Feb. 15, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – TCU junior Emily Carter has been named Mountain West Conference Co-Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. The honor marks the first career MWC weekly honor for the Lady Frogs’ leading scorer.
The 6-1 guard shared the league award with UNLV sophomore forward Jamie Smith.
Carter helped TCU to an undefeated week with a victory at Utah (105-96) and a home win against Wyoming (78-59). She led the Lady Frogs in a quadruple-overtime thriller over the Utes with a career-high 25 points on 8-of-13 (.615) shooting from the field. She scored the game-tying basket to send the two teams into the first overtime and made 8-of-10 (.800) free throws in 56 minutes of the MWC-record 60-minute game. The Bossier, La., native also added five rebounds, four assists and three steals in the victory.
Carter followed that performance with 13 points on 5-of-9 (.556) shooting from the field and five boards to lift TCU over Wyoming. She went a perfect 2-for-2 from the charity stripe, while also tallying two assists and a steal in the win.
An All-MWC Second-Team honoree as a sophomore a season ago, Carter currently leads the Lady Frogs in scoring with a 15.0-points-per-game average, which is fourth among all league players. She also currently ranks as the MWC’s individual leader in 3-point field goal percentage (43.6 percent) and free-throw shooting (85.7 percent).
TCU returns to action Tuesday evening at San Diego State for a 9:30 p.m. CT tip-off at the Aztecs’ Viejas Arena. The game will be telecast live by The MountainWest Sports Network (The Mtn.).
2009-10 Mountain West Conference Players of the Week:
Nov. 16 - Kim Mestdagh, So., G/F, Colorado State
Nov. 23 - Starr Crawford, Fr., F, TCU; Jamie Smith, So., F, UNLV
Nov. 30 - Kim Mestdagh, So., G/F, Colorado State
Dec. 7 - Taryn Wicijowski, Fr., C, Utah
Dec. 14 - Helena Sverrisdottir, Jr., G/F, TCU
Dec. 21 - Kelli Thompson, Fr., G, UNLV
Dec. 28 - Quenese Davis, Sr., G, San Diego State
Jan. 4 - Helena Sverrisdottir, Jr., G/F, TCU
Jan. 11 - Jené Morris, Sr., G, San Diego State
Jan. 18 - Hillary Carlson, Jr., F, Wyoming
Jan. 25 - Kim Mestdagh, So., G/F, Colorado State
Feb. 1 - Amy Beggin, Sr., G, New Mexico
Feb. 8 - Georonika Jackson, Sr., G, New Mexico; Kalee Whipple, Sr., F, Utah
Feb. 15 Emily Carter, Jr., G, TCU; Jamie Smith, So., F, UNLV