Smith, Burley Collect Women's Hoops Weekly Honors

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

MACON, Ga. – North Florida's Destinee Smith and ETSU's Tiana Burley collected their first career Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball weekly honors, announced by the league office on Wednesday.

Smith landed six three-point field goals to lead the Osprey to a 69-58 win at Coastal Carolina, while Burley came off the bench to record a double-double in her first game as a Buccaneer.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Destinee Smith, North Florida
(So. – G – Decatur, Ga.)
  • First Career Player of the Week award
  • Tied a career high for points with 20 on the road at Coastal Carolina
  • Shot 6-for-7 from behind the arc; tied for the second most in UNF single game record books
  • Marked a career high in steals with three total
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Kayla Thacker (Jr., Northern Kentucky) – Tallied a career high 17 points in the Norse victory over UNC Wilmington
  • Victoria McGowan (Sr., Stetson) – Named MVP at the Hatter Classic after averaging 15 point per game
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Tiana Burley, ETSU
(So. – C – Camilla, Ga.)
  • First Career Newcomer of the Week award
  • In her first game as a Buccaneer recorded a double-double off the bench
  • Recorded 19 points and 13 rebounds in game vs. Appalachian State
  • Shot 87.5 percent from the field for the Bucs
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Ki Conner (Jr., North Florida) – Shot 100 percent from the field against Coastal Carolina
2012-13 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Weekly Awards
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)
Dec. 4 Destiny Mitchell (ETSU)
Chelsea Mason (Kennesaw State)
Dec.11 Precious Bridges (Mercer)
Christine Roush (Northern Kentucky)
Dec.18 Tracie Sneed (Jacksonville)
Betsy Adams (FGCU)
Dec.26 Destinee Smith (North Florida)
Tiana Burley (ETSU)

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