Sanders/Mason Lead Teams to a 2-0 Week for A-Sun Honors

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MACON, Ga. – Stetson's Shanasa Sanders and Kennesaw State's Chelsea Mason earned Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Weekly Honors after leading their squads to 2-0 records on the week.

Sanders shot 50 percent from the field to help the Hatters continue their 16-game home court winning streak, while Mason landed her fourth newcomer award this season after scoring 33 total points in the Owls two victories.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Shanasa Sanders, Stetson
(Sr. – G – Jacksonville, Fla. – Business)
  • Second Career Player of the Week award; sixth career A-Sun weekly honor
  • Averaged 20 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in the Hatters two wins
  • Shot 50 percent from the field in the two contests
  • Scored 17 first-half points against USC Upstate
  • Defensively had three blocks and three steals on the week without committing a foul
  • Helped Stetson extend its home court winning streak to 16; ranked No. 4 in the country
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Sarah Hansen (Jr., FGCU) – Recorded 26 points, shooting 50 percent in win vs. ETSU
  • Cara Bowling (So., ETSU) – Averaged 12 points and three assists in both of the Buccaneers contests
  • Hannah Phillips (Sr., Lipscomb) – Surpassed 1,000 career points with 22 points vs. Northern Kentucky
  • Kayla Thacker (Jr., Northern Kentucky) – Scored a career-high 23 points vs. Lipscomb with six three-point field goals
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Chelsea Mason, Kennesaw State
(Fr. – G – Bellevue, Neb. – Biochemistry)
  • Fourth Career Newcomer of the Week award
  • Landed 33 total points in the Owls back-to-back wins
  • Secured a double-double vs. Jacksonville with 20 points and ten rebounds
  • Went 7-of-14 from the field against JU
  • Averaged 8.5 rebounds per game for the Owls this week
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Queen Alford (Fr., Jacksonville) – Pulled down a season-best 15 rebounds vs. Mercer
  • Dytiesha Dunson (Fr., FGCU) – Recorded a career-high 12 points as well as three steals vs USC Upstate
  • Tiana Burley (So., ETSU) – Collected a double-double in three of her last five games
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)
Feb. 12 Shanasa Sanders (Stetson)
Chelsea Mason (Kennesaw State)

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