The Southeastern Conference announced its women's basketball weekly honors on Monday, recognizing outstanding performances on the court from the early season.
Player of the Week
DaShawn Harden • LSU
Junior • Guard
• DaShawn Harden made an impressive LSU career debut, combining for 39 points, seven threes and seven steals as the Lady Tigers won two games in the preseason WNIT.
• Harden buried 4-of-6 threes for a game-high 20 points against Stephen F. Austin in the season-opener.
• Two days later, she was LSU’s leading scorer again, pouring in 19 points with three treys and grabbing five steals.
• The five steals were the most by an LSU player in a game since last February.
• Harden’s 20 points were the most by an LSU player in a debut since freshman Seimone Augustus scored 27 points at Arizona on Nov. 22, 2002.
• For the week averaged 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 3.5 steals, while connecting on 85.7percent from the line.
Freshman of the Week
Ronni Williams • Florida
• Ronni Williams had a historic collegiate debut, leading the team with 15 points (on 7-of-9 shooting), 17 rebounds and 5 blocks.
• She became just the second Gator freshman ever to record a double-double in her UF debut.
• Williams, who also blocked a game-high five shots, joined All-American and U.S. Olympian Tammy Jackson, who netted 13 points and 12 rebounds against Virginia on Nov. 20, 1981.
• Her 17 rebounds are the most-ever by a player of any class in their Gator debut (was 13 boards by junior Courtney Cooper on Nov. 16, 2001, and sophomore Benita Locklear on Dec. 4, 1976).
• She was saddled with foul trouble in her second collegiate game, but still collected 5 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals and 2 assists
• For the week averaged 9.5 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocked shots, while hitting 60 percent from the field.