Thacker and Porter Snag #ASunWBB Weekly Honors

Monday, February 03, 2014

MACON, Ga. - Northern Kentucky's Kayla Thacker and Stetson's Amber Porter led their teams to big conference wins to garner Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Weekly Honors as announced by the conference on Monday.

Thacker led the Norse to a 63-43 win vs. FGCU to end the Eagles 44-game regular season conference win streak that dated back to February 28, 2011. Thacker recorded 22 points in the win off of 80 percent shooting from the field and three-point range.

Porter has landed a record breaking fifth A-Sun Newcomer of the Week Honor. Porter averaged a double-double in the Hatters two road wins with 17.0 points and 10.5 rebounds.



Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Player of the Week - Feb. 3rd
Quick Bio Accomplishments
Player
  Kayla Thacker
  Northern Kentucky

• Sr., Guard
• Mt. Washington, Ky.
• Health Sciences
    
• First career A-Sun Player of the Week award
• Averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Norse
• Recorded 22 points vs. top-team FGCU for a 63-43 victory
• Shot 80% from the field and three-point range against the Eagles
• Handed FGCU its first conference loss in 44 games
• Pulled down a game-high nine boards in the win

Stats for the Week: 16.5 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 54% shooting
Next Norse Contest: at Mercer; Feb. 6th - 7 p.m. (ASun.TV)               
Other Nominees: Serena Clark, ETSU; Kristina Wells, Kennesaw State; Briana Williams, Mercer; Brittany Clency, USC Upstate

Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Newcomer of the Week - Feb. 3rd
Quick Bio Accomplishments
Player
  Amber Porter
  Stetson

• Fr.; Center
• Woodbridge, Va.
• Business Administration
  
• Fifth Career A-Sun Newcomer of the Week award
• Averaged a double-double with 17.0 points and 10.5 rebounds
• Led the Hatters to two conference road wins
• Recorded four blocks for Stetson this week
• Shot 58 percent from the field
• Earned the most A-Sun Women's Basketball Newcomer Weekly honors by a player

Stats for the Week: 17.0 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 58% shooting
Next Hatter Contest: at USC Upstate; Feb. 6th - 7 p.m. (ESPN3)               
Other Nominees: Jasmine Hotchkins, ETSU; Lauren White, Northern Kentucky; Sharmayne Edwards, USC Upstate

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2013-14 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Newcomer of the Week (School)
Nov. 11 Melody Doss (Northern Kentucky) Ashley Southern (Lipscomb)
Nov. 18 Melody Doss (Northern Kentucky) Brianti Saunders (Stetson)
Nov. 25 Sasha Sims (Stetson) Brianti Saunders (Stetson)
Dec. 2 Melody Doss (Northern Kentucky) Ashley Southern (Lipscomb)
Dec. 9 Brianti Saunders (Stetson) Amber Porter (Stetson)
Dec. 16 Chandler Cooper (Lipscomb) Lauren Bogle (USC Upstate)
Dec. 23 Sasha Sims (Stetson) Amber Porter (Stetson)
Dec. 30 Sarah Hansen (FGCU) Deandrea Sawyers (Kennesaw State)
Jan. 6 Melody Doss (Northern Kentucky) Sherranda Reddick (Jacksonville)
Jan. 13 Sasha Sims (Stetson) Sherranda Reddick (Jacksonville)
Jan. 20 Danay Fothergill (Lipscomb) Amber Porter (Stetson)
Jan. 27 Alex Stanford (USC Upstate) Amber Porter (Stetson)
Feb. 3 Kayla Thacker (Northern Kentucky) Amber Porter (Stetson)