Jan. 30, 2012
The Vanderbilt women's basketball team had a pair of career performances on the week that enabled it to sweep the weekly awards from the Southeastern Conference.
Christina Foggie earned Player of the Week honors behind a 34-point performance in Vanderbilt's 68-48 upset of No. 17/15 Georgia on Thursday, January 26. Foggie shot 12-24 (50%) from the field and 7-16 (43%) from three. It was the ninth time this season the sophomore guard scored at least 20 points in a game.
The Mount Laurel, N.J., native followed that up by scoring 14, all in the second half, to help Vanderbilt pull away from LSU for an 81-72 win. For the week, Foggie shot 45% from the field and 40% from three. She leads Vanderbilt and the SEC in scoring at 18.2 points per game.
"One of the best performances I've seen by an individual here," Vanderbilt Head Coach Melanie Balcomb said after Foggie's performance in the Georgia game. "Off the dribble, her drives were more impressive than her threes. She's worked so hard on becoming a complete basketball player and her putting the ball on the floor and getting to the rim was really impressive."
Kady Schrann was named the league's Freshman of the Week, thanks mostly to her 29-point effort in the win over LSU. The freshman guard was an impressive 11-15 (73%) from the field and went 3-5 (60%) from beyond the arc en route to the career high and her second 20-point performance of the year.
That was a follow-up to matching a career-high with six assists in the win over Georgia, while adding eight points. For the week, she averaged 17.5 points and 4.0 assists per contest. The York, Pa., native is shooting 49% from the field on the season, which is 10th in the SEC and second among the league's freshmen.
"She's a kid that can score, she's just been letting other people score," Balcomb said after Schrann's performance. "They left Kady open and she took advantage."
It marks the third time this season a Vanderbilt player has earned SEC Player of the Week honors and the second of the year for Foggie. She previously received the nod on December 5 after scoring 24.7 points over three games November 27-December 4. Classmate and fellow guard Jasmine Lister earned the nod on November 27.
This is first Freshman of the Week award for Vanderbilt since November 14 of last season, when redshirt freshman Stephanie Holzer earned the honor.
It is the first time since the introduction of the Freshman of the Week award in 2006-07 that Vanderbilt has won both awards in the same week. It is just the second time this year one school as swept the awards, as Kentucky's A'dia Mathies and Bria Goss won Player and Freshman of the Week, respectively.
The Commodores sit with a record of 16-5, 4-4 in the SEC at the halfway point of league play. They hit the road this week for a pair of games at Auburn on Thursday, February 2, and at Mississippi State on Sunday, February 5.