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Healy Named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week

Nathan Healy was named as the SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week after leading the Mountaineers to a 3-0 record last week. Photo by Dave Mayo and courtesy of Appalachian Sports Information

Jan. 16, 2013. 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