Ludwig Named GAC Co-Player of the Week

Arkansas Tech’s Samanta Ludwig was one of two Great American Conference women’s basketball student-athletes named co-players of the week by the league office on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Ludwig, a senior forward from Toledo, Brazil, scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Golden Suns’ 77-76 win over Arkansas-Monticello on Thursday, Feb. 2. She was 11-of-13 from the field in the victory.

Ludwig (photographed) has averaged 13.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game over her last three contests. Fourteen of her 32 rebounds over the last three games have been of the offensive variety.

Ludwig shared the weekly honor with East Central University’s Jourdan Clark, who averaged 19 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in two appearances last week.

The Golden Suns (15-3 overall, 6-3 GAC) will return to Great American Conference action on Thursday, Feb. 9, with a 5:30 p.m. home game against the Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs (13-7 overall, 8-2 GAC).

Southwestern Oklahoma State is in first place in the GAC women’s basketball standings. The Bulldogs defeated Arkansas Tech 85-82 in Weatherford, Okla., on Jan. 12.

The Golden Suns are one-and-a-half games behind SWOSU and in third place in the league standings.  

Promotional ticket prices of $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens will be in effect for Thursday’s doubleheader at Tucker Coliseum.

Game two will pit the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (15-4, 7-2) against the Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs (13-7, 4-6) at 7:30 p.m.

Those with a valid Arkansas Tech identification card will be admitted free of charge.

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