Jackson; Josil Open 2011-12 Season with A-Sun Honors

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

MACON, Ga. - FGCU's Nicoya Jackson and North Florida's Fabiola Josil earned the first weekly Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball awards of the 2011-12 season. Jackson's career-high of 29 points at FIU led the Eagles to a eight-point victory, while the Ospreys' Josil collected nine points, seven rebounds and eight assists on the road against Ole Miss.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Nicoya Jackson, FGCU
(Sr. – Guard – Houston, Texas – Criminal Justice)
  • First Career Player of the Week award
  • Totaled a career-high 29 points in a 80-72 win at FIU on Monday
  • Hit six three-pointers in the game and added two rebounds and two assists
  • Against Seton Hall, Jackson scored eight with five rebounds, five assists and three steals
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Destiny Mitchell (So., ETSU) – Finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals against Tennessee Tech
  • Brittany Kirkland (Sr., North Florida) – Netted a game-high 14 points at Ole Miss, while adding five assists
  • Sasha Sims (So., Stetson) – Averaged 16.5 PPG and five assists in two games on the week
  • Briana Williams (So., Mercer) – Scored a team high 18 at Davidson to finish the week with 13.5 PPG
  • Haley Nelon (Sr., Belmont) – Led the Bruins in scoring in opening weekend with 16 PPG, while adding 16 rebounds and 7 blocks
  • Sametria Gideon (Jr., Kennesaw State) – Grabbed nine rebounds and scored 24 points in KSU's season opener
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Fabiola Josil, North Florida
(Jr. – G – Coral Springs, Fla. – Sport Management)
  • First Career Newcomer of the Week award
  • Posted a game-high eight assists against Ole Miss on the road
  • Added nine points and seven rebounds against the SEC foe
  • Was one of two UNF players to record over 30 minutes; shot 3-for-4 from the foul line
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Precious Bridges (Fr., Mercer) – Averaged nine points on the week and added three assists and two steals
  • Adrienne Tarrence (Fr., Belmont) – Recorded a game-high five assists and two steals at Memphis
  • Kristina Wells (Fr., Kennesaw State) – Scored nine points and had six steals in her collegiate debut
  • Shanasa Sanders (Jr., Stetson) – Tied for the team-high in points with 13 in the season opener
  • Amy Duke (Fr., ETSU) – Finished with nine points, five rebounds and two assists against Tennessee Tech
2011-12 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Player of the Weeks
Date Player of the Week (School)
Newcomer of the Week (School)
Nov. 15 Nicoya Jackson (FGCU)
Fabiola Josil (North Florida)

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