Caleb Aikens

Caleb Aikens

This week's male Covenant Athlete of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 14, 2017, is cross country freshman Caleb Aikens.

Aikens, a freshman from Crossville, Tenn., continues to put together a tremendous rookie campaign as he finished 19th and led Covenant to a third place finish at the Berry Invitational. The freshman set a personal best in the 8k race at 27:19.3 and was 19th among all runners in the event. It was the second straight week that Aikens had produced a new personal record.

Previous Male Athletes of the Week (2017-18)

Week 1 (Aug. 28-Sept. 2, 2017)

Caleb Aikens - Cross Country

Aikens, a freshman from Crossville, Tenn., made his collegiate racing debut on Friday and placed seventh overall at the Georgia DIII Invitational at Berry College. The freshman posted an 8k time of 27:38.10 to pace the Scots to a third place finish overall. 


Week 2 (Sept. 4-9, 2017)

Jonathan Crossman - Soccer

Crossman, a senior from Lookout Mountain, Ga., helped the Scots to a 2-1 record during the week with a pair of shutouts. The senior made a total of 12 saves in 270 minutes at the net on the week. He had three saves in a 1-0 win over Sewanee on Wednesday, and then had two saves in a 1-0 victory at Belhaven on Friday. In Saturday's 1-0 loss to Millsaps, Crossman had seven saves.


Week 3 (Sept. 11-16, 2017)

Caleb Aikens - Cross Country

Aikens, a freshman from Crossville, Tenn., again paced the Scots as he finished 23rd and led the team to a fourth place finish at the Falcon Classic on Saturday. The freshman posted an 8k time of 28:01.28, which was good for 23rd out of 145 non-Division I runners. Aikens' individual finish helped Covenant to fourth out of 15 teams, and the top Division III finisher in the meet.

Week 4 (Sept. 18-23, 2017)

Carl Simakoff - Soccer

Simakoff, a junior from St. Louis, Mo., scored once on the week but it was a big one as his goal helped Covenant to a 2-2 tie at Averett on Saturday. The junior scored in the 88th minute of play, assisted by Josh Brower, to draw the Scots even at 2-2 after they trailed by two goals earlier in the match. The goal was the 10th of Simakoff's collegiate career, and the first in 2017.


Week 5 (Sept. 25-30, 2017)

Caleb Aikens - Cross Country

Aikens, a freshman from Crossville, Tenn., continued his torrid start to the season with a second place finish at the Maryville Invitational that led the Scots to a team title. The freshman placed second, out of 61 collegiate runners, with an 8k time of 28:15.9. Aikens has paced Covenant in all three meets this season.


Week 6 (Oct. 2-7, 2017)

Josh Brower - Soccer

Brower, a sophomore from Birmingham, Ala., assisted the Scots to a 2-0 week with four assists. The sophomore had two assists in Covenant's 3-0 victory at LaGrange last Wednesday, before tallying two more assists in the Scots' 3-1 win over Pensacola Christian on Saturday. Brower leads the team with six assists on the year.