Nicholls’ Cassidy Barrios Clinches Fourth Player of the Week Honor This Season

first_imgHonorable Mention: Celica Sterling, Southeastern Louisiana; Alyssa Mayfield, Stephen F. Austin; Sara Williamson, Abilene Christian; Miya Crump, LamarSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. FRISCO, Texas – For the fourth time this season, Nicholls shooting guard Cassidy Barrios has been named the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced Monday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The senior scored 18 of her 40 points on the week from the free throw line, converting an 81.8-percent of her free throws. In addition to 18 rebounds and 11 assists, Barrios also locked down a 40-percent field goal average with a pair of double-digit scoring performances that pushed the Colonels to a 97-86 win over Northwestern State Jan. 2 and an 86-62 victory over Incarnate Word Jan. 5.Basketball Player of the Week – Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls – Sr. – Guard – Raceland, La.Barrios led Nicholls to a pair of double-digit victories to open up their conference slate, averaging 20 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 2.0 blocks for the week. The senior began the week with a double-double – 23 points and 11 rebounds – and added seven assists as the Colonels set a program record against Northwestern State for most points scored in a Southland game (97). She then followed up with 17 points, seven rebounds and six steals in a 24-point win over UIW, snapping a four-game skid in the series against the Cardinals. Barrios also surpassed the 1,600-point plateau to move up to No. 2 on the Nicholls’ all-time scoring list.last_img

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