Basketball Player of the Week
Brandon Givens, N.C. Wesleyan - The senior forward from Ruffin, South Carolina led the Bishops to a 2-0 record last week by averaging a double-double of 19.5 points and 13.0 rebounds per game. He also added 1.0 assists per contest. In an 89-85 overtime win over Mary Washington, Givens notched a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds. He also added two assists in the victory. In a 77-53 win over Roanoke Bible, Givens tallied a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds. He also collected one steal in the victory. Also Nominated: Jamal Pullen, Ferrum; Marcus Vaughn, LaGrange; Mike Cherry, Christopher Newport; Tracy Jester, Greensboro.
Player of the Week
Bianca Richburg, Greensboro - The Hillsborough, North Carolina senior forward led The Pride to a 2-0 record last week by averaging a double-double of 26.5 points and 15.0 rebounds per game. She also added 2.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals per contest. In a 102-44 win over Mid-Atlantic Christian, Richburg, in just 24 minutes, tallied a double-double of 28 points and 14 rebounds. She also added three blocks, two assists and two steals in the victory. In a 56-48 win over USA South foe Averett, Richburg notched a double-double of 25 points and 16 rebounds. She also added two assists, one steal and one block in the victory. Also Nominated: Christina Schrader, Methodist; Janell Menard, Maryville; Katy Kipps, Ferrum; Samanatha Urquhart, N.C. Wesleyan; Tia Perry, Christopher Newport.
Rookies of the Week
Rookie of the Week
J.D. Wallace, Ferrum - The Reston, Virginia freshman guard scored 14 points as he helped the Panthers to a 65-63 win over USA South rival Greensboro in the team's only action last week. Wallace also added five assists, three rebounds and two steals in the victory. Also Nominated: Patrick Fehl, Christopher Newport; Mark Wagner, LaGrange.
Rookie of the Week
Ayanna Pegues, Methodist - The Raeford, North Carolina freshman forward helped the Monarchs to a 2-0 record last week versus USA South competition by averaging 9.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per contest. In a 96-16 win at Mary Baldwin, Pegues tallied 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. In an 84-61 victory over Averett, Pegues totaled eight points, six rebounds, one assist and one block. Also Nominated: Amber Hair, Greensboro.
PLEASE NOTE: At least half of the teams in a sport must have competed within the previous week for honors to be awarded.