McNally Reclaims A-Sun Weekly Award
Monday, February 16, 2009
Adrianne McNally averaged 25.5 points and 7.0 rebounds last week for the Eagles.
Adrianne McNally averaged 25.5 points and 7.0 rebounds last week for the Eagles.

FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU secured its second-straight 20-win campaign led by the play of Adrianne McNally. Her career-high 32 points against Kennesaw State ensured her second Player of the Week honor of the season, the conference office announced on Monday.

McNally, a junior from Howell, Mich., averaged 25.5 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 53.3 percent from the field as she led the Eagles to a pair of victories last week, keeping the Eagles in first place in the A-Sun standings. In FGCU's 88-79 win against Kennesaw State, McNally scored a career-high 32 points and added 11 rebounds and four assists for her third double-double of the season. The 32-point effort ranks as the second-best single-game scoring total in the A-Sun this year (Kennesaw State’s Greteya Kelly, 36 against Georgia Southern). Two days later, in the Eagles 65-58 win versus Mercer, McNally scored a team-high 19 points and dished out three assists.

The Pre-Nursing major has put herself in the conversation for an All-Atlantic Sun season as she ranks in the top 10 in scoring (fourth, 14.7), rebounding (ninth, 6.3), assists (fourth, 3.48) and field goal percentage (second, 50.2). She is the only woman in the conference to rank in the top 10 in all four categories.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.

Other Top Performers
Jennifer Baker, Kennesaw State (Sr. - G - Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Criminal Justice) -- Scored her 1000th career point in leading KSU to a 2-1 week. Set a season-high with 26 points at Florida Gulf Coast. Fell a rebound short of a double-double with 15 points and 9 rebounds at Stetson.

Siarre Evans, ETSU (Jr. - G/F - Griffin, Ga. - Sport Management) -- played a huge factor in helping the Lady Bucs go 2-0 this past weekend in Nashville, and helped give ETSU some breathing room for the number one seed in next month’s Atlantic Sun Tournament. The junior guard/forward finished with a double-double on the weekend - posting15.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in 36.0 minutes of work. The preseason all-conference selection also averaged 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals. Evans shot 45.5 percent from the field (10-22), 37.5 from three (3-8) and 80-percent from the free throw line (8-10).

Chelsea McMillan, USC Upstate (So. - F - Quincy, Fla. - Accounting) -- Posted two huge 20-point, 10-rebound games ... Had 21 points and 15 rebounds at Belmont for fifth double-double of the season ... Was first 15-rebound game since Jan. 8, 2008 ... Had 25 points and 11 rebounds for sixth double-double at Lipscomb ... Went 9-for-9 from the free throw line and added two assists, two blocks and two steals ... Moved into seventh in school history with 37 blocks this season.

Amber Rockwell, Belmont (Jr. - G - Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Exercise Science) -- Led the Bruins offensively last week in Atlantic Sun action. Against USC Upstate, she netted a team-high 19 points after shooting 46.7 percent from the floor. Against ETSU, Rockwell, who is ranked 87th in the country in three-point field goals per game, scored a career-high 30 points after falling one three pointer short of matching the program's record for threes in a single game (9). Rockwell now stands 26 points away from her 1,000 career point. When she accomplishes the feat, she will be the 25th Belmont women's basketball player to do so.