Photo Courtesy: HSU Athletics (Charlie Humnieult)
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (HSU) -- Henderson State's Destiny Smith was named the Great American Conference's Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her performance in the last week of the 2012-13 regular-season.
Smith earned the GAC Player of the Week award after recording back-to-back double-doubles in Henderson's victories over Ouachita Baptist and Southern Arkansas.
Against Ouachita Baptist, Smith totaled 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in leading the Lady Reddies to a 58-56 win over the Lady Tigers.
Two days later against Southern Arkansas, Smith scored 20 points and 11 rebounds in just 19 minutes of playing time.
For the week, Smith averaged 20.5 points and 13 rebounds per game.
The senior from Mt. Pleasant, Texas has totaled 10 double-doubles this season and is one of only two players in the GAC to be averaging a double-double for the season scoring 14.4 points and pulling down 11.3 rebounds per game.
Smith and the Lady Reddies will open the GAC Tournament on Thursday when they face Southwestern Oklahoma at 2:30 p.m. in Bartlesville, Okla.