Hawkins Named USBWA National Player of Week

TurtleSportsReport.com
Posted Feb 14, 2012


Terrapin junior named national Player of the Week by USBWA.

St. Louis - Junior Tianna Hawkins of the eighth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team (21-4, 8-4 ACC) was named the U.S. Basketball Writers' Association's Player of the Week the organization announced Tuesday, just one day after being named ACC Player of the Week for the first time in her career.

As the Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, Hawkins was nominated for the weekly award, which was chosen by a representative of the USBWA board of directors from a list of Division I conference players of the week.

Hawkins shot over 72 percent from the field, averaged 18.3 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest last week. In a 64-56 win at No. 22 Georgia Tech, Hawkins was 11-for-13 from the field. Four of her made shots were jump shots from around the floor. Her 23 points vs. the Yellow Jackets were a new career-high. She added two blocks and two assists with nine boards.

Hawkins followed up with 14 points and six rebounds in a 91-71 win over Clemson. In Sunday's tough 76-74 loss to No. 6 Miami, Hawkins was 8-11 from the floor with 10 boards. She totaled 18 points for her 10th double-double of the season. Hawkins leads the nation in field goal percentage at 63.3 percent and leads the conference in rebounding with 9.4 per ACC game.

For more on the USWBA National Player of the Year honor, log on to http://www.sportswriters.net/usbwa/news/2012/women120214.html.

Next, Maryland will take on Virginia (18-8, 6-6) Thursday in Charlottesville, Va. Fans can watch the Terps-Cavaliers matchup live online for a fee at VirginiaSports.com. Maryland beat Virginia 68-61 on Jan. 16 in College Park.

Maryland is ranked No. 8 in both the latest Associated Press poll and the latest ESPN/USA Today Division I Top 25 Coaches' poll.



Related Stories
Hawkins Earns ACC Honor in Back to Back Weeks
 -by TurtleSportsReport.com  Feb 20, 2012
Terps Falter in Final Minutes
 -by TurtleSportsReport.com  Feb 12, 2012
Hawkins Leads Terps Over Virginia
 -by TurtleSportsReport.com  Feb 17, 2012

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2012 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from TurtleSportsReport.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
C Tianna Hawkins (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Basketball > Maryland
Basketball > Maryland > Recruiting
[View My HotList]
Tickets