NORFOLK, Va. - The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats have now earned top conference player honors in back-to-back weeks of the 2012 season, moving to a 2-0 record for the second time in the three-year Brian Jenkins era. Officials from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced Monday cornerback Dion Hanks as the MEAC defensive Player of the Week.

The 5-10 Miami native snagged two key interceptions to aid the Wildcats to a 13-point conference victory over South Carolina State.  His two picks led to a game-tying scoring drive in the first half and later helped to secure the win for B-CU with a pick in the endzone on SCSU's final push.  He also recorded one solo tackle in the win.

Hanks adds to the earlier honor for the week as a College Football Performance Awards FCS Honorable Mention Defensive Back of the Week.

The Wildcats (2-0, 1-0 MEAC) return to south Florida and Miami Gardens to face the Miami Hurricanes. In last year's loss, the Wildcats led UM all but moments of the first half and maintained a one-score game until just before the fourth quarter.