Guilford's Freeman & Ratner Win Weekly Honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. (10/26/10) -- Guilford sophomores Brittany Freeman and Noah Ratner both earned Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of the Week honors Monday. Freeman was also named Guilford College Student-Athlete of the Week.

Freeman led the Quakers' volleyball team to three consecutive wins last week, averaging a team-high 2.91 kills per set. She also notched 3.91 digs per set, three blocks and seven service aces. She posted her team-leading 11th double-double of the season in Guilford's 3-1 victory over Averett University Oct. 23, contributing 13 kills and 15 digs. Freeman is the Quakers' first recipient of the ODAC's weekly prize since 2004.

Coach Emily Gann's team currently ranks sixth in the ODAC with a 4-4 record. The team's overall record is 14-11, the school's best since 1997. The Quakers return to action Wednesday (10/27), with a home match against Lynchburg College.

Ratner paced the Quakers' golf team with a third-place finish in the Davidson Invitational Oct. 18=19, shooting a two-under-par 68-71-75-214. Ratner placed third in the 75-player field and helped the Quakers to a fourth-place finish in the 13-team tournament. He finished the week holding third place in the Division III Head-to-Head Player Rankings.

First-year coach Corey Maggard's Quakers are ranked seventh in the Golf World/Nike Golf NCAA Division III Coaches' Poll and first in the Division III Head-to-Head Team Standings. Guilford wraps up its fall season with the O'Briant-Jensen Memorial Tournament on Oct. 25-26.

The Student-Athlete of the Week Award is presented by Guilford's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which is comprised of representatives from each of the school's 20 varsity teams. The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and seeks to build community among Guilford's student-athletes and non-student-athletes. Recent Guilford SAAC activities include a cancer awareness promotions, canned-food drives, volunteer assistance with the North Carolina Special Olympics and tutoring at New Garden Friends School.