University of North Georgia women's basketball player Mimi Hill has been named the Peach Belt Conference women's basketball Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Monday.
In the Saints' two wins this past week, Hill averaged 34 points and eight rebounds while helping North Georgia remain in playoff contention. For the week, she shot 58 percent from the floor, hit all five of her 3-point attempts and all 13 of her free throws. With her efforts, Hill is now ranked in the Peach Belt Conference's top-10 in scoring and is also ninth in blocked shots and free throw percentage.
Hill started her week off by scoring a career-high 41 points against Young Harris, a school single-game record in the NCAA era and tied for the most in a single game in the PBC this season. She followed that up with 27 points and six rebounds against Lander, adding two assists, two steals and a blocked shot.
The Saints travel to Georgia Southwestern State University at 5 p.m. Saturday in Americus.
UGA'S BARBEE NAMED SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Georgia Lady Bulldog Shacobia Barbee was tabbed the SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday after scoring 13 points in a 73-54 win at Ole Miss on Sunday.
Barbee averaged 8.5 points, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals in a pair of victories over Arkansas and Ole Miss last week.
Georgia improved to 24-3 overall and 11-3 in SEC play with last week's wins. The Lady Bulldogs climbed to No. 11 in the latest Associated Press poll released Monday.
Georgia visits Mississippi State at 8 p.m. Thursday in Starkville, Miss.
TECH'S MARSHALL IS ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tyaunna Marshall was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season after leading Georgia Tech to a 2-0 week, the conference announced Monday.
Marshall was also named the national player of the week by College Sports Madness.
Marshall averaged 32 points and eight rebounds to lead Georgia Tech to wins at Wake Forest and at home against Miami. She shot nearly 52 percent for the week and had a team-best nine steals.
Marshall and the Yellow Jackets will finish the 2012-13 regular season with a home contest against Clemson on Thursday in Atlanta.
NORTH GEORGIA SOFTBALL WINS THREE IN TOURNEY: North Georgia started their time in the Catawba College Tournament with an 11-1 win over Northeast-10 Athletic Conference institution Le Moyne College on Sunday in Salisbury, N.C. The Saints then dropped a Southeast Region game 2-1 to the tournament host, Catawba College, before finishing Sunday's play with an 8-4 victory over East Stroudsburg University. The Saints (16-3) ended the tournament by posting an 11-5 win over Shippensburg University on Monday.
In the circle for the Saints, freshman Courtney Poole went 2-1 for the weekend with senior Krysten Connelly claiming the win over East Stroudsburg.
In the game against Catawba, Callie Fernandez led the way at the plate with a 2-for-3 outing including one RBI. Left fielder Kim McMillan scored the Saints' lone run in the bottom of the third.
In Monday's game, McMillan, Katherine Martin and Tiffanie Burns all registered home runs with McMillan going 3 for 3 at the plate. She also had two RBIs and a double while Martin went 2 for 3 with a double and four RBIs. Burns recorded three RBIs off her homer.
The nationally ranked Saints will next travel to the 2013 Mid-South Classic in Spartanburg, S.C.