Victoria McGowan and Briona Brown Land Weekly Honors

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MACON, Ga. - Stetson's Victoria McGowan and Jacksonville's Briona Brown earned the weekly Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball awards, announced Tuesday by the league office.

McGowan went 9-for-12 from beyond the arc this week, while Brown registered 24 points in the Dolphins win over Vermont.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Victoria McGowan, Stetson
(Sr. – G – Inkster, Mich. – Sports Management)
  • Fifth Career Player of the Week award; first this season
  • Led the Hatters to two victories by shooting 54 percent from the field and 75 percent from behind the arc
  • Totaled 12 rebounds and six steals against Ball State and Bethune-Cookman
  • Secured 27 points in the Hatters 66-52 win against Bethune-Cookman
  • Added 16 points and seven assists in win vs. Ball State
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Sarah Hansen (Jr., FGCU) – Earned All-Tournament team honors at the 2012 Paradise Jam
  • Sametria Gideon (Sr., Kennesaw State) – Became the first Owl women's basketball player to reach the 1,000 point mark
  • Lauren McRoberts (Sr., USC Upstate) – Posted a team-high 12 points against George Washington
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Briona Brown, Jacksonville
(Fr. – F – Haines City, Fla.)
  • First Career Newcomer of the Week award
  • Led the Dolphins with 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds & four steals in wins vs. Vermont and Jacksonville State
  • Landed 24 points in Jacksonville's 78-67 victory over Vermont
  • Secured a team-best nine boards and two assists to help lead JU past Jacksonville State
  • Netted five of six free throws against JSU, including one late to secure the win
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Betsy Adams (Sr., FGCU) Scored a game-high 21 points in the Eagles game against DePaul at the Paradise Jam
  • Travonda Haddock (Fr., USC Upstate) – Posted a season-high eight points against George Washington
  • Ki Conner (Jr., North Florida) Helped the Ospreys to a comeback victory against Vermont with 14 points
  • Chantel Kennedy (Jr., Kennesaw State) Earned her first double-double as an Owl against Wofford
2012-13 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Player of the Weeks
Date Player of the Week (School)
Newcomer of the Week (School)
Nov. 13 Hannah Phillips (Lipscomb)
Katie Meador (FGCU)
Nov. 20 Sarah Hansen (FGCU)
Chelsea Mason (Kennesaw State)
Nov. 27 Victoria McGowan (Stetson)
Briona Brown (Jacksonville)

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