ST. LOUIS, Mo. - After earning Agnes Scott's first-ever USA South Player of the Week honors, Garis Grant has made history once again, after being named today as the United States Basketball Writer's Association (USBWA) National Player of the Week for NCAA Division III. Grant broke two school records in the three games played last week by the Scotties, and is the first student-athlete from Agnes Scott to be honored as a National Player of the Week.
In three games last week, Grant averaged 25.3 points and 18.7 rebounds, while also collecting a career-high 6 blocks in the Scotties game at Piedmont on Sunday. Against Wesleyan (Ga.) on January 11, Grant set the school record for single-game rebounding with 24 boards. Three days later, she went on to break the school's single-game scoring record, bucketing 33 points against Salem.
"Garis has been really working at getting better every day," commented Agnes Scott head coach Allison Kern, "and we're starting to see her be more comfortable in her game."
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and its award programs, contact executive director Joe Mitch at 314-795-6821.