RADFORD – The Big South Conference announced Monday afternoon the Highlanders took home both weekly awards, as Terissa Lavoile-Brice was named Freshman of the Week and Ashlyn Traylor-Walker was named Player of the Week.
Traylor-Walker earns her second Player of the Week nod as the beat goes on for the conference’s leading scorer. The Christiansburg native notched double digit scoring efforts in her eighth and ninth straight games this week in two wins. Against Liberty, she dropped 22 points including 11 points in the final quarter to pull away from the Flames and seal the win. She would come alive once again in the fourth quarter of Radford’s win against Queens scoring five of her 14 points in the final frame.
Lavoile-Brice earns her second Freshman of the Week award after another impressive week. The shots are falling for Radford’s newcomer on the scene as she totaled 17 points, 14 rebounds and five assists this week. At Liberty, she shot 50% from the floor collecting two assists and eight points. Against Queens, she pulled down 10+ rebounds for the first time against a Division I opponent and scored nine second half points to help seal the dominant win.
The duo are the first Highlanders to sweep the weekly award list since Dec. 12, 2016, when Khiana Johnson won Freshman of the Week and Janyla White won Player of the Week. The awards mark the 11th time in program history a Radford duo has taken home both of the conference’s weekly awards.
“Our program had a good week on and off the court,” commented head coach Mike McGuire. “We are growing in the right direction. When the team has success, individuals will be recognized. Ashlyn and Terissa were impactful in both of our wins this week and did a lot to help our team.”
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