Floyd named SoCon Player of the Week
SPARTANBURG, SC – Sophomore guard Monique Floyd has been named the Southern Conference Player of the Week for games Feb. 17-23, the league office announced Tuesday. The award is voted on by the conference's women's basketball sports information directors.
Floyd averaged 15.5 points, 4.5 assists and 3.0 steals per game as UNCG beat Furman and Appalachian State on the week.
The Fairmont, NC, native scored 15 points in a 61-54 win over Furman on Saturday, hitting her first career 3-pointer in the process, and had four assists. Floyd had eight straight points in UNCG's 11-4 first-half run against the Paladins, and 10 in the first half overall. She went 6-for-8 from the field and finished the game with two steals.
Against Appalachian State on Monday, Floyd scored 16 points, good for her third straight game in double figures, and again reached the mark by halftime with 11 in the first half. She also finished with five assists and four steals, both team highs, in the 74-60 win over the Mountaineers. She was 4-for-6 from the field and a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line.
Floyd had a stellar shooting weekend, shooting a combined 71.4 percent from the field and going 1-for-1 from beyond the arc. Floyd, who entered the weekend shooting 59.3 percent from the free throw line, was 10-for-12 from the free throw line in the two games, good for 83.3 percent.
The award is the first of Floyd's career and the first for a UNCG player since Kristen Boone shared the award with Chattanooga's Alex Anderson on Jan. 9. 2007.
The Spartans (12-16, 9-10 SoCon), who have won five of their last six games, wrap up the regular season against Elon (3-25, 1-18 SoCon) for Senior Day at 7 p.m. Friday in Fleming Gym.
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