Brown, Atwood Receive SoCon Media Honors
Atwood (Pensacola, Fla.) finished up the regular season as one of the conference’s best scorers and rebounders, tallying 10.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, numbers that both ranked 12th in the league. She paced the team in rebounds per game, and was second on the team in points. She claims five career double-doubles, including a pair this season.
While battling injury to stay healthy throughout her career, this is the first such honor for Atwood during her four years wearing the GSU blue and gold.
“It’s gratifying for me as a coach,” said head coach Rusty Cram. “With the price she’s paid to play these four years, what a great honor it is for her to receive that award.”
Both leading the team and ranking seventh in the league in points per game (11.5), Brown fulfilled her preseason all-SoCon honors, becoming the program’s 17th player to notch 1,000 points and by helping lead the team to its best record (17-12) so far since the 2002-03 season (20-10). She currently tallies 1,144 points, which ranks 13th all-time, while also recording 167 career steals, seventh-best in the school record book.
The honor by the media is her second such award by the SCSMA during her career, having received the same award at the close of the 2006-07 regular season.
“It’s a tribute to her of what she’s accomplished in her four years, and that she was able to finish up her career with such an honor,” said Cram.
Alex Anderson, Chattanooga
Tierra Bumbrey, Elon
Chevon Keith, Western Carolina
Mercedes Robinson, Davidson
Whitney Tossie, Appalachian State
SCSMA All-Freshman Team
Emily Clarke, Western Carolina
Tonia Gerty, College of Charleston
Frances Hernandez, Appalachian State
Sam Ramirez, Appalachian State
Mahagony Williams, Wofford
Player of the Year: Alex Anderson, Chattanooga
Coach of the Year: Wes Moore, Chattanooga
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- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Monday, 03 March 2008 00:09