Tuesday, March 20, 2012
MACON, Ga. – Mercer sophomore outfielder McKenzie Woody has claimed the A-Sun/Crons Achiever Award for her accomplishments in the month of February.
Woody eclipsed the other candidates in the poll, claiming 61 percent of the fan vote on the Atlantic Sun Insider blog to win the honor. The second-place nominee finished with 24 percent of the vote.
Woody got off to an incredible start in February for the Bears, as through 15 games she posted a .436 batting average with 24 total hits – both of which were team highs. As the Bears’ leadoff batter, she also recorded a .483 on base percentage and 13 stolen bases. A major contributor to the Bears’ offense, Woody’s skills also enabled her to score a team-high 13 runs in the month of February.
As the Official Motivation and Apparel Brand of the Atlantic Sun Conference, Crons began sponsoring the monthly "Achiever Award" in January to recognize what A-Sun fans deem the most notable performance each month. The Crons Brand provides what it calls “high quality motivational apparel, merchandise, and accessories to inspire people to get better and constantly strive for their goals.” It also strives to reinforce positive messages to athletes about what it takes to be a winner and the importance of working harder than anyone else in order to reach their full potential.
Crons communicates this message through four separate product categories: Team Gear, Lifestyle Apparel, Nutritional Products, and School Programs. Crons is a national brand with its message-themed and motivational merchandise and apparel already in use by more than 500 schools and organizations in 25 states.
Crons perpetuates its message through its Achievers Program, designed to teach students the importance of setting and achieving goals. The program focuses on fostering skills that will help young people set smart, measurable goals now and in the future – leading to academic, personal and professional success.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an NCAA Division I league with 10 member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University. Northern Kentucky University becomes the A-Sun’s newest member on July 1, 2012.