Newsome gathers in back-to-back conference awards
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 12:02 am
Newsome led the Skyhawks in scoring this past week at Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State. The Millington native scored 17 points against Tech and knocked down a career-high 30 points in the come-from-behind victory at Jacksonville State. She shot 47 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free-throw line over the two games. She also dished out nine assists on the week.
Newsome is the third UT Martin player to win this honor. A UT Martin freshman has picked up this accolade nine out of 10 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 Saturday, when they host the Eastern Illinois Panthers at the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. Tipoff is set for 4 that afternoon.