The Spring Hill College Department of Athletics has named Taylor Eads and Elise Michaelis as its USA ROTC-Spring Hill College Student-Athletes of the Week for their excellent efforts during the week of March 24-30, 2014.
A junior right fielder from Slidell, La., Eads went 6-for-8 versus 8th-ranked Belhaven University and crushed a game-winning two-run home run out of left field in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Eads is hitting .390 on the year with a slugging percentage of .743 and a .496 on-base percentage. He has smacked nine homers, six doubles and two triples with 35 RBI. Nationally, he ranks Number 3 in the NAIA in Home Runs (9), Number 12 in Total Bases (78), Number 12 in Slugging Percentage (0.743), Number 20 in Total Bases per Game (2.364), and Number 25 in Runs Batted In per Game (1.061).
Michaelis, a junior women's tennis player from Covington, La., won 6-0, 6-0 on the No. 1 singles court and 8-3 with her partner senior Maggie Leeds of Birmingham, Ala., on the No. 1 doubles court as the Badgers earned a 5-1 victory over Tougaloo College on Saturday.
In recognition of this honor, each week's winners of USA ROTC-Spring Hill College Student-Athletes of the Week award will receive a T-shirt, water bottle and handy gym bag compliments of the University of South Alabama ROTC.