Stetson's Sanders & NKU's Gayheart Capture Weekly Honors

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

MACON, Ga. – Stetson's Shanasa Sanders and Northern Kentucky's Rianna Gayheart captured Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Weekly Honors as announced by the conference on Tuesday.

Sanders collected her 1,000th NCAA career point with a double-double performance at Jacksonville, while Gayheart led the Norse to two conference road wins.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Shanasa Sanders, Stetson
(Sr. – G – Jacksonville, Fla. – Business)
  • Fifth Career A-Sun Weekly Award; first this season
  • Averaged 20.5 points and nine rebounds in the Hatters two road contests
  • Hit five three-point shots vs. North Florida on Saturday, shooting 62.5 percent from three-point range
  • Knocked down her 1,000th NCAA career point at Jacksonville
  • Recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds vs. the Dolphins
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Hannah Phillips (Sr., Lipscomb) – Landed a career-high 24 points vs. USC Upstate
  • Sarah Hansen (Sr., FGCU) – Registered 18 points and a career-high six steals vs. JU
  • Tee'Ara Copney (Sr., USC Upstate) – Tabbed 21 points and five rebounds vs. Lipscomb
  • Raneisha Lamar (Jr., North Florida) – Posted her fifth and sixth double-double of the season
  • Destiny Mitchell (Jr., ETSU) – Was on pace for a triple-double vs. Lipscomb before leaving the game due to injury
  • Ellen Holton (Sr., Northern Kentucky) – Put in a career-high 26 points in NKU's 81-61 win vs. Upstate
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Rianna Gayheart, Northern Kentucky
(Fr. – G – Owenton, Ky.)
  • Second Career Newcomer of the Week award
  • Averaged 13.5 points in two contests for the Norse
  • Went 5-for-8 from the floor and knocked down a trio of three-point shots in NKU's 81-61 win vs. the Spartans
  • Added four rebounds, three assists, three steals and a blocked shot at USC Upstate
  • Collected five assists in the Norse 77-76 victory at ETSU
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Brianna McQueen (Fr., ETSU) – Went 75 percent from the free-throw line vs. NKU
  • Alex Banks (Fr., Lipscomb) – Secured 14 points and six rebounds vs. the Spartans
  • Jaime Gluesing (Fr., FGCU) – Shot 77.8 percent and tallied a career-high 20 points vs. JU
  • Ki Conner (Jr., North Florida) – Tallied double digits in points in both of the Ospreys games
  • Tweety Hawkins (Fr., USC Upstate) – Came off the bench to mark a career-high 15 points and eight assists
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)
Jan. 29 Precious Bridges (Mercer)
Brittany Starling (USC Upstate)
Feb. 5 Shanasa Sanders (Stetson)
Rianna Gayheart (Northern Kentucky)

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