Latisha Harris Named SoCon Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – College of Charleston’s Latisha Harris has been named the Southern Conference (SoCon) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for all games through January 1, the league office announced today.

Latisha Harris - CofC Women's Basketball

The honor is the first player of the week for College of Charleston women’s basketball since Deidra Jones earned the honor on Nov. 24, 2009.

“Latisha Harris is one of our most improved players,” CofC head coach Natasha Adair said. “Her athleticism and her ability to score make her a vital part of our success.”

Harris, a center from Aynor, S.C., posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the Cougars’ 82-74 win over Richmond. The win was College of Charleston’s first victory over an Atlantic-10 opponent since the 1980-1981 season. The senior followed up with another double-double, her fourth of the season, with 20 points and 13 rebounds in the Cougars’ win over Charleston Southern.

Harris averaged 15 points per game in last week’s contests and has scored in double figures in nine of the Cougars 11 games this season

“Harris thrives in our system and is a true force on the inside,” Adair said. “We are thrilled for Latisha and our program. We are an example that hard work does pay off.”

Up next the Cougars continue Southern Conference play at home as they take on Georgia Southern Saturday Jan. 5 at 2:00 p.m. and battle Davidson Monday Jan. 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Other top performers last week were Appalachian State’s Maryah Sydnor, Elon’s Kelsey Evans, Furman’s Holli Wilkins, UNCG’s Lucy Mason, Samford’s Jazmine Martin, and Wofford’s Daniella Motley.

2012-13 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

Nov. 13             Taylor Hall, Chattanooga

Nov. 20             Anna Freeman, Appalachian State

Nov. 27             Daniella Motley, Wofford

Dec. 4              Courtney Freeman, Appalachian State

Dec. 11             Ashlen Dewart, Chattanooga

Dec. 18             Daniella Motley, Wofford

Jan. 2               Latisha Harris, College of Charleston