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Four Share BCC Student-Athlete of Week Honors
April 22, 2013 - Two sophomores and two freshmen share Brevard Community College Student-Athlete-of-the-Week honors for the week ending April 21.
They are sophomore golfer Blake Biggs of Peoria, IL, sophomore baseball designated hitter David King of Orlando, FL, plus freshman baseball pitcher Kenton Hering and freshman baseball catcher Austin Leeney, both of Melbourne, FL.
Biggs, a graduate of Peoria Notre Dame High School, finished as runner-up by one stroke in the NJCAA Division I District 4 tournament in Pendleton, SC. BCC won the tournament for the fourth time in 11 years and the first time since 2008. It advanced to the NJCAA Division I national tournament for the 11th straight year.
"Blake Biggs is the consummate student athlete," BCC head golf coach Jamie Howell said. "Combining a solid grade point average and work ethic with our golf program, Blake's dedication to improving every aspect of his collegiate life could be a model for future student athletes."
Hering, a graduate of Viera High, pitched 8 1/3 innings of six hit-baseball, allowing two runs against Palm Beach State College in the second game of the best-of-three Florida State College System Activities Association Southern Conference tournament title round.
BCC won 3-2 in the 10th inning on King's walk-off single to advance to the championship game, which it lost 5-2.
King, a graduate of Lake Brantley High, stepped to the plate with two outs and runners on first and second and hit a 3-ball, 2-strike slider to knock in the winning run.
Leeney, a graduate of Melbourne High, caught all 37 innings of BCC's four tournament games, finishing with three hits, a run batted in, an assist and a put out.
"Kenton was lights out in an elimination game against Palm Beach," BCC head baseball coach Jeff Tam said. "He showed great maturity and poise for a freshman. Austin showed a great deal of grit and heart in catching every inning in brutal weather and contributing offensively.
"As for David, he did what sophomores are supposed to do. He came through with the game on the line and enabled us to play for the championship."