Humphrey named co-SEC Player of the Week

ATHENS - Georgia's Tasha Humphrey was named the SEC's co-Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 21.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in wins over No. 21 Kentucky and Alabama. Humphrey shared this week's honor with LSU's Sylvia Fowles.

"There are so many things you can say about Tasha," Andy Landers said. "She's the focal point of everybody's defense, yet she continues to put up unbelievable numbers night-in and night-out. The bigger the game, the better she seems to play. She's certainly someone who is deserving of Player of the Week, I think, almost every week because of the punishment and the attention she draws from every opponent."

Tasha Humphrey now has been named SEC Player of the Week five times during her 27-week collegiate career. She becomes the first Lady Bulldog to be honored five times and only the 10th player in league history to win the honor as many times. Vanderbilt's Wendy Scholtens was tabbed an SEC-record eight times. Also included as five-time honorees are: Mississippi State's LaToya Thomas and Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw (seven); LSU's Seimone Augustus and Cornelia Gayden (six); and Florida's Vanessa Hayden, LSU's Dana "Pokey" Chatman, Ole Miss' Armintie Price and Tennessee's Bridgette Gordon (five).

"Tasha is well on her way to becoming one of the all-time greats in the Southeastern Conference," Landers said.

Humphrey posted double-doubles in both of Georgia's wins ­ a 91-57 decision over the Wildcats and an 84-59 victory over the Crimson Tide. That represented her fourth and fifth consecutive games doing so and her 10th and 11th of the season. Humphrey has now reached double-digits in points and rebounds in six SEC games, the most of any player in the league.

Against Kentucky, Humphrey poured in 26 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out a season-high four assists. That represents the most points scored by an individual against the Wildcats this season. Against Alabama, Humphrey grabbed nine first-half rebounds as the Lady Bulldogs opened up a 44-23 lead at the intermission.

Georgia, ranked No. 14 in last week's polls, will enjoy an open date this Thursday before traveling to Baton Rouge to play No. 3 LSU on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The Lady Bulldogs' next home date is a week from Thursday when they host No. 5 Tennessee at Stegeman Coliseum at 8:00 p.m. ET. Both of those game will be televised nationally by ESPN2.

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