ETSU athletes honored by SoCon

Joe Avento • Apr 6, 2017 at 5:02 PM

Four East Tennessee State University athletes were honored by the Southern Conference on Thursday.

Three of them, Matt Moore, Danielle Knoetze and Loy Hee Ying, were selected as the SoCon’s athletes of the month in their respective sports.

In addition, Katrina Seymour was picked as the conference’s track athlete of the week.

Matt Moore, a senior sprinter from Oak Ridge, has the conference’s fastest time in the 100-meter dash this year, a 10.46. He also has the fifth-fastest time in the 200. He won the 100 at the 49er Classic in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Knoetze, a member of the ETSU softball team, hit .415 with six doubles, five home runs, 15 runs and 13 RBIs in 15 games last month. She had five multi-hit games and led ETSU with four multi-RBI games, while hitting safely in 13 of the 15 games.

Eleven of her 22 hits went for extra bases (six doubles and five home runs) and Knoetze recorded an .811 slugging and a .436 on-base percentage for the month.

Knoetze, a San Diego native, was the second ETSU player to win the monthly honor, joining Tiffany Laughren, who did it in February.

Loy, a sophomore from Malaysia, shot a career-low seven-under-par 65 while earning her first career victory at the River Landing Classic in Wallace, North Carolina. She also had a 67 at the 3M Augusta Invitational and is ranked 74th in the country among individuals, according to golfstat.com.

Meanwhile, Seymour broke the ETSU record in the 400 hurdles at the Florida Relays. Her time of 58.59 seconds was the second time she broke the school mark in March.

During the outdoor season, Seymour, a senior from the Bahamas, has the SoCon’s fastest time in the 100-meter dash and 400 hurdles.

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