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November 5, 2013

UWA’s Swindle recognized with national award

LIVINGSTON, Ala. — West Alabama running back Javae Swindle has been selected at a BSN Athlete of the Week for his record-breaking performance against North Alabama last week.

    A sophomore from Thorsby, Ala., Swindle set the UWA single-game rushing record with 228 yards on 30 carries, eclipsing a standard that had stood since 2004.

     Also named by The Beyond Sports Network for NCAA Division II national offensive players of the week were quarterback Nigel Barksdale of Slippery Rock, quarterback Zach Zulli of Shippensburg, running back Chris Smith of Upper Iowa and wide receivers Ricky Hunt of Delta State and Sheldon Mayer of Shippensburg.

     These are national awards given out for the top performances in the FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III, and NAIA. The Beyond Sports Network hands out awards for Offensive Line of the Week, Defense of the Week, Offensive Players of the Week, Defensive Players of the Week, and Special Teams Players of the Week.

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