Cole earns third Big South freshman of the week title

Coastal Carolina women’s basketball freshman Shatia Cole has been tabbed The Crons Brand Big South Freshman of the Week for games played Jan. 17-23, the conference office announced on Tuesday.

This is the third time this season Cole has earned the honor. The Myrtle Beach native joins Brooke Weisbrod (four Big South Freshman of the Week plaudits during the 1997-98 season) as the only two student-athletes in Chanticleer women’s basketball history to garner three Big South Freshmen of the Week honors.

Cole, a point guard, averaged 17 points per game and shot 54 percent from the field in Coastal Carolina’s two games last week.  She connected on 60 percent of her shots from the floor to finish with a career-high 20 points against High Point and followed that performance with 14 points against Campbell on Jan. 23.  In the two game span, Cole also chipped in six rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

High Point’s Cheyenne Parker was named the Choice Hotels Big South Player of the Week as she averaged 18 points and 19.5 rebounds per game to lead her squad to a pair of Big South wins.

Coastal Carolina returns to the court on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Charleston Southern as it completes its first trip through the Big South schedule. Tipoff from the Buccaneers’ CSU Field House is set for 2 p.m.

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