UTC's Hall Selected SoCon Player Of The Week

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior forward Taylor Hall (New Tazewell, Tenn.) was selected the Southern Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced today.

The New Tazewell, Tenn., native tied her career-high in scoring with 24 points to lead the Lady Mocs to an 80-71 win over No.20 Tennessee in the Lady Vols’ first game without legendary head coach Pat Summitt, who stepped down as coach during the offseason after 38 years at the helm of the Lady Vols.


Hall also tallied nine rebounds and posted career-highs in assists (five) and steals (four) while tying her career-best in blocked shots with three while committing no turnovers. Hall was 9-of-12 from the field and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc while making 3-of-5 from the free throw line.

The Lady Mocs travel to Nashville, Tenn., tomorrow to take on Belmont, before returning to Chattanooga to host former SoCon rival East Tennessee State Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Hall was also selected the national Mid-Major Player of the Week by College Sports Madness for her exceptional

College Sports Madness identifies the highest impact players nationally and from each conference

Other top performers in the opening week of play were Appalachian State’s Courtney Freeman, College of Charleston’s Latisha Harris, Davidson’s Sophia Aleksandravicius, Elon’s Kelsey Evans, Georgia Southern’s MiMi DuBose, Samford’s Kendall Schwantz, and Western Carolina’s Diamond Hunnicutt.


2012-13 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

Nov. 13     Taylor Hall, Chattanooga

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