Written by Ryan Bower
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 12:56
Appalachian State women’s basketball player Courtney Freeman has been named as the Southern Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Freeman, who notched a career-high
23 points in Monday’s win over UNCG, averaged 19.5 points per game in two road victories over the Spartans and Elon.
She finished the week with a 57.1 shooting percentage (16-for-28) and connected on 7-of-9 free throws in the two contests. Freeman also pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out five assists.
In Monday’s 81-66 win at UNCG, she shot a blistering 76.9 percent (10-for-13) from the floor, ripped down five boards and was a perfect 3-for-3 from the charity stripe.
Freeman is averaging 14.0 points per game this season and is ranked second on the team and sixth in the SoCon in scoring. In five conference games, the junior guard is averaging 18.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
The award marks Freeman’s first ever Player of the Week honor and the third such honor for a Mountaineer this season after Anna Freeman earned the honor on two occasions earlier in the year.
The Freeman duo and the rest of the Mountaineers return to action when they play host
Photo Courtesy: Courtney Freeman, by Meghan Gay, ASU Athletics