UTC's Hall Named Player Of The Week

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Taylor Hall (New Tazewell, Tenn.) tallied a double-double of the season to lead UTC to a 74-67 victory over Samford on the road and was named the Southern Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week.

 

Hall scored 20 points, 16 in regulation, and pulled down 11 boards for her 12thdouble-double of the season and added three assists and four steals in the win. This was her second straight game with 20 or more points and fifth on the year. She moved up the scoring chart at UTC past Kim Horsey (1980-84) for 21st on the all-time list. Hall is two rebounds shy of eighth on UTC’s career chart with 766.

 

The forward is fifth in the SoCon in scoring with 15 points per game and third in rebounding with 8.8 per game. She is shooting 41.8 percent, 12th in the league standings and third from the charity stripe making 105-of-125 (.840). With 4.3 assists per game, Hall is ranked second in the conference and third for steals with 2.4 per game. On defense, Hall is ninth in the league for blocked shots with 28 on the year and leads the Southern Conference on the defensive glass with 6.9 rebounds per game. She has a league-best 1.6 assist-turnover ratio and trails just one for playing time, averaging 35.1 minutes on the floor per game.

 

This is Hall’s third Player of the Week nod and first since November 19 after being named back-to-back Player of the Week to start the year.

 

Also nominated for Player of the Week were Appalachian State’s Maryah Sydnor, Davidson’s Laura Murray, Elon’s Kelsey Harris, Furman’s Holli Wilkins, Georgia Southern’s MiMi DuBose, Samford’s Christy Robinson and Western Carolina’s Justin Taylor.

 

Also nominated for CRONS Freshman of the Week were Georgia Southern’s Angel McGowan, Chattanooga’s Chelsey Shumpert and Samford’s Hannah Nichols.

 

2013-14 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

Nov. 12: Taylor Hall, Chattanooga

Nov. 19: Taylor Hall, Chattanooga

Nov. 26: Janae’ Stevenson, UNCG

Dec. 3: Laura Murray, Davidson

Dec. 10: Laura Murray, Davidson

Dec. 17: Ashlen Dewart, Chattanooga

Dec. 31: Brittany Hodges, Furman

Jan. 7: Anna Claire Knight, Georgia Southern

Jan. 14: Dakota Dukes, Davidson

Jan. 21: Maryah Sydnor, Appalachian State

Jan. 28: Logan Morris, Wofford

Feb. 4: Laura Murray, Davidson

Feb. 11: Brittany Hodges, Furman

Feb. 18: Anna Claire Knight, Georgia Southern

Feb. 25: Taylor Hall, Chattanooga

 

 

2013-14 CRONS Freshman of the Week

Nov. 12: Ellen Riggins, Samford

Nov. 19: Jennifer Rhodes, Elon

Nov. 26: Lauren Brown, Elon

Dec. 3: Ellen Riggins, Samford

Dec. 10: Lenaira Ruffin, Elon

Dec. 17: Whitney Bunn, Furman

Dec. 31: Jennifer Rhodes, Elon

Jan. 7: Hannah Nichols, Samford

Jan. 14: Whitney Bunn, Furman

Jan.21: Hannah Nichols, Samford

Jan. 28: Ellen Riggins, Samford

Feb. 4: Kassidy Blevins, Samford

Feb. 11: Bailey Williams, UNCG

Feb. 18: Angel McGowan, Georgia Southern

Feb. 25: Jennifer Rhodes, Elon


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