LEXINGTON, Va. - Basketball's Stan Okoye has been named the VMI Athlete of the Week, for the time period ending Jan. 4.
In VMI's first two post-Christmas games, Okoye averaged 26 points and eight rebounds while also chipping in 5.5 assists per game. The junior scored a season-high 27 points on New Year's Eve against Presbyterian, leading VMI to an overtime win, before scoring 25 points and posting a career-high seven assists two days later against Gardner-Webb. Okoye also had four steals and three blocks against the Runnin' Bulldogs.
2011-12 VMI Athletes of the Week
Jan. 4 - Stan Okoye (Basketball)
Dec. 14 - Jennifer Sing (Track and Field) and Quinton Upshur (Basketball)
Dec. 9 - Andrew Embree (Wrestling) and Antonio Wood (Track and Field)
Nov. 18 - Kevin Jones (Men's Rifle)
Nov. 2 - Dallas Disbro, Meghan O'Halloran and Mackenzie Perkins (Swimming and Diving)
Oct. 27 - Stephen Lloyd (Men's Swimming and Diving)
Oct. 21 - Taylor Feuerstein (Men's Soccer) and Felix Kitur (Cross Country)
Oct. 12 - Noah Hagos (Cross Country)
Sept. 22 - Tracy Hairston (Football)
Sept. 15 - Amanda Berrios (Women's Soccer) and Noah Hagos (Cross Country)
Sept. 8 - Sarah Strand (Women's Soccer)