For the first time this season and for the fifth time in her career, Stetson women's basketball senior guard Victoria McGowan (Inkster, Mich.) has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
McGowan averaged 21.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists while leading the Hatters to a pair of victories last week. Against Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday, she scored a season-high 27 points, including 13 in a row during a key second half-run, while adding eight rebounds and five steals.
Against Ball State on Sunday, McGowan tied with teammate Shanasa Sanders with a game-high 16 points. She hit four of the Hatters' school-record 14 three-pointers while dishing out seven assists.
For the week McGowan shot 54 percent (13-for-24) from the field and 75 percent (9-for-12) from behind the arc. The Sports Management major currently ranks third in the league in scoring (17.0 ppg), seventh in rebounding (6.8 rpg), and second in assists (5.0 apg).
McGowan is the only player in school history and one of 12 in Atlantic Sun history to earn the league's Player of the Week award five times.
Winners of seven straight and 19 of 20 at home, the Hatters (3-3) are off until Tuesday, Dec. 4 when they host Lynn University for the annual Volusia County Schoolchildren Day. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m.