GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College redshirt-junior Ben King earned the Guilford College Student Athlete of the Week Award Monday after his performance in Saturday's Gate City Soup Bowl victory.
King, a wide receiver, was named Guilford's Soup Bowl MVP for the second straight year after compiling 10 catches for 187 yards with two touchdowns in the 27-7 victory over Greensboro College. His touchdowns came on two screen passes, the first a 69-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter. He also scored on a 41-yard third quarter reception that gave the Quakers a 21-0 lead. The performance marked King's fifth career game with 10 or more receptions and sixth with 100 or more receiving yards. He also ran for 26 yards on his only rush of the game, a reverse.
Rookie head coach Chris Rusiewicz's Quakers play their next game this Saturday (9/10) at Methodist University. The teams meet for the 22nd straight season, with Guilford leading the series, 14-7. The Quakers open their home schedule Sept. 17 versus Averett University.
The Student-Athlete of the Week Award is presented by Guilford's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), 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 the school's student-athletes and non-student-athletes. Recent Guilford SAAC activities include a canned-food drive and the promotion of Champs Life Skills, which promotes intercollegiate athletics as a key part of the campus educational program and the student-athlete as an integral part of the student body. Its aim is to increase student-athletes' community involvement and to engage the greater Guilford community with the athletic department.