Florida Gators forward Jennifer George named SEC Player of the Week
Florida junior forward Jennifer George has been named SEC Player of the Week, the league office announced today. It is the first time George has earned the SEC's weekly award.
George was the catalyst in the Gators' ability to win it own Gator Holiday Classic, finishing with a total of 34 points and 23 rebounds en route to earning MVP honors - the second time this season and in her career George has been selected to an all-tournament team. It is the first time she has been voted MVP.
George posted a double-double in both tournament wins, extending her double-double streak to four games, the first time a Gator has strung together as many since Vanessa Hayden did so midway through the 2003-04 season.
George shot 72.2 percent from the floor during UF’s two games this past week, hitting 13-of-18. She also blocked five shots during the tournament and increased her career total to 98, two shy of becoming the eighth Gator to block at least 100 shots.
In the championship game she pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds – one shy of her career-high – and helped snap Duquesne’s program-record eight-game winning streak
Florida (9-3) returns to action on Wednesday, when the Gators host Samford (6-5) in their final non-conference game of the season. Tip-off at the O’Connell Center is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game is $1 Day, with all general admission tickets available for $1, and fans can also purchase a small soda for $1, and popcorn and hot dogs for that price.