The Quarterfinal Round of action has concluded in the 2018 Beacon Sports Staff Athlete of the Year tournament. The Quaterfinal Round saw both of the top two female seeds, as well as the No. 2 seeded male all fall. The Semifinal Round consists of three double digit seeds.
On the female side, a seed as low as 12 could win, but no higher than a 3. For the males, the 1-seed still remains, but as low as a 12-seed is still alive as well.
For full results, and the updated bracket, click here.
The Seminfinal Round opens later today at 10:00 a.m. A total of four male and four female match-ups will see voting close on tonight at 11:59 p.m.
Winners will advance to the Championship Round on Wednesday.
The 17-athlete tournament features all of the previous athlete of the weeks in a seeded bracket format similar to the NCAA tournament.
The tournament is broken into the same two categories as the typical athlete of the week segments, featured in every edition of The Beacon.
The champion of both categories will be featured in a full page spread in the final edition of The Beacon on Apr. 17.
The competition is being conducted utilizing Twitter polls via @wilkesbeacon. The winner of each poll advances to next round.
In the event of a tie, the higher seed will advance.
For coverage of the tournament, check out the following Twitter accounts:
Luke Modrovsky, Sports Editor — @LukeModrovsky
Ben Mandell, Asst. Sports Editor — @BenMandell55
Alex Kielar, Asst. Sports Editor — @alexkielar
Kirsten Peters, Staff Writer — @kirsterpetersss
Coverage will also be provided through media partner WCLH 90.7 FM — Wilkes University radio through @WCLH_radio and @WCLHsports
Dates and times for the remaining voting periods are as follows:
Semifinal round: Tues. Apr. 10, 10:00 a.m. – Tues. Apr. 10, 11:59 p.m.
Championship round: Weds. Apr. 11, 10:00 a.m. – Weds. Apr. 11, 11:59 p.m.