Precious Bridges/Katie Meador Clinch A-Sun Weekly Awards

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

MACON, Ga. – Mercer's Precious Bridges and FGCU's Katie Meador captured the Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball weekly honors, as announced Tuesday by the league office.

Bridges earned her second consecutive weekly award after posting four-straight 20+ point performances in conference play, while Meador turned 13 minutes of play vs. Northern Kentucky into a career-high 12-point outing.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Precious Bridges, Mercer
(So. – G – West Palm Beach, Fla. – Communications)
  • Third Career Player of the Week award; third this season
  • Has landed 20+ points in Mercer's last four games
  • The sophomore is hitting her stride, earning her second consecutive Player of the Week Honor
  • Led the Bears to another perfect 2-0 week to extend to a five game conference winning streak
  • Scored 23 points in both of the Bears victories this week over USC Upstate and ETSU
  • Secured three steals in the Bears 79-64 win vs. ETSU
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Kristina Wells (So., Kennesaw State) – Combined for 33 points in the Owls two games
  • Sarah Hansen (Jr., FGCU) – Pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds vs. Northern Kentucky
  • Tee'Ara Copney (Sr., USC Upstate) – Scored 21 points in the Spartans win vs. Kennesaw State
  • Destiny Mitchell (Jr., ETSU) – Posted back-to-back double-doubles in the Buccaneers two contests
  • Sasha Sims (Sr., Stetson) – Tallied 22 points and shot 100 percent from three-point range vs. Lipscomb
  • Chandler Merkerson (Jr., North Florida) – Hit a career-high five field goals vs. Jacksonville in the River City Rumble
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Katie Meador, FGCU
(Fr. – F – Salem, Ill. – Education)
  • Second Career Newcomer of the Week award
  • Totaled a career-high 12 points in just 13 minutes of play vs. Northern Kentucky
  • Secured three steals in FGCU's 67-37 win vs. Lipscomb
  • Shot 72.7 percent from the field in this week's contests
  • In 15 minutes of action vs. the Bisons, tallied 10 points and four rebounds
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Ki Conner (Jr., North Florida) – Shot 75 percent from the field to lead the Osprey to a win in the River City Rumble
  • Brittany Starling (Fr., USC Upstate) – Achieved her seventh double-digit scoring game of the season vs. Mercer
  • Chantel Kennedy (Jr., Kennesaw State) – Recorded 12 points, four steals and three rebounds against ETSU
  • Alex Banks (Fr., Lipscomb) – Tallied 17 points and grabbed five rebounds vs. FGCU
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)
Jan. 1 Sarah Hansen (FGCU)
Chelsea Mason (Kennesaw State)
Jan. 8 Victoria McGowan (Stetson)
Rianna Gayheart (Northern Kentucky)
Jan. 15 Precious Bridges (Mercer)
Briona Brown (Jacksonville)
Jan. 22 Precious Bridges (Mercer)
Katie Meador (FGCU)

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