JONESBORO, AR (ASU) – The Sun Belt Conference has announced that redshirt junior All-America candidate Aundrea Gamble has been named the league's player of the week after leading Arkansas State to victories over UALR and Georgia State this past week.
The McKinney, Texas native, who was also named the CollegeSportsMadness.com SBC Player of the Week, averaged 20.5 points in both games, dished out 11 assists, had two steals and grabbed 11 rebounds. Against UALR she scored 15 of her game-high 19 points in the second half as the Red Wolves held off a late charge to hand the Trojans their first loss of the Sun Belt Conference season. She went 5-of-6 from the field in the second half, and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line. She also added a 3-pointer midway through the second half to put A-State back out in front after the Trojans had taken the lead to start the second half.
On Saturday against Georgia State the redshirt junior scored a game-high 22 points, to lead the Red Wolves to a season sweep of the Panthers. She accounted for 14 of A-State's 32 points in the second half on 6-of-10 shooting from the paint. She also added seven rebounds on the afternoon and handed out four assists as the Red Wolves improved to 23-4 in the month of January over the last three seasons. The mark is the best among any Sun Belt team over the span.
Gamble has now won six Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week awards in her career, which ties her for the most in school history with current A-State assistant coach Sonja Tate. The six awards is also the sixth most all-time in the Sun Belt. Middle Tennessee's Alysha Clark and Western Kentucky's Crystal Kelly hold the conference with 12 awards in their playing careers.