Jackson and Williams Receive Holiday Weekly Honors

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

MACON, Ga. - FGCU's Nicoya Jackson led the Eagles a 69-41 blowout win against Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) foe, Virginia Tech, with an all-around performance, while Mercer's Alicia Williams set new career-highs in points, rebounds and blocks at UNC Asheville to secure the Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Weekly Honors, announced Tuesday by the league office.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Nicoya Jackson, FGCU
(Sr. – Guard – Houston, Texas – Criminal Justice)
  • Second Career Player of the Week award; second this season
  • Poured in 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals vs Virginia Tech
  • The Eagles' 69-41 win vs. Hokies marked program's second win vs. ACC foe
  • Also tabbed College Sports Madness Mid-Major National Player of the Week
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Briana Williams (So., Mercer) – Tallied 23 points, six rebounds and four assists at UNC Asheville
  • Ashley Holliday (Jr., Kennesaw State) – Scored team-high 17 points in Win against Troy
  • Destiny Mitchell (So., ETSU) – Averaged 13.5 PPG and 9.0 RPG; secured first double-double of season in win vs. Morehead State
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Alicia Williams, Mercer
(Fr. – Guard – Fort Payne, Ala. – Biology)
  • First Career Newcomer of the Week award
  • Recorded a career-high 21 points at UNC Asheville
  • Collected seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks in the contest
  • Set career-highs in rebounds and blocks, while shooting 7-of-13
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Maria Bond (Fr., ETSU) – Averaged 13 PPG, 3.5 RPG and 2.5 BPG; added 14-point effort in win vs. Morehead State
  • Whitney Knight (Fr., FGCU) – Finished with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals vs. Hokies
2011-12 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Date Player of the Week (School)
Newcomer of the Week (School)
Nov. 15 Nicoya Jackson (FGCU)
Fabiola Josil (North Florida)
Nov. 22 Victoria McGowan (Stetson)
Kristina Wells (Kennesaw State)
Nov. 29 Briana Williams (Mercer)
Shanasa Sanders (Stetson)
Dec. 6 Victoria McGowan (Stetson)
Taylor Mills (Kennesaw State)
Dec. 13 Victoria McGowan (Stetson)
Shanasa Sanders (Stetson)
Dec. 20 Brittany Kirkland (North Florida)
Taylor Mills (Kennesaw State)
Dec. 27 Nicoya Jackson (FGCU)
Alicia Williams (Mercer)

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