For the second time in as many months, Appalachian State University women’s basketball standout Maryah Sydnor (Radford, Va./Radford) has been named as the Southern Conference women’s

basketball Player of the Month for February, the league office announced on Thursday.



Sydnor, who also earned the Player of the Month honor in January, helped lead the Mountaineers to a 5-3 record last month while averaging 16.3 points and 10 rebounds per game to lead Appalachian to the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye at last week’s SoCon Tournament.


Sydnor scored in double figures in seven of the eight contests and had at least 10 rebounds in six of them, turning in six double-doubles in eight tries. Sydnor scored at least 20 points four times, starting with a 20-point, 13-rebound effort against Wofford on Feb. 1. She had 14 points and 10 rebounds against Furman and pulled down 14 rebounds to complement 11 points against Samford.


She surpassed the 20-point plateau again against UNCG, scoring 22, before notching 21 points and 12 boards against Elon. She wrapped up her month with two more double-doubles, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds at Georgia Southern before scoring 24 points and pulling down 11 rebounds and playing all 45 minutes in an overtime road win over Davidson on Feb. 24. Sydnor finished the month shooting 81.3 percent from the free-throw line, connecting on 39-of-48 attempts.



Photo Courtesy: Maryah Sydnor, ASU Athletics