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Marks second-consecutive week and third time in the past month the newcomer has gained the honor
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 13, 2015) – The weekly awards keep rolling in for freshman point guard Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) who was named on Tuesday the CRONS SoCon Freshman of Week by the league office for the second-consecutive week and for the third time in the past month.
Tarter earned the honor after averaging 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 steals, and 3.0 assists per game in a pair of ETSU wins this past week to begin conference play. The local product scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed four rebounds in a thrilling, 73-72, victory at Furman on Saturday to kick off SoCon play. The guard followed this stellar performance with a game-best 18 points as well as a season-high six steals and five rebounds in a dominant, 79-47, win at Wofford on Monday to allow the Bucs to move to 2-0 to begin league action.
The award winner leads all SoCon freshmen in scoring at 13.5 points per game, while ranking second among all SoCon players in assists at 3.8 per game. The rookie is also third in the conference with 40% shooting from three-point range this season and has a 1.1 assist-to-turnover ratio which is fourth best in the league.
This award is the third this season for the Johnson City native.
The Bucs will play their first home conference game of the season on Saturday, Jan. 17, when they take on the UNC Greensboro Spartans at 2 p.m. inside Brooks Gym.
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