Cape Coral golfer Mia Nelson generated 62 percent of the vote to garner News-Press Athlete of the Week honors for performances from Aug. 22-27.
Nominees are derived from scores and stats called and emailed in by Lee County’s coach’s during the week. Voting begins each Monday at 2 p.m.
Coaches can email scores to firstname.lastname@example.org or call in scores at 239-335-0357. The deadline for each night’s results is 10 p.m.
Earning 3,125 of 5,073 votes, Nelson carded a 40 over nine holes at Myerlee Country Club in Fort Myers.
Bishop Verot volleyball player Teya Leonard took second with 1,128 votes following a 33-assist performance in the Vikings sweep of rival Fort Myers on the road.
Other nominees were Cypress Lake running back Isaiah Thomas, Dunbar defensive end Rocky Jacques-Louis, Estero swimmers Alex Subbert and Alina Faunce and Evangelical Christian golfer Shane Reynolds.