Greensboro, N.C. (4/19/10) -- Guilford College senior Peter Latimer won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) Golfer of the Week Award and the Quakers' Jody Cox earned the league's Men's Tennis Player of the Week Award Monday. Latimer also received the Guilford College Student-Athlete of the Week Award presented by the school's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Latimer won the ODAC prize for a record-fifth time this year and for the 11th time in his career after placing second in the Emory Spring Invitational April 12-13. He shot four-over-par 71-73-144 over 36 holes, the low score in the 97-man field. Centre College's Chris Morris defeated Latimer in a one-hole playoff, which denied Latimer his second straight medalist honor and his sixth college tournament win. Latimer's performance helped the Quakers place third among 17 teams and marked his eighth straight top-10 finish. Latimer boasts a team-best 72.43 stroke average through 19 rounds.
Guilford, ranked third in the Apr. 7 Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches' Division III Poll and the Apr. 17 Golfstat.com Division III Rankings, recorded its ninth top-six finish in as many events at the Emory Spring Invitational. The Quakers, who have five top-three finishes in nine tournaments, are competing in the ODAC Championships Apr. 18-20 at the Bay Creek Resort and Club in Cape Charles, Va.
Cox has played most of the season at fifth singles as well second or third doubles. He helped the Quakers to a 2-1 week against ODAC foes by winning all three singles matches and two doubles tilts. Cox lost only one point in a fifth-singles win over Roanoke College's Matt Osman Apr. 12 and took a 6-2, 2-6, 10-3 win over Emory & Henry College's Michael Rogers Apr. 17. Cox teamed with Ben Nelson to capture the third-doubles point against Emory & Henry, 8-4. He moved up to fourth singles and second doubles in Guilford's 9-0 win over Randolph-Macon College Apr. 18 and won both contests. Cox has won six straight singles matches and leads the team with seven singles wins and seven doubles triumphs.
The Quakers (6-6, 5-4 ODAC) enter this weekend's ODAC Championship Tournament at Washington and Lee University with wins in four of their last five matches. The tournament pairings will be announced later this week.
The Student-Athlete of the Week Award is presented by Guilford's 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.