GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG softball redshirt junior Raeanne Hanks (Rainier, Ore./Rainier Senior) has been named this week's Blue Chip Performer sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The Blue Chip Performer is chosen weekly from all sports in season and runs throughout the 2012-13 UNCG athletics campaign.
Hanks helped the Spartans capture the 2013 Hornet Invitational with a 4-1 record after defeating Alabama State (W, 4-0), Easter Illinois twice (W, 2-0, W, 5-1) and a 1-0 win against Belmont. Hanks finished the tournament with a 3-1 record in 27.1 innings, allowing just one earned run, two shutouts, two complete games, a save and 35 strikeouts.
The Rainier, Oregon native, suffered her only loss in a 1-0 game against Belmont in eight innings where she struck out a career-high 13 batters, which is the second most single-game total in UNCG history.
Hanks also held opponents to just a .125 batting average and appeared in all five games over the weekend.
The Spartans will host the 2013 Spartan Classic this weekend against Quinnipiac, Marshall and Drexel at the UNCG Softball Stadium.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina Blue Chip Performer Weekly Winners
Sept. 4 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Sept. 10 – Katherine Santiago, Volleyball
Sept. 17 – Abraham Kemboi and Chelsea Sumney, Cross Country
Sept. 24 – Fanny Cnops, Women's Golf
Oct. 1 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Oct. 8 – Niltooli Wilkins, Women's Tennis
Oct. 15 - Jamie Simmons, Women's Soccer
Oct. 22 - Katherine Rodriguez, Women's Soccer
Oct. 29 - Paul Chelimo, Men's Cross Country
Nov. 5 - Kelvin McNeil, Men's Basketball
Nov. 12 - Paul Katam, Men's Cross Country
Nov. 19 – Ciara Morris, Women's Basketball
Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 3 - Trevis Simpson, Men's Basketball
Dec. 10 - Breonna Patterson, Women's Basketball
Dec. 17 - Lucy Mason, Women's Basketball
Dec. 23 - Lucy Mason, Women's Basketball
Dec. 31 - Holiday Break
Jan. 7 - Janae' Stevenson, Women's Basketball
Jan. 14 – Derrell Armstrong, Men's Basketball|
Jan. 21 – Paul Katam, Indoor Track & Field
Jan. 28 – Trevis Simpson, Men's Basketball
Feb. 4 - Randy Phillips, Men's Tennis
Feb. 11 - Lindsay Thomas, Softball
Feb. 18 - Raeanne Hanks, Softball