RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (GAC) - Arkansas Tech's Jessica Weatherford, F, Sr., Bonnerdale, Ark. and Harding's Zach Roddenberry, F, Sr., Conyers, Ga. , received the Great American Conference Women's and Men's Basketball Players of the Week for their performances in the fourth week of the 2012-13 regular season.
Weatherford captured her first GAC Women's Player of the Week honor after she poured in a career-high 32 points in the Golden Suns' GAC conference opener, an 81-61 win against Southern Nazarene. Her previous high, 26, came in her freshman season. She added 12 rebounds as she outdueled with SNU's Oumoul Thiam who scored 29 points for the Crimson Storm.
Roddenberry claimed his second Player of the Week honor of the season as he led the Bisons to three victories. He opened the week with 19 points and 13 rebounds in a 68-63 victory against No. 12 Christian Brothers.
On Thursday, against undefeated Northeastern State, he scored 12 points - on 5-for-6 shooting - and grabbed nine rebounds in a 65-63 win. In Harding's GAC opener, he recorded his second 30-point game with 32 points against Southern Nazarene. That game marked the first time in his career that he made 10 or more field goals and 10 or more free throws in the same game.
(Source: GAC Communications)