ANDERSON, S.C. – Men’s basketball’s Chandler Hash and women’s tennis player Avery Owens have been named to the Anderson Federal Credit Union Gold Standard for their outstanding performances in the month of February.
Owens, a junior from Clinton, S.C., posted a stellar 6-1 singles record during the month of February and was an undefeated 4-0 in South Atlantic Conference play. She closed out the month with a five-match win streak. Owens teamed with junior Lauren Trumbull and sophomore Karen Ching to go 4-1 in doubles’ action during the month.
She was named SAC Player of the Week on Feb. 25, after posting a perfect 8-0 combined singles and doubles record on the week, including six combined wins in conference play at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, and No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. She helped lead the Trojans to a 3-1 team record, as AU defeated SAC opponents Newberry and Mars Hill and nonconference foe Limestone– all on the road, with the lone setback, a narrow 5-4 decision, coming at Tusculum.
Hash helped lead the Trojan men’s basketball team to a 6-2 record in February, averaging a team-high 21.4 points per contest on the strength of 59.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc. The 6-foot guard was a perfect 32-of-32 from the charity stripe during the month.
He was named SAC Player of the Week on Feb. 11 after averaging 30 points on the week, including a career-high 38-point outburst in the Trojans’ 80-64 road win at Catawba. Hash scored 22 points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds in the road win past Newberry, while adding two assists and a steal. He was 7-of-14 from the field versus the Wolves and connected on 6-of-11 treys. The Greer, S.C. native was 10-of-15 from the field at Catawba, including 6-of-9 from beyond the arc and was a perfect 12-of-12 from the free throw line. He also added a pair of blocked shots and two assists.
Each month, one male and one female student-athlete or teams are honored as the Anderson Federal Credit Union Gold Standard Performers of the Month for his or her performance in competition, in the classroom, or in the community.
Check back for our honorees for the month of March