Mitchell continues to dominate, receives second straight A-Sun Newcomer of the Week honor
Mitchell
Mitchell

Tuesday, January 11, 2011



MACON, Ga. (Jan. 11, 2011)
- Freshman Lady Buccaneer standout Destiny Mitchell (Bluffton, Ga.) was a double-double machine this past week against a pair of conference opponents, and the Bluffton, Ga. native was honored with her dominating performances as she received her second straight Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week award, announced the league office Tuesday afternoon.

Mitchell, who had to overcome adversity during the week, continued to impress the Lady Buccaneer faithful as she averaged 15.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in wins against Stetson and Kennesaw State. The Bluffton, Ga. native received news that her grandmother passed away last Tuesday, but Mitchell still managed to record back-to-back double-doubles and shoot 48 percent from the field (12-25) in 41.5 minutes of play.

Despite learning the news about her grandmother the day before, Mitchell lit the Owls up for 18 points and 12 rebounds in the 73-61 victory at Kennesaw State Wednesday night. Then, after missing the FGCU game to be with her family in Georgia, Mitchell returned to the starting line-up and played all 45 minutes in the 78-74 overtime victory against Stetson Monday night inside the MSHA Athletic Center. Mitchell recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds, while shooting 50 percent from the floor (5-10) against the Hatters.

This marks the third award for the Criminal Justice major and she is one of two Lady Buccaneer players to receive A-Sun honors this season.

Mitchell and the Lady Bucs return to action this weekend when ETSU visits Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon. Tip is set for 1 p.m. inside Veterans Memorial Arena.   

For more information on Lady Buccaneer hoops, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MSOC ETSU 1 F
Aug 23 Virginia Tech (Exh.) 0
WSOC ETSU 5 F
Aug 24 Tennessee Tech 1
WSOC Appalachian St. 0 F (2OT)
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 3 of 11
WCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 5 of 11
VB ETSU 3 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 Morgan State University 0
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 California State University, Sacramento 3
MSOC ETSU 3 F
Aug 29 William & Mary 2
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30 UNC Charlotte 3
WSOC Campbell 2 2OT
Aug 31 ETSU 3
MSOC ETSU 2 F
Aug 31 VCU 1
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 4, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 4:00 p.m. Lehigh University