ATLANTA, Ga. - The Great South Athletic Conference has announced the women's basketball Player of the Week for games played December 16 – January 5 during the holiday break and, following voting by the league's sports information directors, Amanda Hotham (Fort Fairfield, ME.) of Maine-Presque Isle won the first-ever award for the Owls.
Hotham scored 55 points in 3 games this past week for the Owls, including a team-high 21 against St. John's of New Brunswick, Canada on January 4. The sophomore forward was 15-of-22 from the field, 2-of-4 from beyond the arc and 23-of-25 from the foul line during the three game stretch. Hotham also had 21 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in only 67 minutes of action.
Hotham is ranked in the top-40 nationally in foul shooting at 90.2% and is UMPI's leading scorer (14.2 ppg) and second leading rebounder (5.9 rpg) despite averaging only 22 minutes a game. For the season, Hotham is shooting 47.7% from the field and 50% from three point range.