UTM women gain another OVC weekly honor

UTM women gain another OVC weekly honor

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 12:43 pm

UTM women gain another OVC weekly honor

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MARTIN, Tenn. – Freshman Jasmine Newsome, a 5-7 guard from Millington, was named the Adidas Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week for her effort this past week against Austin Peay and Tennessee State.
Newsome led the Skyhawks in scoring as UT Martin was victorious in both games. She put up 19 points against the Lady Govs and followed that with 24 points against the Lady Tigers. She shot 43.3 percent from the field, including going 7-of-13 from behind the arc. She added 13 assists and eight steals for the week.  
This is the second time this season Newsome has been named the league’s Freshman of the Week. She claimed her first honor the week beginning Dec. 6. Newsome is the third UT Martin player to win this honor. A UT Martin freshman has picked up this accolade eight out of nine weeks this season. Beth Hawn was named Freshman of the Week Nov. 14, while Heather Butler has been recognized five times this season.
Newsome and the Skyhawks return to action tonight (Thursday) when they play at Tennessee Tech. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.

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