HEATHER BUTLER NAMED ADIDAS OVC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
December 12, 2012
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Heather Butler, a 5-6 junior guard on The University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball team, was named the adidas Ohio Valley Conference co-player of the week for her effort against Saint Louis and No. 14 Purdue.
The award was announced Monday afternoon by league officials in Brentwood.
Butler led the Skyhawks with 28 points and seven rebounds in the win over Saint Louis. She also scored 28 points to go with six rebounds versus No. 14 Purdue. She hit a pair of 3-pointers in the first half against the Boilermakers to give the Skyhawks the 29-25 edge at the break. Butler is averaging 25.2 points against nationally ranked opponents this year. For the week, she made 14 of her 15 free throw attempts.
Morehead State’s Terrice Robinson was named the co-player of the week. She scored a career-high 39 points, including 28 in the second half, while also grabbing a career-best eight rebounds versus Ohio. She also led the team with 18 points on 6-of-7 free throw shooting against Western Kentucky. For the week, she averaged 28.5 points and 2.0 steals.