FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas junior point guard Brittney Vaughn was named the Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after a record-setting series of games for the 24th-ranked Lady Razorbacks.
[AFTERNOON UPDATE — Arkansas moved up one spot in today’s Associated Press top 25 to 24th, marking the second week for the Lady’Backs in this poll. Texas dropped out of the poll, making space for Arkansas to move up.]
Arkansas, 11-1, travels to Memphis today to face the Lady Tigers at 7 p.m. at the Elma Roane Field House. The Lady’Backs then head to Hot Springs for a 6 p.m. game against Stephen F. Austin on Dec. 20 at the Summit Arena.
Vaughn picked up the first double-double of her college career with 12 points and 10 assists in Arkansas win over SMU last Wednesday, and backed it up with a near double-double and a career high 14 assists at Tulsa on Saturday.
Vaughn also became the first Lady’Back to have double-digit assists in three consecutive games, going back to the 12-assist effort by the 5-7 Plano, Texas, native against Texas Southern before the fall exam break.
She is the second Lady Razorback honored this year by the SEC as a player of the week. Freshman Donica Cosby was the SEC Freshman of the Week for the final week of November.
Vaughn is averaging 6.4 ppg and 6.6 rpg for Arkansas, but last week turned in 9.5 ppg and 12 rpg.
The last time an Arkansas player was selected as the overall player of the week was in 2004 when Shameka Christon was named the co-player of the week on Feb. 9.