SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG senior Monique Floyd has been named the Southern Conference Player of the Month for December, the league office announced Thursday.
Floyd averaged 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game to lead the Spartans to a 5-1 month. She scored in double figures in each contest as UNCG won its last four games in December and finished the month 3-0 in SoCon play.
The guard from Fairmont, N.C., scored 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds in a win over Morgan State on Dec. 1 and followed that up with 15 points and another seven boards in UNCG's lone loss in the month, against High Point on Dec. 7.
In a Dec. 11 win over Radford, Floyd scored a then-season-high 19 points with four rebounds and a season-high seven assists, just one shy of her career high.
Floyd was even better once the Spartans got into league play, scoring 15 points and matching what was then her career high in rebounds with 10 in a win over Wofford on Dec. 18 for her first double-double of the season. She followed that up with a career-high 23 points and eight rebounds in a win over Furman two days later.
She capped her big month with 10 points, six rebounds and five assists in a win at Davidson on Dec. 31.
Floyd earned a pair of league honors during the month, as she was named the SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week on Dec. 15 after her performance against Radford and was the conference's player of the week after her exploits against Wofford and Furman.
For the month, Floyd dished off 26 assists and had just six turnovers, good for an impressive 4.3:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. She also had 11 steals, good for 1.8 per game.
She shot 52.9 percent from the floor in the month, going 37-for-70, including an 8-for-10 effort against Radford.
Floyd is UNCG's first SoCon Player of the Month since Jasmine Byrd took the honor in November 2006.
The Spartans (8-5, 5-0 SoCon), who have won their first two games in January to run their current winning streak to six games, will try for their first-ever 6-0 SoCon start Saturday at Chattanooga in Chattanooga, Tenn. Opening tip is set for 6 p.m.
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