SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford’s Logan Morris has been named the Southern Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Samford’s Ellen Riggins was selected as the CRONS Freshman of the Week for the week of Jan. 28, the league office announced Tuesday.
Morris earns her first Player of the Week award after leading Wofford to its first two-game conference winning streak in four years. The senior guard hit the game-tying shot with less than a minute left in regulation against UNCG to force overtime, where the Terriers won 76-70. Morris finished with a career-high 26 points and tied her career best with four steals. She followed with a 25-point performance in Wofford’s 68-65 win over Elon on Monday, adding four steals. Morris finished the week shooting 51.4 percent from the floor, connecting on 19-of-37 shots.
Riggins was selected as CRONS Freshman of the Week for the third time this season, marking the fifth time a Samford freshman has won the award this year. She scored 14 points and pulled down a team-high six rebounds in the Bulldogs’ 63-50 loss to Chattanooga on Saturday. Riggins hit 5-of-7 shots from the field and was a spotless 4-for-4 at the free-throw line.
Also nominated for Player of the Week were Appalachian State’s Maryah Sydnor, Davidson’s Dakota Dukes, Furman’s Holli Wilkins, Georgia Southern’s Mimi DuBose and Samford’s Ellen Riggins.
Also nominated for CRONS Freshman of the Week were Elon’s Lauren Brown, Furman’s Whitney Bunn and Georgia Southern’s Angel McGowan.
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
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