Wrestling’s Daniel Ownbey Named UNCP Student-Athlete Of The Week
PEMBROKE – Having played a pivotal role in leading the UNCP wrestling team to a 2-2 record at the Super Region I Duals over the weekend, including a key upset of No. 14 West Liberty, newcomer Daniel Ownbey has been named this week's UNCP Student-Athlete of the Week, athletic department officials announced Monday.
Ownbey, an Asheville native, tallied a perfect 4-0 record on the mat in Johnstown, Pa., including two wins by decision, one by technical fall and yet another by pin. Ownbey opened his weekend with a 4-2 decision over Shippensburg's Simon Rice, and then booked a perfect Friday evening by turning in a third-period pin (5:54) of Seton Hill's Andrew Fisher.
Only his Saturday performance would overshadow his Friday performance as the Enka High School product grabbed a 6-3 decision over third-ranked Nick Wykoff of West Liberty before closing out his stay in UPJ's Sports Center with a 20-4 technical fall triumph over host-Pitt-Johnstown's Douglas Maiorana.
Ownbey, who spent last season as a redshirt freshman at UNC Greensboro, has accumulated a 21-3 record in his first official season of collegiate competition. Of his 21 victories on the mat, three have come by pin and two others have come by virtue of technical fall.
|2011-12 UNCP ATHLETES OF THE WEEK|
|January 16||Marcus Heath||Basketball||Click Here|
|January 9||Shahmel Brackett||Basketball||Click Here|
|January 2||Mike Williams||Wrestling||Click Here|
|December 20||Courtney Bolton||Basketball||Click Here|
|December 12||Shane Nolan||Wrestling||Click Here|
|December 5||Kristoff Thomas||Wrestling||Click Here|
|November 28||George Blakeney||Basketball||Click Here|
|November 21||Brendon Parker-Risk||Wrestling||Click Here|
|November 14||George Blakeney||Basketball||Click Here|
|November 7||Ashlyn Rebok||Volleyball||Click Here|
|October 31||Jordan Walor||Golf||Click Here|
|October 24||Pardon Ndhlovu||Cross Country||Click Here|
|October 17||Sam Miles||Soccer||Click Here|
|October 10||Luke Charles||Football||Click Here|
|October 3||Dana Watkins||Golf||Click Here|
|September 26||Travis Daniels||Football||Click Here|
|September 19||Jordan Walor||Golf||Click Here|
|September 12||Travis Daniels||Football||Click Here|
|September 6||Rebecca Womack||Soccer||Click Here|