GSW’s Elias and Gustavsen named top performers in October

Published 12:55 pm Thursday, November 8, 2018

By Staff Reports


AMERICUS – Two stellar Georgia Southwestern athletes: Thiago Elias and Michelle Gustavsen, have been named the Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Athletics top performers for the month of October.

Elias, a senior on the GSW men’s soccer team, turned in a three-goal performance in the Hurricanes’ 8-1 victory over Shaw University on Wednesday, October 3. The Sao Paulo, Brazil achieved the first hat trick in GSW men’s soccer history. Elias will graduate from GSW with a degree in Business Management.

Michelle Gustavsen is a junior from Hiram, GA. Gustavsen anchored the Georgia Southwestern Lady Hurricanes’ defense during the 2018 season and didn’t come off the pitch for a sub until she was injured during the final match of the season. Gustavsen added an assist in GSW’s 3-1 win over Albany State on Wednesday, October 24. It was the first assist of her career. Gustavsen is currently a nursing major.

GSW coaches nominate athletes and vote for the recipients of the award each month.