Emma Grimes

Emma Grimes

This week's female Covenant Athlete of the Week, for the period ending Dec. 9, 2017, is basketball senior Emma Grimes.

Grimes, a senior from Melbourne, Fla., led Covenant with 15 points in a narrow loss to Berry on Saturday. The senior scored seven of her points in the fourth quarter as the Scots nearly erased a 19-point deficit before falling by one. Grimes went 4-of-7 from 3-point land and added one steal and a block in 25 minutes off the bench.

Previous Female Athletes of the Week (2017-18)

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

Addy Cronan - Women's Soccer

Cronan, a sophomore from Knoxville, Tenn., made her Covenant debut on Saturday and tallied two goals and an assist in the Lady Scots' 5-0 win over Berea. The sophomore got the scoring going in the 13th minute of play and then tallied the final goal of the cotnest in the 69th minute. She also assisted on Paige Simons' score in the 22nd minute.

Week 2 (Sept. 4-9, 2017)

Rachel Lemay - Women's Soccer

Lemay, a junior from Apopka, Fla., collected two more shutouts on the week to help Covenant to a 2-0 record. The junior made five saves in a 4-0 victory over Belhaven on Thursday before tallying six saves in a 1-0, overtime victory against Transylvania on Saturday. Lemay and the Lady Scots have yet to allow a goal in three matches on the year.

Week 3 (Sept. 11-16, 2017)

Michelann Settle - Cross Country

Settle, a sophomore from Anderson, S.C., placed 17th overall and set a personal-best time in the 6k to lead Covenant at the Falcon Classic on Saturday. The sophomore finished in 25:11.83 that helped the Scots to an eighth-place finish in the meet. Settle finished 17th out of 104 non-Division I runners.

Week 4 (Sept. 18-23, 2017)

Ginny Moore - Volleyball

Moore, a senior from Fort Myers, Fla., posted averages of 4.42 kills and 5.92 digs per set and had double-doubles in all three matches to help lead Covenant to a 3-0 record. She had 19 kills and 26 digs in a 3-1 win over Maryville last Wednesday. In a 3-1 win at LaGrange, Moore had 14 kills, 19 digs and three total blocks. She then capped the week with a season-high 20 kills to go with 26 digs and five aces in a 3-1 win over Piedmont.

Week 5 (Sept. 25-30, 2017)

Lilly Smith - Cross Country

Smith, a junior from Weaverville, N.C., paced Covenant to a team title at the Maryville Invitational with a personal record time in the 6k. The junior finished the course in 24:07.4, setting a personal best, and placing second overall. The time is the fourth fastest 6k in program history. Smith finish led Covenant to its first team title of the year.

Week 6 (Oct. 2-7, 2017)

Lilly Smith - Cross Country

Smith, a junior from Weaverville, N.C., again paced Covenant as she set a personal record in the 5k and led the Scots to a sixth place finish at the Disney Classic. The junior finished the 5k in 19:48.9 and placed 40th overall in an event that featured 227 runners. 

Week 7 (Oct. 9-14, 2017)

Schuyler Moore - Volleyball

Moore, a senior from Fort Myers, Fla., put together an outstanding week averaging 10.45 assists, 2.18 kills, while hitting .412, and 3.55 digs as Covenant went 3-0. Moore tallied nine kills, 43 assists and 17 digs in a four-set win at Maryville on Tuesday. She then had eight kills, 35 assists, 16 digs and three total blocks in a 3-1 win over Piedmont before tallying seven kills, 37 assists, six digs, and three total blocks in a sweep of LaGrange.

Week 8 (Oct. 16-21, 2017)

Hannah Harris - Volleyball

Harris, a junior from Rochester, Minn., averaged 2.90 kills, with a .354 hitting percentage, and 0.50 blocks per set to help Covenant to a 3-0 week. The junior led Covenant to a 3-0 win over No. 1 region ranked Berry with 11 kills, two digs and a block on Wednesday. She then had five kills and four total blocks in a 3-0 win over Huntingdon before tallying 13 kills in a 3-1 win over Agnes Scott on Saturday.

Week 9 (Oct. 23-28, 2017)

Lilly Smith - Cross Country

Smith, a junior from Weaverville, N.C., had quite the weekend as she broke a program record in the 6k and was named USA South Runner of the Year. The junior finished second at the USA South Championships with a program-record time of 22:55.0 and was then named the conference's Runner of the Year. Her second place finish also gave her a spot on the All-USA South first team. Smith's 6k time was 49 seconds faster than the previous program mark.

Week 10 (Oct. 30-Nov. 4, 2017)

Schuyler Moore - Volleyball

Moore, a senior from Fort Myers, Fla., was named USA South Tournament MVP after leading Covenant to a conference tournament title. The senior setter averaged 8.92 assists, 3.75 digs, and 1.42 kills per set in the tournament. She had 33 assists, five kills and eight digs in a 3-0 win over Huntingdon in the quarterfinals and then 37 assists, 25 digs and five kills in a 3-1 victory over William Peace in the semifinals. Moore's play in the championship helped the Lady Scots overcome a 2-0 match deficit to win the title as she tallied 37 assists, 12 digs and seven kills.

Week 11 (Nov. 6-11, 2017)

Schuyler Moore - Volleyball

Moore, a senior from Fort Myers, Fla., was named to the All-Atlanta Region team following her play in the NCAA Tournament. The senior averaged 7.70 assists, 1.20 kills, 3.10 digs, and 0.60 blocks per set. In a come-from-behind win over Birmingham Southern in the first round, Moore had 40 assists, seven kills, 18 digs and five block assists. She then had 37 assists, five kills, six aces and 13 digs in a five-set loss to Berry in the second round. Moore was also tabbed as an AVCA All-South Region first team member earlier in the week.

Week 12 (Nov. 13-18, 2017)

Bekah Walter - Basketball

Walter, a junior from Orlando, Fla., averaged 16.5 points, two rebounds, and two assists per game as Covenant went 1-1. The junior scored a career-high 18 points to go along with three rebounds and two assists in a 59-50 season-opening win over Sewanee last Wednesday. She then led the Scots with 16 points and two assists in a loss at Oglethorpe on Friday.

Week 13 (Nov. 20-25, 2017)

Joanna Smith - Basketball

Smith, a junior from Chattanooga, Tenn., scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Emory last week. The junior shot 8-of-16 from the field to record a season-high in points in the 75-63 loss to the Eagles. Smith also tallied one assist, two steals, and a block in the Scots' lone contest of the week.

Week 14 (Nov. 27-Dec. 2, 2017)

Joanna Smith - Basketball

Smith, a junior from Chattanooga, Tenn., helped Covenant to a 2-1 week by averaging 14.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 3.3 steals per game. The junior tallied a double-double of 19 points and 16 rebounds with three assists and five steals in a 73-69 loss to Birmingham Southern. Smith then had 12 points, eight rebounds, and three steals in a 71-64 win over Berea. Her week was capped with another double-double as Smith totaled 12 points, 14 rebounds and two steals in a 77-66 win over Brevard.