. She had previously established the meet record of 16:24.84 at last season's meet.
Carnahan holds a 3.93 grade point average and is double majoring in applied mathematics and chemistry.
Also nominated for SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week: Sam Blumer (The Citadel men's track and field), Malloree Schurr (ETSU softball), Shannon Titus (Mercer women's basketball), Ruben Guerrero (Samford men's basketball), Emma Van Hee (Chattanooga women's tennis) and Erica Hayes (Western Carolina softball).
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
General Shale SoCon Student-Athletes of the Week
Sept. 5 Alexa Frankeny, Western Carolina, Women's Soccer
Sept. 12 Bryce Nunnelly, Chattanooga, Football
Sept. 19 Catie Cronister, Wofford, Volleyball
Sept. 26 Sarah Connolly, ETSU, Women's Soccer
Oct.3 Tee Mitchell, Mercer, Football
Oct. 10 Abigail Veit, Western Carolina, Volleyball
Oct. 17 Harris Roberts, Furman, Football
Oct. 24 Allison Penner, UNCG, Volleyball
Oct. 31 Savannah Carnahan, Furman, Cross Country
Nov. 7 Heida Ragney Vidarsdottir, UNCG, Women's Soccer
Nov. 14 Jake Huffine, Chattanooga, Wrestling
Nov. 21 Savannah Carnahan, Furman Cross Country
Nov. 28 Amanda Thompson, Mercer, Women's Basketball
Dec. 5 Kelsi Hobbs, Samford, Volleyball
Dec. 12 Amanda Thompson, Mercer, Women's Basketball
Dec. 19 Nadine Soliman, UNCG, Women's Basketball
Dec. 26 Jake Huffine, Chattanooga, Wrestling
Jan. 2 Zane Najdawi, The Citadel, Men's Basketball
Jan. 9 Mladen Armus, ETSU, Men's Basketball
Jan. 16 Ben Varghese, ETSU, Men's Indoor Track and Field
Jan. 23 Andrew Morgan, Campbell, Wrestling
Jan. 30 Nadine Soliman, UNCG, Women's Basketball
Feb. 6 Onno Steger, Western Carolina, Men's Basketball
Feb. 13 Savannah Carnahan, Furman, Women's Indoor Track and Field
Feb. 20 Sean Connolly, The Citadel, Baseball
Feb. 27 Savannah Carnahan, Furman, Women's Indoor Track and Field